“One Tree Hill” is currently filming its ninth and final season in North Carolina, and we’re already feeling a little bit nostalgic now that the end is near.
Executive producer Mark Schwahn told Zap2it back in May that he was looking forward to exploring the return of Dan Scott in Tree Hill, and now our friends at E! confirm that Paul Johansson will be returning as a full-time cast regular.
The last time we saw Dan, he was flipping burgers at a roadside diner that looked like something out of a horror movie. His son, Nathan (James Lafferty) may have extended a cautious olive branch in the season finale, but we hear that Nathan won’t be too comfortable with Dan moving to Tree Hill in a more permanent capacity. Let’s just say that Dan’s new residence is much, much too close to where Nathan and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) lay their heads.
Haley, for her part, doesn’t quite trust Dan (uh…duh) but she thinks Jamie deserves the chance to get to know his grandfather.
In case you missed the other big casting news, fan favorite Tyler Hilton will be returning as Chris Keller — and this season, he’s been upped from guest star status to cast regular, so we can be sure that the sarcastic singer/songwriter will be around for the long haul.
What do you think about Dan’s return? Has he redeemed himself for that whole murdering-his-brother thing, or do you think that Haley and Nathan should keep him away from Lydia and Jamie?
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