Brian J. Smith Joins "Gossip Girl" as Chef Max

Brian J. SmithIt has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that Stargate star Brian J. Smith (Lt. Matthew Scott) will be joining Gossip Girl when it premieres this fall on Monday, September 26, at 9/8c on The CW.

According to THR, Smith will be playing “an aspiring chef named Max.” According to TV Line, who broke the news, Smith’s character may be a new love interest for Serena (Blake Lively) as both actors are shooting scenes that take place in Los Angeles.

Gossip Girl will be returning for its fifth season in September. Wikipedia summarizes the show: “Gossip Girl is an American teen drama series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series was created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, and premiered on The CW on September 19, 2007. Narrated by the omniscient yet unseen blogger “Gossip Girl”, voiced by Kristen Bell, the series revolves around the lives of privileged young adults on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City.”