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Mischa Barton Is Coming Back to TV – Get the Scoop on Her New Role

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Mischa Barton Cast in ABC Family Drama Recovery Road

Originally posted 05/18/2015 05:05PM

Mischa Barton is back.

The O.C. actress is returning to the small screen to guest-star in ABC Family's new drama Recovery Road, the network tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The show is based on the Y.A. novels by Blake Nelson and follows a group of teens recovering from addiction at a rehab center, Springtime Meadows.

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Mischa Barton Is 'Heartbroken' at Having to Sue Her Mother: Source

Mischa Barton Is 'Heartbroken' at Having to Sue Her Mother: Source

Originally posted 04/09/2015 01:10PM

It was the last resort.

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Family Feuds: When Child Stars and Their Parents Collide in Court

Family Feuds: When Child Stars and Their Parents Collide in Court

Originally posted 04/09/2015 08:15AM

Mischa Barton is the latest star to take her family to court – but she's hardly the first.

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The Inside Story: Mischa Barton's War with Her Manager Mom

The Inside Story: Mischa Barton's War with Her Manager Mom

Originally posted 04/08/2015 07:10PM

Long before Mischa Barton filed a lawsuit against her mother, tensions between the two had threatened to boil over.

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Mischa Barton Sues Her Mom for Stealing Money

Mischa Barton Sues Her Mom for Stealing Money

Originally posted 04/07/2015 07:45PM

Mischa Barton is suing her mother, PEOPLE confirms.

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Mischa Barton's Home in Foreclosure

Mischa Barton's Home in Foreclosure

Originally posted 08/04/2014 04:00PM

Mischa Barton's struggles don't seem to be over.

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PHOTO: Emma Roberts Takes Flight in Risqué Shoot

Photographer Tyler Shields Captures Emma Roberts, Josh Hutcherson & More in Innovative Photo Shoots

Originally posted 11/11/2013 06:00PM

When it comes to glamour, photographer Tyler Shields has a definition all his own.

He's photographed a topless Mischa Barton eating raw meat, Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson covered in mud and Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean in a pair of Christian Louboutins.

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Inside Mischa Barton's Shockingly Honest Cover Story Interview

Inside Mischa Barton's Shockingly Honest Cover Story Interview

Originally posted 10/21/2013 12:00PM

How Barton opened up for the first time about her breakdown

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First Look: The Truth About Mischa Barton's Breakdown

First Look: The Truth About Mischa Barton's Breakdown

Originally posted 10/16/2013 08:00AM

Be the first to read this week's cover story

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Mischa Barton: The Truth About Her Breakdown

UpdatePosted 10/16/2013 11:00AM

Mischa Barton: The Truth About Her Breakdown

Originally posted 10/16/2013 08:00AM

Ten years ago, the hit TV series The O.C. made 17-year-old Mischa Barton an instant "it" girl. Within a few years, however, she was the talk of Hollywood for a different reason as her partying grew out of control.

"We thought, 'Work hard, play hard,' " she says of those years. In 2007, she was arrested for DUI. Then in 2009, shortly after her parents attempted an intervention, she blacked out under the influence of a sedative and landed in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center psychiatric ward under an involuntary 5150 hold after she threatened to kill herself.

"It was a full-on breakdown," she tells PEOPLE, speaking about the events in detail for the first time in this week's cover story. "I was under enormous pressure."

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