'One Tree Hill' Season 9 Scoop: Deb Is Coming Back & And We'll Finally Meet Brooke's Dad!

Fri, September 23, 2011 7:45pm EDT by 64 Comments
One Tree Hill Season 9

Plus, Sophia Bush weighs in on Brooke’s dad’s highly-anticipated arrival! What kind of drama do you think he’ll bring to Tree Hill?

There are a few more familiar faces returning for One Tree Hill‘s ninth, and final, season — plus a few new ones! Warner Bros. has confirmed that, not only will Barbara Alyn Woods reprise her role as Nathan’s (James Lafferty) pill-popping cougar mom Deb for one episode, but Richard Burgi will also recur as Brooke’s (Sophia Bush) oft-discussed-but-never-seen father!

Of course, these might not be the happiest family reunions — and they certainly won’t come without some drama. As Sophia teased during HollywoodLife.com‘s recent trip to One Tree Hill’s Wilmington, N.C., set:

“You’re going to meet someone who’s very relevant to Brooke’s life who you’ve wanted to see for eight years.”

This is obviously huge news for longtime fans of the series, especially those with a soft spot for Brooke… and her daddy issues. Seriously, if you thought Brooke and Victoria (Daphne Zuniga) had a rocky relationship as mother and daughter, just wait until dear ol’ daddy enters the picture.

And then there’s Nanny Deb, who we last saw during a heated confrontation with Dan (Paul Johansson) in season six. They exchanged fiery words about — what else — Keith’s (Craig Sheffer) death, so it’ll be very interesting to see what their relationship is like when they reunite in season nine.

OK, One Tree Hill fans, it’s your turn to rant. What kind of crazy new drama do you think Nathan’s mom and Brooke’s dad will bring to town? And who else are you hoping will make a surprise return for the show’s final season? Hit the comments section with your thoughts!

— Andy Swift

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