The CW has given the first look into "One Tree Hill" season 7 through a promo for its new time schedule. In midseason, the drama occupied the Monday 9/8c slot with the lead in from "Gossip Girl". But this Fall, "Hill" will be the Monday starter at 8/7c.
The promo did not only give information on the new time, but also what kind of story will be brought up. With the official departures of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, the drama is focusing the spotlight to Brooke and Julian. In the promo, Brooke is heard uttering the "I love you". A recent scoop from E! Online suggested that Brooke and Julian indeed will "last" on the series, while Lucas and Peyton are goners.
In replacement for the loss of two major characters, the execs have hired a bunch of new bloods as fillers. Robert Buckley of "Lipstick Jungle" fame will play the brash sport agent to Nathan while Shantel VanSanten is cast as Haley's sister named Quinn. Jana Kramer is the latest addition, playing Brooke's new face in fashion, Alexis.
The seventh season premieres on Monday, September 14.