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

Most of our lives are a series of images, they pass us by like towns on a highway. But sometimes a moment stuns us as it happens and we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image. We know that this moment, every part of it, will live on forever.

Lucas

Lucas: Peyton! It's you.
Peyton: What?
Lucas: When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It's you. It's you Peyton.