March 16, 2011 1:00pm PT by Lacey Rose
Scott Porter Cast in Josh Schwartz's 'Hart of Dixie' Pilot
Friday Night Lights' Scott Porter has joined the cast of the CW drama pilot Hart of Dixie.
The project, from Warner Bros. Television andJ osh Schwartz's Fake Empire, centers ona young Manhattan doctor (Rachel Bilson) who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town populated by an eccentric group of characters.
Porter, who currently plays in-house investigator Blake Calamar on CBS' The Good Wife, will play the part of George Tucker. He joins Bilson, who worked with Schwartz and his production partner Stephanie Savage on The OC, as well as previously cast Jaime King, Wilson Bethel and Cress Williams.
Leila Gerstein (Eli Stone) will write and executive produce the pilot, with Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein serving as executive producers. The trio have another pilot, Georgetown, in contention at ABC. Jason Ensler (Franklin & Bash, Kath & Kim) has been tapped to direct the pilot. Both Gerstein and Ensler have worked with Schwartz and Savage on their CW hit Gossip Girl.
Porter is repped by the Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.