Saturday, October 01, 2016

‘NCIS’ Season 14 Premiere: How Michael Weatherley Exit Affects Show

‘NCIS’ Season 14 Premiere: How Michael Weatherley Exit Affects Show

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“NCIS” season 14 is set to kick off in July without one of its lead characters – very Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo.

Michael Weatherley, who played the character, left the show after season 13. He now stars in new CBS show “Bull.”

Fans are now curious – will “NCIS” be the same without the charismatic and movie buff NCIS agent?

Actress Scottie Thompson said she has “no idea” what will happen to the CBS long-running police procedural drama now that DiNozzo is gone.

Thompson, who played Jeanne Benoit and the love interest of DiNozzo in the series, said she was interested to see though how the series will go on post-DiNozzo.

“He is such a big part of it – I have no idea, I’ll be curious to see how it goes forward. But you look at how many fans there are for the spin-offs, and how much people love those, and so whatever it is about the structure of this kind of show is really appealing to people,” she said.

In an interview with Mirror, Thompson was asked if Weatherly’s departure would have an impact on the show’s popularity or will it continue without the actor.

“The rest of the cast is all so amazing, and they’re all going to continue rocking it,” said the actress, who appeared in the recent MCM London Comic Con. Thompson was also asked about her views about the new cast. “Everyone has their favorite, so you might lose a few DiNozzo heartthrobs, but hopefully, they’ll bring in new energy,” she responded.

Meanwhile, CBS has announced that “NCIS” has been renewed for two more years, Vine Report noted.

“It’s extraordinary that in its 13th season and with over 300 episodes to its credit, ‘NCIS’ continues to excel at such a high level on a global scale,” CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller said in a statement with regards to the double renewal.

Glasberg has also signed a three-year contract extension to keep overseeing “NCIS” and its spinoff, “NCIS: New Orleans.” “NCIS” lead actor and executive producer Mark Harmon also inked a two-year overall renewal deal, the Vine Report added.