Charlies Angel Joins Chuck

Cheryl Ladd will be playing… ah, well that would he a spoiler. Are you sure you want to read on? It’s not a really major spoiler. Your choice

Anyway, when the male lead on your show has the former Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) as his mum, you have to think carefully about someone with comparable cult status to play the mum of your female lead. But Chuck ’s producers have been casting awesome guest appearances from the cult pool for five seasons now, so they know what they’re doing.

Result – Sarah Walker’s mum in the final (it still hurts to have to say that) season of Chuck will be played by former Charlie’s Angel Cheryl Ladd, according to TVLine .

Ladd will turn up as Emma, Sarah’s estranged mum, in next season’s eighth episode, scheduled to air in January. Apparently mother and daughter share a very complicated past and haven’t seen each other in five years.

Ladd played Kris Monroe in the original Charlie’s Angels . She first appeared in the second season, replacing Farrah Fawcett Major’s character Jill Monroe (Kris was Jill’s younger sister), though Fawcett did make a few guest appearances after her departure. Ladd stayed with the show until its fifth and final season in 1981.