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Pilot News: Rachel Bilson Officially Joins 'Hart of Dixie,' Rob Huebel Lands Fox Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 15th 2011 6:30PM
Rachel Bilson Officially Joins 'Hart of Dixie,' Rachel Bilson is officially reteaming with 'The O.C.' creator Josh Schwartz in The CW pilot 'Hart of Dixie.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bilson will play a doctor from New York City who inherits a small medical practice in the South. 'Gossip Girl' and 'Eli Stone' writer Leila Gerstein wrote the script and will executive produce the series with Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein.

In other pilot news ...

Jake M. Johnson and Max Greenfield have landed lead roles opposite Zooey Deschanel in Fox's Liz Meriwether pilot 'Chicks and Dicks.' Viewers may remember Greenfield from 'Veronica Mars,' while Johnson was recently in the film 'No Strings Attached.' [Deadline Hollywood]

'24' actress Annie Wersching will star opposite Scottie Thompson in ABC's drama pilot 'Partners.' Lawrence Gilliard Jr. has also landed a role in the cop drama about two female detectives. [Deadline Hollywood]

Rob Huebel has landed the brother role in Fox's 'Family Album.' The series follows a family who go on an extended family vacation at the behest of the headstrong patriarch. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Better Off Ted' creator Victor Fresco has joined 'Man Up' as an executive producer. The ABC comedy pilot tells the story of manhood as seen through the eyes of men and their female friends. [Vulture]

'Heroes' director David Semel will direct the 'Person of Interest' pilot. The show, about an ex-CIA agent enlisted by a billionaire to fight crime in New York City, comes from Jonathan Nolan (director Christopher Nolan's brother) and J.J. Abrams. [Deadline Hollywood]

Brad Kern, 'Human Target' executive producer, will serve as the showrunner on ABC's 'Poe.' Former '24' showrunner Howard Gordon has joined NBC's 'REM' and 'The Cape's' John Wirth will serve as showrunner on The CW's 'Cooper & Stone.' Jonathan Groff, no, not the Broadway star, will serve as showrunner on ABC's 'My Frickin' Family.' [Deadline Hollywood]

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