‘NCIS’ season 11 spoilers: Keith Carradine to appear in rock-star role

More news -NCIS” is going to give us a touch of rock n’ roll on an upcoming episode, and they’ve also enlisted the help of a former Academy Award winner in order to do it.

We have confirmed that Keith Carradine (“Dexter,” countless movies) has signed on for the role of Manheim Gold, a rock star from the 1980s who becomes involved in some sort of bombing case. We don’t quite know how anyone would want to kill a guy who no longer has any sort of modern relevance at all to pop-culture, but that is what the team has to possibly figure out. The episode is entitled “Rock and a Hard Place” and will air on March 18. Just in case you want even more details, you can hear about them in the official synopsis below:

“After a bomb detonates in the dressing room at a military charity concert, the NCIS team must determine if the target was a washed-up ‘80s rocker or if the bomb was part of a larger scheme. Meanwhile, Jimmy prepares for fatherhood.”

Hooray for a Jimmy story finally! There are times this season that you could very easily forget that Brian Dietzen is a series regular, mostly because he has had so little to do. The fact that he is the only character actually mentioned by name in the synopsis is a good sign, though we don’t imagine he will be the primary focus of anything. (Still, a good secondary plotline is better than nothing.)

Carradine has made a habit of appearing on popular shows  within the CBS family. He was a notable serial killer on two episodes of “Criminal Minds,” and has also played the part of Penny’s father for an episode of “The Big Bang Theory.” Ironically, his “Dexter” role was all about trying to stop notable serial killers.

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