Shortly after One Tree Hill's sixth season ended, a casting notice went out for three new roles for season 7.
One was Haley's older sister Quinn who will be played by Shantel VanSanten. The second was Nathan's new sports agent, to be played by Lipstick Jungle heartthrob Robert Buckley.
And now the trio is complete with the Hollywood Reporter confirming that actress Jana Kramer will have a recurring role next season as Alexis, a model working for Brooke's fashion line. Kramer's past credits include a recurring role as a student on The CW's 90210 and playing Noelle, Smash's girlfriend during season 2 of Friday Night Lights.
These three new stars will hopefully bring some new energy to One Tree Hill, which will enter season 7 without stars Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton. With these new characters each being associated with a different regular star, it seems as though the show will be spread out, with Haley, Nathan and Brooke all finding their own storylines.
It was announced earlier that season 7 would once again look to the future, moving forward one year. The show will also get a new time, moving up to 8pm when it premieres Monday, September 14.