You know what they say, third time’s wife’s the charm. It might not have been for Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by silver fox Mark Harmon, on ‘NCIS,’ but that isn’t stopping the hit drama from bringing on his third wife aka his second ex-wife.
TVLine exclusively spoke with executive producer Gary Glasberg, who revealed the series will bring on Gibbs’ second ex-wife next season.
As die-hard ‘NCIS’ probies know, we’ve already met Gibbs' other two ex-wives, Diane (Melinda McGraw) and Stephanie (Kathleen York), but who is this mysterious other ex-wife (who Tony and McGee brought to our attention in a recent episode)?
“I can promise you that [the mystery wife] is probably going to get touched on in Season 12,″ Glasberg told TVLine. Yes, the series hasn’t been picked up for another season, but really, why wouldn’t it be?
Glasberg also describes the future ex-wife story as “[storyline] gold.” He also added, “I have a little tiny space on my Dry Erase board for stories for next season, and that’s already up there.”
In addition to all of Gibbs’ wives, fans are anxiously awaiting for Harmon’s real-life wife, Pam Dawber (‘Mork & Mindy’), to pop up on the hit Navy series. Maybe Dawber will guest-star as the upcoming mysterious second ex?
“That’d be fun,” Glasberg said. “Every year someone says, ‘Maybe Pam will [be on the show],’ and every year it doesn’t happen.
"I have a feeling that’s a tall order,” he noted, “but it’s worth a phone call.”
Whoever comes on as Gibbs’ ex-flame, it’s probably safe to say she’ll be a redhead.
‘NCIS’ airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on CBS.