NCIS, the popular crime drama, has had its share of behind-the-scenes turmoil and controversies despite its tremendous success. Here’s a condensed look at some of the show’s tumultuous incidents:

  1. Sasha Alexander’s Exit: Actress Sasha Alexander, who played Special Agent Kate Todd, requested to leave at the end of Season 2 due to the challenging production schedule.
  2. Cote de Pablo’s Departure: Cote de Pablo, known for her role as Special Agent Ziva David, left abruptly before Season 11, citing political issues and inadequate scripts as her reasons.
  3. Tensions Between Mark Harmon and Donald Bellisario: Mark Harmon, who played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, clashed with showrunner Donald Bellisario due to long hours and management issues, resulting in Bellisario’s departure.
  4. Mark Harmon’s Custody Battle: In the 1980s, Mark Harmon attempted to gain custody of his nephew, alleging his sister’s drug dependence. The legal battle eventually resolved, but family issues persisted.
  5. Pauley Perrette’s Assault Allegations: Pauley Perrette, who played Abby Sciuto, hinted at bullying and assault on set in cryptic tweets after leaving the show.
  6. Michael Weatherly’s DUI and Departure: Michael Weatherly, known as Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, faced DUI charges in 2015. He entered a no-contest plea and departed from NCIS shortly after.

These incidents reveal that even the most successful shows can experience turmoil and controversies behind the scenes.

By chrysos