'One Tree Hill' Season 9: Tyler Hilton returns as Chris Keller

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tyler-hilton-oth-cw.jpgChris Keller ain't tellin'... but we are.

Actor/musician Tyler Hilton played coy on Twitter when he posted, "I'm doing something soooo exciting today...but I can't tell u. It's killing me! I hate secrets. But I'll tell u soon. :)"

If there's anything we've learned from "One Tree Hill," though, it's that secrets never stay secret for long. Sources confirm to Zap2it that Hilton is returning to the show as singer/songwriter/homewrecker Chris Keller.

No word yet on how long he'll be visiting Tree Hill for, but we're thrilled to have him back. Keller caused some serious problems for everyone's favorite married teenagers in Seasons 2 and 3. We haven't seen him since a brief appearance in Season 4, when his tour bus happened upon our heroes -- who were, incidentally, in need of a ride to Texas to bail a friend out of jail... and crash a strange prom.

You know, just an average Saturday night.

In Tree Hill time, about 10 years have passed. We're looking forward to finding out how that decade treated Keller. Is he as rich and famous as he thought he should be? Rumor has it, he's back in town help Haley ( Bethany Joy Galeotti) out with Red Bedroom Records since Peyton ( Hilarie Burton) remains AWOL.

In addition to playing the town's most lovable douchebag, Hilton has contributed a number of songs to "One Tree Hill's" successful soundtrack albums, including a duet with Galeotti on Ryan Adams' "When The Stars Go Blue" and a memorable cover of John Waite's "Missing You." We're sure to be treated to more of his acoustic charms in the ninth and final season.

Hilton can currently be seen on VH1's sitcom "Single Ladies," airing Monday nights at 9 p.m.

Are you looking forward to Hilton's return, or are you worried about what his presence may mean for Haley and Nathan's finally stable marriage? Drop us a line in the comments section below and weigh in!



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