Zoe Hart has some competition on “Hart of Dixie” season 2, and it is coming this time from somebody who has spent much of the summer serving as another option to Maggie for Jim on HBO’s “The Newsroom.”
According to a report from TVLine, actress Kelen Coleman — who has also become well-known courtesy of a story arc on “The Office” as a bridesmaid of Pam’s who Dwight Shrute had a brief fling with — is set to be playing the role of Presley on The CW show. She works as a beer and wine distributor, and manages to catch the attention of George at the Rammer Jammer despite being described as a little bit more of a tomboy than some of the other women that he has sought after over the past several months. This role is currently described as recurring, so Coleman could turn up on multiple occasions throughout the season.
So does this casting mean that Coleman is done playing the part of Lisa? Not necessarily, since the shooting schedules are slightly different and there is a little bit of a story still to tell here with her character — especially after Jim and Maggie shared a kiss in the season finale that brought on similarities to another “Office” couple in Jim and Pam.
As if this was not going to make things complicated enough for Zoe, you also have to remember that her other suitor in Wade is going to have someone from his past stopping by again in the new season — so despite having two men interested in during the season finale, it’s possible that she could end up alone yet again by the time this season really gets going.
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