Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Stacy Keibler is legging her way into the world of scripted TV, courtesy of ABC.
Keibler, a one-time World Wrestling Entertainment "diva," is joining the cast of "What About Brian" in a recurring role. The second-year show has also added Jessica Szohr, who will be a regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Both actresses will play new neighbors of the title character (Barry Watson), who's currently in a transition from running a start-up video game company to working in a "real" job at his father's (William Devane) real estate firm. He's also getting over his love for his best friend Adam's (Matthew Davis) ex-fiancee (the currently absent Sarah Lancaster) by having an affair with a co-worker (Krista Allen).
So yeah, the cast is rather attractive.
Following her breakout performance on "Dancing with the Stars" earlier this year (she finished third behind Drew Lachey and Jerry Rice), ABC signed Keibler to a talent deal. Her role on "What About Brian" is a result of that and will be her first significant acting gig (she's had minor roles in "Bubble Boy" and John Waters' "Pecker").
Szohr is also a relative newcomer -- her credits include guest appearances on "That's So Raven," "What I Like About You" and "Joan of Arcadia."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun