According to The Hollywood Reporter veteran '80s actor Andrew McCarthy has joined the cast of the Gossip Girl spinoff.

He will play playing Lily Rodes father, Rick, a music company exec.

The WBTV-produced Gossip Girl spinoff looks at Lily's (Brittany Snow) early years as a teen in 1980s Los Angeles.

McCarthy comes into a cast that features Snow and Krysten Ritter.

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