Video: Michael Weatherly Charms You into Watching ‘NCIS’ Premiere

by | September 21, 2010 at 12:35 PM | Fall TV Preview 2010, Interviews, NCIS, Show & Tell, TV News

'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly (Photo: CBS)

'NCIS' Star Michael Weatherly (Photo: CBS)

It’s next to impossible not to be charmed by Michael Weatherly, especially when you are right next to Michael Weatherly.

And I was, at a party this summer in Los Angeles … so what did I do? Set down my hors d’oeuvres, whipped out my flipcam and made the CBS star answer questions about the new season of ‘NCIS‘!

See, I always have my dear readers in mind, even when I’m out and about….

So according to the delightfully fun Tony DiNozzo, who politely played along, Season 8 of the CBS hit drama is “shaping up to be the best.” (And with one of the most charismatic, chemistry-fueled casts in prime-time, how could it not?)

Weatherly also name-dropped some guest stars popping up this season and assures me that viewers will not be strung along on that big cliffhanger that closed out last season.

In tonight’s season-opener, the Reynosa Cartel’s vendetta “reaches a boiling point,” as those close to Gibbs (Mark Harmon) — and that means DiNozzo, Ducky and Jimmy Palmer, as well as Jethro’s pop — become targets. Ruh Roh.

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While there may be a swift resolution to the big showdown, they are still stringing us along with the never-ending sexual tension between Tony and Ziva (Cote de Pablo), but it’s not tired out yet, thanks to frisky exchanges like this one about tan lines and shea butter in this sneak peek of tonight’s episode. Ziva is back from vacation–and so is ‘NCIS,’ yes!

There’s more from my exclusive interview with the charming Michael Weatherly, like who’s pestering him this season, what he refused to comment on, and his love for a certain ‘little buddy’ (and, no, he’s not referring to Ziva). Check it out:

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Are you excited for the season premiere of ‘NCIS’? Tune-in Tuesday night at 8 p.m./EST on CBS.