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Rachel Bilson follows Josh Schwartz into The CW's 'Hart of Dixie'
'O.C.' pair also worked together on 'Chuck'
For the second time in this development season, the "O.C." creator is attempting to built a pilot around the former Ms. Summer Roberts.
According to TVLine.com, Bilson is close to a deal to star in "Hart of Dixie," a CW drama pilot produced by Schwartz and Fake Empire partner Stephanie Savage.
Bilson would play a young doctor who leaves her job in New York City to take over a medical practice in a quirky Southern town.
Although several people on Twitter expressed skepticism regarding Bilson playing a doctor, we'd like to remind those doubters that Bilson has previous medical experience stemming from Summer's brief, quickly abandoned gig as a candy striper on "The O.C."
At an earlier stage this development season, Bilson was attached to "Ghost Angeles," an NBC pilot co-written by Schwartz. That pilot did not go forward.
In addition to her run on "The O.C.," Bilson has appeared on multiple episodes of "Chuck" and "How I Met Your Mother." If you chose to brave its current 7 percent "Fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes, you could currently see Bilson on the big screen in "Waiting for Forever."