Kelly will play Hope, a sweet Michigan gal who, after her mother dies, moves to Washington to connect with the father she never knew - a senator-turned-attorney general (played by Animal House's Tim Matheson).
And what of Kelly's FNL gig? According to the Hollywood Reporter, should the NBC/DirecTV series get picked up for a fourth season, the actress likely would return for at least a few episodes, to wrap up college-bound Lyla's storyline.
Also on board for Body Politic is Jason Dohring, playing a reporter for the Washington Post. Following his run as Veronica Mars' Logan, Dohring most recently had a series regular role on CBS' short-lived Moonlight.