In a Reddit post, user u/ninjaian had this to say regarding the upcoming release of “NCIS: Hawai’i:” “if Michael Weatherly is on then i’m watching it like glue.”
Others were a bit more measured in their hope, pointing out that Weatherly is now the lead of another CBS show, “Bull,” where he portrays the eponymous psychiatrist Jason Bull. “Isn’t Michael Weatherly busy filming Bull? I’d love to see him reprise Dinozzo, but Bull is doing pretty well on its own,” one user commented on another post.
Another recent post had a poll asking whether or not fans believed that Weatherly would ever return, and the majority of voters believed his appearance would be a cameo at best. “Bull” has been a successful series for CBS — now entering its seventh season — and it’s unlikely that Weatherly would have the time to both be a star on one series and a regular on “NCIS: Hawai’i”. But there is the hope for a guest appearance or a potential cameo, and in fandom sometimes a sliver of hope is all you need.