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Connor Paolo might not return to 'Gossip Girl'

With his new show coming to ABC in the fall, Connor Paolo is unsure he’ll return to the world of Gossip Girl.

“I don’t know that I’ll be able to recur on Gossip Girl. That’s a question for the creators of both shows,” the actor told reporters today at the TCA panel for Revenge, a soap drama in which the actor plays a character named Declan Porter.

“I don’t know how I can do it. I’m here. I have to move out here now; I don’t know how’d that work,” he added after the panel. “I try never to look back…I hope my legacy will be being the one positive character in a slew of double-talkers.”

At the end of last season, Paolo’s Gossip character, Eric, was planning on going to college at Sarah Lawrence. For Paolo, the joy was getting to play a character who “couldn’t be more different” from the one he’s played on the CW show for four years.

“I don’t think they’d get along in a bar,” he said. “And you can’t ask for anything more fun for an actor.”

Revenge debuts in September.

Originally posted August 7 2011 — 7:32 PM EDT

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