Michael Weatherly’s NCIS Hawaii Return Ruled Out

Michael Weatherly’s character, Tony DiNozzo, was a beloved member of the NCIS team for 13 seasons, but fans hoping for a return in the new spin-off series, NCIS: Hawaii, may be disappointed.

According to recent reports, Weatherly’s return to the NCIS franchise has been “ruled out” by CBS. Despite this, the creator of NCIS: Hawaii, Christopher Silber, has credited Mark Harmon, who played Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS, as the reason for the show’s comeback.

While Weatherly’s return to the franchise may not be happening in the near future, there is always a possibility for a comeback. The showrunner of NCIS: Hawaii, Steve Binder, recently stated that the door is open for Weatherly to return to the franchise.

Weatherly left NCIS in 2016, stating that he was ready to take a break from acting on big network TV shows. Since then, he has starred in the television series, Bull, which has been renewed for a sixth season.

NCIS: Hawaii premiered on September 20, 2021, and follows the team of special agents based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The show features a diverse cast, with Vanessa Lachey playing the lead role of Jane Tennant, the first female special agent in charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor.

While Weatherly’s return may not be happening in the immediate future, fans of the NCIS franchise can still look forward to new episodes of NCIS: Hawaii and the upcoming 20th season of NCIS, which will feature the return of fan-favorite character, Ziva David, played by Cote de Pablo.

While Michael Weatherly’s return to the NCIS franchise may not be happening anytime soon, the door remains open for a potential comeback in the future. Fans can continue to enjoy the latest spin-off series, NCIS: Hawaii, and look forward to the upcoming 20th season of NCIS.

Is DiNozzo In NCIS Hawaii?

According to recent reports, it has been ruled out that Michael Weatherly’s character, Tony DiNozzo, will be returning for the upcoming NCIS Hawaii series. This decision was made by CBS, the network responsible for the show’s production. Therefore, it appears that we will not see DiNozzo in NCIS Hawaii.

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Does Mark Harmon Have Anything To Do With NCIS Hawaii?

Mark Harmon has played a key role in the creation of NCIS Hawaii. According to news reports, Harmon has been instrumental in convincing CBS to greenlight the new NCIS spinoff, which will be set in Hawaii. Harmon, who has been the star of the original NCIS series sice its inception in 2003, reportedly advocated for the creation of a new NCIS show set in Hawaii, which he believes will be a great addition to the franchise. While Harmon is not expected to appear on NCIS Hawaii himself, his involvement in the project has been seen as a major factor in the show’s development and eventual success.

Who Plays Tony On NCIS Hawaii?

The character of Tony DiNozzo is not currently a part of the NCIS Hawaii cast. However, if you were referring to the actor who portrayed Tony DiNozzo on the original NCIS series, that would be Michael Weatherly. Weatherly played the character from 2003 to 2016, appearing in over 300 episodes. As of now, there has been no official announcement regarding Michael Weatherly’s involvement in NCIS Hawaii or any plans for him to reprise his role as Tony DiNozzo.

Is Michael Weatherly Coming Back To NCIS Season 20?

As of now, there is no confirmation or announcement that Michael Weatherly will be returning to NCIS for its 20th season. However, showrunner Steve Binder has stated that the door is open for him to return in the future. It’s important to note that Weatherly left NCIS because he wanted to take a break from acting in big network TV shows. It is unlikely that he will return this season, but there is a possibility for future seasons.

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It seems highly unlikely that Michael Weatherly’s character, Tony DiNozzo, will be making a return to NCIS in the upcoming season of NCIS Hawaii. While there has been speculation and rumors surrounding his potential return, it appears that the show’s creators are focused on developing new storylines and characters for the spin-off series. Despite this, the door remains open for Weatherly to return to the NCIS franchise in the future, should he choose to do so. Regardless of whether or not he returns, Michael Weatherly’s time on NCIS will always be remembered fondly by fans of the long-running series.

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William Armstrong

William Armstrong is a senior editor with H-O-M-E.org, where he writes on a wide variety of topics. He has also worked as a radio reporter and holds a degree from Moody College of Communication. William was born in Denton, TX and currently resides in Austin.