News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, The O.C. and More

30 04 2010
  • SoapNet is making some significant schedule changes regarding its teen drama lineup. Beginning tomorrow, May 1, One Tree Hill will air for two additional hours on Saturdays, now going from 9am til 1pm. Beverly Hills 90210 has been pushed back to 1pm and will go til 5. Sunday remains unchanged. Then, as of Monday, May 3, The O.C. will only air at 1pm, losing its second hour. One Tree Hill will move an hour earlier, airing at 2pm and 3pm. Beverly Hills 90210 will keep the 11am and noon slots but will now also have 4pm, in addition to their current 5pm slot. That hour, which started airing the show from the beginning in November after the network took away the 6pm timeslot, will repeat the noon episode (and the 4pm slot will repeat the 11am episode). That means though we’re currently in season 4 during the 5pm hour, it will pick up with the middle of season 10, which is what’s currently airing in the morning. The individual show pages above have been updated to reflect these changes.
  • The CW has announced who will be participating in their Tweet Week and when: Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) will tweet Monday at 8pm eastern. Josh Schwartz (executive producer, Gossip Girl) and Zuzanna Szadkowski (Dorota, Gossip Girl) will tweet Monday at 9pm eastern. Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210), Michael Steger (Navid, 90210), Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210) and Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) will tweet Tuesday at 8pm eastern. All of this will take place at
  • Jackson Brundage (Jamie, One Tree Hill) will be a part of CURED’s charity event tomorrow in Illinois.
  • One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210 are all included in’s photogallery of Must-Watch Finales.
  • named Annie’s fountain scene in this week’s 90210 the “oddest reaction” in their list of Top Moments of the Week. I disagree.
  • has a great but spoiler-filled interview with Diego Boneta (Javier, 90210).
  • Lindsay Price (Janet, Beverly Hills 90210), Hilary Duff (Olivia, Gossip Girl) and Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creeks) are in the “Beautiful At Every Age” section of PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful issue. Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) is in the online version but also in the “Hot List” section of the issue. Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210), Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) are in the “Beautiful Jessicas” section. Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) is in the “Amazing Lookalikes” section.
  • At work today, Gossip Cop and I busted a Star cover story about Katie Holmes (Joey, Dawson’s Creek).

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and 90210

29 04 2010

Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

28 04 2010


Question: Any hints on the surprising conclusion to Annie’s hit-and-run story line on 90210? —Craig
I think the surprise is that the real truth won’t actually be revealed until next season.


Weekly Poll

28 04 2010

Since all 3 shows had repeats last week, I didn’t do a Weekly Poll.

In the last poll, a large majority–68 percent–said the new One Tree Hill promos made them excited. Just nine percent said they were disappointed and 23 percent were mixed. There were closer results on the matter of a possible Blair-Dan pairing on Gossip Girl, where 47 percent said it totally interests them and 39 percent said no way. Another 13 percent were indifferent. (This only adds up to 99 percent. I do not know why.) There was a small margin again with the last question, with 44 percent thinking Ryan should be written out of 90210, 34 percent unable decide and 22 percent thinking his character works well enough.

News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and Dawson’s Creek

28 04 2010

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, 90210 and The O.C.

27 04 2010
  • Last night’s One Tree Hill (2 million viewers) dropped a bit in the ratings compared to its last episode while Gossip Girl (2 million viewers) rose a bit in the ratings compared to its last episode. The CW sent out a press release touting the numbers for both, noting it was the network’s best Monday since January 18 in terms of demographics, One Tree Hill’s best in certain demos since January 25 and Gossip Girl’s best ratings all around since December 7.
  • One Tree Hill fans will rally this weekend in Wilmington at the actual River Court seen on the show.
  • The blog Pandandrum has an extremely well-written post about why The CW should renew One Tree Hill. I don’t agree with it all of it and it’s not entirely accurate but it is probably the best pro-OTH piece I’ve seen.
  • James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) appears in the video for Car Crash by Wakey!Wakey!, which features Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill).
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) appears in a promo for the MTV Movie Awards.
  • Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl), AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) are included in Crushable’s list of 5 Ladies Who Are (Sorta) Too Old To Be Playing Teenagers.
  • Josh Schwartz (executive producer, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) and Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) have signed a film deal with Paramount.

Live-Blog: 90210 2.19

27 04 2010

The Last 90210 Live-Blog

Keep refreshing this page throughout the show for plot developments, quotes and commentary.

EPISODE 2.19: Multiple Choices

  • Previously On: Cannon is the new Blaze advisor, Naomi says he sexually harassed her, Naomi has to go to a hearing, Kai kisses Debbie, Debbie talks to Dixon’s mom about it who says not to tell Harry, Dixon is gambling on sports, Cannon asks Naomi why she’s ruining his life, Naomi confesses she lied about the harrassment, Liam doesn’t want to  stay with Naomi anymore, Liam’s dad returns, Harry will punish Naomi
  • It’s a school day.
  • Naomi is in heels and an orange construction vest, picking up trash.
  • Silver and Ade are laughing until they see her.
  • They just glare and keep going.
  • Liam sees her, looks away, and keeps walking.
  • Harry asks her how it’s going.
  • He now has graffiti for her to paint over.
  • It says “molester” on the ground of a parking spot.
  • I guess that was Cannon’s spot.
  • Q1: “Oh my god.” “Yes. Kids can be cruel.”–Naomi and Harry
  • Liam and Finn are working on his boat.
  • Finn is impressed by how far along it is.
  • Liam says he works on the boat when he’s upset
  • Finn says things will turn around for Liam.
  • Finn says look at him–he was in jail and now he’s not.
  • Liam says he never should’ve been jailed. He was framed.
  • Finn says he’s going to stay in town.
  • He needs seed money to start a shop.
  • And then he will find a place for him and Liam to live.
  • Liam looks very happy.
  • Navid is in a dark basement at school.
  • Lila comes. They banter.
  • I like them together.
  • They have joined Dixon and others at a secret poker game.
  • Hello, Beverly Hills 90210!
  • They start to play when there’s a knock on the door.
  • Everyone is nervous. Who can it be?
  • It’s some student. I think his name is Daniel.
  • Navid opens the door. It’s actually Mark.
  • Remember him? From the sext debacle earlier this season, among other things.
  • Q2: So this is it? West Bev’s very own underground speakeasy.–Mark
  • Mark says he wants in.
  • Dixon says he’s not invited
  • Mark throws a wad of bills down on the table.
  • Silence.
  • Mark asks if he’s scared he’s going to lose.
  • Dixon takes the cash and tells him to have a seat.
  • You know this won’t end well.
  • Q3: It’ll be a pleasure to take your money.–Dixon
  • Harry is in the kitchen at home.
  • Debbie comes in with shopping bags.
  • She doesn’t look happy.
  • Harry asks if she got the dry cleaning.
  • Debbie calls him out on not even asking how she is.
  • Harry just says he expected his dry cleaning.
  • Q4: What’s going on with us? All the bitterness, all the sniping. Harry, I think we should go to counseling.–Debbie
  • Harry says they are fine. Any issue is typical for 20 years of marriage.
  • Debbie disagrees.
  • Q5: I kissed another man. Wait, that didn’t come out right. He kissed me, actually. It was my yoga teacher. And it didn’t mean anything.–Debbie
  • Debbie says it was 2 months ago!
  • Um, was it? No way!
  • He’s shocked that it happened and shocked that she’s just telling him now.
  • He walks away…shocked.
  • It’s just Dixon and Mark left in the poker game.
  • Dixon raises and Mark matches and raises.
  • The bet is $6,175! Uh…
  • Dixon says he doesn’t have that there now but he’s good for it.
  • Navid asks if he’s sure and Dixon looks at his cards and says he is.
  • Dixon shows his cards–full house.
  • Everyone congratulates him.
  • But Mark interrupts. He has four queens.
  • He wins.
  • He laughs as everyone is silent.
  • Q6: Dixon, don’t worry about getting the money to me right away. As long as you have it to me by the end of the day tomorrow, I won’t have the guys on the baseball team break your legs.–Mark
  • Promo with AnnaLynne and Kime Buzzelli, 90210 stylist, on fashion. Sponsor is Orbitz.
  • Teddy joins Silver at school.
  • They banter. It’s cute.
  • She says he’s been AWOL lately.
  • Teddy says he’s been practicing for a tennis tournament.
  • Silver says she’s been going to SAT prep classes and he can come over to study.
  • Teddy says he has conditioning.
  • Silver stresses how important it is to do well on the SATs.
  • Teddy says he’s not planning on going to college.
  • Silver says it sounds like he’s throwing away his future.
  • Hello, Brenda and Dylan!
  • Q7: Well, it sounds to me like you’re really judgmental. Tennis is my future. If you don’t understand that, maybe you don’t understand me.–Teddy
  • Ouch.
  • He walks away.
  • Ivy and Dixon are on a date.
  • She can tell he’s not paying attention.
  • She calls him on it.
  • She says she thought he’d more excited, since he asked her out.
  • He says he is excited and there’s no place he rather be.
  • His phone rings. He says he has to take it and gets up from the table.
  • It’s Mark.
  • He calls him “Little Dix.” LOL
  • Mark wants to know about his money.
  • Dixon says he has a “dope laptop” and deejay equipment.
  • Mark doesn’t want his crap.
  • Dixon says he needs more time.
  • Mark says he can forget about the money if Dixon helps him with something.
  • It’s his girlfriend’s birthday tomorrow and he wants to decorate her locker.
  • Q8: So you want me to get you streamers?–Dixon
  • Mark say no, he wants a key to the school for tonight and Dixon can get that since Harry is his dad.
  • It’s either that or 6 grand in cash tomorrow morning.
  • Liam brings pizza into the garage for Finn.
  • Finn says he can’t find a job. The ex-con thing is a problem.
  • Q9: Maybe I should take a page out of your mom’s book and find my own millionaire. Think Oprah’ll take me?–Finn
  • Finn makes a joke about stealing money from Liam’s step-dad.
  • Except he’s probably not joking. Ugh.
  • Mark is waiting at the school for Dixon.
  • Dixon has the key.
  • He’s not going to give it over. He’s going in, too.
  • Mark says “to suit himself.”
  • Dixon opens the door and Mark’s friends run up wearing, um, animal-printed ski-masks.
  • Dixon asks what’s going on.
  • Q10: Oh, I forgot. My girlfriend’s birthday is next month. Tonight, we’re stealing the SATs.–Mark
  • The guys are running around the school.
  • Q11: Wow. You erally are as slow as you look. We…are…stealing.–Mark
  • Dixon says the tests aren’t here.
  • Mark says they’re not usually but West Bev is a test center this year.
  • Dixon reiterates that they’re not here. Harry said they aren’t delivered until the morning of.
  • Mark pounds the locker and tells his friends they can leave.
  • I bet Dixon was bluffing. (Get it? Bet? Bluffing?)
  • Dixon walks into school the next day. The whole place is covered with grafitti and trashed!
  • I guess Mark’s friends didn’t leave.
  • Dixon goes over to Mark and asks if he did this.
  • Mark says the test would’ve brought him “lettuce” and his friends were pissed, specifically one guy named Jason.
  • Mark makes jokes about it. It’s kind of funny. Kind of obnoxious.
  • Naomi and Annie are laughing on the lunch line.
  • Some girl says she doesn’t want to take a class with Cannon since he’s a perv.
  • Naomi feels horrible as this is her fault.
  • She tells Annie this isn’t going away.
  • Annie says to give it time.
  • Naomi stands on a table and gets everyone’s attention.
  • Q12: I am the pervert. I perverted justice. I perverted morality.–Naomi
  • She explains nothing happened with Cannon and people should blame her for spreading the lie.
  • She reiterates that she’s the pervert and people start chanting it!
  • Silver and Ade come over and tell her she should stop talking but they’re proud of her for doing that.
  • They say they’re proud of her for doing that and they forgive her.
  • Naomi says she’s missed them so much.
  • How long has it been? LOL
  • Cheesy group hug with Annie, too. Wow.
  • Dixon goes into Harry’s office.
  • Harry wanted to see him.
  • Harry shows him video footage of Dixon and Mark in the school.
  • Dixon says he had nothing to do with the graffiti and the guys.
  • Harry wants to know why he was in the school.
  • Dixon says he’s been gambling for a while.
  • First sports, then poker. Then he got over his head.
  • He owes a person a lot of money and the person convinced him to break into the school.
  • He stole Harry’s key and they broke in.
  • The kids wanted the SATs and when they found out they weren’t here, they vandalized everything.
  • Wow. Didn’t quite expect Dixon to ‘fess up right away.
  • Harry wants him to identify the kids in the marks.
  • Dixon doesn’t say anything.
  • Harry says he has all day.
  • Dixon names them. Like four guys in all.
  • The honesty is kind of refreshing.
  • Naomi and Cannon run into each other.
  • He says he heard what she did.
  • Q13: A rather unorthodox attempt at repentance but fundamentally courageous.–Cannon
  • Naomi apologizes again, says she never meant for this to happen.
  • Cannon says he knows and he appreciates that.
  • He walks on.
  • Naomi spies Liam, who looks at her and keeps walking.
  • Debbie tells Harry she wants to be honest now.
  • Harry says it’s about time or something.
  • Q14: I deserve that.–Debbie
  • Annie and Liam come into the kitchen laughing.
  • Lannie! (Hello, Lannie fan forum peeps!)
  • Annie hear’s her parents arguing in the next room.
  • Debbie acknowledges she kissed Kai.
  • But calls Harry out on flirting with women at work and coming home and not really “being” there.
  • She calls Harry selfish.
  • She lists all of Kai’s good qualities, implying they are what a husband should have.
  • Q15: I stopped that kiss because it was the right thing to do. Not because I wanted to.–Debbie
  • Annie is in tears.
  • Liam says they should get out of here.
  • Harry says they need to go to counseling and walks away.
  • Jessica in a commercial for Warriors In Pink.
  • Liam and Annie are walking in some kind of park.
  • Q16: “Well, this sucks.” “Well, at least your family just started sucking now.”–Annie and Liam
  • He says his parents divorced when he was 7.
  • At least she had a longer time to think they were good people.
  • She says it’s still not fair.
  • She wants to kick something or scream or run away.
  • She sees a fountain and gets in.
  • She stands under the stream of water and laughs.
  • Liam asks what she’s doing.
  • She says she doesn’t know. She felt frustrated and had to do something.
  • He tries to help her out and falls in.
  • They laugh about how cold it is.
  • He helps her out again.
  • She says she’s really cold and he rubs her arms.
  • They totally have a “moment” until Annie hurriedly says…
  • Q17: “You should be with Naomi.” “What?” “She did the right thing in the end. You should forgive her.”–Annie and Liam
  • (I totally missed a line or two that Annie said but that’s the gist of it.)
  • She walks off. Bummer. But the right thing to do.
  • Teddy is on the court hitting balls.
  • Silver is there.
  • Q18: You love tennis so I’m going to learn to love it.–Silver
  • She says this is a huge opportunity for him, one in a lifetime, and he should see where it takes him.
  • She’s been studying up on the game.
  • She promises to be at the match.
  • Teddy says she doesn’t have to. Just knowing he has her support is enough.
  • She doesn’t have to sit in the sun for 3 hours just for him.
  • She asks if he’s sure because she wants to be there. (And he shows he’s been studying some vocab.)
  • He says he’s positive.
  • Q19: Game, set, match. You win.–Silver
  • Cheesy but cute.
  • There’s a knock at Naomi’s.
  • It’s Liam.
  • He says he’s sorry.
  • She says she’s sorry and that it’s her fault.
  • He says what she did was wrong but she did the right thing in the end.
  • It was brave and he should’ve been there for her.
  • She promises she won’t do anything like this again.
  • She hugs him and says she loves him.
  • He just says “me too” or was it “you too”?
  • Either way, he *so* doesn’t.
  • Or at least isn’t sure.
  • Teddy is getting ready for his match.
  • Silver surprises him.
  • She wasn’t going to come but she really wants to support him.
  • She says she will go sit in his action.
  • Teddy’s dad is there, surrounded by people getting his autograph.
  • Teddy says she doesn’t think it is a good idea.
  • She says it’ll be fine and tells him “to do [his] thing.”
  • She walks off.
  • Teddy yells after her but a player stops him.
  • She introduces herself to Teddy’s dad, who thinks she wants an autograph.
  • She says her name again, as if he should know who she is.
  • But he doesn’t.
  • Apparently Teddy never mentioned he has a girlfriend!
  • Harry tells Dixon that the superintendent wants to expel whomever vandalized the school.
  • But Harry told her that there was a glitch with the tape and they can’t figure out who was.
  • He explains that if you’re expelled, you’ll never get into college.
  • Dixon thanks him.
  • Harry explains he’s grounded and names all the things he can’t do.
  • Dixon asks if he told mom.
  • Harry says no because she’s busy dealing with other things now.
  • Dixon says he’s sorry.
  • Q20: Me too. I thought you were better than this.–Harry
  • Liam finds his step-dad in the garage.
  • He asks what he’s doing there.
  • Jeffrey says he plans on turning the garage into his gym.
  • Liam references the punch he threw at him two episodes or so back.
  • Q21: You deserve so much worse than that for cheating on my mom.–Liam
  • Jeffrey says he and Liam’s mom are closer than ever.
  • Q22: It’s not normal for a young man to spend all his time alone in a shed.–Jeffery
  • He says when his mom goes to Europe, he’s going to start renovations.
  • Liam is shocked–his mom is going away?
  • Yep. Spa week.
  • She didn’t think they’d get along but Jeffery can’t wait to spend a week alone with him.
  • Awkward, silent dinner at the Wilsons.
  • Debbie breaks it up and asks Harry how his day was.
  • They exchange pleasantries
  • Debbie says she ran into Cindy.
  • Cindy, seriously? You couldn’t pick any other name?!
  • Annie is kind of disgusted by the fake-ness.
  • She asks to be excused to go study.
  • Cut to Dixon in his room.
  • He calls Ivy.
  • He has to cancel their plans. He’s grounded.
  • He won’t say why, though.
  • She doesn’t get it.
  • He says he can’t talk about it now.
  • She “whatever”s him and says she’ll see him in school.
  • Annie comes in and says how awkward dinner is.
  • She starts to say she thinks she knows why and Dixon cuts her off.
  • He says he’s had a hard day and doesn’t want to talk about “this.”
  • But he doesn’t even know what “this” is yet!
  • Liam tells his dad that he wants to help with his dad’s goal to open a tackle shop.
  • He holds out his hands. Three coins.
  • They are worth $10,000 and they are from Jeffrey’s collection.
  • He says he can’t stay here anymore.
  • He tells Finn to use the coins to open his shop so Liam can go live with him.
  • Annie calls Liam. Gets voicemail.
  • She says “it’s me” and then corrects herself,, saying “It’s Annie.” It’s sweet and awkward.
  • She says her parents are acting like nothing is wrong and Dixon doesn’t want to talk about it.
  • She say she just needed to talk and asks if he should
  • The voicemail cuts off and it asks if she wants to send it or erase.
  • She chooses to erase.
  • Her phone rings right back. It’s Liam.
  • He asks if she called.
  • Q23: Oh, no, I must’ve pocket-dialed you or something.–Annie
  • She says she’ll see him at school.
  • He looks disappointed.
  • She looks sad. Sad because she really needs to talk or sad because she really wants to talk to him?
  • At the beach club, people are making renovations.
  • Naomi goes over to the bar and asks for smoothies.
  • She makes smalltalk with the bartender, about they are needed to boost their energy or something because the girls are about to take their SATs.
  • And Jen interrupts!
  • Cue Naomi’s shocked face.
  • Q24: Do close your mouth, Naomi. That’s really not a good look for you.–Jen
  • She asks if Naomi likes what she’s doing with the place.
  • Olivier, her husband, bought the beach club for her!
  • She forgave him for cheating in exchanging for her picking wherever she wanted to live.
  • And she chose Beverly Hills.
  • Q25: Please. I wasn’t going to let you keep me away. Oh, I suppose I should let you know I’m a little upset with you. You turned your back on me and that really wasn’t very nice. And you know me, I tend to hold grudges. Just call me karma, babe. And karma is a bitch.–Jen
  • Naomi walks off. She is not happy.
  • At school, Dixon offers Ivy a powerbar before the test.
  • Ivy says she feels like he was blowing her off last night.
  • He swears he wasn’t.
  • He likes her but things aren’t great right now.
  • He stresses again how much he likes her.
  • He spies Mark and a friend and abruptly says he has to go, but he’ll make it up to her.
  • He walks off but there’s Mark.
  • He wants his money.
  • Dixon says he got Mark into the school. He held up his part of the bargain.
  • He says he even stopped Mark from getting expelled. His dad has tapes of them at the school but he convinced him not to go to the superintendent.
  • Q26: “Interesting.” “Why are you smiling?” “Now I know the principal covered it up to save his son. That’s gonna come in handy some day.”–Mark
  • Quiet, slow song plays over a montage of everyone taking their seats for the exam.
  • Feels very One Tree Hill and very out of place for this show.
  • It’s broken when Teddy comes over to where Silver’s sitting.
  • He says she’s not returning his calls and asks if everything’s okay.
  • Q27: Seriously? No. We’re not okay.–Silver
  • Major attitude.
  • She tells him to go take his seat.
  • Naomi walks in, kind of like a zombie.
  • Liam seems unfocused as well.
  • The proctor says the test can begin.
  • Everyone gets to work but Naomi is just staring off, looking pained.
  • Fade to black.
  • Preview: “Let’s play count the awkward first-meeting moments,” says the voiceover. 1) Teddy’s dad doesn’t like journalists, which Silver is. 2) Silver has a strange reaction to Teddy’s dad’s much younger girlfriend. 3) Teddy’s dad mentions a film he was in and Silver says she didn’t like it.

Those are my thoughts. What’s yours?

Spoiler: Ask The Addict

27 04 2010


Any scoop on what 90210 has planned for their season finale? — Amber
The TV Addict: Would it surprise you to learn an nod to iconic original series star Emily Valentine? No really. Whether it be by happy accident or not, 90210’s May 18 season finale will go out with a bang when things really start to heat up on Liam’s boat after a certain somebody who-shall-not-be-named discovers that Annie and Liam are a little too dedicated to practicing “safe boating” in the form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

Will Chuck and Blair end the season on a happily ever after? I’m worried for them. — Stacey
The TV Addict: We’re not so worried about Blair — who will have until the credits role on GOSSIP GIRL’s May 17 season finale to decide whether or not to meet Chuck at the top of the Empire State Building — as much as we’re worried for all of Manhattan. For as it turns out, April showers brings May shockers… in the form of Georgina Sparks (Michelle Trachtenberg) who returns to Manhattan… with a vengeance.




I totally gagged at the first sentence of the first question.

Spoiler: The Big Tease

27 04 2010


I’m worried about ‘90210’s Liam and Naomi. Are they going to be OK? Or is Liam going to seek comfort from Annie after Liefest 2010? – Dany
It’s not merely Naomi’s lie that will push Liam in Annie’s direction. Rather, those two are also destined to bond over secrets they each have been keeping from everyone else in their lives.

Credit: Fancast

Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

26 04 2010


Forget about Chuck and Blair! The real craziness that’s going down toward the end of this season of Gossip Girl is all about who’s saying goodbye.

On the heels of the news that Taylor Momsen‘s Jenny Humphrey will be leaving the Upper East Side this season, I’m told now that yet another female regular will be heading off into the sunset. (And leaving one heartbroken boy behind.)

So who is it?

Marcio in Ipswich, Mass.: Could we get some news on One Tree Hill or Melrose Place? Will they both stick around?
Nope. I’m told Melrose Place is pretty much a goner. It would take a miracle for it to survive at this point. However, the jury’s still out on One Tree Hill. The ratings in the next few weeks do matter, and it returns with a new episode tonight. (Hint, hint.)

Bob in Oakland, Calif.: Are we gonna see my girl Kristen Bell again on Party Down?
Yes! Adam Scott spilled the scoop: “When the season starts, Uda (Kristen Bell) is my steady girlfriend. But then Casey (Lizzy Caplan) comes back into the fold and kind of screws everything up.” Thus freeing Kristen to reteam with creator and executive producer Rob Thomas for a Veronica Mars movie, right? We kid. But don’t give up hope yet: “I’d love to do one,” said Rob at the Party Down Paley Center for Media celebration for the show’s second season premiere. “Kristen would love to do one…We [just] need someone to pay for it!” Empty your piggy-banks, kids!

Marlo in London: What’s the scoop on Vanessa and Dan on Gossip Girl?
It’s not looking good long-term, sorry! I’m hearing that Vanessa will be leaving not only New York but the country before the end of the season–running off to a superfancy and superfar job with CNN. So yes, Jessica is the second female, along with Taylor Momsen’s Little J, to head off into the sunset. The good news? I’m told by sources that both ladies will still be series regulars next season. As for you wondering what Little J will do that leads to her departure, I’m told “it’s a culmination of lots of things Jenny does to multiple people.” That doesn’t sound good at all!

Matthew in Philadelphia: What’s the word on Gossip Girl?
Don’t expect Serena to continue to sit idly by while Jenny tries to hone in on Nate. The onetime pals and now stepsisters are headed for some seriously rough times ahead.

Jenelle from Conn.: Yay! One Tree Hill is back tonight! The death of Haley’s mom made for such a great episode! What happens after?
Well, when we talked to James Lafferty, he had this to say: “Haley has a long road ahead of her in dealing with her mother’s death, as anybody would. A big part of the Scott family life will be dealing with the grief. It’s definitely a growing experience for the family.” Another tease? Here’s the deal with Nathan for the rest of the season: “He’s finally got some time to spend with his family, and his family at this point in their lives really needs him,” James tells us. “He really gets the opportunity to be a father and a husband.” Model husband and father? Adorable.

Evelyn in Tacoma, Wash.: 90210 is really getting good, but how are things going to go down between Debbie and Harry if Rob Estes is leaving?
Believe it or not, Annie’s going to be the one to point out the marriage woes between her parents, causing them to really sit down and talk things over. But when Debbie finds out that Harry has pretty much enabled Dixon’s little gambling problems, something (one would find in a diaper) is going to hit the fan.

Credit: E! Online



I can’t see why the ratings at this point would have much of an impact on whether One Tree Hill is renewed. To date, One Tree Hill has outperformed both Gossip Girl and 90210, which received early renewals. Even if One Tree Hill dropped during these next four episodes, Gossip Girl and 90210 have dropped significantly in the last few months. OTH wouldn’t be the only show underperforming. Clearly ratings aren’t the biggest factor to The CW. That said I realize there’s more value in GG/90210 at low ratings than there is with OTH at low ratings. If I had to guess–and I’ll do it with a disclaimer that I’m far less experienced than Kristin–I’d say that while decent ratings are preferred, OTH’s renewal will really be based on how The CW’s pilots turn out and whether the network would rather risk starting a new series or risk sticking with an aging one.

Kristen Bell voices Gossip Girl on, um, Gossip Girl.

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