Melrose Place alumna Katie Cassidy is joining another primetime soap. Cassidy has been cast opposite Jimmy Wolk in ABC's drama pilot Georgetown. Also cast in the the hourlong project, written by Will Fetters, is Australian Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown). Described as a sexy soap centered around the young people behind the power brokers of Washington, DC. It centers on Andrew Pierce (Wolk), an effortlessly charming and brilliant Yale graduate and the youngest Presidential speech-writer on record. Cassidy will play Nikki, a smart and quick-witted junior staffer in the White House Communications Office with connections to the First Lady. Nikki, who is also a model, is friends and roommates with Andrew and Samantha (ICM-repped Betts), an idealistic young staffer with the Democratic President, daughter of a political dynasty who shares a romantic history with Andrew. Georgetown, from Warner Bros. TV and Josh Schwarz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire, reunites Cassidy with Schwartz and Savage, on whose CW show Gossip Girl she recently recurred. Cassidy, whose series credits include CW's Supernatural and CBS' Harper's Island, was also offered the CW pilot Heavenly this season.
love her and glad she finally decided to stop being on cw shows