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What do Carrie Underwood, the cast of "Blue Bloods," which includes Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson and Sami Gayle, and chefs Lidia Bastianich and Michael Lomonaco all have in common? They will all be part of "The Talk's" return to New York City during the week of December 8 thru 12 for holiday-themed shows, it was announced during today's edition of the talk show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, former "General Hospital" star Marissa Ramirez (ex-Gia) has been upped to series regular on CBS' "Blue Bloods" beginning with the primetime shows fifth season. Ramirez, who joined the series as a recurring guest-star beginning with the Friday, March 8 episode entitled "Protest Too Much," portrays Detective Maria Baez, the former and now ful-time partner of Donnie Wahlberg's Detective Danny Raegan. The actress is replacing Jennifer Esposito, who portrayed Wahlberg's onscreen partner, Jackie Curatola, on the drama series until November of last year.