News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, 90210 and More

4 05 2010
  • Last night’s One Tree Hill (1.9 million viewers) and Gossip Girl (1.7 million viewers) both had drops in the ratings compared to last week. OTH’s was tiny, though.
  • Zap2it did a nice roundup of the tweets Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) sent last night.
  • Zap2it also has a “first look” at two of The CW’s pilots, including Nomads, which stars Michaela McManus (Lindsey, One Tree Hill) but they don’t have photos with her.
  • Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl), Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl), Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl), Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.), Penn Badgley (Dan, Gossip Girl), Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) and Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) were among the attendees at last night’s annual MET Costume Gala. There may have been others from the teen dramas but those are the ones I know of.
  • Nicole Fiscella (Isabel, Gossip Girl) will give the commencement speech at the University of Bridgeport.
  • OnTheRedCarpet.com has short, spoilish video interviews with Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) and Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210).
  • TVGuideMagazine.com also has a short but spoilish interview with Lowndes.
  • Examiner.com has a spoilish interview with Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210).
  • Jessica Walter (Tabitha, 90210) will appear on Make It Or Break It, which Paul Stupin (executive producer, Dawson’s Creek) EPs.
  • Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) tweeted that she is supposed to be on the Dancing With the Stars season finale.
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3 responses

5 05 2010
Alexandra

u totally just brought back lindsey memories. So destined for failure w/ peyton in the picture.

5 05 2010
Rinth de Shadley

I read somewhere that Gossip Girl’s ratings almost don’t matter because everyone who has any influence really likes it. I don’t know if that’s true: I admit that it sounds like wishful thinking.

6 05 2010
teendramawhore

LOL, Alexandra. I remember being so bummed and POed when season 5 started and Leyton wasn’t together. But now I *love* that season. I am a huge fan of pining and build-up and meant-to-be couples finding their way to each other. I love all the angst and heartbreak mixed with heart-melting gestures and exchanges. I guess I should be grateful for Lindsey. She provided many great Leyton moments!

Rinth, yes and no. Gossip Girl’s ratings right now don’t really matter because the show is already renewed for season 4. Generally speaking, though, their ratings do matter *but* they are not the only factor or the most important factor. Gossip Girl does really well with online viewing, international sales, product placement and branding. Plus, the media really likes talking about the show and its cast. All of that is really important to the network and likely among the reasons why the show was renewed. (Some other reasons: it costs less than older shows and, with one more season, will likely be eligible for syndication.)

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