One Tree Hill star Sophia Bush has landed a lead opposite Don Johnson on ABC’s comedy pilot Southern Discomfort as the future of the veteran CW drama hangs in the balance. In other pilot castings, Ben Browder, repped by Gersh and Hank McCann, rounds out the series regular cast of the CW’s Hellcats.
Discomfort centers on a father (Johnson) whose life is turned upside down when his grown kids move back in with him. Bush, repped by UTA and Joan Green, will play Johnson’s overachieving younger daughter. The casting is in second position to CW’s One Tree Hill, which has a 50-50 chance to return for an eighth season, presumably competing with freshman Life Unexpected for a spot on the schedule for next season.