10 Former 'NCIS' Franchise Stars We Want to See Return (PHOTOS)

Jessica Napoli

NCIS and its two spinoffs, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans, are three of CBS's most successful shows.

Season after season, the producers, writers, and actors deliver even higher stakes, heart-racing drama, and life-or-death scenarios that the agents must fight their way out of.

8 Questions We Have After Ziva's Return to 'NCIS' (PHOTOS)

8 Questions We Have After Ziva's Return to 'NCIS' (PHOTOS)

From her warning to Gibbs to her status with Tony, we want answers after that Season 16 finale shocker.

But as with any series with large ensemble casts, many characters/actors come and go — and sometimes even return. The Season 16 finale was a perfect example of that, as Ziva (Cote de Pablo), previously presumed dead, appeared in the final scene with a warning for Gibbs (Mark Harmon).

We're looking at all of the former NCIS stars who have left one of the shows and fans would love to see return. Click through the gallery above!

NCIS, Season 17 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, CBS