The show will return next year with some fresh faces and a familiar one who will all provide complications to the Tree Hill residents.
"One Tree Hill" ends its 2009 run and will return on January 18 for the second half of season 7. The official synopsis for episode "Weeks Go By Like Days" is not yet released but from the look of the preview, there will be a bunch of new and old faces that would stir things up between the residents.
In Brooke and Julian's case, there will be a man who is so "smart, funny and attractive" that he will shake the couple's relationship a little bit. Named Alexander, the character is a former pro surfer who switches lane to become a young mogul. Australian actor Mitch Ryan gets his big break to play the role.
Meanwhile, a familiar face is coming back to Tree Hill. Taylor, one of Haley's many sisters bumps into Nathan in a club. She has a history of being seductive to Nathan and it was found out that Nathan lost his virginity to her.
In a future episode, the show is also welcoming a guest starring appearance from rock band Cheap Trick. The band will perform during an '80s-themed benefit to raise money for Tree Hill High arts programs.