Here's good news for the ladies of Tree Hill, North Carolina: a new man is entering the mix. While the women of this fine town have long-suffered for good dating choices (umm ... pick a Scott brother, we guess. And Owen? Seriously? That dude's back?), they're getting another option tonight with the arrival of Hollywood producer Julian Baker.
The bad news? Julian may be a bit more Felix/Chris Keller than say, Jake or Chase.
Austin Nichols, the "John From Cincinnati" star who'll be playing bad boy Julian, tells TV Guide of his character: "He's definitely a troublemaker, kind of a Jack Nicholson sort. One of those guys you love to hate. I definitely piss Lucas off quite a bit, and that's probably going to come to blows."
One reason why he could anger Lucas? He and Peyton might have a past -- a rumor Austin will neither confirm nor deny. "I don't know why they're being so secretive about my love life on this show, but I'll tell you this: When I had my meeting with Mark Schwann, I told him that I wanted them all! There are tons of beautiful women on this show, so hopefully Julian crosses paths with many of them. Julian has a voracious appetite."
Uh-oh. Sounds like we should start prepping for another Brooke and Peyton epic girlfight.
Do you think Lucas and Peyton can make it?