Chad Michael Murray Returning to One Tree Hill

Entertainment Aug. 29, 2011 AT 5:23PM
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Fans of One Tree Hill will get to see Lucas Scott one final time before the series ends is nine-season run this spring.

Chad Michael Murray, who played the basketball player and writer for six seasons until he left the show in 2009, recently finalized a deal to return to the CW drama. (Murray recently dropped his middle name, preferring to now be called Chad Murray.)

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Murray, 30, won't be joined by his onscreen bride Petyon, played by actress Hilarie Burton, 29. Sources tell TV Line that Burton -- now a regular on USA's White Collar -- was not invited back.

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Murray and Burton's characters were last seen driving off into the sunset with their new baby, Sawyer. In Murray's upcoming guest-stint, his character will return to his hometown after Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) reaches out to him for help.

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Former One Tree Hill stars Tyler Hilton, Paul Johansson and Barbara Alyn Woods have all agreed to appear on the show's ninth and final season.

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