Weatherly Re-Signs With ‘NCIS’; Murray Now Lone Holdout

Michael Weatherly, 'NCIS' (CBS)

Michael Weatherly, 'NCIS' (CBS)

Agent Tony DiNozzo and his myriad movie references are here to stay, now that Michael Weatherly has inked a new multi-year deal with CBS’ top-rated ‘NCIS.’

Weatherly had been optimistic about re-signing with the show, telling Fancast that within the ‘M*A*S*H’ pantheon of things, he likened ‘NCIS’ Tony to Loretta Swit’s long-running, never-replaced character. “You know who I am? Hot Lips Hoolihan,” he said.

Weatherly On His ‘NCIS’ Future: I Want To Be ‘Hot Lips’ Hoolihan

Entering into the summer hiatus, Weatherly was one of four series regulars who had new contracts to negotiate, lest they not RSVP for Season 8. Now that he, Pauley Perrette (Abby) and David McCallum (Ducky) have hammered out new deals, all eyes are now on Sean Murray (who plays McGee).

Series lead Mark Harmon, as well as Cote de Pablo (Ziva) and Rocky Carroll (Vance), already were signed through next season.

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