Katie Cassidy to join Gossip Girl

Actress Katie Cassidy is to join the cast of Gossip Girl for a multi-episode stint according to Entertainment Weekly.

 

Melrose Place actress Katie Cassidy is to join the cast of fellow CW drama series Gossip Girl. Cassidy will join the cast of the teen-drama for a multi-episode stint first appearing in its fourth season premier. The actress will play a student at Columbia University who’ll be a new love interest for Nate (Chace Crawford) – the news of the casting was announced to Entertainment Weekly. Melrose Place was cancelled by The CW earlier in the year in a move that surprised no one – the revival of the 1990s series was not the success 90210 had been. Gossip Girl returns for a fourth season later this year.