TV 'NCIS': Inside Ziva's Farewell By Krista Wick 4:40 PM PDT, August 29, 2013 The end of an era is near on NCIS! Cote de Pablo's beloved character Ziva will take her leave from the series after October 1, and devastated fans are wondering just how the series staple will say goodbye. RELATED - Why Cote de Pablo Left NCISIn just-released clips of the season 11 premiere, one episode before Ziva's expected exit, Agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) sets out to find his missing co-worker but finds trouble instead. Does Ziva survive? Tune in to the new season of NCIS, premiering September 24 on CBS, to find out.