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If you're a "Leyton" fan, pay close attention to next week's One Tree Hill season finale, because it may very well be the last you will ever see of your favorite brand-newlyweds.

Following weeks of contract negotiations and publicly made hints that a shake-up was afoot, Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton will not be returning for Season 7, a CW rep confirms for

To help fill what must have been an anticipated void, Tree Hill recently promoted Austin Nichols (aka Julian) to series regular status for this fall. Furthermore, two new characters will be introduced during Season 7, says EW's Michael Ausiello.