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It’s early goings yet, but there are “not currently” plans for Cote de Pablo to return to NCIS to help exit Michael Weatherly’s Tony Dinozzo off the canvas at season’s end, CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena.
As first reported by TVLine, Weatherly will make his final appearance as Special Agent Tony Dinozzo in the Season 13 finale, one of four remaining original cast members. “Dinozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character and I couldn’t have had more fun »
Well, NCIS fans, I have been in denial ever since I heard that Michael Weatherly, who plays "Very Special Agent" Tony Dinozzo, will be departing the show at the end of this season. Dinozzo is one of the four original characters that started with the show, and the thought of NCIS without the charming and wise-cracking agent is unimaginable. Alas, I have to face the facts: NCIS will be down one agent when Dinozzo departs.
So how, exactly, should Dinozzo leave the long-running show? Many fans were unhappy with the way that Ziva David, played by Cote de Pablo, was written off the show. Ziva's decision to leave the team and stay in her native Israel came out of nowhere, and didn't make much sense. Let's see how the writers should send off Dinozzo.
After thirteen years on the series, fan favorite Michael Weatherly is opting to exit CBS' high-rating drama "NCIS". In a statement issued Tuesdsay, the network confirmed the actor and his Agent Tony Dinozzo character will leave the show at the end of its current season.
The news comes four days after the actor-producer pleaded no contest to a DUI charge and was sentenced to a three-month alcohol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving program. Weatherly confirmed his departure from the series on Twitter, thanking fans in the process.
Weatherly is the second lead from "NCIS to exit the long-running show following Cote de Pablo's departure in the eleventh season. Weatherly will continue to be involved with CBS though and has a development deal with CBS Television Studios.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Where's the Gibbs-slap when you need it? THR reports that NCIS veteran Michael Weatherly (a.k.a. Tony Dinozzo, to fans) will leave the series at the end of the current season. "[Weatherly] is a valued part of the CBS family, and the immense charm and talent he brings to the screen as 'Very' Special Agent Tony Dinozzo has helped make NCIS what it is today — the No. 1 drama in the world," CBS said in a statement released Tuesday to the media. "We thank Michael for all of his contributions to this successful franchise." One of the show's original cast members, Weatherly leaves after 13 years of service, but will stay involved with CBS Television Studios to fulfill his development deal. The news comes a couple seasons after another longtime fixture, Cote de Pablo, who played Weatherly's once very close partner Ziva David, left. Weatherly confirmed his move on Twitter with a couple bittersweet pics, »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
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