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alum Ryan McPartlin is going to charm the women of Bluebell on an upcoming episode of Hart of Dixie, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

McPartlin will play the very handsome Carter Covington, a chivalrous and extremely charming Southern gentleman who is one the most eligible bachelors in the South — and every Southern Belle's dream husband.So who will fall for him first?

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The role will reunite McPartlin, who is best known for playing Captain Awesome on NBC's Chuck, with Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson, who guest-starred on Chuck. Dixie executive producer Josh Schwartz was also an executive producer on Chuck.

Hart of Dixie
returns on Monday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c.

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