NCIS just cast an “American” treasure.
EW has learned exclusively that Mike Wolfe of History’s American Pickers will play himself in a March episode. He’ll come to the rescue of Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Ducky (David McCallum), both of whom are busy watching Wolfe on TV when they see him handling a 200-year-old war stick that could be a match from a decade-old cold case.
Gibbs tracks down Wolfe, who (natch!) bought the stick from from some seller. And voila! The case is re-opened.
The episode will air March 13.
For those who aren’t familiar with American Pickers (and could you not be?), the History show follows antique collector or “picker” Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they comb the countryside for precious items to keep or re-sell. The show’s been on since 2010 and was created by Wolfe. It airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
NCIS, by the way, airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.