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Gilles Marini is ready for more romancing on Brothers & Sisters.

The Dancing with the Stars alum, whose five-episode arc as Sarah's French beau on the ABC drama kicked off Sunday, will return for four additional episodes with the possibility of more beyond that, has confirmed. ABC could not specify an airdate for his second set of episodes, but his rep said they will start in January.

Brothers & Sisters: Gilles Marini's French lover "could be it" for Sarah

Marini, 33, told

last week there "was a lot of talk" of having his French painter, Luc Laurent, return after his initial five-episode commitment. He added that his character "could be it" for Sarah."It's more than a fling. He's different than her past [significant others]. It's a beautiful relationship between them," he said.

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Viewers met the hunky Luc in Sunday's episode when Sarah (Rachel Griffiths) recounted their French countryside tryst for cancer-stricken Kitty (Calista Flockhart) before Luc showed up at Sarah's doorstep by episode's end.Are you excited Gilles will be back?