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"The Flash" Casts Malese Jow as Linda Park

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW has cast "The Vampire Diaries" alum Malese Jow in the role of Linda Park for "The Flash." The recurring character will first appear in the twelfth episode of the first season.

THR describes Linda Park as "a quick-witted reporter for the Central City Picture News" who befriends Iris West (Candice Patton) and meets Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) at a bar -- the report also states that Linda Park could be a new love interest for Barry.

In the comics, Linda Park was the girlfriend and eventual wife of Wally West -- the first Kid Flash who ended up taking up the mantle of The Flash following Barry Allen. However, Wally West hasn't yet shown up in "The Flash" -- although the show's producers have hinted that the the character could eventually appear in his New 52 incarnation.

It's also worth noting that the character has actually already shown up in the "Arrow"-verse -- the character appeared in the episode "Three Ghosts," but was played by Olivia Cheng.

"The Flash" airs Tuesdays on the CW.

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