Just A Thought – NCIS / Ziva

Posted: December 23, 2013 in NCIS
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Where do we go now… Where do we go now… Where do we go now… Where do we go now… When we can’t go home now— Lyrics by Hoodie Allen

How would I try to solve the Ziva David problem facing CBS and NCIS? I prefer to stand in the shadows, I’ve had my day in the sunlight. But here’s the clue, from Cote de Pablo herself:

Leaving NCIS was not planned, so there is no plan,” she told TV Guide. “I need to get really excited about something, because for eight years, I was really excited about this character. I don’t want to start anything unless it’s like that.”

Unless it’s like that.

Not a classified secret that CBS yearns to expand its lucrative NCIS franchise. There was an attempt last Spring with a spinoff called NCIS LA: RED but the pilot wasn’t picked up. Another venture may very well be wasted this spring with NCIS New Orleans.

NCISWhy not just spin off Tony & Ziva? New Orleans. London. New York. NCIS-NYC?

Everybody saves face. It’s a win for:

  • Ziva haters (well, she is off NCIS).
  • Fans (a rose by any other name).
  • Cote (merit validation, co-star status).
  • Michael Weatherly as Tony should be a boss agent by now (and it’s been proven that NCIS marches on no matter who leaves).
  • CBS (not actually backing down from their “she left us” stance).
  • Sponsors, to jump start a new series with a proven cast.

Just a thought. Money talks and, well you know the rest…

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