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Vampire Diaries Adds Hit the Floor Star as 'Tough' New Doctor in Season 6

Vampire Diaries Season 6 Spoilers

Is The Vampire Diaries turning into a medical drama in its sixth season?

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Fresh off the news that The Client List‘s Marco James will be joining the series as med student Liam, EW.com reports that VH1’s Hit the Floor star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is also coming on board as a doctor named Jo.

Described as “tough and accomplished,” Jo is a doctor at a university hospital — not to mention a dead ringer for former TVD-er Grace Phipps (April Young).

Other Season 6 newbies include Gabrielle Walsh as “shady” lady Sarah, Colin Ferguson as militia leader Tripp and Emily C. Chang as wild-child Ivy.

The Vampire Diaries‘ sixth season premieres Oct. 2 at 8/7c on The CW.

TVD fans, your early thoughts on Jo? Drop a comment with your hopes for Season 6 below.