Monday, May 27, 2024

“NCIS” Jumps Almost 3%, Back Over 10 Million Viewers, With Guest Star Pam Dawber aka Mrs. Mark Harmon


The spirit of Mork was with Mindy on Tuesday night.

Pam Dawber, semi-retired, made her first of four appearances on “NCIS.” The show stars her husband, Mark Harmon, who may be setting up his character, Jethro, to go on limited duty next season.

With Dawber, “NCIS” jumped almost 3% and went back over 10 million viewers for the first time in five weeks. The show has been ratcheting down this seaso, which is to be expected after 18 years.

Of course, the shock for all of us of a certain age is seeing Pam Dawber with grey hair, but she’d be shocked if she saw us, too.

Pam was Robin William’s co-star in “Mork and Mindy,” the beloved series that launched their careers in the 70s. Seems like yesterday!

Harmon’s character has never settled on a romantic partner after all these “NCIS” adventures. But maybe her character, Marcie Warren, a seasoned journalist, will be the one who puts him into semi-retirement.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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