Remember Brooke's alcoholic ex, Owen? He's the guy who appeared as TRIC's bartender on One Tree Hill's fifth season and then he returned in season 6 hoping to hook up with Brooke again but instead got himself into a one night stand with Millicent. Last time we saw Owen, he was heading off to rehab, leaving the bar in Chase's hands.
According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, though, Owen will be returning to One Tree Hill when the CW drama returns with new episodes, beginning January 18.
As of this moment, there is no word yet on what brings Owen back to One Tree Hill but some are speculating that "he'll add another layer of tension to Brooke's already-rocky romance with Julian." That doesn't sound good if you're a Brulian fan. Because as mentioned previously, a new character named Alexander (Mitch Ryan), who is described as a "handsome pro surfer-turned-young mogul," is also coming onboard to shake things up between Brooke and Julian.
For now, it's also safe to assume that Owen won't stay in Tree Hill for long. His portrayer, Joe Manganiello, has already been cast on HBO's True Blood as werewolf Alcide--- one of the most significant new characters on the vampire series' third season. For more updates on Manganiello's role on True Blood, check out this article.