Ashlee Simpson Joins Melrose Place Spinoff and Cynthia Watros Joins Gossip Girl Spinoff

Ashlee Simpson and Libby From Lost Nab Jobs at the CW

The CW has two pretty high-profile spinoffs in the works for the Fall TV season — one of Gossip Girl, one of Melrose Place — and over the past couple of days, they've gotten busy adding some big names to their casts:

So, what do you make of Ashlee's return to full-time acting? And could you imagine Cynthia Watros, Brittany Snow, Kelly Rutherford, and Blake Lively all being related?