So he quit! And he is a bit melancholy about leaving NCIS sometimes. When he left the scene, Michael Weatherly boosted Quinn and got promoted. Yet, NCIS' ratings have dropped heavily after his character, Anthony DiNozzo went away.
Fans will recall that DiNozzo decided to leave after he learned that he and his girlfriend, Ziva (Cote de Pablo) had a daughter. Many hoped that he would drop into one of the future shows to catch up with lost news, according to IBtimes.
"I miss the people and smiles, the laughter," Michael Weatherly told TV Line. That does sound a bit strange. If he was so fond of the show, why exactly did Weatherly, who played the character, quit the scene?
It is reported that once the rumors of Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) leaving the show went up in the air, Weatherly firmly decided to quit too.
But still, he did not feel remorseful. "It was a full circle and I felt ready to move on, and that has definitely been the case. I have no remorse or misgivings about what went down," he said.
His latest episode of Bull Season 1, which went on air Jan.3 on CBS at 9 PM EST in the US, showed him in the role of Dr. Bull in the comedy drama series.
Comparing this character with the previous one, he said that Bull was more "cryptic," "watchful" and "reactive" than DiNozzo. That was the reason DiNozzo could not help him to stay on to NCIS.
"DiNozzo is all about that irrepressible teenage energy, the overgrown teenager. I'm now much more satisfied playing the guy who's got some grey going on in the hair and [who's] hopefully a little more mysterious," he earlier told TV Guide.
Hence, if DiNozzo left, then the Bull has probably been taken by the horns, and will stay on.