Is Love in the Air at NCIS?

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Always a humorous fellow, NCIS star Michael Weatherly spoke at the Paley Television Festival event earlier this month about - what else - his character Tony and Ziva (Cote de Pablo).

In addition to renaming that pairing (it's "Zony" not "Tiva," according to Michael), but the affable actor also dropped some knowledge - three key rules for any successful TV program.

The good news? He's hilarious. The bad news, at least if you want more than the status quo from Tiva/Zony? You're probably not going to be fully satisfied with them anytime soon.

Check out Michael Weatherly's interview below:

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Follow the jump for more from the NCIS cast, including what Cote de Pablo and Sean Murray have to say about certain plot lines and romances, such as McGee and Abby (gulp) ...

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NCIS Quotes

Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.