Enterprise's Scott Bakula boldly guests on Chuck

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Scott Bakula (Star Trek Enterprise) will guest-star as Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Ellie's (Sarah Lancaster) estranged dad on NBC's action-comedy series Chuck in a multi-episode arc scheduled for broadcast later this spring, NBC announced.

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)—whom 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.

Chuck returns on Feb. 2 with a special 3-D episode; it airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.