Vampire Diaries, Make It or Break It Alums Find Shelter With J.J. Abrams/Mark Schwahn Pilot

Vampire Diaries alumna Malese Jow and former Make It or Break It star Zachary Abel have joined The CW’s buzzy drama pilot Shelter.

From executive producers Mark Schwahn and J.J. Abrams, the project centers on the staff and guests at an historic New England summer resort, Shelter Bay Inn. Not unlike both EPs’ previous primetime soaps (One Tree Hill and Felicity, respectively),  Shelter will navigate friendships, rivalries and romances.

Abel has been cast as leading man Mitchell Taylor, a hopelessly romantic former local baseball hero who now mans the concierge desk at the inn, our sister site Deadline reports. Jow, meanwhile, will play the town’s resident party girl.

The duo join the previously cast Trent Ford (Vampire Diaries), Australian actor Eka Darville and newcomers Hannah New and Elizabeth Henstridge.

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