While at a CBS/CW event for the Television Critics Association summer TV press tour, CW President Mark Pedowitz confirmed to me that this would, indeed, be the final season of “One Tree Hill.”That, of course, had been announced back in May when the network unveiled its new season, but “One Tree Hill” has a reputation for cheating death, so I was just making sure.What was less clear back in May was how long this ninth and final season would be. The show got a 13 episode pickup, but many fans have wondered if the season could grow by a few more episodes.That’s certainly not the plan, Pedowitz said. “Today, it is 13 episodes.”It’s always possible, I suppose, that if the network feels the need to suddenly bump up “One Tree Hill,” now scheduled for a midseason bow around January or so, to earlier in the season to plug a sudden schedule hole, it’s possible the net could ask for more episodes. But the reality of filming “One Tree Hill” will wrap by November, which means its final scripts would be in a few weeks before that makes that possibility highly, highly unlikely. And again, this is just me spit-balling here. Pedowitz stood firm on the 13-episodes plan.
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