Sophia Bush Tells Us Lucas & Peyton Won't Be Back For The 'One Tree Hill' Wedding — Exclusive Interview & Video!

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Plus, Sophia predicts the end of the series and hints at a possible TV movie.

It’s been the question on every One Tree Hill fan’s mind since last May’s season finale: Will Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and/or Peyton (Hilarie Burton) come back to Tree Hill for Brooke (Sophia Bush) and Julian’s (Austin Nichols) wedding? The big day is just a few episodes away, so we went straight to Sophia for the answer — and it’s looking grim. “We’ve shot the wedding,” Sophia told HollywoodLife.com on Dec. 6 at Global Green USA’s 11th annual Sustainable Design Awards in NYC. “We really wanted Chad and Hilarie to come back. You know, Peyton is Brooke’s best friend! They both had scheduling conflicts.”

And don’t think for a second the cast wouldn’t welcome back “Leyton” with open arms. Sophia continued:

“I said, ‘But even if Peyton can come! Of course we want to see the baby — Sawyer would be two years old — but even if Sawyer was sick and had to stay home with dad! Like, if he’s shooting a movie, can’t she come by herself?’ But it turned out that Hilarie was also working. We really tried, and we of course would have been thrilled because their characters were big parts of our story. It doesn’t always work. So for the fans out there who always ask me on Twitter to get the bosses to ask them back, they’ve been asked back… but scheduling conflicts are scheduling conflicts.”

Sadly, that wasn’t the last piece of bummer news Sophia had for us. If you’re hoping for a ninth season of One Tree Hill, you might want to stop reading, because Sophia sounded less than confident that we’ll get one:

“As far as we all know — and as far as we’ve known from the beginning of the season — this is it,” she said. “Nobody’s told us otherwise. I think it’s that desire to quit while you’re ahead and not run it into the ground. We still have a very good thing going. I would always say, ‘Never say never,’ but as far as I know, I don’t think so.”

Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Though the series is likely coming to an end this May, we might be getting a feature-length finale to tie up all the loose ends!

“We’ve all talked to Mark [Schwahn] and said, ‘If this is going to be the end, do you think we could do maybe a two-hour finale — like make it a special like a movie, but obviously on TV,'” Sophia told us. “I think there’s definitely been some consideration of that, but I think because the official decision hasn’t been made, they haven’t decided. I would hope we would at least get two hours to wrap up eight years of story.”

But it wasn’t just a big night for One Tree Hill spoilers. Sophia and Austin attended the ceremony receive their own award for Entertainment Design, presented to the couple by Ed Norton for their environmental philanthropy and activism. Other honorees included Arianna Huffington, Wade Green and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

What do you all think of Sophia’s major revelations? Will you be sad to say goodbye to One Tree Hill in May, or do you think the show has run its course?

— Andy Swift

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Posted at 1:43 AM on June 16, 2014  

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Posted at 7:37 PM on December 9, 2011  

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alyssa

Posted at 2:19 PM on November 18, 2011  

the show is awesome with haley nathan there two children and brooke and julian and quinn and clay but it would be even better if peyton and lucas show up even for one episode i wanna see what there baby looks like as a toddler! but you shouldnt put people pn a show if they aint gonna be on there all seasons cause people get attached to the characters because the way they grew up and people watch this cause is inspirational peyton was my fave she was adopted and lucas didnt have a dad thats the way people grow up and thats the way i grew up and you mean to tell me you wanted them out of the show you could of just kicked MILLY AND MOUTH out of the show there not important you lost out on the 2 best characters who really inspired me ! im ashamed i love this show ever since season 6 not so much i say make more seasons with PEYTON AND LUCAS ON THERE and haley and nathan but if your not gonna have them for main characters on there including brooke forget about it.

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stacey

Posted at 4:50 PM on November 2, 2011  

i think they should deffently bring lucas and peyton back they where the main characters for a long time they cant just leave us hanging like that. i love one tree hill and every one who stars in it but i really think we should bring them back on the show for the end.

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Posted at 4:56 AM on September 2, 2011  

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maedamon

Posted at 4:39 AM on August 24, 2011  

it’s not the sane without lucas and peyton, i had stop watching when they got canned sigh bummer!! curse you Prange you’re so petty! Hilarie got divorced with your brother Ian whatever and then you kick her out of the show? you’re effin’ LAME man!

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koryvzla

Posted at 5:08 AM on July 29, 2011  

me encantaria que volvieran peyton y lucas para la temporada 9 o al menos para algunos capitulos importantes y por supuesto que deben estar en el ultimo capitulo cuando este sea..!

i will love it that peyton and lucas will come back for the next season eventhough for a few cap.. this is a amazing history and we wish that..!

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steph graham

Posted at 7:35 PM on June 25, 2011  

i do think they should bring lucas and payton back. they were they were most of the show, they were in every episode and i think i will be a great way to finish OTH. And i also think there and people out there who agree with me.

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nae

Posted at 12:50 AM on June 25, 2011  

I think OTH has inspired so many of there fans, given them hope, insiration and so much more there story lines have even managed to bring people out of some very dark places & given them hope again, i think a story like this can have so many more seasons and touch so many more hearts but if season 9 has the be the end i really hope they do it right and do whatever they can to bring peyton, luke & sawyer back because after all they are OTH they were what everyone fell inlove with in the begining, we all like a happy ending and just to see them back with the gang and still in love with each other like so many of us dream of would be truly amazing tv, please bring back peyton luke sawyer and make all OTH fans feel that inspiration & hope once again

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maedamon

Posted at 4:40 AM on August 24, 2011  

so true!! they don’t know any better! hope they will read our comments and realize how awesome Leyton was and still is! ugh!! i am so sad i am not watching OTH anymore becaure they’re not there,,, grrrrr

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Nicole

Posted at 8:32 AM on June 23, 2011  

I absolutely love One Tree Hill it is brilliant. It is the best programme i’ve ever watched even if i miss it i get my mum to record it because we are addicted to it we have been waiting on it coming back on so badly i would really miss it.

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Posted at 3:37 AM on March 27, 2011  

AND NOW FOR MY RED. LIFE STORY TY!! AMSTERDAM!! ANGELINA JOLIE HAS NO BED BUDDY AFTER THIS TY!! AMSTERDAM ALL HAWKS

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Courty001

Posted at 6:19 PM on March 26, 2011  

THIS IS IT STEVEN GOMEZ 5:30 ALL TRANNYS

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kell

Posted at 11:52 AM on January 22, 2011  

I love oth .. i mean i watched all season for about three times.But i think that this should be the last season . i am disappointed that lucas and peyton arent going to be at brookes wedding … brooke went back to tree hill on season five i think .. because of peyton and now she wont be at her wedding ? i dont know.. its sucks! I wish that they appear on the show even for just one episode so we can see how they are rolling with the fact that they are parents of baby sawyer. we should see them as a real family …

<3 <3

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cody

Posted at 10:12 PM on December 12, 2010  

Let’s get this straight. She said that Lucas or Peyton wont be back for the wedding episode. And I think its pretty safe to assume that the wedding episode is either 13 or somewhere around there because that was the originally planned series finale. Now just because they can’t be on the wedding episode doesn’t mean that they can’t make an appearance on the series finale! so yes there is a possibility of them coming back. Sophia is only saying they aren’t in the wedding episode because they probably already filmed it in the originally planned 13 episodes.
And even though I don’t want it to end I think OTH has run it’s course. I agree with Sophia and think that it should end while it’s on top.

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laurell

Posted at 4:00 AM on December 11, 2010  

meh. Brooke sucks, she is the worst part of the show so I really don’t care if LP can’t make it back for her wedding. I hope they kill her off and then we can get LP back full time and I won’t be subjected to Sophia’s horrible acting anymore.

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Shahinez

Posted at 12:34 PM on December 12, 2010  

Normally I will say that everyone has the right to have their own opignon but I just wanted to react at what you said : Sophia is an amazing actress, she is generous and lively and she releases so much emotion when she acts, Her character fits her right and I personally think that she rocks at acting! So I am not okay (at all!)with what you said from the beginning until the end.

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chantelle

Posted at 4:00 PM on December 8, 2010  

One tree hill should of ended with peyton and lucas driveing away in the sunset with thir baby i just hate that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton have gone out of it. If they were still in it i would love one tree hill to continue but there not they were the best love couple

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Daisy

Posted at 5:51 AM on December 8, 2010  

This show should have ended after the season 6 finale. Everyone was happy in that episode; Lucas was finally with Peyton, Nathan got in the NBA, Brooke had Jullian … it seemed a lot like a fitting series finale to me.

As for season 7 and 8, the absence of Lucas and Peyton kind of felt right. I didn’t want to see any more Leyton drama because they went through so much, I just wanted them to be happy. Hopefully that’s what they’re doing while Tree Hill is just a mess.

I really want to see how Mark ends the series. It’s been a great 8 years, and I hope the series finale won’t disappoint! Although I’m quite disappointed that Peyton and Lucas won’t be there for Brooke’s wedding; hopefully the show will provide an explanation and I’m kind of curious how they’re going to handle that situation.

PLEASE MARK!!! MAKE THIS SEASON THE LAST!!! They’ve all been through so much, they need to have an ending. It would be stupid to go on for a season 9. I can understand maybe a spin-off, but no season 9. The spin-off could focus maybe on Alex moving back to L.A. That’s a show I would watch. Who knows, Chase could follow along with her.

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Mo

Posted at 6:54 PM on December 8, 2010  

It sucks Peyton and Lucas will not be back for Brooke’s wedding. Peyton is her best friend. The show needs to end. It should have ended after season 6. Everything was wrapped up nicely. As for OTH being fresh please. They have had a car crash every season except one and how many crazy people storylines are they going to do? Brooke is about to get married and Naley is about to have another baby so end the show with all that. I hope they can work something out with Hilarie and Chad and maybe some of the other characters for the finale.

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mary

Posted at 5:22 PM on December 9, 2010  

when luke and peyton left i cryed there love was so real and there gone i dont think they will return the people who let go are dummmmm inever watch season 7 or 8 let go and say goodby

 
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Farid

Posted at 3:41 AM on December 8, 2010  

No way..Cw should let the cast and crew to continue OTH it is always fresh and new this crew is so talnted and amazing, please run the show untile 9.10…15 seasons…
for God’s sake they can still talk and make a smooth work.

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britt

Posted at 11:26 PM on December 7, 2010  

One Tree Hill is an amazing show. there should definitely be a season 9!

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tori

Posted at 9:43 PM on December 7, 2010  

after tonights episode there is no way why we shouldnt get a season 9 this show is incredible

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Ash

Posted at 12:11 AM on December 8, 2010  

I didn’t watch tonight’s episode yet! SPOIL NOTHING PLEASE!!!!

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sarah

Posted at 5:49 PM on December 7, 2010  

NO WAY SAVE THIS SHOW, IT SHOWS A NEW LIFE LESSON EACH TIME! IT INSPIRES AND IT CHANGED MANY LIVES AND MANY FANS ARE WRITING IN TO THE CW FOR A SEASON 9

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Kelly

Posted at 5:40 PM on December 7, 2010  

For God’s sake, they should’ve ended the show LAST YEAR when Peyton and Lucas had the kid and they literally drove off into the sunset or whatever. Please, please let it end this year!

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Andy

Posted at 5:31 PM on December 9, 2010  

lol they did literally drive off into the sunset.

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Taylor

Posted at 1:09 PM on December 7, 2010  

I am a HUGE one tree hill fan, but it is time to end it before they kill this show!

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