04/25/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT
The neighborhood is filling up.
is joining the cast of the CW's Beverly Hills, 90210
spinoff, Entertainment Weekly
reports. The actress – known for her role on FX's Nip/Tuck
– is expected to play Naomi, a popular high school student.
McCord is the latest to join the cast – and more casting news is expected. Reps for the CW pilot have already confirmed that Dustin Milligan
, 22, will play likeable star athlete Ethan.
According to Rob Thomas, who wrote the pilot, the show revolves around a former graduate of West Beverly who returns with his wife and two children to become the school's principal. –Brian Orloff