NCIS has booked a very special, and presidential, guest for May sweeps.
First lady Michelle Obama will appear on the long-running CBS drama on May 3, the network announced Thursday.
Her appearance is tied to Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans and their families that she launched with the Vice President’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, in 2011. In the episode, titled “Homefront,” the first lady welcomes special agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the wife of a Marine to the White House for a roundtable with military spouses. In addition to filming at the White House, the extras cast in the roundtable scene are actual military spouses.
“Filming inside the White House was a dream come true for the NCIS cast and crew,” said executive producer Gary Glasberg. “It was such a pleasure working with first lady Michelle Obama, and it’s our honor to support the ‘Joining Forces’ initiative and the military families that benefit from it.”
This is hardly the first lady’s first TV appearance. Obama also played herself on a 2014 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and she and Biden appeared on NBC’s The Night Shift last year.
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.