FIRST ON 3: Stars: ‘One Tree Hill’ coming back for season 9

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Submitted: Wed, 05/18/2011 - 3:55am
Updated: Wed, 05/18/2011 - 2:42pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “One Tree Hill” is coming back for at least part of a ninth season. Stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols Tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the CW has ordered 13 new episodes for next season.

“Congrats #OTH fans!,” Bush Tweeted. “Keeping your fingers crossed worked! Season9 is officially picked up for 13 episodes! Tune in TONIGHT for the S8 finale!”

“We just got picked up for 13 episodes. OTH cannot be killed thanks to the fans,” Nichols wrote on the social media site. “Season finale tonight.”

The CW’s teen drama turned 20-something family drama airs it’s season finale tonight, and it was still unclear if the network will pick the show up for a ninth season. The CW is set to announce its fall line-up Thursday.

Twitter has been a buzz with fans and insiders pushing for at least one last partial season to wrap up the story of a group of friends from the fictional town of Tree Hill, NC. The show’s official Twitter account has encouraged fans to “Let the network know you don’t want it to be the series finale!” and “The cast is in 4 season 9! Are U? Let the CW know U want season 9!”

The show shares a long legacy of TV in Hollywood East that started with “Dawson’s Creek” from 1998 to 2003.

Not only have the shows meant business for film crews and suppliers in the area. They’ve also developed a cottage industry of fan tourism, as faithful viewers have traveled from around the world to see their favorite locations from both shows, including the Clothes Over Bros/Karen’s Cafe set in downtown Wilmington.

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21 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Stars: ‘One Tree Hill’ coming back for season 9"

2015 years 8 months ago

I have watched all 8 episodes, and feel like I have grown up with the characters, especially since I was actually in high school when I started watching this show. I have laughed and cried along with the characters and I feel that although the past few episodes were a little slow, they were all about something that we, in the reality world, could relate to, things like family, relationships, love, careers, and so on. I was so happy for Brooke when she found out she got pregnant! I’ve been trying to get pregnant myself, and there were some episodes I couldn’t watch without a box of kleenex!

I was definitely disappointed when many of the old characters (Lucas, Peyton) didn’t come out this season, but I’m hoping they will join the show next season in order to make a true and memorable finale. I really sincerely hope that both the actors and CW will consider this, even if it’s just for an episode or two. I’m sure all the fans will appreciate it, and it will definitely be remembered for a long time.
Some of you may not like One Tree Hill, or some may think that it’s about time to call it quits, but I’m sure there are many out there who can’t wait to find out what happens to Brook’s new family, or to Dan Scott rekindling his relationship with Nathan, etc.

I personally can’t wait.

1 one fan
2015 years 8 months ago

i strogly feel that only making 13 esipode of one tree hill is i strogly not only should the show go on they keep all then new charters and old and bring back lucus and peyton and rateing will increase and make the show way more ejoyable not that it is not now but mix the new with old and think the show would be even more encredible and your rating will go out the roof. if you cancle I stroglybelive cws wil tank in ratting and enjoyment I know for one that I will veto that channel if you cancle. I have enjoyed each and everyone of the epsiodes and each season cant wait for the new seaon.
We oth follower have watched the gange grow up and think you owe it to let watch the whole gange familys grow up and watch what happens will all the new ppl.there not just characters to me there ppl I strongly belive I should get to watch a flersh I have medcail problem and watching the ppl grow and flershish . I bleive taking that enjoyment away would big mistake and im sure there plently more peopole that are in the same sitution and even take the show away from others I blieve is incredible wrong and cws will go down with show.

2015 years 8 months ago

LOVE TREE HILL! Bring it back long enough for us to have some closure! The season 8 finale was great and seemed almost final but not quite. We need to lucas and peyton and their girl one more time!!
All these idiot shows are making the line-up and they are taking off the shows we all watch and love!!

Joanne Spike
2015 years 8 months ago

Thank you for adding another season!! I love all of the story lines.
I want to see Luke and Peyton with their baby, Sawyer. I want to see Dan go down in flames. I’d like to see Karen and Andy get married and Nathan and Hailey amongst all the other wonderful story lines.
Thank you for another season!!
Joanne K. Spike

Guest jamie doud
2015 years 8 months ago

I absolutely love oth that I named my daughter haylee James after haylee on oth. I will die if you take it off the air!!!