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Paul Johansson is returning to One Tree Hill both on-screen and off, has learned.

Johansson, who plays villian Dan Scott, will direct an episode for the show's final season. The 47-year-old actor, who's appeared on the CW soap since Season 1, was also recenty promoted back to a series regular. 

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Many of the Tree Hill stars have gotten a shot behind the camera. In addition to Johansson, Austin Nichols, Bethany Joy Galeotti, James Lafferty, Chad Michael Murray and Sophia Bush have all directed episodes. 

One Tree Hill returns for Season 9 midseason.