One Tree Hill is an American teen drama television series created by Mark Schwahn which follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina.
The series aired in the USA on The WB (which became The CW in 2006) from 23 September, 2003 to 4 April, 2012. There are 187 hour-long episodes in nine seasons.
The series premiered in South Africa on DStv's GO channel (which became Vuzu on 1 July, 2009) on Thursday 7 October, 2004. It later aired on TopTV's Top One channel and on DStv's M-Net Series channel (last season only, replacing Vuzu). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 5 originally aired on GO from 12 June to 9 October, 2008, on Thursdays at 18h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 5 premiered on Top One on Wednesday 24 October 2012, at 19h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 18 episodes in the fifth season.
It's been four years since the gang left Tree Hill in Season 4 and many things have changed.
Lucas has published his first novel, "An Unkindness of Ravens," and is working on his second. Along with Skills, Lucas also coaches his former high school basketball team, vowing to take the squad to another championship.
Peyton, who is at the beginning of a budding music venture, loved two things when she graduated from high school: Lucas and music. But did leaving Tree Hill for an internship at a record company in Los Angeles change her mind about either passion?
Peyton's best friend Brooke has been chasing her dream of becoming a top fashion designer with her clothing line Clothes over Bros. Four years later, Brooke finds herself at a crossroads; she has found some success, but at what cost?
Nathan and Haley, young parents who are trying to find their way, have also endured highs and lows - particularly those of Nathan's career path - but they have balanced this journey with the joys of parenthood as they raise their young son, Jamie.
Enduring his own struggles, Mouth continues to chase a career in broadcasting but is finding the on-air business to be cutthroat and difficult.
In the Season 5 premiere, Tree Hill is a new place. Much has changed in four years; but, in many ways, the journey is just beginning.
One Tree Hill was created by Mark Schwahn and is executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins. One Tree Hill is a Mastermind Laboratories and Tollin/Robbins Production in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Note: the first eight seasons aired on GO/Vuzu, after which the show was moved to M-Net Series for Season 9 (the final season).
Season 1 (22 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 7 Oct 2004 | Finale: 3 Mar 2005 | Thursdays, 21h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 5 May 2010 | Finale: 29 Sep 2010 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Season 2 (23 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 14 Jul 2005 | Finale: 15 Dec 2005 | Thursdays, 21h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 6 Oct 2010 | Finale: 9 Mar 2011 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 13 Jul 2006 | Finale: 7 Dec 2006 | Thursdays, 20h00
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 22 Jun 2011 | Finale: 16 Nov 2011 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Season 4 (21 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 3 May 2007 | Finale: 20 Sep 2007 | Thursdays, 18h30
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 29 Feb 2012 | Finale: 18 Jul 2012 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Season 5 (18 episodes)
Channel: GO | Premiere: 12 Jun 2008 | Finale: 9 Oct 2008 | Thursdays, 18h30
Channel: Top One | Premiere: 24 Oct 2012 | Finale: 20 Feb 2013 | Wednesdays, 19h00
Season 6 (24 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 2 Jul 2009 | Finale: 10 Dec 2009 | Thursdays, 20h30
Season 7 (22 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 15 Apr 2010 | Finale: 9 Sep 2010 | Thursdays, 20h30
Season 8 (22 episodes)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 13 Dec 2011 | Finale: 8 May 2012 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 9 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 24 May 2013 | Finale: 5 Jul 2013 | Fridays, 20h30