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'Hart of Dixie' Synopsis and Other Essential Information


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After graduating from medical school at the top of her class, Zoe Hart thought she had the world at her feet... until her future crumbles in front of her. She then accepts an offer to work at a medical practice in Blue Bell, Alabama, which she accepts. Upon arriving at her new job, she learns that the doctor who gave her the job has died and left her half of the practice in his will. As she contends with the unfriendly locals, Zoe begins to learn what it takes to go from big city gal to small town girl.

Series Premiere:

September 26, 2011

When is it on?:

Mondays at 9pm ET on the CW. Episodes can be viewed on the CW's website the day after each new episode airs. As always, episodes can be purchased on iTunes.

'Hart of Dixie' Cast:

  • Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart
  • Jaime King as Lemon Breeland
  • Wilson Bethel as Wade Kinsella
  • Cress Williams as Lavon Hayes
  • McKaley Miller as Rose
  • Scott Porter as George Tucker

"Heart of Dixie":

In 1951, the state of Alabama passed a bill to to add the slogan "Heart of Dixie" to automobile license plates. The very first license plate bearing the slogan was made in 1955. Since then, in addition to "Heart of Dixie," "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Sweet Home Alabama" have been added as state slogans.

About Rachel Bilson:

  • Rachel Bilson got her big break when she was cast in a recurring role as Summer Roberts in the popular teen series The O.C.. She was promoted to series regular halfway through the first season.
  • Is an accomplished fashion designer who partnered with DKNY back in 2008 to create a designer jean collection called Edie Rose. Her latest creation brings her to the housewares department exclusively at Macy's with her beautiful collection of casual dinnerware called Edie Rose Home.
  • Designed the bridesmaid dresses for OC creator Josh Schwartz's wedding, where she also served as the maid of honor.
  • Dated OC co-star Adam Brody.


  • Executive producer Josh Schwartz also served as the EP for Fox's The O.C..
  • The pilot was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, where fellow CW drama One Tree Hill is also filmed. The series now films in Los Angeles, California.
  • Scott Porter is best known for playing Jason Street on Friday Night Lights. He also had a recurring role as Blake (the PI who uncovered Kalinda's affair with Peter Florrick) in season two of The Good Wife.

Character Profiles:

Dr. Zoe Hart: The hotshot New York doctor who comes to Blue Bell in an attempt to gain some experience as a general practitioner so that she may one day return to New York and get the surgical fellowship she wants. She arrives with a bad attitude and many preconceived notions about the small town, but it isn't long before she realizes this is exactly where she needs to be when a huge family secret is exposed.

George Tucker: The town lawyer and very first Blue Bell resident Zoe meets. The two clearly have an attraction for each other, but sadly he is engaged to Lemon Breeland.

Lavon Hayes: The town mayor and former NFL star who rents out one of the homes on his property to Zoe. He has a pet alligator named Burt Reynolds.

Lemon Vreeland: The town beauty and daughter of Zoe's colleague Dr. Brick Vreeland. She is engaged to George Tucker (for now).

Wade Kinsella: Zoe's party-boy neighbor.

Dr. Harley Wilkes: The small town doctor who writes to Zoe for four years to attempt to bring her down to Blue Bell and join his practice. After Zoe arrives, she learns he has passed away and has left his practice to her. Zoe then gets the shock of her life when she then discovers that Harley was actually her real father.
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