dalla stessa intervista postata da charlypsilon si evince quanto Schwahn sia un cretino:
So, I constructed that. We built it, we mixed it, we locked it. And the network said, look, you've got to make the call. Obviously, the show is going to air before we can tell you [if you're getting another season], so what do you want to do? And about a week beforehand was our deadline for deciding which cut was going to air. I talked to [executive producer] Joe Davola and I talked to Peter Roth and a couple people at the network and, though they couldn't tell me anything, I sort of gauged what I thought our chances were and I felt like we'd come back, so I said, let's go with the cliffhangers. My plan B was that I would've campaigned aggressively, had we not been picked up, for a movie. I think that we have a fanbase that's similar to what "Sex and the City" has, not in size, but in loyalty, so I would've tried to do a movie in a couple years to tie up loose ends.
in pratica quando ha deciso di fare il cliffhanger ancora non sapeva che OTH sarebbe stato rinnovato, ma non s'è preoccupato perchè tanto "abbiamo una fanbase come quella di Sex and the City e potevamo sempre fare un film per vedere come si risolvevano le cose".
se lo dice lui
comunque dice che, come quasi tutti gli anni, sono stati rinnovati solo per 13 episodi, e poi vedranno.
l'intera intervista è qui