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TV Tonight: The Return of One Tree Hill

The college years are never kind to teen shows. (Remember what happened to poor Saved by the Bell?) So when One Tree Hill was renewed for a fifth season following its characters' high school graduation, the show's producers came up with a novel way to avoid the problem: Skip college altogether.

When One Tree Hill returns tonight, it will be four years since we last visited with Lucas, Brooke, Peyton, and the rest of the Tree Hill gang. To fill in the gap, the CW created a series of fast-forwards, as well as a cast list cheat sheet to help us keep track of the newcomers to the show. But what's yet to be determined is how our now far-flung characters interact now that they're young professionals with lives of their own. With any luck, that question will be answered during tonight's two-episode season premiere. Also coming up this season: Kevin Federline.

If you're a huge fan, you might also want to check out this contest offering eight fans walk-on roles on the show this season. Meanwhile, to watch a preview for the season and see some clips of the older, wiser Brooke and Lucas, just


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taraevans94 taraevans94 8 years
Nathan annoyed the CRAP out of me in this episode. How MANY times is this guy going to get into trouble, whine about his life, then see the light? They do this with him all the time and it's just annoying at this point. I love Hailey's new haircut and their son Jamie is SOOOOOOO cute! Also, what's with EVERYONES' bosses being over-the-top a-holes? C'mon... bosses can suck, but they're usually not THAT bad. I hope they real it in a little to make it a bit more realistic, but I'm so happy it's back on. I really love this show and I'm 32 years old! haha... (sad, I know).
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
it was unreal!! i cried so much, hehe. im really happy its back
creamytofu creamytofu 8 years
Some of it is kinda far feteched especially the storyline for Brooke.
i am excited. i have eleven mins and counting. i dont like girls, but sophia bush is HOT!!
shafiii shafiii 8 years
all time favoritee show I CANT WAIT FOR TONIGHT! =D
em1282 em1282 8 years
Oh my God. THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THAT WAS KEVIN FEDELINE. I have seen about a bajillion promos for this episode on my local "One Tree Hill" station, and there's this clip where curly blonde girl is talking about music that can "change peoples' lives" and in the background is a dude who totally looks like Federline. (I had no idea the PopoZao could change peoples' lives, but y'know, to each his own). ;)
BeautifulAngel BeautifulAngel 8 years
Sooo HAPPY for this season to start! I've been watching them for YEARS!
nana777ing nana777ing 8 years
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 8 years
So stoked. I love One Tree Hill and although I was a bit hesitant at first about the Fast Forward, I think it's going to be very cool and will offer up some longevity for the series.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
haha caterpillar!!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I've never watched, but I think I've just been tempted to tune in.
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
LOVE this's my teenage drama fix.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Or as I call it "One finger forehead" for CMM neanderthal skull
laurel9894 laurel9894 8 years
im so excited! i had to wait until january for my 2 fav shows- OTH and LOST
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I think it's a great idea to jump a few years into the future. When the show ended, it was pretty clear that their futures would be all over the place - Hollywood, North Carolina, etc. It'd be too hard to keep a show going like this. I think you're absolutely right about teen shows-turning-college shows not usually working out. I've always had a love/hate relationship with this show. Their corporate sponsorships have always been very omnipresent/irritating and they have some far-fletched Passions-like storylines. But with so many goodlooking people on the show, I got hooked.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I have never watched this show. Chad Michael Murray annoy's me, but i will check out the episodes with K-Fed.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
wow - i've never been one to watch one tree hill (after about the 2nd season) but i might have to - knowing that they skipped 4 years.....wonder how the couple and baby are doing? (they were still together at the finale right?)
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
Im soooo excited! WoO hOo!!!!
wren1 wren1 8 years
I've never watched this show, but it's an interesting idea. I do love college shows, though, because characters can be put into more provocative situations (more trouble, more drama) than when in high school.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I'm looking forward to the leap ahead. CMM has all the personality of a tree stump, but I'm excited to see the others.
hollister-chick hollister-chick 8 years
whoo can't wait!!
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