Will Michael Weatherly Return to NCIS After Exiting BULL?

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Will Michael Weatherly Return to NCIS After Exiting BULL?

By Movieguide® Contributor

After Michael Weatherly announced his departure from BULL, and subsequently the show’s final season, rumors began to swirl that the actor would return to NCIS.

Weatherly was a series regular for the procedural as Agent Tony DiNozzo for 13 seasons. Fans are eager to see him return, especially after Mark Harmon left the show earlier this season.

“I hope this means you might return to NCIS,” one fan tweeted.

Another commented on Weatherly’s tweet about his departure: “This is only acceptable if it means you’re gonna go back to @NCIS_CBS.”

So what does Weatherly have to say about returning to his old show?

While he hasn’t said anything recently, Weatherly’s previous comments about a potential return to NCIS keep fans hopeful.

In his 2016 statement announcing his departure, the actor said, “[DiNozzo] will live on in the hearts and minds of the viewers and is embedded in the show… I would absolutely be open to anything and everything including things that no one’s even thought of yet.”

In 2018, Weatherly tweeted: “I will always be ready to play DiNozzo when the time is right.”

Movieguide® previously reported:

BULL, inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw’s career as a trial consultant, follows Dr. Jason Bull, who uses his skills in psychology to read jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and those on trial. Viewers love the show for the compelling episodes full of suspense, humor, and heart.

In a statement, CBS said: “For six seasons, Bull has established itself as a ratings winner with its fresh take on the judicial process never before seen on television. We extend our thanks to the talented cast […] the incredible creative team[…] and our hardworking crew, for bringing to life these innovative stories.

“We also thank our loyal viewers and look forward to providing them with a final run of compelling episodes filled with the humor, intelligence and twists that have made the drama a fan favorite.”

Weatherly also teased Harmon’s return earlier this season, sending many fans into a frenzy.

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