McKayla Maroney is finally getting her chance to catch up with fellow Olympic breakout stars Gabby Douglas and Ryan Lochte. The gymnast will be guest-starring on the CW’s Hart of Dixie this fall, the network announced yesterday.
“In the episode, Maroney will guest star as Tonya, a friend of Rose’s (played by recurring guest
star McKaley Miller), who comes to Rose’s defense,” a press release from the CW says. (That’s McKayley on the far left in the photo above, btw.) McKayla still hasn’t returned to the Kellogg’s Tour of Women’s Gymnastics since injuring herself on the uneven bars earlier this month. This seems like a pretty good way of keeping busy while she recovers.
For those of you not familiar with the adorable Hart of Dixie, it stars O.C. alum Rachel Bilson as a cardio-thoracic surgeon who winds up giving up her New York City life for the quirks of a small town in Alabama. It’s as renowned for its great fashion as its cute story lines, so we get the feeling this will be a super-fun shoot for McKayla. It’s no chance to have Ian Somerhalder eat your gold medal, mind you (we are still dying of jealousy after that pic of Gabby on the Vampire Diaries set), but we’re excited for her nonetheless.
And see how I wrote this entire post without making a “not impressed” joke? We’re making progress here, people.
[Photos: The CW, Getty Images]
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