Welcome to the second age of Valderramarama! Okay, that might be overselling things a bit, but That 70’s Show alum Wilmer Valderrama has a new gig and it’s for a television program that doesn’t do too shabby in the ratings. (Especially with tired dads that have fallen asleep in their Lay-Z-Boys!)
CBS has revealed that Valderrama will be joining the Mark Harmon procedural NCIS as a series regular as it enters its fourteenth season. More importantly, his character is being billed by the Tiffany Network as a “loose cannon,” which is always a fun thing to read. Valderrama will play a field agent that returns to NCIS after a deep cover assignment that was so super duper deep cover that some of his colleagues assumed he was dead. After he reemerges it’s clear that “his dedication to job and country have left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.” Give that as many re-reads as you like, it’s a glorious description. It’s the sort of thing you want massage into your scalp.
Valderrama’s arrival comes as a certain agent (spoiler shields are up) makes his departure from the show. The execs at NCIS are confident they’ve added a worthy addition to the team.
“Wilmer Valderrama will be able to flex his dramatic, physical, and comedic talents in this classic NCIS role,” said Executive Producer Gary Glasberg. “Fans are going to see him like they’ve never seen him before. This is going to be fun. We’re thrilled he’s coming aboard.”
Hmm… It almost sounds like Valderrama will be playing a variation of Adrian Pimento from Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
(Via USA Today)