Mark Harmon quits ‘NCIS’ as the show’s star actor after exactly 19 seasons of screen
The hit CBS show ‘NCIS’ may never be the same after Mark Harmon, best known for starring Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the series, quits. Harmon’s character of the ‘NCIS’ special agent has only been featured in a guest role in two episodes of JAG, a legal drama television series. Harmon has starred in ‘NCIS’ since 2003 and has become a fan favorite.
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As of Monday night, the ‘NCIS’ star has decided to end it and is ending his long career as a regular on the series, excluding himself from a future in law enforcement. It is officially time to say goodbye to Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs with a heavy heart.
Gibbs’ decision to retire from his post and give up his badge was made public during season 18, during a suspension for assaulting a murderer and dog abuser, coupled with a boat explosion in the finale that nearly killed him.
‘NCIS’ showrunner Steve Binder marveled at Harmon in a statement on the airing of episode 1904 of the show. Harmon has been on everyone’s lips since the show started 18 years ago, while also shedding light on his future for the series. “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the show,” Binder said in a statement. “Our North Star has always stayed true to the characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters are going. So in terms of Gibbs’ future, as longtime fans of the series may have noticed over the years. … never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out “.
While we’re not sure about Harmon’s return to the ‘NCIS’ series just yet, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl confirmed Binder’s testimony in an interview with Deadline, saying, “Mark has always been a part of the show, Mark will be always be.” part of the show. As for its on-air performance, we just have to see how it plays out in the future. “