Michael Weatherly is leaving 'NCIS' after 13 seasons: 'It's been a fantastic ride'

'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly Announces He's Leaving the Show
'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly Announces He's Leaving the Show



Goodbye, DiNozzo.

Actor Michael Weatherly took to Twitter on Tuesday to reveal that his time on NCIS is coming to an end.

"DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character & I couldn't have had more fun playing him over the past 13 seasons," he tweeted, along with a selfie on the NCIS set he's called home for over a decade.

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"Les Moonves & CBS gave me the opportunity of a lifetime," the 47-year-old actor continued in another tweet, accompanied by a photo of him with co-star Pauley Perrette.

"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!" he closed out his announcement.

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Weatherly has been a fan favorite on the popular CBS crime procedural since its inception in 2003. His on-screen love interest, Ziva, was played by Cote De Pablo, who left the show to much fanfare in 2014. Could De Pablo return to see Weatherly off?

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