In a previous post, Michael also confirmed he was hoping to return for “another round” on the NCIS team for the next stage of his career.
At the end of November, he tweeted: “So at sushi lunch the server asked ‘what’s next, Michael?’ I said a podcast and maybe an indie movie, another round of DiNozzo at some point.
“She stared at me and said, ‘no-sorry – what’s your next sushi dish?’. Humbled, I of course asked for jalapeño hamachi. And the check.”
Although DiNozzo’s comeback is getting more and more likely by the day, it’s still unclear whether Michael would be returning permanently as part of the main cast or just in a guest star capacity.
NCIS season 20 continues Monday, January 2 on CBS in the USA. A UK release date is yet to be announced.