Keep reading to find out what the chances of Chad Murray (Lucas) and Hilarie Burton (Peyton) returning next season are.
First off, for those who don't know or haven't read previous posts, One Tree Hill will be returning for it's 9th and FINAL season with 13 new episodes. OTH has been pushed to mid-season meaning it will start airing its new episode in January-February 2012. No official start date has been released yet but I will keep you posted.
“[New CW boss] 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...”
the network’s outgoing president Dawn Ostroff told TVLine.
“… that makes it more possible as far as cast members coming back.”
Executive producer, Mark Schwahn, says that they couldn't make a deal with Murray and Burton for season 8 as they both had other commitments. But knowing that this is the finale season, Murray, Burton, and Schwahn will try to sort out any scheduling conflict to make it possible for them to return for an episode or two.
I think the only thing that can top the season 8 finale with Jamie dribbling a basketball across the bridge just like Lucas (Chad Murray) in the pilot is if the Murray and Burton would return. Let's just keep our fingers crossed and I'll keep you posted on future developments with the possibility of these two returning.
Do you want to see Peyton and Lucas one more time before the end of OTH or do you not care anymore? If they did come back, what would you like to see? Sound off below!