LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB plans to give "One Tree Hill" a winter break, as the network confirmed today the series will take a brief hiatus following its November 30 broadcast.
In its place, the Frog plans to fill the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c hour with the third season of "High School Reunion" (read the story).
"Hill" will then return in time for February sweeps to air the remainder of its second season. The network was also quick to note the decision shouldn't be viewed as a "hiatus" but rather a brief "rest" to avoid the show's low-rated repeats.
Overall this season, "Hill" has been a major success for the network as its most recent airing marked its most-watched episode to date in adults 18-34 (3.0/8), persons 12-34 (3.5/10), women 18-34 (4.6/11), women 12-34 (5.2/14), adults 18-49 (2.4/6), women 18-49 (3.6/8) and total viewers (5.4 million).