richard burgi barbara alyn 'One Tree Hill': Richard Burgi to play Brooke's father, Barbara Alyn Woods returnsBig news, One Tree Hill
fans. We just got back from visiting the Wilmington, NC set of “One Tree
Hill,” where a particularly coy Sophia Bush teased, “You’re going to meet someone who’s very relevant to Brooke’s life who you’ve wanted to see for 8 years.”

After 8 years on the show, Sophia’s gotten good at keeping her secrets.
Fortunately for you all, we are not so good. Zap2it has confirmed that
Richard Burgi
will play Brooke’s wealthy absentee dad, who will make his
first appearance on screen after being absent from the biggest moments
in Brooke’s life. He’s a recurring guest, so we can expect him to stick
around a bit. It’s about time!

A TV veteran, Burgi recently starred as Karl on “Desperate Housewives,”
and is also known for his work on “The Sentinel” and “Days of Our
Lives.” We can’t wait to see the fireworks when Daddy Davis returns to
Tree Hill — not just with Brooke, but with her spitfire mother,
Victoria (Daphne Zuniga).

Speaking of mama drama, we’re thrilled to confirm that former series
regular Barbara Alyn Woods will be back in her role as Deb, Nathan’s mom,
for one final episode. (Not that we need to confirm it, as Sophia just tweeted a pic from set!)  Deb hasn’t always been the most typically
maternal person, but the circumstances surrounding her return prove that
she can still be “Mom” when the situation demands it.

The final season of OTH doesn’t have an official air date yet, so stay
tuned to Zap2it in the meantime for all your Tree Hill needs. We’ll have scoop from our set visit, including more from Sophia, Austin Nichols, Bethany Joy Galeotti, and Chad Michael Murray.