Bilson Gets Medical For New TV Series

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May 19, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Former The O.C. star Rachel Bilson is heading back to TV as a doctor in a new drama series.
The Jumper actress returned to the small screen last year for a guest part in hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, but she has now signed up for a more permanent role in upcoming show Hart of Dixie, about a New Yorker practising medicine in a small Southern town.

It is Bilson’s first big TV project since The O.C. came to an end in 2007.

The show will premiere on America’s CW network later this year.