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One Tree Hill's James Lafferty: Nathan Actually Needs Dan In His Life This Season

Will One Tree Hill 's Dan Scott gain forgiveness in this final season? As the resident villain, Dan ( Paul Johansson ) has long been shunned by his son Nathan ( James Lafferty ) and his family, but on the Season 9 premiere a much more broken-down Dan returned to town in hopes of convincing Nathan and his wife Haley to help him to get back on his feet. "In the past, Dan's presence has brought a lot of turmoil and conflict, but this year, the way he colors Nathan's life is much, much different," Lafferty tells "Nathan's actually going to need Dan a bit more this year."

One Tree Hill “In the Room Where You Sleep” Season 9 Episode 2

One Tree Hill  "In the Room  Where You Sleep" Season 9  Episode 2 airs Wednesday January 18 at 8pm on The CW. Episode Synopsis:  Brooke (Sophia Bush) discusses a new business venture with her father (guest star Richard Burgi), as Julian (Austin Nichols) stresses about his own investment. Quinn (Shantel VanSanten) convinces Clay (Robert Buckley) to get help, and Millie (Lisa Goldstein) struggles to be honest with Mouth (Lee Norris). Meanwhile, Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton) makes Alex (guest star Jana Kramer) an offer she may not be able to refuse and Nathan (James Lafferty) volunteers to scout in Europe, leaving Dan (Paul Johansson) with Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and Jamie (Jackson Brundage). Stephen Colletti also stars. The episode  was written by Mark Schwahn and directed by Joe Davola. Read More...  

One Tree Hill Sneak Peek: Morning Mayhem

The final season of One Tree Hill is off and running. On this week's new episode, look for Brooke and Julian to awaken with a startle and a fear that their children are gone. But the reality of their situation will prove to be far worse, as depicted in this clip from " In the Room Where You Sleep ."

Top Moments: Late Night Settles a Beef and Revenge Gets Relative

Our top moments of the week: 12. Most Sympathetic Plea : Resident One Tree Hill villain Dan Scott returns to town after his diner and home burn down. Dan tears up when he begs Haley to help him get back on his feet, and we actually feel bad for him for the first time ever. It may have taken nine seasons, but it looks like Dan Scott is finally back in our good graces... for now. 11. Funniest Hunger Strike : In preparation for his wedding, Castle 's Ryan goes on a nine-day cleanse with his...

One Tree Hill Episode Teaser: Fun with Family!

One Tree Hill returned last night with an episode that made it clear: this is gonna be a dark final season. What can fans expect going forward? On next week's "In the Room Where You're Sleeping," Brooke will confide in her father about a business venture; Quinn will convince Clay to seek assistance; Chris Keller will make a tempting offer to Alex; and Nathan will lead Dan alone with Haley and Jamie. Uh-oh! Check out the official preview now and remember to visit our updated One Tree Hill quotes and One Tree Hill music sections each week.

TV ratings: 'Modern Family' leads Wednesday, 'Chelsea' and 'One Tree Hill' premieres OK

Fast national ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012The People's Choice Awards were the viewing choice of fewer people Wednesday than they were last year, but they still helped CBS lead the night in total viewers. "Modern Family" was down some from last week but still scored the night's biggest audience for ABC and led the network to the top of the adults 18-49 rankings.Elsewhere, NBC's new comedy block of "Whitney" and "Are You There, Chelsea?" had an OK start, and the final season premiere of "One Tree Hill" was down from its 2010-11 debut but in line with last season's average.CBS drew 8.9 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/9 share in households for the night, narrowly beating ABC (8.8 million, 5.7/9) for the top spot. NBC (7.75 million, 5.2/8) was not far behind in third. FOX came in a fairly distant fourth with a little more than 3 million viewers and a 1.9/3, and The...

'One Tree Hill' 9.02 Preview: Victoria and Ted's Ugly Reunion

The two lash out at each other during a dinner, while Julian doesn't look happy when finding Brooke's mother at his house.

Review of One Tree Hill Season 9 Premiere “Know This, We’ve Noticed” + Cast Q&A Summary

It can’t be denied that the season eight finale of  One Tree Hill  was designed as and ultimately seemed like the finale of the entire series. Watching  it, one felt as if their journey with these characters  wascomplete . True, there was no grand reunion with Lucas and Peyton, but there was that wonderful, echoing shot of Jamie dribbling a basketball  over the bridge , like his father and uncle before him. I would have been happy to leave Tree Hill’s residents  right there. But with the addition  of a thirteen-episode season nine premiering on January 11th, our time with thesecharacters is not, as we thought, over. I admit, I was little apprehensive about this idea, but afterwatching the first episode, "Know This, We’ve Noticed," I’m pleased to say that I think we’re in for a short, but exciting ride. There is a jump ahead in time, but not a very big one; Brooke and Julian’s twins are still adorable babies. But before we take that small leap, we’re treated to preview of life several more months down the line. A flash-foward, if you will, and in all honestly, a confusing one, as it was mixed with a present day fire in Dan’s sad little truck-stop restaurant. Read More...  

James Lafferty says goodbye to 'One Tree Hill': 'It's by far Nathan's worst year'

In the opening moments of tonight's "One Tree Hill" season premiere, the audience immediately realizes that our favorite characters are in for a harrowing, heartbreaking thirteen episodes. Still, Nathan, Haley, Brooke, and the rest of the gang have been through hell before -- so we were pretty confident that they can handle whatever is thrown at them at this point.That is, until we met up with series star James Lafferty at the Zap2it offices this morning and he warned us, "It's by far Nathan's worst year. Absolutely." After car accidents, school shootings, traumatic injuries, and really bad hair, that's saying something.Certainly the arrival of Dan (Paul Johansson), Nathan's dad, doesn't exactly signal harmony in the Scott household. Lafferty tells us that the contentious relationship between the father and son will shift significantly this year."The nature of their relationship this season is far different from anything we've seen so far," he says, acknowledging the possibility of...

One Tree Hill Producer Teases Premiere with Four Words

One Tree Hill kicks off its final season tonight with an episode titled "Know This, "We've Noticed." That's really all the information long-time fans of the series need to know in order to tune in, although they may also be intrigued by the appearance of Brooke's father and the "mysterious problem" - as described by The CW - that arises for Clay and Quinn. But executive producer Mark Schwahn, who wrote and directed the premiere, has four more words to get you to tune in. What might they be? Find out now :