OLD BULL MICHAEL HORNING IN ON MARK’S NCIS TURF
WHILE dithering fence-sitter Mark Harmon has been hemming and hawing about coming out of retirement, sources snitch Michael Weatherly has shoved him out of the way and is eagerly eyeing a return to NCIS!
The hunky 54-year-old actor played Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on the long-running hit series but broke fans’ hearts when he left the police procedural in 2016 to star in the legal drama Bull as trial science expert Dr. Jason Bull. But with Bull canceled after six seasons, NCIS fans are hoping for Weatherly’s return — and spies say show bosses think it would be criminal not to take him back!
“Michael’s available now and he’s put the word out he’s receptive to a return to his former show,” spills an insider.
“When he left NCIS at the end of season 13, his coworkers understood but were disappointed. Now they’re hopeful of getting him back — especially the bosses, who’d like to expand the hunk line-up!”
This could be a real slap in the face for 71-year-old Harmon, who retired last year but has been rethinking it, sources say.
“Mark’s been messing with them for months about coming back,” dishes a source. “He’s bored at home but won’t get off the fence. So, the response is, let’s get Michael! Michael’s been teasing a return on social media even before Bull ended.
“That won’t sit too well with Mark — but it’s really his own fault. He’s kept them hanging on the line all this time.
“He made his bed and now he has to lie in it!”