Barry Watson Cast on Gossip Girl as Serena Love Interest

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Things really may be looking up for Serena after all.

Barry Watson has been cast on the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl as Steven Spence, a young entrepreneur and love interest for Blake Lively's character, according to reports.

Among other film and TV roles, Watson, 38, has appeared on 7th Heaven, What About Brian and Samantha Who? Little else is known about his Gossip Girl character at this time.

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Are you excited to see what this handsome fella has in store for S?

Gossip Girl Season 6, the CW hit series' farewell run, premieres Monday, October 8. The first of the final 11 episodes will be written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and titled "Gone Maybe Gone."

Andrea Gabriel was also cast in a recurring role for the coming season as Amira, a businesswoman from Dubai. Sound off on what you think we can expect from these new characters in the comments!


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