In an interview with Vulture Hound Magazine, David McCallum spoke about the series and his character, but he also revealed that it is known to the members of the cast that one member of the cast is ready to leave the series at the end of this season. McCallum also revealed that fans might only see him on the series for one more season.
“We’re going to finish shooting this season at the end of April, and DiNozzo, played by Michael Weatherly, we’ve told people a long time ago, is leaving at the end of the season. So the writers have to decide what to do when one of the four members of the original cast leaves. When Michael leaves, there’ll just be three of us. I will go on doing Ducky for at least another year I believe, provided my health holds up. Things aren’t quite as easy at eighty two as they were at twenty eight! So I will go on as long as I can.”
NCIS is still the top series on network television. For season 13, the series has an average of 16.783 million viewers per episode. The series has successfully launched two spin-offs, and tonight’s return is a crossover with NCIS: New Orleans titled “Sister City.”
It is clear that NCIS is still a big hit for CBS, but does the fact that two main members of the cast are leaving the series this season and next mean that it is time for NCIS to come to an end? Could members of the cast move to one of the other NCIS series like CSI has done with Ted Danson and CSI: Cyber?
Check out a sneak peek from tonight’s crossover episode below. How long do you want NCIS to stay on the air? Tell us what you think.