Mandi Bierly
March 12, 2009 AT 09:58 PM EDT

Only on The CW could you potentially have a series called Body Politic, and have it not be about the newly appointed Attorney General (Tim Matheson). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Friday Night Lights‘ Minka Kelly has been cast as his daughter Hope, who leaves Michigan following her mother’s death, finds her long-lost dad in D.C., and begins working for him. Jason Dohring (of Veronica Mars, Moonlight, and PopWatch Duel fame) will play a reporter with The Washington Post. Our nation’s capital hasn’t looked this sexy since Hollywood invaded for Obama’s inauguration the 2000 WB series D.C., starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jacinda Barrett, and Daniel Sunjata.

Friday Night Lights fans, breathe. Kelly would be able to return for multiple episodes of that series should it get the fourth season order that Michael Ausiello says is in the works

After the jump, more of our pilot season coverage.

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More on pilot season:
Jeremy Northam to play doctor on CBS pilot (and other casting news)
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s siblings cast for HBO pilot: We’re liking the family
Melissa Leo signs on for David Simon’s HBO pilot, Treme
Pilot season: Is The CW hosting a ‘Degrassi’ reunion?
Scott Wolf, Michael O’Keefe tapped for pilots
Geoff Stults, Michael Vartan returning to TV. Squeee!
‘Hot Girls in Scary Places’
ABC in business with Courteney Cox, Kelsey Grammer, Cedric the Entertainer
Cybill Shepherd on Lifetime? Yes!
More CBS procedurals, more slackers
Twilight for television: The CW orders pilot for Vampire Diaries
Kristen Johnston: The scoop on her Absolutely Fabulous return to TV
CBS orders more than procedurals after all
CBS plans arranged-marriage reality show. Discuss.
Bruckheimer, star-crossed lovers, and ‘Fame’ comparisons
CBS plans arranged-marriage reality show. Discuss.
ABC likes Lauren Graham, CBS more procedurals!
Grade the latest orders, including ‘Parenthood’
Grade the latest orders, including one from Shonda Rhimes and a detective show with an 11-year-old genius 
V and Lost in the ’80s a go
Ab Fab import and Witches of Eastwick-based drama a go
Grade Fox’s latest orders

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