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Mark Schwahn will forever be remembered for creating one of the biggest underdog television stories in history. Always known as the “little show that could”; when “One Tree Hill” first premiered in September of 2003, it was hard for anyone to imagine it would be nine years before the final farewell would air. The series survived multiple time switches, time jumps and spanned across two television networks and truly became a landmark drama. For nine years Schwahn told the stories of the characters of Tree Hill through multiple dimensions while always coming back to its core themes of love, family and friendship. And no doubt the viewers have always returned to the coming of age show to watch those characters they came to know and love. And that is why went it came to writing the final chapter Schwahn knew he wanted it to be a heartfelt thank you to the fans. His gratitude for them was highly apparent when I had the honor of interviewing him at Warner Brothers 60th Anniversary Television Out Of The Box Paley Center Exhibit last week. Schwahn reflected back on the series finale, his favorite Tree Hill storylines, and shared an exclusive secret on those famous voice-overs that brought heart to the show that will forever go down in television history!
Congrats on nine years and a wonderful series finale! I wrote in my article on the episode that it felt like a thank you letter to the fans.