Initially we suspected the character to be more along the lines of a one-off guest appearance, but it appears that Ms Hurley is set to make a real impression on our favourite Upper East Siders...
The actress was seen on set yesterday in a pink jumper, cut-off trousers and sunnies, filming more footage with the lovely Chace Crawford. (Might we sense a cougar-themed storyline heading our way?)
Liz even brought son Damian along for the day, who she was seen showing round the set in-between takes.
Well, it is the summer holidays after all. What's a working mum to do?
Click on our gallery above to see all the on-set action from the new series of Gossip Girl.