Tate Donovan to Direct Gossip Girl Episode

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You may remember Tate Donovan as Jimmy Cooper, Marissa's financially unstable dad on The OC. Well, now he's coming to the Upper East Side as a Gossip Girl director!

“Tate is directing an episode this week that will air in November,” an insider told Hollywood Life, to which Tate's rep later confirmed the story. “As of now, it’s one episode."

"But we’ll see what happens. He’s been working on his resume as a director for years now. He’s done several top shows and [the Gossip Girl producers] have wanted him.”

Tate on GG

Tate Donovan is coming to Gossip Girl ... behind the camera.

Gossip Girl, at least at the onset, was hailed as NYC’s version of The OC, and both are produced by Josh Schwartz, so it’s fitting that an OC star would make an impact.

Now we just have to work on Rachel Bilson ...

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