Ashley Tisdale to Co-Star in Patricia Heaton's New Sitcom 'Carol's Second Act'

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High School Musical and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody star Ashley Tisdale has joined the cast of Patricia Heaton's new CBS sitcom, Carol's Second Act.

"I'm so excited to welcome @ashleytisdale to my new show , #CarolsSecondAct on @CBS! So talented, so sweet, so funny, so normal!" Heaton tweeted Friday.

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Heaton, who is best known for her work in the family comedies The Middle and Everybody Loves Raymond, will play a retired teacher who decides to become a doctor.

Deadline said Tisdale is replacing Bonnie Dennison, who co-starred in the pilot as Jenny, a pharmaceutical representative and the title character's daughter.

No reason was given for the casting change.

The show will also co-star Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Sabrina Jalees.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.