Not only does the lucky actress need a very special type of wit and the ability to pull off some very stylish clothing, she also requires a youthful look that can take her from high school to college over the many years this show may last.
The CW usually likes to keep its stars in the family, so with 'Hellcats' gone after one season, we think leads Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka would be great candidates to strap on some of Carrie's famous high heels. And what about two current CW stars, Blake Lively and AnnaLynne McCord? Sure, they've already got shows, but they're kinda perfect for it too.
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