Good news, Luke Danes fans (and really ... good news, people -- because who doesn't love Luke Danes?). Scott Patterson, the adorable actor behind the baseball-hat-wearing Gilmore Girls diner curmudgeon, has been cast on 90210!
Entertainment Weekly reports that Scott (who once played in the MLB -- who knew?) will come on as troubled-but-getting-better-teen Liam's biological dad. Secret Life of the American Teenager and Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider has already appeared a number of times as Liam's less-than-caring stepfather.
According to EW, Scott will be in at least two episodes.
And now, a fun connection for you Gilmore Girls trivia types out there: Rob Estes, who plays West Beverly's principal on the new 90210, played troubled-but-getting-better-teen Jess's biological father on Gilmore Girls. AND, Jess's journey to find Rob as his dad Jimmy was almost turned into its own spin-off series.
Which, obviously, means Scott and Matt are going to hit the road in their own show based on these two upcoming episodes. Winks!
Who else from Gilmore would you like to see on 90210?
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