Welcome to Tree Hill, Robert Buckley! Your famously ripped abs should fit in brilliantly.
Sources confirm that Lipstick Jungle alum Buckley is joining the cast of the CW's One Tree Hill as a new friend for Nathan Scott (James Lafferty). He starts out as a sports agent and becomes a pal to the basketball star. This new male character, created following the departure of Chad Michael Murray's Lucas Scott, was originally going to be played by Brian Austin Green, but talks to bring BAG to OTH fell through last week.
What other new characters are joining the show? And now that CMM and Hilarie Burton are gone, who is the new star?
Two other new character additions for season six will be Quinn, Haley's (Bethany Joy Galeotti) sister, and Alex, the face of Brooke's (Sophia Bush) new clothing line. Casting for those roles is still TBD.
As for that stardom question, focus will not necessarily shift solely to Brooke now that Leyton have rolled off in the sunset. Sources close to the show tell us, "It's still an ensemble, and no one is gonna be front and center."
How are you feeling about OTH these days? Do you still love the gang, or did Leyton's departure turn you off? Post in the comments!