Long-running CW soap One Tree Hill had been expected to come back for a ninth season already, so the news comes as no huge surprise. Most of the cast, including original series actresses Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Galeotti, had signed on for another season in recent weeks. Only cast member James Lafferty, has yet to renew his contract and plans to return part-time next year, according to TVLine.
One Tree Hill pulled in 1.3 million viewers for its most recent new episode last week.
Freshman action-drama Nikita has also gotten the green light for another season. Starring Maggie Q, the update of the La Femme Nikita story drew 1.94 million for its season finale Thursday.
The CW's other first-year scripted series, Hellcats, has been canceled. The cheerleading drama had been struggling on Tuesdays, bringing in 1.18 million viewers for its last new episode. Star Ashley Tisdale weighed in on the series' ominous future on Saturday. "I feel with anything else in life if it's meant to happen, [it will]," she told TVGuide.com. "If not there's something else and I think it was such a learning experience."
Are you excited One Tree Hill and Nikita are coming back? Will you miss Hellcats?