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One Tree Hill: Renewed for Ninth and Final Season

One Tree Hill season nine endingAt today’s CW upfront presentation, it was confirmed that One Tree Hill has been renewed but will be ending after nine seasons on the air. Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush are signed on for the final season while James Lafferty is expected to return part-time.

The CW drama will return mid-season with a final set of 13 episodes. Plans are for a January debut but the night and time haven’t been set just yet. It’ll likely take over for a new or returning series that doesn’t receive a full season order.

Outgoing CW president Dawn Ostroff shared the news in New York with advertisers and noted that she was confident that new CW boss Mark Pedowitz would be able to coerce former stars Chad Murray and Hilarie Burton into returning.

Ostroff said, “Mark Pedowitz is going to talk with them… I don’t think anything has been done yet, but now that everybody knows that this is the final 13 episodes…” “That makes it more possible as far as cast members coming back,” Pedowitz added.

One Tree Hill was on the bubble once again this season but has the same season averages as 90210, which was given an early pick up. When it was looking like season eight might be the end, producers tried to lure Murray and Burton back for this season’s finale but couldn’t make the scheduling work.

Executive producer Mark Schwahn told TV Line. “Hilarie now has a child and a family, and she’s doing some nice work [as a series regular on USA's White Collar]. Chad was working on a movie (The Haunting in Georgia) down in Louisiana, and there were dates we were trying to work around, but it’s tricky when you try to line up all those stars sometimes.” He noted, “Everybody had the best intentions but at the end of the day, it just didn’t work out.” Hopefully, with more advance notice, they’ll make it back before the end.

What do you think? Will you be sorry to see One Tree Hill go? Would you prefer a tenth season? Do you think Murray and Burton will return or did you like their swan song at the end of season six?

 

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taylor October 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

please please please bring on a tenth season for One Tree Hill, I have watched this show from beginning to end a few times, I have been a huge fan since it first came out, so please do all your fans a favor and bring it back!!!!

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dezerae February 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

please renew for a tenth season this show is truly amazing.

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Erin Thompson December 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RENEW ONE TREE HILL FOR A OTH SEASON 10 ONE TREE HILL IS THE BEST SHOW THE RATINGS ARE STILL GOOD SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RENEW ONE TREE HILL

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Tiaisha October 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I think oth should have a tenth season. Murray and Burton should return n stay. Oth is one of the best shows on the wb. I almist cryed wen I heard it was ending. I really do hope ppl will watch coming january n lets make oth come back for a tenth season. Love alk the original cast members. See ya soon. ;o)….

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erica July 17, 2011 at 11:26 am

One tree hill got me through my high school years, and I have watched it since day one. YES it made me a little upset when Murray and burton didn’t return, it sucked but the show was still great, and of course not having them changed the show just a bit but I understand the family issues, so I guess its excusable lol. Anyway love the show and would love a season 10. Thank u

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ruby July 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

10 seasons please. i love one tree hill. its the best

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Victoria June 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

9th season is good end.. Only if full original cast is back!

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Leane June 27, 2011 at 3:40 am

Im so glad season 9 is coming I don’t know what to do with my self after season 8 ended so hopefully ratings will go up and the episodes will be moving as ever!! I love OTH!!

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mireille antsa June 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

just want to say thank u to the cw for this last season even if i think that there should be more episodes but who knows maybe if the audiences are great they will orders another episodes i hope!!cause without oth i will die!xoxo

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