Look out, Blair: Ex-Melrose Place vamp Katie Cassidy is relocating to Manhattan.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that Cassidy - who was arguably the best thing about last seasonâs ill-fated Melrose reboot - is staying in the CW fold with a multi-episode arc on Gossip Girl.
Sheâll play a student at Columbia and a love interest for fellow undergrad Nate (Chace Crawford).
This next bit probably goes without saying, but a Gossip source tells me that Cassidyâs character âwill make troubleâ for several Upper East Siders, adding, âShe is not what she appears.â
Cassidy will first air in the season 4 premiere.
Coincidentally, Cassidy is currently in Paris shooting the teen adventure comedy Monte Carlo alongside fellow Gossip girl Leighton Meester (Blair).
Thoughts? Does Cassidyâs casting warrant an enthusiastic âYes!â or an apathetic âMeh?â (Hint: The correct answer is âYes!â)