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Sophia Bush: Southern Discomfort with Don Johnson!

Sophia Bush: Southern Discomfort with Don Johnson!

One Tree Hill babe Sophia Bush has scored a lead role in the ABC family comedy pilot Southern Discomfort.

The 27-year-old actress will play Haley, the overachieving younger daughter of Don Johnson and Mary Steenbergen. Southern Discomfort centers on a father whose life is “turned upside down when his grown kids move back in with him.”

Deadline reports the CW will either renew One Tree Hill or frosh drama Life Unexpected. If OTH gets picked up again, Sophia will have to kiss this pilot goodbye!

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Sophia Bush test out her comedic chops??

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  • Abbs

    Aww!!! HOW ABOUT ONE TREE HILL?!?!!! :((((((

  • alex09

    Lets get OTH cancel!!!

  • Jokergurl

    Cool Don Johnson’s back on t.v.

  • Jasmine

    I want to see her in the comedy. I use to love OTH, but it’s been awful for the past three or four seasons.

  • lilly

    OMG, please cancel OTH!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sophia deserves this role!

  • Jenny

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is a dream come TRUE!!!!!!
    I would LOVE to see Sophia in this new comedy!!!!

  • ka-blamo

    Wow stupid.

  • Allysa

    This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Maiqu

    PLEASE CANCEL OTH!! I would love to see Sophia in something else

  • terri

    Yay for Sophia. She will be awesome in this. I am stunned that she got the part there are so actresses yet they gave it to her knowing she might not be able to do it. Bravo Sophia!

  • Colleen

    Wow that is fantastic. I hope it all works out this is a big step up. I love OTh but it is time to let it go for sure.

  • Sherri

    I have always thought Sophia would have a career after OTH knocked it out of the park.

  • Jenny

    She needs to move ahead in her career, and this is a good move.
    Cancel OTH! She’s been on that show for seven years, but it’s time for something new.

  • Carolina Girl

    I really hope OTH gets cancelled. It has sucked since they got rid of Leyton. Sophia would be so great in the pilot, would love to see her in something different and new.

  • J. Ryan

    i’m a huge fan of one tree hill still, even with out Leyton, and i hope that it stays. people it’s a pilot on ABC Family. if it was a major network, i could see getting more excited.

  • Sam

    OTH has to be cancelled if this is true. There is no way she would sign onto this if it wasn’t.

  • Gina

    The show is going to be on ABC, not ABC family. Jared made an error. The shows producers and casting directors want Sophia in the show, so lets hope she will be able to do and that OTH gets canceled.

  • datesingledoctors

    nice mole

  • kira

    i don’t want one tree hill to be canceled it’s a good show i’ll support it no matter what. i want a season 8:) !!! 8′s my lucky number

  • Julie

    Sophia you rock. I hope it all works out and you can move on with this new show. Great cast I can’t wait to see it. I hope it shoots with a live audience I’ll be sure to go to a taping.

  • Joboots


    OTH’s time has passed,IMO!!!!!

  • Teresa

    @Joboots: I AGREE! It’s time OTH ends. Plus, it’ll be so great to see Sophia in this new show!!!

  • GG

    Always thought she would do movies after OTH, guess not.
    The show sounds awful but I’ll give it a try to see what she’s like.
    Congrats to her!

  • Anna

    Sophia can still do movies, especially if the show is filmed in Los Angeles. I think the show sounds fantastic and there is a huge possibility of it being hilarious given the have a really good cast and good material to work with. And it sounds better than some of the other new shows I’ve been hearing about. So good for her!

  • katelyn

    They should just cancel OTH and renew Life Unexpected! LUX is a very good show and it would be a shame to let it go.

  • jen

    cw should cancel dumb life unexpected cause it isnt going anywhere and I want them to cancel OTH too so that Sophia can be on the ABC show, not abc family but abc network

  • Haley

    I REALLY hope One Tree Hill is not canceled and gets a half season and she can do both!!!!

  • Cindy

    It is an ABC show not the family one. I hope it all falls into place and Sophia doesn’t have to go back to OTH. Even if OTH gets picked up let Sophia GO! They hardly give her anything to do. Save the money and release Sophia.

  • jeanne

    PLEASE, I hope they don’t cancel OTH. I love Sophia there, and it would be completely different if she wouldn’t be in OTH.

    I hope she gets both shows.

  • Kristen

    I would love to see this! Though, with her character named Haley its going to be like Jared Padaleki and the name Dean on Supernatural LOL. “That’s not Haley!” But I would love for her to be in a new show, OTH needs to die now. And I LOVE Don Johnson (as an actor).

  • Pat

    The cast on this new pilot is great. I adore Sophia and Mary and I think Don Johnson will be hilarious. Praying it works!

  • Jackie

    Home Gurl is a PROFESSIONAL. Yay Sophia.

  • jenn

    Who said Dream come true? I totally agree, haters be damned, you know she has the talent. I really hope the CW decides quickly. Let the old show go and concentrate on the new ones. LUX deserves a go.

  • Jess

    IM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited i love sophia and will watch anything she does cuz she is soooooooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!

  • Alexa

    This is such great news for Sophia (hands down the most talented of the OTH bunch) that I would not mind it if OTH got cancelled – as much as I’ve loved the show over its 7 seasons.
    I think CW should give Life Unexpected a chance. It’s great!

  • Liv

    I hope One Tree Hill gets cancelled so we can see Sophia in something else. OTH has been holding her back for awhile now, in my opinion. An ABC show would be better for her career, especially since they’ve been rolling out hits like Modern Family recently.

  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    Um, people, this doesn’t mean she’ll do this TV show only if One Tree Hill is cancelled, this probably means she’s quitting One Tree Hill after this season whether it’s cancelled or not. It has previously been reported that if the show does continue, it will probably be without some former cast members, so I guess Sophia is one of them.


    Sophia has been cast the lead in an ABC show. Not an ABC ‘FAMILY’ Show. ABC FAMILY is a crappy network that features low budget shows and nobodies. ABC is the real big time network.

  • Alexa

    @Lizzie: Actually Jared did not say it was ABC Family (the network) but wrote “ABC family comedy” which is something else entirely.
    Basic reading comprehension.

  • kenza

    wow and yay!

  • Ella

    I’m really happy for Sophia, I think she’s a great actress. + I loved OTH when it was actually realistic. LUX is a great show, CW should give it a chance.

  • Wes


  • Sy


  • Happy_Evil_Dude

    Apparently One Tree Hill & Life Unexpected have BOTH BEEN RENEWED for 13 episodes each.

  • Fernanda Tavares

    I wish her always the best! And if SHE said that if OTH did not get canceled she’ll continue in OTH cast, it means she loves that show. And so do I.
    Keep One Tree Hill, ’cause later she’ll have many other and better possibilities.

  • Jan

    OTH has had a good run and keeps lots of people working and making money in Wilmington NC. I do think Sophia needs to be released so she can take other projects. Obviously she has the chops. Sophia is already wanted for another series. Let her loose.

  • Sammi

    It’s time for OTH to end. I used to love the show back in the day, but I had to choose between LUX and OTH, it would definitely be LUX. OTH has run its course and I would love to see Sophia in this new show!

  • Lizzie

    @Alexa: Yes you are truly correct. I made an awful mistake while reading. Thank you for insulting me.

  • Sherri

    Pleaseeee let Sophia do this comedy. I think the chemistry will be amazing and the writing will be so good. The people behind this show are tops.

  • Jess

    @Happy_Evil_Dude: where did you hear this?????