Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Danneel Harris – One Tree Hill Hotties do Maxim Magazine

As far as good TV is concerned, One Tree Hill isn’t it. In fact, this season is by far the worst so far, with ever more ludicrous plots, two-dimensional characters, and acting that you can actually see get worse and worse by the minute. But I keep watching for one simple reason. Actually, for three simple reasons. Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Danneel Harris.

Another thing that makes this show pretty unbearable is the product tie-ins that keep finding their way onto this show. I get that most of the show’s audience is impressionable young teenagers (and me), but it’s getting a little ridiculous. Last season was all about Sunkist (as if Sunkist was ever cool), and it looks like this season is all about Maxim Magazine. Though, as far as product placement goes, I guess getting the main characters of the show to strip down to their underwear is probably as good as product placement gets.

Yes, that’s actually one of the current subplots. Local psycho, and all around slut-bag Rachel, played by the incredibly gorgeous Danneel Harris, has entered the Maxim Magazine Hometown Hotties competition, which obviously leads to a sexy, half-naked photoshoot scene. It has also apparently led to the cast of One Tree Hill landing the cover of this month’s Maxim Magazine. And there you have it, product placement at it’s very best.

And here’s a little taste of the supertastic Danneel Harris, getting all maxified from this weeks episode of One Tree Hill. The rest of Danneel can be found after the jump.