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.