Michael Weatherly is leaving the CBS' hit procedural drama "NCIS" after 13 seasons.
LOS ANGELES - Michael Weatherly has confirmed he is leaving the long-running CBS procedural drama “NCIS” at the end of the season.
Weatherly has been playing played Special Agent Tony DiNozzo for 13 seasons. The actor made the announcement confirmed on Twitter. “DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character & I couldn’t have had more fun playing him over the past 13 seasons,” Weatherly wrote.“Les Moonves & CBS gave me the opportunity of a lifetime,” he explained. “I will miss the amazing crew & cast, who are like family to me, & to the fans all over the world – THANK YOU, it’s been a fantastic ride!”
The show tells the stories involving cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs played by Mark Harmon.