When Melrose Place's ratings tanked so badly that the CW couldn't justify renewing it, the network did the next best thing and retained Katie Cassidy.
She's been cast on Gossip Girl this fall in a recurring role.
Katie will play a love interest for Nate (Chace Crawford), who just split with Serena (Blake Lively). It's hard to trade up from that, but he may have!
Might Cassidy stick around and become a permanent addition? Some fans are already asking for it, but she hasn't even debuted yet, so we'll see.
The bigger question: which Gossip Girl beauty you'd rather ... you know. You do know, right? (NOTE: We don't mean rather have as your daughter).
Who would you rather ...