'NCIS' scoop: Ducky's new galpal is... -- EXCLUSIVE

Cheryl-Ladd

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An alum of Charlie’s Angels will show up on TV this fall but don’t go looking for her on ABC’s reboot of the successful franchise.

NCIS snagged the celestial being, instead!

EW has learned exclusively that Cheryl Ladd — best known for playing Kris Munroe from ’77 to ’81 on Angels — will guest star as Ducky’s (David McCallum) love interest on the CBS drama that returns for its ninth season on Sept. 20. Her cameo will occur in late October.

Here’s what Executive Producer Gary Glasberg had to say about Ladd: “She is a delight to work with and everything we could have hoped for as Ducky’s love interest. She’s adding all kinds of dimension to a very fun role.”

Ladd may still snag a guest spot on the Angels reboot at ABC. Last month, the producers promised that original franchise stars like Ladd and Jaclyn Smith may still have a place on the new drama that stars Minka Kelly. “Once we’ve established our show in terms of what our series is, there is definitely room down the line for those appearances by characters from other iterations,” said Al Gough, who is running the drama with Miles Millar. “We did the same thing on Smallville as a way to honor what has come before, and to find a new twist on the characters.”

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  • Michael

    I thought that Woman from SAG antalts was his love intrestes

  • MB

    Come on. Cheryl Ladd is the same age as Mark Harmon and 20 or so years younger than David McCallum.

    • Tara

      But she’s not a redhead so it wouldn’t work for Gibbs.

    • Lyn

      Very good guess, MB, if it was a guess! Ladd is 58, McCallum almost 78 (but still adorable). P.S. to Tara: Given Gibbs’s luck w/ women, it’s time to try a non-redhead . . . .

      • SK

        Given Gibbs luck with women, he ought to try a man. :P

      • Blitz

        Actually she’s 60 born in July of ’51. Which makes for an 18 year age difference. Not May/December, more like September/dead.

    • as

      so…..age difference doesn’t mean a thing…heck when PP guested on NCIS LA SB backed up Abby’s age to somewhere in the 20s….plus he also made ziva in her mid 20s which is seriously unrealistic. Ladd is completely believable

      • SK

        The women always have to be younger than the men. It’s a TV law. Old men don’t like old women, they want the young and pretty ones. (execpt for those few Cougar like things)

      • Erin

        Really? I only watch the original so I had no idea they had done that. So what – did Abby start at NCIS as a teenager? I know she looks good for her age but 20s? Totally unrealistic. I hate retcon to suit new storylines.

        That said – a woman (or man) doesnt have to be the same age as their partner and as SK said, it’s practically law to have a younger woman in TV land.

  • Player87

    Love Cheryl Ladd. Her and Jacklyn Smith were the best. Wish Cheryl was back full time.

  • SK

    Why do they keep pairing Ducky with women young enough to be his daughter? Oh well, guess it’s better than Torri Higginson, who was young enuf to be his grand daugter. He is a cutie still though, just wish they’d find someone a bit more appropriate.

  • kevin

    Think the only reason that Charlie’s Angels will stick around for the rest of the season if not cancel is to bring back a couple of the original Angels to the reboot in Miami. Why bring Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd for a number of episodes to appear on that will be fun. :)

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  • waffles

    I’m surprised they cast someone so well known. NCIS usually goes with less known guest actors.

  • Michael

    Abby in her late 20s when she was on LA and remember NCIS has only been on the air for 9 year and we don’t know how long abby have been with NCIS all we know was she was there Two years before Tony

  • Blitz

    Yeah less known guest stars like Robert Wagner. LOL

  • Peggy

    Unfortunately, any woman who is David McCallum’s actual age would not look like Cheryl Ladd. In the TV universe, a 78-year-old woman would not be attractive enough.

  • Michael

    well consider he not that old he what in his late 50s

    • Blitz

      McCallum was born in 1933. You do the math.

  • Josh

    All I know is Cheryl Ladd is still looking hot at 58.

  • Bella

    I love Cheryl Ladd. And Ducky is so wonderful, he deserves somebody like her. This is going to be fun!

  • Tania

    I know he older then her by 18 years I think she’ll be good on it Ducky needs a love interest look in real life Celine Dion and her hubby age doesn’t matter I want

  • Ferniesfreckles

    So now even Ducky needs a love interest?

    Sheesh, what is the matter with the writers/producers? Not everybody needs to be paired up, the show is NOT a romantic comedy.

    Up until a few years ago, it was a very good procedural cop show. Now with everybody apparently needed a love interest, it makes you think they have run out of ideas for crimes and murders in the world of the Navy.

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