ABC pilot picks up 'One Tree Hill' alum

“One Tree Hill” alum Chad Michael Murray has won a key role in ABC drama pilot “Scruples.”

From exec producers Bob Brush, Mel Harris, Tony Krantz, Natalie Portman and Annete Savitch, “Scruples” is based on the 1978 Judith Krantz novel centered among the rich and powerful in the fashion industry. Boris Kodjoe (“Undercovers”), Karinne Vanasse (“Pan Am”) and Noot Seear are co-starring in the pilot, written by Brush (“The Wonder Years”) and Harris.

Murray will play the role of Spider. Michael Sucsy will direct.

Prior to “Hill,” Murray recurred on “Dawson’s Creek” and “Gilmore Girls.”

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