One Tree Hill is finally coming to an end - for real this time.
It seems like this series has been on the edge of cancellation ever since it's main stars, Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, left in season 7. But rest assured OTH fans, at least one of these ex-stars will be back for a final goodbye.
Chad Michael Murray will make his highly-anticipated return to the series as Lucas Scott in a season 9 episode, however it has not been confirmed wether he'll be sticking around for the finale. James Lafferty, aka Nathan Scott, will be returning but in a limited capacity having only shot about seven episodes. However, it is confirmed that his character will be appearing in the series finale.
Other OTH alums set to return include Tyler Hilton as Chris Keller, Barbara Alyn Woods as Deb Scott and Paul Johansson as Dan Scott. This mix should make for an interesting final season - especially with rumors of a mysterious assassin coming to Tree Hill. Our money is always on Dan.
For those who can remember back to the good ole' WB days, Zap2It reports that the show's goodbye episode will have a Dawson's Creek-type ending - with a flash-forward five years into the future. OTH never seems to tire of this story line. According to the website, "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.)"
The long-running series will return for it's ninth and final season with 13 new episodes starting January 11th at 8pm on the CW. Will you be watching?