Former MAGNUM, PI star Tom Selleck is making a return to the small screen in a forthcoming episode of hit US TV drama Boston Legal.

The 60-year-old, who shot to fame as moustachioed Hawaii detective THOMAS MAGNUM in the smash 1980s show, will play the ex-husband of Candice Bergen's character SHIRLEY SCHMIDT.

The episode will air on US network ABC in February (06) and marks Selleck's first TV show appearance since he last cameoed in Friends in 2000, writes the New York Daily News.