The CW Mid-Season Schedule with ‘One Tree Hill’ Final Season Premiere Date

The CW has set its mid-season lineup, including the premiere date for the ninth and final season of One Tree Hill which moves to Wednesdays.

Tree Hill fans can catch Brooke, Haley, Nathan and the rest of the gang starting Wednesday, January 11 at 8pm. The final season will run for 13 episodes and will bring back a number of past characters, including Tyler Hilton as Chris Keller and Paul Johansson as Dan Scott (both as series regulars) and guest appearances by Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott and Barbara Alyn Woods as Deb.

In its final 13 episodes, how will Brooke and Julian juggle Parenthood and their very young careers? With Nathan traveling more as an agent, how will Haley’s life change with a second child, an increasingly independent Jamie, and a busy café to run? Is a wedding in store for Quinn and Clay, or for Mouth and Millicent? And what’s to become of Alex and Chase and their burgeoning romance? The series stars Sophia Bush as Brooke Davis, Bethany Joy Galeotti as Haley James Scott, James Lafferty as Nathan Scott, Robert Buckley as Clay Evans, Austin Nichols as Julian Baker, Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James and Jackson Brundage as Jamie Scott. One Tree Hill was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins. The series is produced by Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

One Tree Hill season 9 sneak peek: Body bags, beat downs and burning buildings

At the very end of “An Evening with One Tree Hill,” a special celebration the show put on for fans at the University of North Carolina Wilmington tonight, those fans got the first look at “One Tree Hill’s” ninth season.

Shantel Van Santen (Quinn) introduced what Mark Schwahn later explained was the opening moments of the season’s first episode. Here’s a quick recap:





As Nathan (James Lafferty) narrates, the episode opens on the image of a burning building. Who’s house is it? It’s unclear, at least to me. It kind of look’s like the dive Dan worked at. And speaking of… Next we see Dan (Paul Johansson) in a car loading a gun. He’s talking with the person in the passenger seat about killing someone. That person is Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton).

Cut to a shot of Chase (Stephen Colletti) in the backseat of a police car. Has he been arrested? What for? He doesn’t look happy.

Next up are Clay (Rob Buckley) and Quinn, who are arguing something fierce. Clay yells, “It’s not that I don’t need you here. It’s that I don’t want you here!” Ouch.

We then see Brooke (Sophia Bush) trashing what appears to be Karen’s Cafe (UPDATE: but fans tell me it’s a rival cafe that opens up this season), knocking over chairs and throwing stuff on the ground. She’s mad? Distraught? Over what? Maybe it has something to do with a scene we see later, in which Julian (Austin Nichols) is getting the snot beat out of him.

But the scene that had all the fans in the audience gasping involved Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti), slowly walking through a morgue, approaching a body covered by a white sheet. A cornoner (or somebody) lifts up a sheet so she can see the person lying there. And when she does, Haley just loses it, her face full of anguish. Who could it be? Nathan? Dan?

Are all of these moments taken from different moments in the season? Will we be flashing back to see what leads up to these moments? For those answers, we have to stay tuned. But if there were any doubts that “One Tree Hill” could still keep fans engaged in season nine, this trailer did a pretty good job of dismissing them.

What do you think? Who do you think is under the sheet? Who is Dan trying to kill or protect? Let the wild speculation commence!


There’s now an exclusive Robert Buckley channel on Youtube: where you’ll be able to find the latest interviews/videos from Robert. It’ll get lots of updates in the upcoming few days so keep checking it from day to day and in the meanwhile enjoy all the Buckley stuff!


Where will your fave characters be five years from now?

“One Tree Hill” fans have been waiting not-so-patiently for the January 2012 debut of the long-running drama’s final season — and we’ve got a little taste to quench your thirst!

By now we know that the Tree Hill gang are no strangers to time-jumps. There’s a reason you rarely see a calendar or even a date on a gravestone in this town — nobody knows what year it is!

Now, sources tell Zap2it that in the final episode of the series, we’ll see yet another time jump. Expect to see Brooke, Haley, and the rest of the crew about five years into the future. Casting calls have gone out for the twins, Jude and Davis, at around age six, and Lydia at around age seven. Look forward to seeing a teenage Jamie, too! (We’re guessing he’s going to grow up to look an awful lot like his Uncle Lucas.)

Longtime WB fans will remember that the “Dawson’s Creek” series finale also featured a five-year time jump.

Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know where you hope to see your favorite “One Tree Hill” characters five years from now, before we say goodbye.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — “One Tree Hill” will soon be history, but before the cast wraps up its ninth and final season in Wilmington, they will spend some time with their loyal fans in a special Q&A session.

The event “An Evening with One Tree Hill” will feature all the regular cast members from the current season and show creator Mark Schwann, according to OTH co-producer Steve Goldfried. It’s scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. at Beckwith Recital Hall at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building.

Goldfried says tickets will be very limited for the small venue. He says there will be about 100 tickets available to the general public for $50 each. About 75 tickets for UNCW students in the arts disciplines will be available for $10, Goldfried said. He said tickets should go on sale later this week.

Cast members scheduled to appear are James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, Robert Buckley, Shantel VanSanten, Paul Johansson, Jackson Brundage, Lisa Goldstein, Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Stephen Colletti and Tyler Hilton.

“One Tree Hill,” the longest running TV series in Wilmington history, is scheduled to wrap shooting in mid-November.


September 23, 2003 was the day One Tree Hill premiered. Now 8 years later, with the last season ahead of us, we want to celebrate those incredible years.

Collect videos, pictures, quotes, scenes, episodes.. anything that reminds you of OTH. On September 23, we are going to tweet them and tag them all with #OTHday. That way, everyone will be able to spend the whole day reminiscing about these past eight years. Twitter will become one big OTH chatroom! If we can make this a big deal, hopefully cast will join in and we can officially make September 23 #OTHday

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One Tree Hill Canadian Sources Provide Date, Cost, Artwork, Extras for ‘The Complete 8th Season

The 5-DVD set will be available just days before Christmas!

    Hope, heartbreak and a hurricane – all in One Tree Hill’s Season 8. So many plans glow with happiness in these 22 Episodes on 5 Discs packed with all the drama that makes Hill fans want to share every minute. Nathan begins an exciting new career. Haley joyfully awaits the arrival of Jamie’s little sister. Brooke and Julian invite all their friends to a wonderful wedding – and Skills makes sure this Tree Hill hitching goes off without a hitch. But darkness mingles with the light. After last season’s shooting, Quinn and Clay fight for their lives. A financial scandal sends someone to prison. And in an all-time-great episode, a ferocious storm pits loved characters in a thrilling life-and-death struggle against a raging river.

We told you last April that One Tree Hill – The Complete 8th Season on DVD hadn’t been announced by the studio, but still it was up for pre-order at! After months of no word from the studio, the other week we let fans know that we weren’t expecting that title to hit stores until December or January, due to the “mid-season” (January) broadcast debut plans for the show’s 9th (and final) season.

While the studio’s U.S.A. team hasn’t announced the title so far, today we received information from our retailer friends north-of-the-border about how Warner Home Video of Canada has begun soliciting One Tree Hill – The Complete 8th Season on DVD, with a release date provided of December 20th. Cost is CA$74.98 SRP (which makes’s listing sound correct with its US$59.98 SRP). That gets you a 5-disc set running 924 minutes, with widescreen video and English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound for the audio. Subtitles include English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and there’s also closed captioning as well. Plus bonus material: Featurettes “New to Camp One Tree Hill“, “The Directors’ Debut, Part II” and “Spring Break”. There will also be 2 Audio Commentaries, Unaired Scenes and a Gag Reel.


Rob attended the KARV l’anti gala in Québec yesterday where he presented the award for “Best TV Host”

Click here to see images from the event: Robert Buckley Online Gallery