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Good news, 7th Heaven fans: Gossip Girl has tapped Barry Watson to play Serena’s love interest this fall when our beloved UESers return to strut the streets in their stilettos. We already know Ms. vdW is getting a “new, major love interest,” but we never dreamt it would be our favorite floppy-haired preacher’s son from the WB days of yore.

Credit: Splash News Photo: Barry Watson Attends Richie-Madden Fundraiser on March 23, 2009

TVLine reports Barry will play a young entrepreneur named Steven Spence. We don’t know much else about his character other than that he “has the potential to sweep [Serena] off her feet and ride her… off into the sunset,” as previously reported. Barry, beloved for his playing Matt Camden on The WB’s hit show 7th Heaven, most recently appeared on Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva as well as My Future Boyfriend, an ABC Family original movie.

Now, if only James Van Der Beek will Dawson Leery ugly-cry his way onto the GG set!

Source: TVLine