TVLine has learned exclusively that PLL‘s erstwhile wild child Cece Drake has been cast as Edit “Eddie” Janko, a rookie cop who is assigned as Jamie Reagan’s new partner upon graduating from the Academy.
Described as “fresh, eager and ready to roll,” Eddie’s reasons for joining the NYPD, like Jamie’s, have to do with the circumstances of her upbringing — though she comes from a far different legacy than that of the Reagans.
Ray’s other TV credits include a March 2013 episode of The Mentalist, Suits (as Mike’s ex Jenny) and Damages Season 3. PLL‘s CeCe, meanwhile, is due to resurface in a pair of August episodes.
Blue Bloods launches Season 4 on Friday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c, with Hawaii Five-0 as its new lead-in.
Marisa Ramirez has been bumped to series regular status for Blue Bloods‘ upcoming fourth season.
The actress — whose previous TV credits include Body of Proof, Lifetime’s Against the Wall and General Hospital — joined the CBS drama toward the end of Season 3 in a recurring capacity, as Danny’s (Donnie Wahlberg) latest partner, Detective Maria Baez.
Ramirez boarded Bloods as one of three potential full-time replacements for castmember Jennifer Esposito, who exited the series last October amid some controversy involving her ability to do her job while managing Celiac Disease. (Law & Order: LA‘s Megan Boone and newcomer Megan Ketch also briefly helped fill the void.)
Ramirez’s resume also includes Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Fox’s short-lived Mental and Miracles.
It’s about to get ugly at CBS’ Blue Bloods.
Ugly Betty playboy Eric Mabius will guest-star on the cop drama in February, TVLine has learned exclusively.
He’ll play Richard Rourke, a likable and sexy multi-millionaire philanthropist with an unblemished record who may not be as perfect as he appears.
In the episode, a tip from a victim’s father will lead Erin and Danny to a cold case involving a prominent New York City family.
After Betty wrapped in 2010, Mabius starred in the British sci-fi series Outcasts. He’s also appeared in The Client List, Franklin & Bash and Political Animals.
What was initially billed as a medical leave now appears to be a permanent one.
Sources confirm to TVLine that Blue Bloods actress Jennifer Esposito — who departed from the CBS drama in October amid controversy — is not expected to reprise her role as Det. Jackie Curatola this season. Or next season.
As reported back in October, CBS says the actress requested “a very limited part-time schedule” that the demands of the role could not accommodate, so they put her (and her character) on a leave of absence.
Esposito, however, claimed the network knew her request was the result of her battle with Celiac Disease and at the advice of her doctor, and claimed she was being kept from working elsewhere during her “unpaid leave.”
Blue Bloods meanwhile is rotating in new characters played by Megan Ketch and Megan Goode to sub for her Detective Jackie Curatola.