One Tree Hill Scoop: CW Execs Confident Murray, Burton Will Return For Farewell Season

One Tree Hill may not have seen the last of Lucas and Peyton after all.

At a press conference following The CW’s upfront presentation on Thursday, network honchos expressed confidence that Chad Murray and Hilarie Burton would be back for the soap’s’s just-announced ninth and final season.

“[New CW boss] Mark Pedowitz is going to talk with them,” the network’s outgoing preisdent Dawn Ostroff told TVLine. “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.

As TVLine previously reported, an effort to lure the duo back for this week’s season finale failed. “Quite frankly, we just couldn’t make a deal,” exec producer Mark Schwahn explained at the time. “Hilarie now has a child and a family, and she’s doing some nice work [on USA’s White Collar, where Burton is now a series regular]. 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.”

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89 Comments
  1. sharon says:

    Hiliary,I really missed ur character nd I never watched it witout u nd chad…pls come bk

  2. dsd says:

    I really love tree hill and I watched all seasons from 1 to 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kelly Stiglmeier says:

    To all those people that don’t watch oth anymore are not true fans of the show. They still talk about Lucas & Peyton on the she show. Both the actors r still loyal to their friends on the show. Y aren’t you. If u are true fans from the statt then u will c it through to the end. Its called LOYALTY PEOPLE. I loved Lucas & Peyton too, but the other characters make the show too. Don’t call yourselves fans if you can’t c it to the end.

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