Big Star Leaving NCIS

CBS’ “NCIS” is going to have another big change.

Fan favorite Michael Weatherly is leaving television’s highest-rated drama, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

“After 13 years on ‘NCIS,’ Michael Weatherly is leaving the show at the end of this season,” CBS said Tuesday in a statement. “He 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. We thank Michael for all of his contributions to this successful franchise and look forward to continuing to develop projects with him as part of our ongoing development deal.”

Weatherly confirmed on Twitter: “DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character & I couldn’t have had more fun playing him over the past 13 seasons. Les Moonves & CBS gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. 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!”

We say good-bye DiNozzo.

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