'Gossip Girl' Actor Heads to 'Californication'
'Gossip Girl' Actor Heads to 'Californication'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick will briefly head to cable as he guest stars on Showtime's dark comedy-drama, Californication. The David Duchovny-led series will be returning for its third season this fall, which will find Hank Moody (Duchovny) taking a teaching job at a university.

According to the press release, Hank will "attempt to shape the minds of the next generation of scribes while trying to hold down a regular job and keep wild child daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) on the straight and narrow."

Westwick, who plays bad boy Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, will play a character named Balt, "a student of Hank's with a fascination for vampire lit the second episode of the 12-episode third season." The question is: Will Balt be "californicating" with any of the series regulars? Given the racy nature of the show, it's not impossible.  

The Gossip Girl actor is just one of several new additions to the new season of Californication. Pop star and '80s teen idol Rick Springfield, Eva Amurri and Embeth Davidtz also join previously announced guests Kathleen Turner (Romancing the Stone), Peter Gallagher (The O.C.) and Diane Farr (Numb3rs) on the show.

Springfield, who known for his decades-long recurring role on General Hospital, will play himself in at least one episode. On the other hand, Amurri, who is credited for The Education of Charlie Banks, Saved!, and The Banger Sisters, plays a student, while Davidtz, who played one of the patients on HBO's In Treatment last season, will appear as Felicia Koons, wife of the school's dean (Gallagher) in 10 episodes.

Meanwhile, fans can catch Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass on the remaining episodes of Gossip Girl's sophomore season every Monday at 8pm on The CW. If you want to know the latest scoop on the season 2 finale, you can read some spoilers in this article.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Showtime
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