Michael Weatherly is a very humorous gentleman.

E! News checked in with the TV star at the 27th Annual Paley Television Festival event honoring CBS' megahit naval-investigation drama NCIS to get the scoop on Tony (Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo), and he not only renamed that pairing (it's "Zony" not "Tiva" from here on out, people), but he also taught us the three key rules for any successful television show. Press play above to see those rules for yourself! The good news is those rules are hilarious; the bad news is that rule two probably precludes any progress on the "Zony" front for the time being...

Click in for more NCIS dish, including what Cote de Pablo spilled about season-ending drama with Gibbs (Mark Harmon), and what Sean Murray told us about the romance between McGee and Abby (Pauley Perrette)...

Pssst...we would have loved to interview Pauley Perrette for her side of the McGee-Abby story, but she was unable to attend the event. Just don't want you guys to think we were blowing her off!

Now, what do you think of the "Zony" comments above? And do you put any stock in the fan theory that Tony and Ziva are totally secretly dating already? Hit the comments with your take!


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