Mark Harmon will have a very familiar guest star with him on “NCIS.”
Harmon’s wife, Pam Dawber, is appearing in four episodes of the popular CBS crime drama series.
Pam Dawber on ‘NCIS’
According to TV Line, Pam Dawber will appear on the show starting Tuesday, April 6. She will then be a consistent character for four episodes before leaving the show again.
Dawber will play Marcie Warren, an investigative journalist. She will be using her seasoned expertise and people skills to help the team figure out an important ongoing case.
Pam Dawber is most known for her role as Mindy McConnell in the TV sitcom “Mork & Mindy.” She also played Samantha Russell in “My Sister Sam.” She starred alongside her husband in the movie “I’ll Remember April” in 1992.
The two rarely appear in public together or speak about each other in interviews. They have two sons, Sean Harmon and Ty Harmon. This role in “NCIS” together is a step into show business together that is not common for the couple.
Mark Harmon and ‘NCIS’ Future
Some fans think that Harmon may also be in the process of gradually leaving the show. In the latest episode, “Watchdog,” Gibbs is arrested and suspended from his position. He discovers a pond with a dog crate that has several drowned dogs during the show’s case. The team works to uncover a secret dogfighting ring.
He sees the man he believes is responsible and attacks him, giving him a concussion and other smaller injuries. Although he turns out to be the “bad guy,” Gibbs’ behavior is enough to get him suspended indefinitely. Since the death of his goddaughter, his character has been far more tense than usual.
His suspension could be a way to test “NCIS” without Gibbs or Harmon as a lead character.
Perhaps Marcie Warren and Leroy Jethro Gibbs are leaving the show at the same time together. Recently, “NCIS: New Orleans,” which Harmon is also in, faced cancellation. It ended after just seven seasons.
However, The Hollywood Reporter said that Harmon’s deal with the entire “NCIS” franchise is up this season. He is in talks with CBS about appearing in a handful of episodes so that the entire flagship is not canceled.
Harmon’s character, Gibbs, has been the backbone of the show since it first premiered in 2003. He leads the cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Washington, D.C.
Despite being on for 17 years, NCIS continues to be one of CBS’ highest-rated series. It is unclear at the moment if season 19 is in the future. The first episode of the season had over 10 million viewers and a 0.95 rating. The latest episode, which premiered on March 16, had a total of 9.5 million viewers and a 0.80 rating for the 18-49 demographic.
While still popular, the ratings of the show gradually dropped throughout this season.