- Genres: Drama, Sport
- Actors: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush, Paul Johansson, Lee Norris, Antwon Tanner, Jackson Brundage, Barbara Alyn Woods, Lisa Goldstein
There were 22 episodes in Season 1, 23 episodes in Season 2, 22 episodes in Season 3, 21 episodes in Season 4, 18 episodes in Season 5, and 24 episodes have been ordered for Season 6.
The first season deals with the first half of Lucas’s, Peyton’s, Nathan’s, Haley’s and Brooke’s junior years (up to the first game of the State Championship). Major storylines include the rivalry between Nathan and Lucas, the blossoming of Haley and Nathan’s relationship, the set-up of the Brooke-Lucas-Peyton love triangle, the parent’s own love quadrangle and the basketball state championship.
In the second season the Taggaro family, who had left their previous home due to rumors concerning their daughter Anna, move to Tree Hill. It marks a move away from the love triangle as it explores different romances (Lucas and Anna, Jake and Peyton and Felix and Brooke). Haley and Nathan’s marriage hitting the rocks as well as the repercussion of Dan’s genetic disease (especially on Lucas) also plague this season. Karen goes back to school, beginning a relationship with a younger teacher in addition to starting the Tric club. Also in this season, a troubled Deb struggles with an addiction.
On February 7, 2007, SOAPnet announced that it would be picking up reruns of The O.C. and One Tree Hill. The deal made with the show’s production company, Warner Brothers, states that SOAPnet holds on to the option of picking up the fifth season for syndication which SOAPnet did, airing fifth season episodes beginning in January 2009. The show airs at 1:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. EST followed by two hours of The O.C. and Beverly Hills, 90210.
- Directors: Mark Waters
- Producers: Andrew Gunn, Mario Iscovich, Ann Marie Sanderlin
- Writers: Mary Rodgers, Heather Hach, Leslie Dixon
- Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
- Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Chad Michael Murray, Mark Harmon, Ryan Malgarini, Harold Gould
Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) is a common teenager who constantly rebels against her stodgy mother Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and annoying younger brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). Sources of irritation include a rock band Anna’s in, which her mother dislikes, and Tess’s upcoming wedding to a man named Ryan (Mark Harmon), which Anna is emotionally not ready for. Also contributing to Anna’s irritation is her enemy, Stacey Hinkhouse, the “insane pyscho freak” who never seems to stop torturing her, and Anna’s English teacher, Mr. Bates, who gives her an F on every assignment, no matter how hard she tries. Her love interest is Jake (Chad Michael Murray). When the family, along with Ryan and Anna’s grandfather (Harold Gould), eat out in a Chinese restaurant, Anna and Tess quickly start into a fight again: Anna wishes to participate with the rest of her band in a talent show, however the show is the same night as Tess’s wedding rehearsal. Hearing the argument, an elderly Chinese woman offers Anna and Tess both fortune cookies. Upon opening them, there is a short earthquake which only the pair feel. The next day, Tess wakes up and discovers that she is in Anna’s body. Likewise, Anna is in her mother’s body. Confused, they decide to go back to the restaurant at lunch to find out what happened. Since Anna has an important test and Tess must go to work (as a psychologist, some of the patients are dependent on her), the two are forced into each others roles. At school, Tess is given a bad grade from Mr. Bates and realizes that he had asked her when they were younger to a dance, which she refused and now he was taking it out on Anna. Tess confronts Mr. Bates in front of both of Anna’s friends, humiliating him.
At the wedding the next day, Anna’s band performs and Anna gets a chance to dance with (and kiss) Jake. Pei-Pei’s mother notices Harry and his grandfather fighting and offers them fortune cookies…which Pei-Pei manages, via tackle, to retrieve before they are opened.