When One Tree Hill debuted in the fall 2003, creator Mark Schwahn remembers, the ratings were so low that "even my mother didn't know we were on the air."
"We didn't even know if we would get a season two," he said. "We were the lowest-rated show on any channel the week we debuted, but we were the only show to pick up every week for the next six weeks. We were so low, we were like a test pattern."
But backed by an ardent fan base, who still travel from all over the world to coastal North Carolina in hopes of seeing one of the show's young stars, One Tree Hill survived to a sixth season, airing at 9 p.m. Mondays on the CW [according to the Associated Press]. It reached the magic 100 episodes needed for syndication in March, and with this season matches the tenure of Dawson's Creek -- the teen-angst drama that preceded One Tree Hill in Wilmington and on the WB.
Monday, September 15, 2008
'One Tree Hill' keeps on keepin' on
I'm only posting this because -- for whatever reason -- there seems to be intense interest (particularly across the globe) about the TV show "One Tree Hill." Enjoy.