'One Tree Hill': Richard Burgi to play Brooke's father, Barbara Alyn Woods returns

richard-burgi-barbara-alyn.jpgBig 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.
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