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The show One Tree Hill takes place in a fictional town, Tree Hill, North Carolina. Initially, the storyline revolved around two half-brothers competing on the basketball team. Lucas Scott, played by Chad Michael Murray, is more of the quiet, writer type, while Nathan Scott, played by James Lafferty, is more of your typical jock character. Various love triangles develop between Lucas, Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush), and Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton) over the years. It gets pretty interesting as they're all friends. On top of that, it's very surprising to see the relationship between Nathan and Haley James (Bethany Joy Lenz) blossom and mature throughout the course of the show.

The first four seasons of One Tree Hill go through the high school years. The show had the drama, love, and fun times that you'd expect, although unlike other shows, it had more depth and had great characters that you'd either love or hate. That's what hooked so many viewers into this show for so many years. Diehard viewers were watching hoping their high school years would be like the cast's, or maybe they loved reminiscing on that time in their life through the show. However, a great majority of the fans grew up alongside these characters. From that moment in the pilot episode where Peyton was blasting her punk rock music to the final episode, these viewers were pretty much going through the same growing pains and excitement as the characters.

There are only a few shows that you can say defined a generation. One Tree Hill is easily one of them.

Starting with season five, the show continued the storyline with life after high school. Characters would be getting engaged or married. More couples were having kids. Things were getting pretty serious. While these changes from the high school years did turn away a good deal of fans for a bit, the show eventually began to pick up again, resulting in a solid finale.

One Tree Hill ended its run with the conclusion of its eighth season in April 2012. Many fans were sad to see the show end as it seemed like a part of their lives was coming to a close. For fans growing up alongside the show, it was hard to let go of the memories and all these fantastic characters.

For these reasons and many more, One Tree Hill will always be a special show in their hearts.

One Tree Hill is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (187 episodes). The series first aired on January 18, 2021.

Where do I stream One Tree Hill online? One Tree Hill is available for streaming on The CW, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch One Tree Hill on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

The CW
9 Seasons, 187 Episodes
January 18, 2021
Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush
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One Tree Hill Full Episode Guide

  • In the series finale of One Tree Hill, the tenth anniversary of Tric brings familiar faces and new possibilities for the Tree Hill family.

  • Brooke tries to deal with her father's betrayal.

  • The search for Nathan becomes critical, and Dan's life hangs in the balance. Brooke is shocked when her father returns.

  • Dan, Julian, and Chris try to rescue Nathan.

  • Brooke and Julian do everything they can to keep their family safe. Skills aids Mouth in reaching a crossroad. Chase faces reality after defending Chuck.

  • Haley gets some news of a tragedy.

  • Dan asks Julian to help him find Nathan.

  • As Quinn distracts Jamie, Haley looks for Nathan. Clay finally gets answers about his condition. Meanwhile, Julian tries to resume a normal life, while Brooke tries to give Tara a chance.

  • As Julian tries to work through his guilt, Brooke helps Haley confront a new rival café and its difficult owner. Meanwhile, Chase's new girl hides a secret, and Quinn takes extreme measures that help Clay realize he's worse off than he thought.

  • Quinn learns that Clay is keeping something from her.

  • Brooke discusses a new business venture with her father.

  • In the final series premiere, Brooke and Julian adjust to life with their new children while Haley and Nathan find themselves dealing with similar issues. Unbeknownst to them, familiar faces from the past threaten to interrupt plans for all their futures.

  • As Brooke and Haley anticipate the grand re-opening of Karen's Cafe, Nathan and Clay search for new prospective clients. Meanwhile, Chase leaves for the Air Force and Millicent start their new morning show together.

  • Nathan, Jamie, Clay, Julian, Chase and Chuck go camping on the Rivercourt. Meanwhile, Brooke, Quinn, Alex and Lauren vacation in Puerto Rico.

  • As Nathan, Julian and Clay coach Jamie's first little league game, the details of the accident are revealed.

  • While Haley is at home with the new baby, Quinn organizes a concert at Tric. Meanwhile, Brooke gets an offer to return to Clothes Over Bros, and Nathan sets his sights on exposing Professor Kellerman.

  • The gang gathers at the hospital for the arrival of Haley and Nathan's baby.

  • Haley prepares her friends and family for the baby's arrival.

  • The girls plan a surprise baby shower for Haley while the guys are busy trying to make Jamie's baseball team. Brooke and Julian decide to adopt.

  • The couples of Tree Hill celebrate Valentine's Day.

  • Brooke, Quinn and Haley use their talents for the greater good. Julian accepts a directing job while Chase mentors Chuck.

  • Brooke and Julian get married.

  • Brooke and the girls try to figure out what occurred the night before at a bachelorette party.

  • A life-threatening storm hits Tree Hill.

  • Brooke and Julian get brave and go skydiving, while Haley sets up a concert at Tric featuring Kid Cudi. Meanwhile, Quinn sneaks out of town to visit a familiar face.

  • It's Thanksgiving in Tree Hill. Nathan and Haley open their home to celebrate with the whole gang,

  • Nathan makes some important advancements in his career as a sports agent during a trip to Atlanta. Meanwhile, Haley tries to make Jamie feel better after he gets braces. Brooke and Sylvia finally confront the tension between them, and Chase makes an important decision about his relationships with Mia and Alex.

  • As the wedding approaches, Brooke tries to connect with Sylvia, while Julian looks for his best man at a guys' poker night. Meanwhile, Nathan struggles in his new job, while Haley's counseling abilities are challenged, and Skills returns to town with a new friend.

  • Brooke and Julian get an unexpected visitor prior to Halloween and Nathan makes a career move. Meanwhile, Clay and Quinn struggle with life back at the beach house, and Haley and Mia host an open mic night at Tric.

  • As Clay is discharged from the hospital, Nathan contemplates walking away from the NBA. Meanwhile, Brooke and Victoria disagree on how to handle the company's financial problems, and Chase discovers a secret about Alex.

  • Brooke deals with the mounting financial toubles at Clothes Over Bros. Nathan and Haley come to a conclusion regarding Nathan's career. Julian begins a new film project and Alex spends an afternoon with Chase!

  • Nathan's desire to help Clay will change both of their lives forever.

  • Clay and Quinn fight for survival after being shot; Julian tries to preoccupy Jamie; Brooke's legal troubles mount.

  • In the season premiere of One Tree Hill, the gang returns from Utah. Brooke and Julian are engaged, Haley learns that she is pregnant, Nathan must leave for training camp, and Clay and Quinn are assaulted and shot by Katie.

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Chad Michael Murray Coming Back to 'One Tree Hill'

Chad Michael Murray, the teen heartthrob with the prominent middle name, is coming back to his old stomping grounds at One Tree Hill. According to TV Line, Murray, who played Lucas Scott on the series from 2003-2009, "will return to Tree Hill after Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) reaches out to him for help."

One Tree Hill Season 8 Episode 11 - Darkness On the Edge of Town Recap

In season 8 episode 11 of One Tree Hill, a storm strikes the little community of Tree Hill which endangers everyone’s life. Jamie is out with his friend leaving Haley worrying behind. For better opportunities, Julian wants to shift to Los Angeles with Brook who is angry with him because she thinks she has been manipulated to sell her garments company so that Julian can move to LA. She leaves in the storm.