Mischa Barton to Join "Gossip Girl"?
TV Guide reports former "O.C." star Mischa Barton, who has been charged with DUI earlier this week, is in talks to appear on The CW's hot drama "Gossip Girl," the show created by her former boss Josh Schwartz.
The actress was initially unhappy with her character's dramatic departure from "The O.C." in May 2006 spoiling the secret ending of the FOX show's third season finale in a TV entertainment magazine.
Schwartz allegedly killed Barton's character off to give his ratings-challenged series the necessary shot in the arm. Although the show's final 4th season was recognized for coming back to its roots, the viewer base had already dwindled.
Now, Barton appears to have buried the hatchet with Schwartz as she is in talks to play Georgina Sparks, "a scheme queen who brings Serena's (Blake Lively) checkered past screaming into her present."
"Gossip Girl" returns to CW on Monday, April 21 with 5 additional post-strike episodes which begin filming in mid March. The show's first season finale (#118) airs May 15.