A longtime cast member of NCIS, Pauley Perrette, announced that she will be leaving at the end of the 15th season. She’s played forensic specialist Abby Sciuto since the beginning of the show in 2003.
Perrette posted a message on Twitter dispelling rumors about bad blood between her and the network.
Variety reports that executive producers George Schenck and Frank Cardea wrote in a statement:
“We’ve known for some time this would be Pauley’s final season on NCIS and have been working toward a special send-off.
“From day one, she has brought incredible passion and specificity to the role. Abby is a character that inspires millions of fans around the world, and all of us at NCIS are appreciative of Pauley for portraying her.”