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Sorry, Freddie Prinze Jr. Won't Be a Hot CW Dad After All

The CW has found another heartthrob to take on the role

Lindsay MacDonald

The CW has become well known for its hot dads, but it looks like Nancy Drew's hot dad won't be played by Freddie Prinze Jr. anymore.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, that role has recently been recast. Scott Wolf will now pick up the hot dad mantle, and depending on your age and which teen heartthrob was your high school crush, this is either excellent or debilitating news. Wolf is best known to older millennials as Bailey Salinger, the alcoholic middle brother on Party of Five, though he also appeared on Everwood in the early 2000s. The choice to recast the role apparently came from the producers, who "wanted to go in a different direction," and the split was apparently amicable.

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Nancy Drew, which was picked up to series earlier this week, is set shortly after Nancy's graduation from high school, but rather than leave her hometown behind for epic college adventures, Nancy is forced to take a gap year due to a family tragedy. She eventually finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation, which will unearth secrets from her estranged father's past.

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Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Freddie Prinze, Jr.

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