By Denise Warner
Updated October 11, 2012 at 04:01 AM EDT
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Tuesday nights bring a double-dose of pentagenerian sexiness with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal and Dennis Quaid on Vegas. But these two aren’t the only sexy stars over the age of 55. Read more to see the hottest stars on television who still rock our world after all these years.

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Hottie: Ellen Barkin as Jane Forrest

Show: The New Normal

Age: 58

Hotness factor: Yes, she looks like Calista Gingrich — but Newt’s wife is pretty put together.

NEXT PAGE: On the lamb

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Hottie: Dennis Quaid as Ralph Lamb

Show: Vegas

Age: 58

Hotness factor: This ’50s sheriff in Las Vegas could handcuff us any time.

NEXT PAGE: Something wicked this way comes.

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Hottie: Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon/Sister Jude

Show: American Horror Story

Age: 63

Hotness factor: She’s a cold-blooded killer and a stone-cold fox — who else could easily dispose of the maid her husband is sleeping with and seduce a man half her age?

NEXT PAGE: The doctor is in.

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Hottie: James Pickens Jr. as Dr. Richard Webber

Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Age: 57

Hotness factor: No need for an apple a day to keep this doctor away.

NEXT PAGE: Cleveland rocks.

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Hottie: Wendie Malick as Victoria Chase

Show: Hot in Cleveland

Age: 61

Hotness factor: Malick doesn’t need to move from Los Angeles to Cleveland to be counted among the sexiest in a room.

NEXT PAGE: Anarchy reigns.

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Hottie: Jimmy Smits as Nero Padilla

Show: Sons of Anarchy

Age: 57

Hotness factor: Being on the other side of the law suits Smits just fine.

NEXT PAGE: In the Navy.

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Hottie: Mark Harmon as Jethro Gibbs

Show: NCIS

Age: 61

Hottness factor: Solving crimes in a suit never looked so good.

NEXT PAGE: Crazy for you.

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Hottie: Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds

Show: True Blood

Age: 59

Hotness factor: Ruby Jean holds her own in a world-filled with supernatural beings.

NEXT PAGE: Remember her name.

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Hottie: Debbie Allen as Dr. Catherine Avery

Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Age: 62

Hotness factor: When your son is played by Jesse Williams, you know you have good TV genes.

NEXT PAGE: Hot blooded

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Hottie: Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan

Show: Blue Bloods

Age: 67

Hotness factor: Frank Reagan is a man with a uniform and a mustache — what’s better than that?


Episode Recaps

American Horror Story

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and a hotel.

  • TV Show
  • 9
  • TV-MA
  • Ryan Murphy
  • FX
stream service