And the first actor cast in the new "Melrose Place" is ... Michael Rady.
The veteran of CBS' short-lived drama "Swingtown" landed the gig Wednesday, a day after the CW officially ordered a pilot for the "Melrose" update, to be directed by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth").
Rady will play Jonah Miller, a cute and quirky 25-year-old aspiring filmmaker who makes his living as a videographer of weddings and bar mitzvahs for the rich and famous after moving to Los Angeles with his fiancee a year ago.
The role is somewhat reminiscent of struggling writer Billy (Andrew Shue) from the original Fox series. (Shue's sister, Elisabeth, is Guggenheim's wife.)
In addition to his role as summer-school philosophy teacher Doug Stephens on "Swingtown," Rady co-starred in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" and had recurring roles on Showtime's "Sleeper Cell" and ABC Family's "Greek."