Wendesday’s season finale of ABC’s sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors brings together Star Trek and Star Wars with guest roles for George Takei and Mark Hamill. See below for a promo and some stills. And in other Star Trek guest star rules, Marina Sirtis is headed to NCIS. [UPDATE: John Billingsley is returning to Nikita next week…watch the promo]
UPDATE: Billingsley returns to Nikita
Another Star Trek guest star is John Billingsley who is making a suprirse return to the CW drama Nikita after his character was killed off. Here is the blurb from the CW:
A VIOLENT MUTINY ROCKS DIVISION — STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE’s JOHN BILLINGSLEY RETURNS AS SCIENTIST “HEIDECKER” — Nikita (Maggie Q) and Michael (Shane West) learn of a new prosthetic hand that could have Michael back to his old self, but it comes at a steep price. Meanwhile, Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Sean (Dillon Casey) are tasked with investigating who, inside Division, is behind a mutiny that ends in bloodshed. Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean also star.
Here is the official promo featuring Billingsley
Nikita "Tipping Point" airs at 8PM Friday April 5th.
Takei and Hamill on tomorrow’s ‘The Neighbors’
George Takei and Mark Hamill appear for the first time together on the Wednesday night season finale of The Neighbors, the ABC sitcom about a family that moves into a neighborhood full of aliens. Here is the synopsis for the eisode "It Has Begun….":
The Weavers take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City, where Marty learns that Larry Bird not only counts cards, he can see through them, and Jackie admits that she’s always wanted a human wedding. Meanwhile, Dick Butkus, in charge back home, gets an ominous call from his grandpa. Is it time for the Neighbors to return to Zabvron? Find out on the Season Finale of "The Neighbors," WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. The episode features two of science fiction’s biggest icons as guest stars, George Takei as Grandfather and Mark Hamill as Commandant Bill.
Here is a promo:
Here is a still from the episode, and a behind the scenes shot.
Sirtis headed to NCIS
Speaking of Trek starts on network TV, TVLine is reporting that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis has been cast for a recurring role on the CBS military procedural show NCIS. Sirtis has been cast as the new director of the Mossad (Isreali Intelligence service). Sirits’ character is stepping in to replace the last head of the Mossad on the show (played by Michael Nouri) who was killed off. TVLine quotes showrunner Gary Glasberg saying “I’ve always been a Star Trek fan, but Marina really owns this part. And the cast loves her. She’s everything I wanted for the role and then some. We are lucky to have her.” Sirtis’ first episode of NCIS will air in April. This will be Sirtis’ first time on network TV since she appeared in a March 2011 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
Marina Sirtis headed to NCIS