Another Lipstick Jungle alum heads off for points elsewhere. THR reports that Andrew McCarthy has joined the Gossip Girl spin-off, playing Lily’s father on the show.
The WBTV-produced “Gossip Girl” spinoff chronicles Lily’s (Brittany Snow) wild teen years in 1980s Los Angeles.
McCarthy joins Snow and Krysten Ritter, who plays Lily’s sister Carol Rodes.
Co-starring on a show set in the ’80s is fitting for McCarthy, who was a big ’80s movie star, appearing in such features as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Less Than Zero.”