09/13/2013 04:15 pm ET | Updated Nov 13, 2013

Mark Harmon Opens Up About Cote De Pablo's 'NCIS' Exit


"NCIS" fans have long been voicing their thoughts Cote de Pablo's exit from the hit show but star Mark Harmon has finally opened up with his own thoughts on the impending departure

Speaking on The Arsenio Hall show last night, Harmon said the actress's exit, announced in July, is the latest of many "changes" the show has experienced over its lengthy run and acknowledged, "it's up to this highly professional group to use that as a springboard to get better, to improve and to stay No. 1."