TV Ratings: ‘NCIS’ Dips for Mark Harmon’s Farewell


Hollywood Reporter 12 October, 2021 - 04:25pm

Is Mark Harmon off of NCIS?

Harmon was given an emotional sendoff from the long-running procedural just four episodes into the show's 19th season. On Monday night's episode of NCIS, Harmon bid farewell to his longtime workplace in season 19's fourth episode titled, “Great Wide Open.” ... Vanity FairMark Harmon Bids Farewell to ‘NCIS’ After 18 Seasons

Why did Mark Harmon leave?

Monday's episode of "NCIS," titled the "Great Wide Open," ended with Harmon's character deciding not to return to his job after nearly being killed, and instead deciding to remain in Alaska. ... He went on to explain that he was feeling "a sense of peace" in Alaska that he hadn't felt since his wife and daughter died. 10TVWhy Mark Harmon left 'NCIS' in middle of season

Is Leroy Gibbs leaving NCIS?

Mark Harmon's Leroy Jethro Gibbs leaves 'NCIS' squad, but show says 'never count' him out. ... The "north star" of the law enforcement drama series made emotional goodbyes in Monday's episode of "NCIS" as he solved the case he calls "the most meaningful of all." USA TODAYMark Harmon's Leroy Jethro Gibbs leaves 'NCIS' squad, but show says 'never count' him out

How long has Mark Harmon been on NCIS?

Harmon has played Gibbs since 2003, when the legal drama JAG introduced the character. NCIS spun off of JAG in September of that year, and the show has been a hit ever since, ranking among the top 10 programs on broadcast since season six. ForbesBehind Mark Harmon’s Big ‘NCIS’ Exit After 18 Years Playing Gibbs

Mark Harmon Leaves 'NCIS' After 19 Seasons | Mark Harmon, NCIS, Television

Just Jared 12 October, 2021 - 08:10pm

Mark Harmon has said goodbye to NCIS.

The 70-year-old actor’s exit was revealed during the most recent episode of the long-running CBS series, after his character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, chose to leave the agency.

Click inside to read more about Mark’s exit…

Mark‘s Gibbs had been saying his goodbyes throughout the episode that aired, talking with both Nick (Wilmer Valderrama), Leon (Rocky Carroll), Ducky (David McCallum), and even Tim McGee (Sean Murray) at the bitter end.

Steven Binder shared a statement on Mark’s exit.

“As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go. So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years… never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”

There was a rumor earlier over the summer that Mark was getting ready to leave the series.

However, Mark did return, after learning that without his return, the show might have not been renewed.

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