20.09.2022 / 20:43
'NCIS': Mark Harmon Removed From Season 20 Opening Credits One Year After Exit
after exiting, Mark Harmon has been taken out of the opening credits.Harmon departed the long-running CBS procedural four episodes into the 19th season last fall, with his final hour airing Oct. 11, 2021. Though that episode marked Harmon's last onscreen appearance on , he continued to lead the show's opening credits for the rest of the season.On Monday's season 20 opener, which kicked off a two-hour crossover event with , that all changed, marking the official end of an era. Sean Murray, who plays McGee, now leads the show's opening credits, followed by co-stars Wilmer Valderrama, Katrina Law, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, David McCallum, Rocky Carroll and Gary Cole.Months after his departure, Harmon opened up for the first time about his exit from the franchise as part of a special featurette celebrating Gibbs' legacy. «What has always drawn me here is the character I play and to keep it fresh and to keep it challenging,» the 70-year-old actor said, before alluding to the fact that it was time to close this chapter in his career for now. «Plot-wise, this character has taken the path that it did.