This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ... Written by
Where nothing ever changed until one outsider changed everything.
Did You Know?
Chad Michael Murray
was the first actor to be cast in the show, though creator Mark Schwahn
originally wanted him to play Nathan, having seen him in bad guy roles before. But Murray himself wanted to play Lucas, because he felt that the character had a back story he could connect more to, since he also experienced being abandoned as a child. See more
The zip code of Tree Hill is not consistent throughout the series. In season 3, it is shown to be 01982 (seen when Brooke addresses her letters to Lucas) and in season 6 it is shown to be 01928 (seen on the envelope to Sam from her birth mom and on the postcard to Brooke from Sam). See more
Man, its been like, twenty minutes, do you think they're coming back?
[Nathan shrugs, then starts laughing
Thing, Thing 1, and Thing 3.
[they both laugh
Well, yeah, man, he was the third.
I Don't Want To Be
Performed by Gavin DeGraw See more