Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network Photo: Diana Payne at a Party in Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 6: “I Am Number Nine”

Watch your backs, Upper East Siders: The scheming Diana Payne (Elizabeth Hurley) is set to return for the second half of Season 5 of Gossip Girl!

Exec producer Josh Safran has just confirmed to E! Online that Diana will be returning for more drama, including — we're crossing our fingers — more interaction with Chuck Bass' no-good Uncle Jack (Desmond Harrington), who will also be coming back for the second half of the season. "I won't tease anything other than Elizabeth is coming back, so Diana will be returning," Josh revealed — but when he was asked about how the Bass family is connected to Diana, he said, "That story is far from over."

And as for Jack Bass? Josh said that he'll be on better behavior than usual, even if he hasn't totally cleaned up his wily ways. "Jack changes every time he comes back," Josh said. "Sometimes he's super gross and other times he's reformed, and last time, he really was trying to help Chuck. When he returns this time, it's more along those lines of what we saw from him last year. He's still an unrepentant bad boy, but he's enjoying it a little bit more."

We can't wait to see how all the drama plays out!

Source: E! Online