One Tree Hill: Moving On from Loss of Stars

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No one associated with One Tree Hill is happy about the departure of stars Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton.

But CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff is attempting to spin it as well as possible.

"A show going into its seventh year is very open to reinventing itself," Ostroff told reporters at The CW's upfront presentation. "And one thing I have to give [series creator] Mark Schwahn a lot of credit for is that he has kept the show so fresh all these years."

Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray

As previously reported, One Tree Hill hopes to "replace" Lucas and Peyton by adding a trio new characters, including Haley's older sister, Quinn.

"We look at shows like ER, shows that go on for many, many years, and a lot of those casts go through different people," said Ostroff. "So we are sad to see [Chad and Hilarie] go — and grateful for everything they did for the show — but excited about seeing who else is going to join the cast."

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One Tree Hill Quotes

[ending voiceover]
Mouth: Take a look at yourself in a mirror who do you see looking back?
Haley: Is it the person you want to be?
Dan: Or is there someone else you were meant to be the person you were meant to be but fell short of?
Mia: Is someone telling you you can't or won't? Because you can.
Chase: Believe that love is out there.
Nathan: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: Sometimes happiness doesn't come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family and the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Julian: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Brooke: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy because you deserve to be. Believe that.
Lucas: And believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.

Lucas: Joseph Conrad once wrote: Who knows what true happiness is? Not the conventional word, but the naked terror. To the lonely themselves, it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory. Or some illusion.