It seems that American's most popular zip code is getting a new resident next year. According to TV Guide, Gilmore Girls star Scott Patterson has joined the cast of 90210.

Patterson will play Jack, the biological father of Matt Lanter's Liam character. Jack is coming to L.A. fresh out of a stint in prison and is looking to settle down by opening up a tackle shop on the coast.

The site was reporting that Patterson will appear in multiple episodes when the show returns from hiatus in 2010.