Are fans going to be heartbroken because of the cancellation of NCIS Season 14? Although Season 15 has been confirmed, there have been a lot of rumors about the show’s possible cancellation because of weak ratings and Mark Harmon health update.
Ever since the season started, fans have been noticing how thin and frail the 65-year-old actor looks like. They are even clamoring Harmon to take a break and rest for a while instead of leaving the show. There have been rumors in the past that his character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, will be making an exit.
Mark Harmon health update: What’s really happening?
There has been no Mark Harmon health update even though speculations about him are widespread. He has neither addressed nor denied the issue. Fans, on the other hand, are taking to Twitter to protest his possible removal from the show.
One fan wrote: “Good grief Mark take a vacation get some rest PLEASE DON’T LEAVE THE SHOW!!I” She added that after watching five new episodes of Season 14, she realized that she didn’t miss Michael Weatherly’s (Anthony DiNozzo) character at all. She asked Harmon not to leave the show because she’s “forever a fan.”
There is no clear-cut reason why Harmon looks ill, but he has been active in the fight against cancer for many years now. In 2013, he appeared in a public service announcement for Stand Up To Cancer and the Cancer Research Institute. A CNN report said the actor participated on behalf of his friends who have been battling cancer.
NCIS is suffering from weak ratings?
NCIS has traditionally enjoyed favorable ratings, but the death of two fan favorites—Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo (Ziva David)—might have affected it. Apparently, the show’s Season 14 ratings have been dropping for quite some time now.
So, although Season 15 is already confirmed, there is still that possibility that the management might pull the rug underneath the show. And because desperate times call for desperate measures, there are new reports saying Michael will return in hopes of boosting the ratings again.
Of course, the fact that there seems to be a downhill in terms of Mark Harmon health update, cancellation rumors are on the rise. Hopefully, we’ll get to know soon enough from the management or the actor himself.
— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) December 7, 2016