Chace Crawford Gets a New Love Interest
06/18/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Madchen Amick -- last seen on CBS's Viva Laughlin (and formerly of Twin Peaks) -- will join the cast of Gossip Girl when the season begins again on Sept. 1, EW reports.
The actress will play Catherine Mason, a beautiful older woman who tempts high school cutie Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) with a scandalous romance.
In the first season of the CW show, Nate famously broke up with Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and was last seen (possibly) rekindling with newly single Serena Van der Woodsen (Blake Lively).
Will Nate fall prey to a cougar? And how will the prep school queens handle competition from an older woman? George Pimentel/WireImage; Michael Caulfield/WireImage