Fall TV Preview

Chuck Scoop: Cheryl Ladd Is Sarah's Mom!

Talk about heaven-sent casting.

Former Charlie’s Angels sleuth Cheryl Ladd has been tapped to play the mother of Yvonne Strahovski’s Sarah on Chuck — and TVLine readers can (maybe) take credit for the casting!

Last week, TVLine suggested five actresses for the plum part, one of whom was Ladd. And when all the votes in the accompanying poll were counted, the 60-year-old actress won with nearly 27 percent.

Well done, my friends. Well. Done.

Look for Sarah’s estranged mum, Emma, to turn up in this season’s eighth episode, slated to air in January. I’m told mother and daughter share a very complicated past and haven’t seen each other in five years.

Something tells me we’re about to find out why.

Ladd can next been seen in an October episode of NCIS as a love interest for David McCallum’s Ducky.

Chuck‘s fifth and (sigh) final season launches Friday, Oct. 28.

Reaction?! Were you one of the prescient TVLine readers who picked Ladd? If so, gloat away in the comments!