Half-brothers Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray), and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty), live in Tree Hill, a small town in North Carolina, and home to the famous High School basketball team "The Ravens." Along with their female companions Peyton Sawyer, Haley James, and Brooke Davis, the two grow up, fall in and out of love, and try to navigate the twist and turns of life. The 7th season saw the departure of series stars Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton. Two new characters were introduced: Haley's free spirited sister Quinn and Nathan's agent Clayton. Additionally, Austin Nichols, who portrays Julian Baker, and Jana Kramer, who portrays Alex Dupree, were promoted to full series regulars.