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Scandal Exclusive: The Closer's Jon Tenney Joins Season 3 Cast as Love Interest for [Spoiler]

Jon Tenney ScandalMellie is trading Fitz for Fritz.

Scandal has tapped Jon Tenney (aka Fritz from TNT’s The Closer and spin-off Major Crimes) to join the Season 3 cast as a rumored love interest for Bellamy Young’s love-starved FLOTUS, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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An ABC rep confirmed Tenney’s casting, but declined to offer any details about his character. Earlier this week, we reported that Scandal was casting the role of Andrew, a handsome and charismatic suitor for one of the show’s main players. (And yes, I correctly predicted it would be Mels, so, yay me!)

Tenney’s recurring gig will kick off during the ABC hit’s final eight-episode stretch, which kicks off Feb. 27. The show’s fall finale airs next Thursday.

Coincidentally, in Thursday’s episode, Mellie lamented — “I wish I had someone to miss me.” Looks like that wish may eventually come true.