‘NCIS’ season 13: Michael Weatherly open to returning as Tony in season 14 and beyond

Tony -For anyone out there wondering if Michael Weatherly is really done with “NCIS” after playing Anthony DiNozzo for so many years, the answer seems to be “not necessarily.” While he is done as a series regular and has a new pilot in “Bull” getting positive buzz from CBS,  he certainly seems game to come back and do more stories on the show in the future.

Speaking to TVInsider, Weatherly made it clear that he is open to appearing on the show in the future, and made the decision to appear on “NCIS: Los Angeles” recently because he knew he was leaving and wanted to appear on every edition of the franchise before that. he also made it clear lightheartedly that he is glad to just show up at some point just to spend some time with some of his fellow former cast members:

“I know that if they let me come by and visit, I’ll come by and visit … There’s always a free lunch going on here in Santa Clarita.”

It’s always hard to really know when is the right time to stop doing a show, but we don’t think anyone in the known universe can fault Weatherly for making this decision right now. Just look at the 300+ episodes he’s done of this show, and how that amounts to probably full years of his life just in terms of the time he was clocked in. At some point, the time is right to do some other things and see what else you’re capable of.

Ultimately, we’re just glad that we have a chance to see a proper Tony exit. That doesn’t always happen within the world of TV.

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