‘Gossip Girl’ season 6 spoilers: Meet Blake Lively’s new love interest

For those of hoping for Serena and Dan to get together after what happened with him and Blair last season, there may be a bit of a complication thrown into the mix — Blake Lively’s character may be getting a new boyfriend for the final season of “Gossip Girl.”

According to TVLine, former “7th Heaven” star Barry Watson is going to recur on season 6 of the hit show playing the role of Steven Spence — a man who is mostly shrouded in mystery at the moment, with one of the few known details about him being that he is a young entrepreneur with some pretty big dreams. It’s unclear whether or not these two will officially get together — and if they do, if they will stay together. One of the primary reasons why we are so skeptical at the moment is simply because it would be rather unusual for the show to introduce a new face in the final season if he was who Serena was destined to end up with in the end. It’s just hard to form that great of a person connection in this sort of a timespan.

This is the second potential love interest that has been cast for the CW series within the past few days — as we have already reported, Andrea Gabriel of “Lost” fame is going to be a few episodes of her own playing a woman that may end up becoming a love interest for Nate by the time that everything is said and done.

The final season of “Gossip Girl” is going to premiere this October, ¬†with the unfortunate news being that the series is going to be wrapped up for good before the turn of 2013. At that point, the show will be replaced by the “Sex and the City” spin-off series “The Carrie Diaries.”

What do you think about this particular casting?

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