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J.J. Abrams' CW pilot 'Shelter' casts 'Vampire Diaries' guest star Malese Jow

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The CW pilot Shelter, a drama from J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill‘s Mark Schwahn set at an historic New England summer resort called Shelter Bay Inn, has added two more names to its growing cast. The network confirms that Malese Jow (pictured), who recurred on The Vampire Diaries as Anna, will play the resort’s resident party girl Morgan. Make It Or Break It‘s Zachary Abel will star as former local baseball hero Mitchell Taylor, who now works the concierge desk and is a hopeless romantic. Deadline first reported the castings.

Shelter Bay’s other employees include a newly appointed Type-A hotel manager named Grace (Elizabeth Henstridge). At least one of its guests is famous: Trent Ford, who’s also guested on The Vampire Diaries, will play a former British rock star staying in the penthouse.

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