Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Re: Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton Exit ONE TREE HILL


From: Nick, a reader
To: The TV Addict
Date: May 12, 2009
Subject: In response to Ausiello’s Exclusive

Message Body: Ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead!
Chad [Michael Murray] and Hilarie [Burton] officially leave ONE TREE HILL. How will we make it through each week without Murray’s crinkled face, pursed lips, and declaration of love for someone?  It’s pretty bad/sad when your acting actually makes Annie on 90210 look like an Emmy winner.

  • luke

    Nice work tvaddict. You were the first person to break the news to me. Although I disagree about the Annie thing because I think she is the worst actress I’ve ever seen and that includes any high school play to ever exist. This news actually makes me really happy. I think the show will be better without them. Brooke and Julian last night where on fire. I’d watch a show just about the two of them.

  • Josh Emerson

    Like I said at Ausiello’s site, woohoo!!! I might actually begin watching One Tree Hill again. I haven’t watched at all this season because the show turned pretty sucky, but it can only go up with the departure of these two (especially CMM).

    I’ve always said that Sophia Bush makes this show. She is the one that makes it worth watching. They may as well make her the main star of it next season.

  • SaneN85

    What they said!

  • shanna

    Lol. I knew it was a wrap when I watched the wedding. The best part of it was everyone EXCEPT Luke and Peyton. :)

  • jill

    Peyton’s been exceptionally annoying this season and will not be missed.

  • Nick

    And, of course, who EVER will they find to read those incredibly cheesy literary references at the start of so many episodes? “Ann Rice once said….this show bites.”

  • Megan Darbyshire

    I’ll miss Brooke and Peyton’s friendship but I’ve never gotten the obsession with CMM or any of his WB/CW characters.

    I’m also thrilled that Julian is going to be a regular. Love him and Brooke.