By Michael Ausiello
June 01, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT
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One Tree Hill may’ve hatched the perfect plan to get viewers over the loss of Chad Michael Murray: Hire an actor with three names more famous than his!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Brian Austin Green is in advanced talks to join the cast next season as a series regular. “They’re ironing out a few issues,” notes a Tree Hill insider, “but it’s pretty much a done deal.”

Who is Green playing and what does it mean for Nathan (James Laferty)? Keep reading and find out!

The 90120 Sarah Connor Chronicles star would play Nathan’s Jerry Maguire-esque sports agent, Clayton. 

As you know, Green had a starring role in The CW pilot Body Politic. When that show failed to snag a spot on the fall schedule, network brass approached him with the Tree Hill gig.

Clayton is one of three new characters OTH will be introducing in its seventh season. Still to be cast are the roles of Haley’s older sister and a model-actress Brooke hires to be the new face of her clothing line.

Okay, Tree huggers, this is your first glimpse of OTH 2.0. Do you like what you see? Sound off below!

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