Is Robert Buckley the new Chad Michael Murray?

Betsy Waldman / June 12, 2009

Robert Buckley is set to replace Chad Michael Murray as the resident hottie on One Tree Hill, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Buckley’s best known for his role on Lipstick Jungle but it’s his stint on the CW show Privileged that got him the job. 

Buckley will take on the role of Clayton, a cocky young sports agent who represents  Nathan Scott. 

Brian Austin Green was originally in talks for the part but it didn’t work out, obviously. And we’re glad because Buckley is definitely a fresh face we want to see more of! 

Now that Chad’s character is gone, someone has to step in and be Nathan’s close friend and ally.

That’s where Buckley’s character comes in. He’s the hotshot wealthy, single guy who comes to Nathan’s aid and serves as not only a business partner but also a friend. 

Hopefully he’ll save the show from dying as well. Now that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton are gone, the producers are going to need to step it up if they want the show to succeed!

Have your say in the comments section: Are you excited for a hottie like Buckley to join the cast?