Chad Michael Murray has said it plain and bold, he's not coming back to "One Tree Hill" next year. Captured by fan's video while he's having some interacting session, he said "They don't want me. I'm not joking."
Although the subject of conversation is not yet clear, the actor who plays Lucas in the series dropped some statements including "See, this is what all the fans should do online, is start blogging and being pissed off that they don't want that. That's what they should do." He continued telling the bunch of fans taking pictures of him, "They're not bringing me back next year...because they want to save money."
He added that he was shooting the last scene at that moment but won't spill what kind of exit story that his character may have.
His shocking announcement is echoing Hilarie Burton's cryptic message last month when she posted a video blog saying that her contract has not been renewed. "I've had a really good run," Burton said, "and I wish I had creative control over the show, and I don't. But if I did, it would go on for a million years, and Peyton Sawyer would cry for you all the time - because she does that."
"One Tree Hill" has been ordered for a seventh season by The CW. Apart from being the actor, Chad has often directed and written for the episodes. However, there may still be hope of him coming back next season. E! Online wrote in its spoiler section that Chad's "people are in negotiations with the One Tree Hill studio."
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