Is Michael Weatherly Returning TO NCIS As Tony DiNozzo In Season 20?
NCIS spoilers, news, and updates tease that the show will be returning for season 20 this coming fall. Fans are wondering if Michael Weatherly will be reprising his iconic role of Tony DiNozzo given that his series, Bull, has already come to an end.
Michael Weatherly’s Exit From NCIS
NCIS debuted twenty years ago. Since then, the show has changed significantly especially when it comes to its cast. One of the most significant changes in the cast is the exit of Agent Leroy Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) right-hand man, no other than Agent Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly).
Weatherly has been with the show from season one until season 13. He made his last appearance in 2016 in the episode titled Family First where his character, Tony, moved to Paris for good with her daughter Tali.
Fans may recall that he got custody of his daughter after the death of Agent Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) due to a mortar attack in Israel. At the end of season 16, it was revealed that Ziva was alive after all. When she made contact with Tony, the latter sent her a video of Tali. After that, she went to Paris to be with Tony and Tali.
Weatherly Stars In Bull
Soon after his exit from NCIS, Weatherly starred in a legal drama titled Bull where he played a psychologist and science expert who helps clients in a legal bind to choose the right jurors and help them find the best argument that would help them win their cases.
Bull got renewed for a few more seasons but it came to an end in season 6. Weatherly announced his plans to leave the show so he can try to find “new creative challenges.”
Many viewers have enjoyed watching Bull but a lot of people are also wondering if he’s returning to NCIS now that Bull has finally ended. There was a conflict of schedule before when he was still working on Bull and it has prevented him from appearing in NCIS.
But now that the show is over, fans can help but wonder if he’ll ever return. The actor has remained mum about it. But NCIS showrunner Steven D Binder revealed that they have been in talks that Weatherly may return to the soap one day.
Binder said: “I absolutely would love to do something like that… That’s going to depend on Michael Weatherly.”
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