Emmy winner Tom Selleck
is in discussions to join NBC
's Las Vegas
as the fast-paced drama's new leading man.
He 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 the show's star James Caan
Caan, who played the head of the casino's surveillance team for four years, recently left the series to return to features (HR 2/28).Vegas
, from NBC Universal TV Studio and DreamWorks TV, was picked up for a fifth season in February and is slated to begin production on its order soon. The show also is looking to add a beautiful female concierge in the wake of the departure of co-star Nikki Cox
Josh Duhamel also stars on Vegas
, with Molly Sims
, James Lesure
and Vanessa Marcil
rounding out the cast.
Selleck's starring role on Vegas
would mark his first regular gig on a drama series since his Emmy-winning turn on Magnum, P.I
He followed that up with memorable recurring roles on NBC's hit comedy Friends
and, most recently, on ABC
's dramedy Boston Legal
Selleck also has had success with the Stone Cold
series of original movies for CBS
, with the latest installment, Jesse Stone: Sea Change
, slated to premiere in May.