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I’ve seen a lot of traffic coming to the website lately looking for a status update on Cote’s contract negotiations for NCIS Season 11. The only news that has been released so far is that Cote is in negotiations, but beyond that there are no other updates. The last time she renewed her contract, it wasn’t announced/finalized until the end of April so if it follows that, we still have a bit of time to wait.
But, here’s to hoping that Cote will be back as Ziva David for NCIS Season 11!
If anyone wants to, feel free to leave a message of support in the comments, saying how much you’d love to see her back. No guarantees, but perhaps someone will see how much we want her to renew her contract!
(Any rude/hate comments will be deleted. This is a Cote fan site after all!)
Recent Articles that have also addressed her contract:
04/17/2013 Spoilers/Scoop | TVLine.Com: NCIS Boss Weighs In on Cote de Pablo’s Status, Says Ziva’s Perilous Arc is Pure Coincidence
04/18/2013 Spoilers/Scoop | The EW Spoiler Room
05/23/2013 News/Scoop | TVLine: Matt’s Inside Line
Edit regarding the ‘Official’ Cote de Pablo Facebook Page and a recent post found there:
Unfortunately, even though that page claims to be the ‘official’ Cote de Pablo facebook, it’s been stated several times by her fellow cast members and most recently by Pauley Perrette on Twitter here and here, that Cote is not on ANY social networks, including Facebook. It has been stated that as of right now she has no intentions of joining any (even as much as we would like her to!).
We won’t be posting any confirmations until it is confirmed by Cote’s reps or NCIS/CBS execs, though with her recent appearances at the CBS Upfronts today it is in our own opinion that we feel she has signed, but it’s just not being released/confirmed yet.
The June 2013 issue of the Boca Raton Observer Magazine features an article about Cote and her work on NCIS as well as an interview with the actress about her character Ziva David, growing up in America and chasing the American Dream.
Cote talks about what has changed for her since she became a star on the hit-show NCIS and life in general.
It also features a short interview with Crystal on our website and why we created this site.
You can read the article on the Boca Raton Oberserver website. The intervie starts on page 50 of the online version.
As always, it’s a lot of fun to read what Cote has to say and how she sees things.
With the end of the season, news has of course been a bit slower, so here’s a bit from TVLine.Com about the season finale, a couple quotes from Gary Glasberg and the current state of Tiva (as well as Cote’s contract!).
NCIS | To Inside Liners Nisha, Joyce and others, this is for you. With many “Tiva” fans fretting that the pair’s season-ending heart-to-heart essentially landed Tony in the dreaded Friend Zone, showrunner Gary Glasberg maintains that over the course of Season 10, “We made huge strides. Their relationship has evolved, has changed. They’re a little more open with each other and a little more emotionally connected, certainly more than where we were at the beginning of the season.” With that same passionate group of ‘shippers having been vested in “The Year of Tiva” (a mantra initiated by, I believe it was, Michael Weatherly), Glasberg admits the couple’s closeness “may not be the big leap that a lot of people would like it to be, but I also feel like we’re enjoying the pace at which this is happening. That’s not to say we’re not headed in the direction everyone would like to go, but I think we’re getting there.” As the EP explains, “It’s very complicated when two agents who are working together get into a relationship, and that’s something that [Tony and Ziva] would be very conscious of. So I think they would tread lightly, which is why, in theory, we’re treading lightly and being very careful about the steps that we take.” (As for Cote de Pablo’s contract status for Season 11, as of Wednesday night, Glasberg had no update to share: “I wish I had information for you, but I don’t.”)
So contrary to what some websites have been reporting and straight form the show runner’s mouth, Cote’s contract situation still has not been confirmed either way.
Ok, another season is over.Last Tuesday, 05/14/2013, the NCIS season 10 efinale “Damned If You Do” aired. That means we have a long time ahead of us without any new NCIS episodes. The next season will start later this year and we will inform you right away when the official start is announced. And we’re pretty sure that Cote will return as Ziva David. NCIS just wouldn’t be the same without her, right?
The Numbers and Ratings for the episode:
8.00 pm: 3.4/10 – 18.79 (18-49 Ratings/Sharehold; Viewers [million])
Screencaptures from the episode can be found in the gallery:
We will be adding more as we get them!
In honor of the season finale of NCIS tonight, CBS Pittsburgh interviewed some instructors that knew her at Carnegie Mellon University. There is a (very) short older clip of her singing included and it sounds like they made a wonderful impact on her (they kept in contact), and she has made just as much an impact on them.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a big night for NCIS fans Tuesday night with season 10 wrapping up.
One of the show’s lead actors called Pittsburgh home for several years as she perfected her craft.
NCIS fans know her as Ziva, but Cote de Pablo learned much of what brought her stardom here in Pittsburgh.
Gary Kline, a 25-year musical theater professor at Carnegie Mellon University knew the Chilean-born actress and singer during de Pablo’s four-year tenure in the university’s musical theater program.
And although de Pablo’s voice struck a chord with many in the department, it was her acting chops that landed her a main role on the hit series.
“Her stage presence if phenomenal,” Kline said. “She really has a presence. It’s outrageous when you watch her.”
Barbara Mackenzie-Wood heads up the acting and musical theater department at CMU.
She remembers a hardworking and focused classical actress who stood out early on.
“That’s what I remember about her is her positive spirit,” Mackenzie-Wood said. “Her warmth, her generosity, her kindness. Her openness and a really hard worker she dug into her work 150 percent and it shows — pays off.”
Huge thanks to densitivafan on YouTube for uploading these! The interview also includes two sneak peeks of tonight’s season finale.
I’ve added some high-quality stills of Cote de Pablo from when she was on The Talk today with other members from the cast of NCIS (Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen). When (or if) video becomes available, I will post that as well! I didn’t get to see the interview, but from the stills it looks like they all had a great time!