Stephen Colletti and Chelsea Kane

It didn't take long for One Tree Hill's Chase to get steamy with someone new.

In our first-look photo, Chelsea Kane begins her multiple episode arc as Tara, the new girl getting extremely cozy with recently single Chase (Stephen Colletti).

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In addition to having an on-screen romance, Colletti and the former Dancing with the Stars competitor are dating in real life. Colletti told TVGuide.com he loved welcoming her into the Tree Hill world, adding, "The character was fun for her and something people aren't used to seeing from her."

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But Tara won't have a warm welcome into the group as she's the owner of the just-opened rival restaurant across from Karen's Café.

"There are some fun little escapades that Haley and Brooke go on trying to do right by the name of Karen's Café," Bethany Joy Galleoti, who plays Haley, told TVGuide.com. "She stirs some stuff up," Colletti added.

Kane's arc begins airing on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 8/7c on The CW.