Tom Selleck To Join NBC's "Las Vegas"?
Former "Magnum, P.I." star Tom Selleck is in negotiations with NBC to join its dynamic casino drama "Las Vegas."
Hollywood trade press reports that Selleck would play the smart, powerful, fun-loving new owner of Montecito Resort & Casino, a new character designed to fill the void left by the recent departure of James Caan.
Caan who played the head of the casino's surveillance team for four seasons recently said he was leaving the show because he wanted to return to movies.
The producers are about to begin production of the fifth season in an attempt to bank as many episodes prior to an anticipated writer's strike in the fall.
They will also be looking for an attractive female concierge in the wake of departure of co-star Nikki Cox.
Regular cast members Josh Duhamel, Molly Sims, James Lesure and Vanessa Marcil are coming back for the fifth season.
Selleck has not been in a regular prime-time series role since "Magnum P.I." wrapped production in 1988.
He however made a number of notable guest appearances on shows like "Friends" and "Boston Legal".
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