Rachel Bilson in CW Pilot HART OF DIXIE

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TVLine.com reports that Rachel Bilson is close to a deal to star in the CW pilot HART OF DIXIE, which would reunite her with the show’s creator-executive producer Josh Schwartz from The O.C. The project is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s company Fake Empire. Leila Gerstein wrote the pilot script and is executive producing with Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein.

Hart of Dixie is a comedic drama centered on a young New York City doctor (Bilson) who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters.

Earlier this season, Bilson had been set to star in Ghost Angeles, a supernatural romantic comedy co-written by Schwartz, but NBC decided not to move forward with it. Most recently Bilson has appeared in CBS’ How I Met Your Mother, as well as the movies New York, I Love You and Waiting for Forever.