Here’s something to surely feed 2013 speculation: Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti will appear as the mayor of Los Angeles on tonight’s episode of TNT’s “The Closer.”
Garcetti, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, already appeared earlier this season on “The Closer,” albeit in a background part as his father, former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, played the chief of police (he’s also a consulting producer of the series). The younger Garcetti, who did some acting as a child, also appeared recently on an episode of “All My Children” along with L.A.’s real mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, after they were involved in efforts to persuade the show to move from New York to Los Angeles.
The episode will be posted online here.
Villaraigosa’s term expires in 2013, and Garcetti long has been rumored as a possible contender.