Jon Tenney Joins 'Scandal' as Love Interest for Mellie?


Jon Tenney in The Closer


It looks like Mellie may finally get the proper First Lady treatment after all. TVLine reports that 'Scandal' has recently tapped Jon Tenney to play a rumored love interest for Bellamy Young’s love-starved FLOTUS. Eat your heart out, Olivia Pope!

ABC has confirmed Tenney’s Season 3 involvement, but still isn't offering up any details regarding the actor's character. But given that the series has been looking to cast the role of Andrew — a handsome and charismatic suitor for one of the show’s main players — it stands to reason that they're referring to Tenney.

Best known for his role as Agent Fritz Howard in 'The Closer' and 'Major Crimes,' the actor will kick off his recurring gig on the political drama during its final eight-episode stretch, which resumes Feb. 27. The show’s fall finale is schedule to air next Thursday.

Anyone else love the fact that Tenney's former character name was Fritz? Just like Fitz! This girl certainly has a type doesn't she?

What are your thoughts about this latest casting decision? Does this additional love affair officially confirm that Mellie and Fitz have the most messed up marriage ever? Sound off in the comments below and join me for a glass of red wine in Mellie's honor.

- Jon Tenney
- Scandal

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Dec 6th, 2013, 6:59 pm

Images courtesy of TNT


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Message Posted On Dec 7th, 2013, 9:56 pm

I would rather have seen him come back on King & Maxwell. It was an excellent show and after the season finale, I was really looking forward to the second season.


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Message Posted On Dec 6th, 2013, 10:44 pm

So Jon Tenney loses one series, King & Maxwell, to get two, Major Crimes and Scandal. What a lucky guy!

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