Pilot Scoop: Scott Porter To Tug at Rachel Bilson's Hart-strings

I think The CW can go ahead and fast track this thing to series now.

Friday Night Lights and Good Wife dynamo Scott Porter has joined the cast of Hart of Dixie, the hour-long comedic drama pilot produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and starring Rachel Bilson.

Hart finds Bilson playing Zoe, a young New York City doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic group of characters.

Think Everwood, only with a younger more feminine lead.

Porter, whose extremely well received Good Wife stint comes to an end later this month, will play a longtime resident of the sleepy town who develops an intense connection with Bilson’s MD. Too bad he’s engaged to the daughter of Zoe’s chief rival at the medical practice.

He’s the Nina to Bilson’s Andy!

Thoughts? Should The CW green light Dixie on the strength of the cast and pedigree alone?

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