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Miami Marlins' Hanley Ramirez
play their final exhibition game at noon on FSN, then the season begins with the Miami Marlins hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Pictured: Miami Marlins’ Hanley Ramirez.


Betty White's Off Their Rockers: In this hidden-camera series a cast of sassy septuagenarians pulls shocking pranks on the younger generation (8 p.m. NBC).

One Tree Hill: It began as the story of two teenage half brothers (Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty) who lived very different lives. The two-hour series finale brings everyone together to remember the past and consider the future. Sophia Bush, and Bethany Joy Galeotti also star (8 p.m. KTLA).

American Idol: The finalists perform songs from the 1980s in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox).

Best Friends Forever: Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham star in this new comedy series as separated best friends who are reunited. Luka Jones also stars (8:30 p.m. NBC).

Criminal Minds: Robert Englund guest stars in this new episode as a detective who assists Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and the team with a case right out of a horror movie: the ritualistic murders of several people in Oregon (9 p.m. CBS).

Bent: Marcia Gay Harden guest stars as Pete's (David Walton) mom, whose arrival in town rekindles Walt's (Jeffrey Tambor) determination to win her back. Amanda Peet, Margo Harshman and Jesse Plemons also star (9 p.m. NBC). A second new episode follows at 9:30.

Nova: David Pogue journeys through the world of chemistry in the new episode “Hunting the Elements” (9 p.m. KOCE).

Happy Endings: At Derrick and Eric's (Stephen Guarino, Nate Smith) wedding, Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.) tries to tell Jane (Eliza Coupe) something as she struggles to help Eric conceal some bad news in the season finale (9:30 p.m. ABC).

South Park: When the town holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt, what could possibly go wrong? (10 p.m. Comedy Central).

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CW orders more scripts of 'Hellcats,' 'One Tree Hill'

Hellcats Give me a “S.” Give me an “I.” Give me an “X.”

What does that spell? Six!

Our lousy cheering abilities aside, it looks like the folks over on “Hellcats” are doing an OK job. The cheerleading drama premiered last week to 3 million viewers. And now the CW has ordered six more scripts of the freshman series as well as six from network staple “One Tree Hill,” the network confirmed Thursday.

Don’t get too cheery. The order isn’t for new episodes … just yet. 

Both shows have a standard order for 13 episodes right now. 

— Yvonne Villarreal

'One Tree Hill': The hit you never hear about

Knv9t5nc Before Robert Buckley joined the cast of the CW's "One Tree Hill" for Season 7, he didn't watch the show.

But landing a job on the earnest North Carolina-set drama after his run on the short-lived "Lipstick Jungle" was cause for celebration. And, of course, the 28-year-old actor wanted to know what his friends thought.

First, he screened old episodes for himself. "I was actually really impressed with the show," he said. "I decided I really liked it."

Yeah, but they pay his bills.

So he decided to test it out with a bunch of his friends. "I had 10 of my guys over to watch a UFC fight. So we're eating, drinking beer, having a good time, and afterward I put on 'One Tree Hill' and the room got sort of quiet."

"My sister walks in halfway through an episode and they were like, 'Shhh, Nathan and Haley are fighting!' " Buckley said. "I mean, just try and picture all these 30-year-old dudes. They were totally engrossed."

What's the show's secret? Why do more people watch "One Tree Hill" than "Gossip Girl"? Why do you never hear about it? I attempt to find out. Read the full story on "One Tree Hill" here.

-- Denise Martin

Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton leaving 'One Tree Hill'

Photo: Robert Buckley, Sophia Bush, Shantel VanSanten and Austin Nichols star in "One Tree Hill." Credit: Brian Vander Brug / For The Times

Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton leaving 'One Tree Hill'

Oth It's seems unreal, but a rep for the CW tells us it's true: Lucas and Peyton are moving out of "One Tree Hill."

Rumors that the shows stars, Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, would not be returning for the show's seventh season began circulating in February when the CW announced a series renewal without specifying which cast members would be back.

Soon after, a video of Murray talking to his fans surfaced. Seemingly unaware he was being filmed, the actor told fans, "They're not bringing me back next year ... because they want to save money." He even encouraged them to rally behind him: "Start blogging and being pissed off."

In April, "One Tree Hill" executive producer Mark Schwann told a crowd in Paris that all of the actors had signed on for Season 7, except for Murray and Burton. "They're in negotiations right now and I know they've been offered great things, and hopefully they'll decide to come back. If they don't that's always a possibility...[the show] has made it through some of the riskier moves we've done."

Looks like the public negotiating didn't take. A rep for the network confirms the two are out, and additionally reports that two new characters will be introduced next season. Austin Nichols, who play's Brooke's man Julian, meanwhile, will be upped to a series regular.

When last we saw the blissfully happy Lucas and Peyton, they had just been married. Unfortunately, in the final moments of Monday's episode, a very pregnant Peyton began to bleed and passed out cold on their honeymoon bed.

Does this news spell trouble for Peyton? She did record those video messages to her baby a couple of weeks ago (in an episode directed by "One Tree Hill's" own James Lafferty). And what about Lucas? His heart's been ticking fine for some time.

Guess we'll all find out what happens to the pair together during Monday's season finale.

-- Denise Martin

Photo: Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray. Credit: The CW

'Gossip Girl' and 'One Tree Hill' reach new ratings highs

Gg_3 "Gossip Girl" is finally gaining new fans.

After averaging a small 2.4 million viewers last season, the CW's sexy teen soap is now hitting new heights in the ratings race.

Monday's episode scored a best-ever 3.7 million viewers and posted record ratings among adults ages 18 to 34 (2.7/8, up 17% from Season 1) and 18-49 (1.9/5, up 12%). The episode also did especially well among women ages 18 to 34 (4.2/12, up 27%) and 18-49 (3.0/8, up 30%).

Meanwhile, the sixth season of "One Tree Hill" continues to soar. Last night's episode, in which a recurring character was fatally shot, drew the series' best numbers since December 2006.

Both shows lifted the CW to lead the night in key female demographics as well as in adults ages 18 to 34.

-- Denise Martin


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