Golden Globe Award-winning actor Scott Bakula (“Quantum Leap”) will guest star as Chuck and Ellie’s (Zachary Levi and Sarah Lancaster) estranged dad on NBC’s action-comedy series “Chuck” (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) in a multi-episode arc scheduled for broadcast later this spring.
In the storyline, Chuck made a promise to his sister, Ellie that he was going to find their dad in time for her wedding. But when he does find him, Chuck discovers that his dad is not necessarily a guy who wants to be found. He’s living in a trailer, he’s disheveled, he’s paranoid and he’s claiming constantly that Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase) — who he used to work with — stole all his ideas from him. In addition, Ted Roark has now become a super-successful software billionaire while Chuck’s dad has become an eccentric, living in the shadows.
Bakula will return to the small screen for the cable original series “Men of a Certain Age” in January 2010. Starring alongside him are Ray Romano and Andre Braugher. The dramedy will focus on three college buddies who are each experiencing their own form of mid-life crises.
“Chuck” is co-created and written by Josh Schwartz (“The O.C., “Gossip Girl”) and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall), Fedak and Scott Rosenbaum. “Chuck” is produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.