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NCIS Scoop! Jamie Lee Curtis to Share 'Sparks' With Gibbs In November Sweeps Arc

NCIS will serve up some Freaky Tuesdays when Jamie Lee Curtis guest-stars in a pair of November sweeps episodes, sharing scenes — and on-screen sparks! — with her Freaky Friday fiancé, Mark Harmon.

In what’s being billed as a special two-parter, Curtis will play Charlotte Ryan, a strong, opinionated career woman from the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Defense. The character is also described as someone who will spar with Gibbs and the team like never before, so “don’t be surprised if there are sparks between Gibbs and Ryan,” says NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg. “We’re expecting some real chemistry.”

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Further touting Curtis’ casting on TV’s No. 1 scripted series, Glasberg says, “The role of ‘Charlotte Ryan’ got even better when the enormously talented Jamie Lee Curtis agreed to join us. Jamie’s shoot-from-the-hip style embodies everything we want from Ryan — humor, heart, strength, and a lot of fun. We couldn’t be more excited she’s here.”

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In addition to 2003’s Freaky Friday (where she swapped bods with a promising ingenue named Lindsay Lohan), Curtis’ film credits include several Halloween movies, A Fish Called Wanda (“The London Underground is not a political movement”), True Lies (for which she won a Golden Globe) and My Girl. Her most noteworthy TV endeavor was the ABC rom-com Anything But Love, which ran from 1989-1992 and netted the actress her first Globe.

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27 Comments
  1. Nicotine says:

    Is she gonna dye her hair red? Gibbs does like the firecrotches…

  2. NickC says:

    bout time she got back to being an actor.When i see her all i think about is Yogurt that makes you poo…I think she will be good with Gibbs.

  3. Joni says:

    FABULOUS news!!! I’ve been an admirer for years and actually went to see ‘Freaky Friday’ because Jamie Lee and Mark were in it.
    Thanks for the scoop MA.

  4. Dwight J. says:

    The first time I saw him was on Freaky Friday, and when I saw him on NCIS, I thought: “Isn’t he Lindsay Lohan’s step-father?” LOL

  5. amanda says:

    I don’t usually watch NCIS, but I will watch it for Jamie. She’s awesome.

  6. Leslie says:

    Fabulous! I hope it turns into being more than a two-parter!!

  7. Kiki says:

    Loved the news! Jamie is awesome and to have her on NCIS is going to be great.

  8. Renee says:

    OK this is good. This is really really good.

  9. Znachki says:

    She will certainly be good, but she’s just another in a long line of “powerful sexy women who spar with Gibbs”. see: Lauren Holly as Jenny Shepard, Rena Sofer as M. Allson Hart, Sarah Jane Morris as EJ Barrett, Jacqueline Obradors as Paloma Reynosa, Louise Lombard as Lara Macy,Susanna Thomson as Hollis Mann.

    It’s getting kind of old…

    • Marz says:

      I agree. What mostly bothers me is that they show up for a couple episodes, and then disappear. I’m okay with Gibbs having a complicated relationship with a woman, but they need to balance it out. It seems like they’re just jumping the shark. I still love NCIS anyway though. :)

    • Robbie says:

      Oooh, don’t forget CGIS Abigail Borin from this last season, the female Gibbs of the Coast Guard Investigative Service. Diane Neal was lovely in her character, it was good to see her outside the courtoom drama of SVU.

  10. Lorie says:

    Awesome news!

  11. Babygate says:

    I don’t watch NCIS at all, but I love Jamie Lee. My question is: how come she doesn’t have her own show????

  12. Moviefan2 says:

    It’s great that Jamie Lee Curtis is cast as a “powerful sexy women who spars with Gibbs”. It would be better if she could be on longer than a couple episodes. Rena Sofer and Sarah Jane Morris’s characters just wasted numerous episodes. Hope Jamie Lee will be able to develop her character and stay on the show.

  13. Gail H says:

    It will be great to see Jamie on NCIS. I loved her and Mark on Freaky Friday. They were great together. NCIS just keeps getting better and better. I also can’t wait until episode 200!

  14. Harmless says:

    Awesome news! I LOVE her! Loving the sound of the upcoming season and can’t wait until the DiNozzo heavy premiere followed by all this goodness.

  15. Plum says:

    John Cleese’s expression when she asks for whisky is priceless, love Jamie, she was fab in Trading Places and True Lies.

  16. Daya Ryelle says:

    I loved Jamie in True Lies…her character was very classy and lots of fun. I also admit to watching Freaky Friday *just* to see Mark, so…this should be great. :D

    I, too, hope she stays around a while…I’d like to see where this goes. ;)

  17. Katy says:

    Awesome news! I love both Jamie Lee ANd NCIS so this is fab!! Plus I never knew Mark harmon was in H=Fraky Friday, despite seeing it at the cinema and several times since…..so I think I might need to rent it to have another look see!!!! xxxxx

  18. Bella says:

    Yay! This is great news! NCIS is my favorite show and Jamie Lee Curtis is one of my favorite actresses. The only character that had sparks with Gibbs that I miss is Susanna Thompson. The rest of them were barracudas and totally unlikeable. If they make Jamie Lee’s character likeable rather than a b itch like Rena Sofer (whom I’ve never been able to stand any show anyway), I’ll be happy.

  19. Petra says:

    I like Jamie Lee Curtis, so this is good news. Looking forward to the new season. And I hope we’ll get some good Tiva/Ziva/Tony storylines this season. They’re my faves. :)

    • NoChance says:

      I think with Mr Glasberg in charge the Tiva days might just be in the past. Ziva’s attack and pulling a gun on Tony sure ended any liking I had for them as a hookup. No loving relationship should ever ever ever come out of a violent act – man to woman, woman to man it should just never happen.

  20. Petra says:

    Oops. Forgot to say thanks a bunch, Matt, for the NCIS news. :)

  21. El says:

    ^ agree. It’s getting very repetitive

  22. Joni says:

    This is fabulous news! 1st we get Sarah Jane Morris back in the season premiere – hope EJ doesn’t die – and then Jamie Lee in November. I’m thinking she might be the 1st Ex-Mrs Gibbs. Jamie Lee is a redhead who let her hair turn naturally gray so it could happen.

  23. Alison says:

    Whatever happened to this? Was this plot merely postponed or did they drop it completely?