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(2003–2012)

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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.
Moira Kelly was pregnant during the first season, so Karen was sent to chef school in Italy.
Character's full names: Lucas Eugene Scott, Nathan Royal Scott, Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer, Brooke Penelope Davis, Haley Bob James, Daniel Robert Scott, James Lucas Scott, Bevin Evan Mirskey, Lindsey Evelyn Strauss, Rachel Virginia Gattina, Marvin Leonardo McFadden, Sawyer Brooke Scott, Lydia Bob Scott.
Peyton's Internet address punkndisorderly.com leads to an actual page featuring her art and the web cam.
Peyton, Brooke, and Haley all have children named after their maiden name: Sawyer, Davis, and James, respectively.
Episodes are all names of songs/albums titles. Artists whose album name/song title features as an episode title are sometimes seen in the soundtrack, but not always.
James Lafferty is the only regular cast member to be the actual teenager playing a high school student even though he's already 20 years old by the end of season two.
Cast Members Chad Michael Murray (Lucas), Bethany Joy Lenz (Haley), and 'James Lafferty' (Nathan) each directed an episode for the first time during season 6.
When talking about casting the role of Peyton, 'Mark Schwann (I)' said: "They asked why I wanted Hilarie Burton, and my answer was, 'She has a lot of pain in her eyes. And I want that pain in Peyton's eyes'. We always laugh about it, because Hilarie is like, 'It's a good thing a lot of crummy things happen to me in my life'."
Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott) and Sophia Bush (Brooke Davis) met on the set of One Tree Hill and married on April 16, 2005. They subsequently divorced.
Some plot lines on the show have gone on to reality. -Season 2: Haley goes on tour with Chris Keller and the Wreckers; the actual actors/singers went on tour, selling out concerts throughout the United States. -Season 3: Peyton and Ellie host a concert and record a soundtrack to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. The soundtrack was recorded and released and part of the proceeds from the sales of the soundtrack went to the National Breast Cancer Association. -Season 5: Mia goes on tour after recording her first album with Peyton. Once that episode aired, Kate Voegele (Mia) went on tour with Hanson. -Season 5: Peyton tells Mia that she arranged for her to sing at a concert sponsored by Starburst. Kate Voegele (Mia) sang at the "CW and Starburst present Kate Voegele in Concert at Six Flags".
The name "One Tree Hill" was taken from a U2 song of the same name. The creator, Mark Schwahn, was listening to 'U2''s 'The Joshua Tree' album. When the song "One Tree Hill" came on, he decided to make it the title. (The song itself is named after One Tree Hill, a volcanic cone in the city of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. The tree was removed in 2000 after being attacked in 1994, however, a plaque exists there and the location is still known as One Tree Hill, or more recently, its Maori name: Maungakiekie.)
Since the start of One Tree Hill, James Lafferty and the cast and crew of the show host a basketball game toward the end of every season to benefit different charities. Along with these charity games, One Tree Hill has also hosted the Hurricane Katrina Relief Softball Game and, toward the end of the second season, the show's members also hosted a charity football game. At all charity events, most of the cast and crew get split into two teams and play. The proceeds of each game have gone to different charities.
Haley James Scott's father is name is "Jimmy" which is short for James, presumably making her father James James.
Brooke Davis was named after Sophia Bush's college roommate.
The often mentioned ravenshoops.com is an actual Internet page created by Mouth of the fictional Ravens-team of Tree Hill High School.
After no theme song the entire fifth season, Gavin DeGraw does a cameo on the season finale and sings the theme song in the first scene, at the piano with Jamie.
In the first season James Lafferty's character, Nathan, is often shown with his left nipple pierced. He doesn't actually have the piercing, they glued it on when he was shirtless in a scene.
The show was originally going to be made as a TV movie with the title "Ravens". It was only when the network decided that there was enough good ideas in the concept to turn it into a complete series that the title was changed to "One Tree Hill".
Although Haley is the youngest child in her family, both girls who were cast as her sisters are younger than Bethany Joy Lenz in real life. Lindsey McKeon (Taylor) is nearly a year younger and Shantel VanSanten (Quinn) is over four years younger.
Haley is not shown driving a car until season 5. The first four seasons she is driven around by Lucas, Nathan, Peyton, Brooke, or Skills.
On May 12, 2009, it was confirmed that 'Chad Michael Murray' and 'Hilarie Burton' would not be returning for the seventh season. This will make 'James Lafferty', 'Sophia Bush'. 'Bethany Joy Galeotti' and 'Paul Johansson' the only four original cast members to be left on the show.
Was one of a few shows in television history to jump the story's time line into the future. They jumped 4 1/2 years into the future between seasons 4 and 5. A couple of other shows to do this include Alias (2001), which jumped ahead two years in the future at the end of its second season and Wonder Woman (1975), which jumped from the 1940s to the 1970s after the first season.
The characters' IM names: Lindsey Strauss (Lindsey), Scott23 (Nathan), BDavis (Brooke), Marv (Mouth), JunkYrdDog (Junk), Fergielicious (Fergie), BigFtHunterHJS (Haley), and Lucas Scott (Lucas).
Jackson Brundage is the only cast member to become a regular cast member without having first appeared on the show as a guest star. He came in as a regular cast member in season 5 as Jamie, Nathan and Haley's son.
Viewers by the Neilsen system: season 1 - 3.5 million viewers season 2 - 4.3 million viewers season 3 - 2.8 million viewers season 4 - 2.9 million viewers season 5 - 2.91 million viewers
The court where the Tree Hill basketball games were shot is the same one Michael Jordan played on when he was in school.
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The character of Brooke Davis is not in the pilot and was introduced in the second episode.
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After the third season, the show was picked up by The CW because The WB merged with UPN to form The CW.
At the end of the series, Bethany Joy Lenz took home the Julius Ceaser book that appeared in the first episode
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In 2014 there was a One Tree Hill reunion in Paris. Most main characters went except Chad Micheal Murray, who had to cancel last minute due to filming schedules
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Lucas Scott lives at 1829 Barnette Drive, Tree Hill, NC, 01982.
A normal day at the set starts at 6.30 in the morning.
During the 3rd season, the characters of Ellie (Sheryl Lee) and Peyton (Hilarie Burton) worked together on a compilation CD called "Friends with Benefit" to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. That CD was actually really released as a tie-in album, with a portion of its proceeds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to assist in their efforts to promote early detection awareness among young women.
The Rivercourt, which was used througout the entire series, was taken down after One Tree Hill ended
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The name of Peyton's label is Red Bedroom Records.
Sophia Bush read for the role of Brooke three times. The first time she was told she didn't look sexy enough, the second time she was told she looked too sexy, and the third time she was offered the part.
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James Lafferty took the Raven Jersey he wore in the pilot and the NS23 shoes from the set.
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The show was originally set in Illinois, but The WB asked Mark Schwahn to set it in a warmer climate, which is how the show ended up taking place in North Carolina.
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Moira Kelly played Karen, she was pregnant after the pilot was shot, but Mark Schwahn didn't want to write the pregnancy into the show at the time, so they used an array of props to hide her belly.
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Music was such a huge part of the show that the fictional club Tric was written into the show in Season 2 so the writers could feature more bands and artists.
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There is a book with the same title as Lucas's novel, An Unkindness of Ravens, that was published in the mid-'80s.
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Bethany Joy Lenz wasn't originally cast as Lucas' best friend, instead Lucas had a different best friend who played a character named Reagan
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In season 1 episode 19 when Dan is looking through his deposit box for his pictures of Lucas they show an actual photo from his childhood. He is from Buffalo NY he lived in the town of Clarence. The last picture shown is of Chad Michael Murry in his Clarence School football jersey.
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Mark Schwahn created Peyton's infamous album wall in her bedroom because he saw a wall of old movie posters in a theater and thought it looked cool.
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