If you’re feeling a bit envious that the new NCIS spinoff featuring Tony and Ziva will be exclusive to Paramount+, you’re not alone. Even CBS Entertainment’s head shares the sentiment.

Set to reunite Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo on-screen for the first time since 2013, the upcoming spinoff will follow Tony and Ziva as they navigate through Europe, evading threats to secure a peaceful life with their daughter Tali.

Filming is scheduled to commence this summer in European locations.

The decision to have this highly anticipated “Tiva” reunion stream exclusively on Paramount+ rather than airing on CBS has stirred frustration among fans who prefer traditional television. CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach acknowledges these sentiments, expressing a bit of personal disappointment as a fan herself. However, she emphasizes the collaborative nature of the CBS and Paramount+ partnership, believing that the spinoff’s success on streaming will ultimately benefit both platforms.

David Stapf, president of CBS Studios, confirms that the spinoff was always intended for streaming distribution, recognizing the global appeal of Tony and Ziva’s love story. While there’s speculation about whether CBS might air the first episode, Stapf indicates that such discussions haven’t occurred yet, given that filming hasn’t begun.

In essence, the decision to bring Tony and Ziva’s story to Paramount+ reflects a desire to connect with a broader audience while honoring the devoted fanbase eager to witness their reunion.

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