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Monday, April 16, 2007

Tom Selleck may be headed to “Las Vegas”

Tom Selleck fans, are you sitting down? Selleck is in negotiations for the role of the new owner of the Montecito Resort & Casino on Las Vegas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

I know. I know. Simmer down!

If Selleck can work out a deal, he’ll be back on our screen on a regular weekly basis for the first time since Magnum P.I. wrapped in 1988.

If Selleck takes the job, I hope his character fares better than the previous Montecito owners. (A giant squid killed Dean Cain’s character and Lara Flynn Boyle’s character was blown off the roof.)

Las Vegas will be low on testosterone this year, as James Caan vacates his role as Big Ed. So, Selleck could fill the much-needed fun, tough-guy void that Caan is leaving. Caan is exiting the show to pursue his movie career.

If Las Vegas lands Selleck, then I applaud executive producer Gary Scott Thompson and his gang. They know how to cast. Cain was a fan favorite, and Selleck is, too.

Selleck has had recent notable guest roles on Friends and Boston Legal, but not a regular weekly gig, much to my dismay. In my Emmy column in 2004, I pondered why the TV folks weren’t chasing Selleck, as he caused quite a fan stir at the awards ceremony when he presented an award. Fans were screaming and whistling to such an extent, the poor guy could barely get through his dialogue.

Selleck would fit well with the fun-loving Las Vegas cast, including Josh Duhamel, Vanessa Marcil, James Lesure and Molly Sims. I’d be willing to bet that he might even bring in some new viewers.

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Anonymous said...

I think he'll be a great addition to the cast. Way to go Vegas producers. Great choice!

tube talk girl said...

I couldn't agree more. Magnum running the Montecito will be a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Im sure Selleck will be good in the role, but Ill miss big Ed. Love the show as well as the town.

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