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03/04/2009 at 05:15 PM EST
The apartment complex on The CW's remake of Melrose Place
is starting to get new residents.
First up? Actress Katie Cassidy, who is also a cast member on CBS's buzzed-about upcoming murder mystery series, Harper's Island
. The two project's won't conflict because Harper
's will have a new cast next season if the series is renewed.
Cassidy, 22, who is the daughter of The Partridge Family
's David Cassidy, will play a sexy, sassy up-and-coming publicist on the remake.
And rumor has it that Mischa Barton
has also auditioned for a role on the series' pilot, but her rep says there's no official news to share at this time.