Sophia Bush: Fans will love the final season of 'One Tree Hill' (Video)
Sophia Bush told OnTheRedCarpet.com that she thinks fans will be satisfied with the upcoming ninth and final season of the CW's "One Tree Hill."
"I think everyone will be really happy. I thought they did such a great job, not knowing if we were finished at the ends of season 8. We created and crafted a finale that could be an end of show so I think that this is almost like a bonus," Bush, who is known for her role as Brooke on the series, told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith at the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. "We wrapped it up, we had the end and now we get 13 more weeks to tell a few more stories and show fans a little bit more of the things that they were really hoping to see and I think they're going to love it."
The cast of "One Tree Hill" is still filming the final season and are expected to wrap their 13-episode order by the holidays.
The Do Something Awards recognize celebrities for their contributions to charity and honor young people who are making a difference in their communities. Bush has been an advocate for environmental issues and hopes to continue her charity work when the long-running series wraps.
"I have so many trips planned with so many of the organizations that I work with so I plan on not working for a bit," Bush said. "I plan on being abroad and really getting on the ground to a lot of the person that I try to lend satellite support to."
It was announced in May that "One Tree Hill" would return for its final season, to air mid-season.
"One Tree Hill" premiered in September 2003 on The WB Network, which eventually merged with UPN to form The CW Network. The series, which is set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and their relationships.
The Do Something Awards ceremony will air on VH1 on Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).