'Southland' Season 5: Chad Michael Murray joins the LAPD

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chad-michael-murray-southland-gi.jpgFormer "One Tree Hill" star Chad Michael Murray is heading back to TV with a recurring part on Season 5 of "Southland."

Murray will play an LAPD officer named Dave Mendoza who's described as likable but a bit of a "loose cannon," per TVLine. He does his job well enough, but off duty, he's something of a bad influence on Ben Sherman ( Ben McKenzie).

So yes, Ryan Atwood and Lucas Scott will be hanging out together.

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Since leaving "One Tree Hill" in 2009 -- he reprised his role as Lucas in a one-off appearance in the show's final season -- Murray has starred in a couple of TV movies and done a few indie films. He also starred in the ABC pilot "Scruples" last development season, but it wasn't picked up. The "Southland" part will be his first episodic TV work since he departed "OTH."

Season 5 of "Southland" is scheduled to premiere Feb. 13 on TNT.

What do you think of Murray joining "Southland"? Will you be having teen-heartthrob flashbacks when he and McKenzie are on screen together?
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