By Lynette Rice
Updated September 12, 2011 at 08:48 PM EDT
Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/

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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