Tom Selleck has been out of the TV-series game for a little while, but NBC may deal him in for next season.
The former "Magnum, P.I." star and multiple Emmy nominee is talking with NBC about joining the cast of "Las Vegas" next season. He would play the new owner of the Montecito Hotel and Casino, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Selleck would in effect be replacing James Caan, who left the series at the end of the show's abbreviated, 17-episode season earlier this year. Nikki Cox has also departed.
If the deal goes through, Selleck would be taking his first series-regular role since his short-lived CBS sitcom "The Closer" aired in 1998. He has scarcely lacked for work, however, starring in numerous TV movies -- including the "Jesse Stone" series of films for CBS -- and guest-starring on "Friends" and "Boston Legal."
His other recent credits include "Ike: Countdown to D-Day" and the TNT westerns "Crossfire Trail" and "Monte Walsh." He also has a voice role in the current Disney movie "Meet the Robinsons."
Selleck won an Emmy for his "Magnum, P.I." role in 1984 and has been nominated five other times, most recently for a 2000 guest appearance on "Friends."
"Las Vegas" finished its fourth season in early March and may begin filming its fifth in the near future, ahead of the normal midsummer start for most shows.