Minka Kelly, Jason Dohring Minka Kelly, Jason Dohring

Friday Night Lights' Minka Kelly has landed the female lead on Body Politic, the CW's pilot about an absurdly pretty gathering of D.C. up-and-comers.

Kelly will play Hope, a sweet Michigan gal who, after her mother dies, moves to Washington to connect with the father she never knew — a senator-turned-attorney general (played by Animal House's Tim Matheson).

And what of Kelly's FNL gig? According to the Hollywood Reporter, should the NBC/DirecTV series get picked up for a fourth season, the actress likely would return for at least a few episodes, to wrap up college-bound Lyla's storyline.

Also on board for Body Politic is Jason Dohring, playing a reporter for the Washington Post. Following his run as Veronica Mars' Logan, Dohring most recently had a series regular role on CBS' short-lived Moonlight.