TVLine Items: Gossip Girl Star to Blue Bloods, Private Practice Makes Bold Move and More!

Spotted: Gossip Girl‘s Margaret Colin sneaking around with Tom Selleck!

TVLine has learned exclusively that Colin, who plays mom to Leighton Meester’s Blair on the CW soap, will guest star in a March episode of Blue Bloods as a love interest for Selleck’s Frank.

Her character, Melanie, is a high profile investigative reporter for an international cable news network who has been involved with New York’s top cop in a largely long-distance and very discreet romance. The lovers’ private and professional lives collide when Melanie is targeted by a dangerous assailant and Frank is tasked with hunting the bad guy down.

Fun fact: In addition to co-starring in Three Men and a Baby together, Colin crossed paths with Selleck in an episode of Magnum P.I.

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* USA Network is getting back into the reality biz with The Moment, a 9-episode series hosted by NFL star Kurt Warner that follows people who have been given a second chance to reclaim the career dreams they put on hold.  It’s slated to debut this summer.

• Bold and the Beautiful star Ashley Jones (Bridget) will guest-star on an upcoming episode of Private Practice, CBS Soaps in Depth reports. No word yet on who she’ll be playing as she reportedly accepted the role sight unseen.

• Tia Carrere has booked a guest-spot on the upcoming fifth and final season of In Plain Sight, which premieres Friday, March 16. The Wayne’s World temptress will play Stan’s dance instructor, reports.

• TLC has partnered with What Not to Wear co-host Stacy London on a new reality series about a Brooklyn-based boutique for plus-size women, per The Hollywood Reporter. London will executive-produce the project.

• Bravo has added a third part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, On Air with Ryan Seacrest reports, which will focus solely on recently rehabbed cast member Kim Richards.

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Comments (13)

  • Um, isn’t that the EXACT same story as Sellek’s last love interest? With the caveat that his last one was way too young for him. But still, reporter? Check! Discreet? Check! Getting involved in his work? Check! Are his kids actually going to find out about THIS one?

    How about a REAL love interest. I’m dating a widower myself right now, I know the drama and worthy stories that can result from that kind of tension!

    Comment by IronBlossom – January 25, 2012 09:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More Fun Fact: Selleck and Margaret Colin played love interests in that classic, “Three Men and a Baby.”

    True story.

    Comment by Amanda – January 25, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought that was her on 3 Men and a Baby! We just watched that movie the other day. And Frank needs a girlfriend. He’s way hot.

      Comment by kimberly – January 25, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Frank certainly does like his reporters ;) I like Margaret Colin, a lot more than the other girl, and even better, she’s at least close to his age. Hope this one doesn’t nitpick into the cases that she knows he can’t talk about.

    Comment by Amy – January 25, 2012 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay for ashley jones and PPP!!

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – January 25, 2012 10:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can we talk about the inappropriate chemistry between Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan? :) When my husband walked by while I was watching an episode, he asked if she was “Magnum’s” girlfriend. LOL

    Comment by Diane – January 25, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love Margaret Colin. I think she would have great company with Tom Selleck. I just wish she would be a regular. She was great with Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day, too.

    Comment by Bella – January 25, 2012 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Margaret Colin will be perfect for Frank. It’s about time they hooked him up with someone. He’s hot. Hope she’s with him longer than one episode though.

    Comment by kellie – January 25, 2012 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • After all she’s done over the years, including starring in a couple of series of her own, I still think of Margaret Colin as the best Margo on As The World Turns (with Justin Deas as Tom).

    Comment by CJ – January 26, 2012 12:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s about time Frank had a girlfriend. We don’t see enough of his private life. Just the business side. They make a cute couple…always liked Margaret Colin. Hope she sticks around longer than his last girlfriend.

    Comment by jenn – January 26, 2012 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good casting for BB. I approve. Frank needs a woman.

    Comment by STACY – January 26, 2012 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • don’t like the character, she’s too loud and pushy. Definitely not the type the PC would go after

    Comment by maureen – July 28, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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