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One Tree Hill Creator Mark Schwahn Shares the Series Ending That Never Happened

Although One Tree Hill's series finale ended with the emotions creator Mark Schwahn always imagined, it didn't involve the characters he initially pictured.

"In my mind, when the show first started, we probably would've ended up in the series finale with a Karen-Keith-Lucas scenario and they would've become the family they never were," Schwahn told at the inaugural ATX Television Festival. "Tonally it never changed for me. I always knew where I wanted to leave the show. I wanted it to be something that the fans invested since Day 1 felt like was speaking to them."

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Watercooler: Goodnight, One Tree Hill

"As most of you know, tonight is a very special night for us, so I'd like to thank you all for being here. The time that we have spent together over the years has meant so much. and without you, we wouldn't be here tonight. Thank you." —Haley James Scott

You are so welcome.

One Tree Hill signed off forever last night and that "thank you," delivered to the SRO crowd at Tric, was clearly also aimed at the fans who've stuck by the show over nine seasons of naysayers ...
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One Tree Hill Creator Mark Schwahn: The Series Finale Will Acknowledge the Fans

One Tree Hill may be ending on Wednesday, but creator Mark Schwahn doesn't want viewers to say goodbye to his beloved characters just yet.

"I like the idea of life goes on in Tree Hill," Schwahn tells "We're still here; we're just not going to see you each week."

Exclusive Video: Watch one of the final scenes from One Tree Hill's River Court

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One Tree Hill - In The Room Where You Sleep Preview
One Tree Hill: Season 6
One Tree Hill - Don't You Want to Share The Guilt? Clip
One Tree Hill Season Seven - Opening

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Year Title Description
2015 The Royals TV Show Series, Creator
2015 The Royals TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2006 One Tree Hill TV Show Series, Creator
2006 One Tree Hill TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2005 Coach Carter Movie, Writer

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Exclusive Video: Watch One of the Final Scenes from One Tree Hill's River Court

In One Tree Hill's final scenes from River Court, one of the show's most sentimental central locations, Nathan explains to his son Jamie that there's more to life than basketball — a lesson Nathan's own father certainly never taught him.

The cast of One Tree Hill shares their all-time favorite episodes

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One Tree Hill's Paul Johansson: Dan Will Be the Cockroach That Survives the Ashes

One Tree Hill's Dan Scott may be on his deathbed during Wednesday's episode, but he's not down for the count just yet.

"When the great nuclear fallout happens and virtually life is destroyed, Dan will be the cockroach that survives within the ashes," Paul Johansson tells

One Tree Hill's Chad Michael Murray: I came back for the fans

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Pilot Season: The CW Orders Dramas From J.J. Abrams and Mark Harmon

The CW has picked up three drama pilots from J.J. Abrams, Mark Harmon, Mark Schwahn, and Kim and Eric Tannenbaum.

From Abrams and Bryan Burk, and written by Schwahn (One Tree Hill), Shelter is set at a historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff ...
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Watercooler: One Tree Hill's Last Stand

It's the beginning of the end and we are not OK with that.

While some folks may feel that One Tree Hill has passed its prime, there are those diehard fans who still think life in the small town that survived the WB-CW merger could go on and on. Like Celine Dion's heart. Only with super-sensitive voice-overs and ...
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J.J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn Team Up With The CW

Lost creator J.J. Abrams is teaming up with One Tree Hill showrunner Mark Schwahn on a drama for The CW, according to Deadline. read more


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"What's great about that show is that the quality has remained over the years. It's so good and really sets the bar for storytellers. It's also not afraid to take chances, which is really wonderful to see on television."

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