Jon Tenney

It's about time!

Scandal's first lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) is finally going to get some attention from the opposite sex. (And thankfully we're not talking about more horrific flashbacks of her with Fitz's dad.)

The Closer's Jon Tenney has landed a recurring role on the ABC drama as a potential love interest for Mellie, TVLine.com reports.

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Few details are known about Tenney's character, Andrew, other than he is described as handsome and charismatic. Tenney will appear on the show sometime next year. After next week's fall finale, Scandal returns on Feb. 27 for its final eight episodes of the just-reduced season.

Tenney has recently recurred on The Newsroom and The Closer spin-off, Major Crimes. He most recently starred on the short-lived TNT drama King & Maxwell.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC. Do you think Tenney and Mellie will make a cute couple?