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One Tree Hill Flashes Forward

When teen soap One Tree Hill returns to television this January, things will look a little different for the gang. For one thing, they won't be teenagers anymore. The show is flashing forward, catching up with the characters post-college once they're out working on their own. (No "the college years are the best years of your life!" sentimentality here, eh?)

To help fill in the gaps, the CW is putting out a series of fast-forwards showing where the characters have ended up. Three of the six episodes are out now, chronicling the lives of Brooke, Peyton and Lucas.

In brief: Brooke has a clothing line of her own and is being stalked by paparazzi; Lucas is writing, coaching basketball, and looking a little scuzzy (sorry, Chad Michael Murray fans); and Peyton is working for a record label in LA. It seems like they've all landed on their feet after Tree Hill — so far, anyway.

Fans, how are you feeling about the jump forward? Do you like seeing what the characters are like now that they've grown up? And will there be a good way to bring the gang back together? To watch a promo with more of what's coming up in season five, just

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elizabethrosalyn elizabethrosalyn 9 years
The new season starts the day after my birthday. Can't wait! :)
sammagfunk sammagfunk 9 years
I'm really excited to see how this season goes...from what I've seen it could be the best one yet! Hopefully this will make it stand out a little from all the other typical teen drama shows.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
I think it makes a lot more sense than a lot of shows that had a baby and came back the next year with a 5 yr old... and I think it allows the characters a bit of a reprieve from the drama, to allow them to do things that moved them fwd... and probably to have new secrets from the audience - they've been on a while, most built in secrets are revealed... who knows what trouble they got into between these seasons that can be used to pepper up the drama!
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I think it would be weird to see a show skip over 4 years of their character's lives.
febe febe 9 years
one tree hill is sooo 2004 or whatever year it started to run on tv!
shafiii shafiii 9 years
I am so excited for the new seasons! I think it's going to be great because shows never work out well when they go to college. YAY ONE TREE HILL! EEK CAN'T WAIT!!!
pargie pargie 9 years
I haven't watched since Season One when Hilary was a VJ on MTV (anyone remember?), but it sounds interested so I might tune in.
omgosh-dee omgosh-dee 9 years
i love OTH and all but i thought that last season's ending was just TOO perfect that it should've been the grand finale of it all. i'm still kinda iffy about the new season .. HOPEFULLY it'll be okay but even if it's not i'm still a true OTH fan and will watch the season nonetheless
GirlC GirlC 9 years
Chad Michael Murray is gross. He has been since Season 3.
chrissid7 chrissid7 9 years
I love this show. I really like Lucas and Brooke together..Hopefully this season.
Red-High-Heels Red-High-Heels 9 years
i loveeeeee it , i can't wait!
VaneM77 VaneM77 9 years
I love OTH and cannot wait for the new season! This idea does seem really interesting and different! I think it will work out....I just wanna know who Lucas is finally going to end up with :rotfl:
Janners Janners 9 years
That's what they made Veronica Mars do! To no avail... I have a friend who obsesses over this show... Me, I've never seen.
askmetostay askmetostay 9 years
should be interesting to watch....i LOVE OTH, so i'm excited to see how it all goes down!! esp. considering this is the last vestiges of my teenage drama addictions.
Dawnie86 Dawnie86 9 years
Its something diffrent and thats great. Every Show that shows how teenager grow up, stuck with the college thing. And in a way its in every tv-show the same thing, a little diffrent written so i think its great, that oth let the show go on i a diffrent way!
alexlove alexlove 9 years
I think it's a great idea, should be interesting. Maybe I will try watching again, I stopped watching OTH a long time ago.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not sure if this will work out so well...
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 9 years
I like Sophia Bush- she always gets the very best lines of the entire cast/show.
Karma-Co Karma-Co 9 years
Sounds awesome... Can't wait!
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
I think skipping college and flashing forward is great. Shows normally get sucky when they try to do college.
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