Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David are fictional characters from the American police procedural drama NCIS. Tony, an original character, is portrayed by Michael Weatherly, and Ziva, who first appeared in the third season, is portrayed by Cote de Pablo. Frequently referred to by the portmanteau "Tiva" (for Tony and Ziva), the characters' flirtation and the idea of them eventually beginning a. Ziva David (/ ˈ z iː v ə d ə ˈ v iː d /; Hebrew: זיוה דוד, pronounced [ˈziva daˈvid], Ziva: "Radiance"; birth date November 12, 1982, Beersheba in the Negev desert of southern Israel) is a fictional character from the CBS television series NCIS, portrayed by Chilean-born American actress Cote de Pablo.Ziva first appeared in the season 3 premiere episode, "Kill Ari (Part 1)", and. But soon enough, as Tony and Director Elbaz scrutinize security cam footage, they discover that Ziva and Deena had reunited, the day Ziva last texted Tony. Confronted with her whopper, Deena. Are Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) and Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) finally back? Will they return in 'NCIS' Season 16? Photo by NCIS Fan Page/Facebook NCIS is still arguably one of the most watched television series, but Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly’s departure has definitely. Ziva Branstetter’s attorney has broken their side’s silence in the ZivaGate controversy. The lowdown: They admit the Tulsa World investigative reporter and editor provided an angry, unstable, heavily drinking man she didn’t know with personal information about the family and whereabouts of the target of his rage… but they don’t think it warrants an apology. A classic example of a Sleeper Hit, the show was largely ignored at the beginning of its run, but has considerably gained viewers since then (although it is now on a downwards trend in the US).In 2015, ratings-wise it was the number one scripted show on US network television and the most watched show in the world.. NCIS debuted in September 2003 and has concluded its 15th season, thus. That Cote de Pablo's first TV project since her headline-making NCIS exit is on CBS should speak volumes about her post-Ziva relationship with the network she called home for eight years. Perfect Storm: Part 1. Special Agent Tony DiNozzo tapped his fingers restlessly against the steering wheel and peeked out at the elegant façade of the Georgetown building where his team-mate's Ziva David's apartment was located. a/n - No, I did not fall off the face of the earth g My gen writing has taken over my life, and it has deadlines, I'm afraid. Being sick for the last six weeks didn't help either. Tony: What have you heard? That suspects would rather confess than be interrogated by him? That his steely gaze can cool a room by five degrees? That he can only be killed by a silver bullet, like a werewolf?