Here's an update on the status of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton potentially not returning to One Tree Hill next season.
From this week's Ask Ausiello:
Question: Desperately need some scoop on One Tree Hill. Are Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray returning next season? -Scott
Ausiello: They're negotiating new deals now. Everything you've been hearing, reading, and seeing about how Warner Bros. and the CW don't want them back is bunk, so don't fall for it.
So...sounds like the rumors of the 2 leaving the show have been greatly exaggerated. Relieved?