News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210 and One Tree Hill

20 04 2010
  • Ausiello has an exclusive clip from next week’s Gossip Girl.
  • Ausiello also has a spoiler game that seems to suggest (by the picture) that Gossip Girl is involved but it’s not clear if 90210 and One Tree Hill are, too.
  • TodayOnline.com has a pretty interesting interview with Stephanie Savage (executive producer, Gossip Girl).
  • The CW Source has a spoilish video interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) had a “live Twitterview” today, taking questions via Twitter “about healthy eating, veggies, parenting, + more.” You can check out her Twitter feed to see her answers. (Not entirely helpful without the questions but you get the gist.) There’s one vague reference to BH90210.
  • KENS5, a news station in San Antonio, has a video interview with Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill). I kind of loved it.




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

9 04 2010
  • The L.A. Times has an interview with Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210).
  • Teen Today has an interview with Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) but it’s really…well, you’ll see.
  • Parade.com has an interview with Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210). It’s good but there’s nary a mention of BH90210.
  • You can watch the trailer for Call Me Fitz (previously called Meet Phil Fitz), the upcoming Canadian series starring Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210). Warning: this is NSFW and very far removed from Brandon Walsh! (I think the latter is part of the point.)
  • Thanks to Talking Gossip After Dark for the shoutout!
  • Ausiello has a pretty big Gossip Girl spoiler.
  • Kristin also has some spoilers, but less big.
  • PEOPLE.com has a spoilish “first look” at next week’s Gossip Girl.
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) is now a Global Ambassador for Herbal Essences. (Women’s Wear Daily has an article announcing the deal but you have to be a subscriber to their Web site to read it.)
  • US Weekly has an article on the supposed split between Meester and Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) but I still don’t know if it’s true.
  • Robyn Lively, half-sister of Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl), stars in Letters To God, which is now playing in select theaters.
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) will be a presenter at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) and his girlfriend Kimberly Brook are expecting a baby.




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

6 04 2010
  • Last night’s Gossip Girl (1.7 million viewers) stayed the same in the ratings compared to last week, though the unrounded number shows a bit of an increase.
  • NBC Los Angeles has a brief interview with Laura Harring (Elizabeth, Gossip Girl).
  • TVGuideMagazine.com says One Tree Hill has less than a 50 percent chance of renewal.
  • I (almost) 100 percent agree with this Open Letter To One Tree Hill Fans, which points out some of the reasons it’s time we let the show go.
  • Oxygen announced a new series, Tori & Dean: Weddings, starring Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Wonderwall has an interview with Spelling that includes some BH90210-related questions.
  • This recap of last night’s Life Unexpected, which stars Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), references one of my favorite DC episodes, 3.19, Stolen Kisses.




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek

22 03 2010




Fun Fact

19 03 2010

Since the first teen drama debuted in 1990, there’s only been one period of time without an active teen drama.

Active refers to: is the show current? It can be on hiatus. It just can’t be canceled.

In 1990, Beverly Hills 90210 debuted.

In 1998, while it was still on the air, Dawson’s Creek premiered.

But when Dawson’s Creek ended in spring of 2003, BH90210 had ended three years prior and there wasn’t any other teen drama on television.

Until…

A few months later The O.C. started in the late summer and very shortly after that, One Tree Hill began.

The O.C. ended in 2007 but, as we very well know, One Tree Hill has been active all this time.

And if this turns out to be the last season of OTH, there’s Gossip Girl (started in 2007) and 90210 (2008).

Will there be another period when there’s no teen drama left on the air? I hope not but time will tell!





Random Thought

26 02 2010

As of this post, we still don’t know whether One Tree Hill will be renewed or canceled.

We do seem to know the schedule for the rest of the season:

4/26/10: Episode 7.19

5/3/10: Episode 7.20

5/10/10: Episode 7.21

5/17/10: Episode 7.22

Of course this schedule is subject to change but if it stays and 7.22 is the series finale, One Tree Hill would have the same end date as Beverly Hills 90210.

Things to consider:

  • Beverly Hills 90210 aired its series finale on May 17, 2000. The One Tree Hill series finale would air exactly 10 years later, on a milestone anniversary for BH90210.
  • Beverly Hills 90210 was the first teen drama to air, the first one to finish airing and remains the longest-running teen drama.
  • One Tree Hill was the fourth teen drama to air, would be the fourth one to finish airing and is the second-longest-running teen drama.
  • The common end date (arguably) gives more meaning to a video I posted last April, in which the maker declared BH90210 and OTH to be “the two greatest television shows in history.”

Interesting, no?





Fun Fact

19 02 2010

Five of the six teen dramas began with main characters who were siblings or would become siblings.

On Beverly Hills 90210 we have twins Brenda and Brandon, while on 90210 there’s Annie and her adopted brother Dixon. The original also had Kelly and David as step-siblings while the new show made Annie and Dixon share a half-sibling with Naomi.

On The O.C., Seth found a brother in Ryan when the Cohens became his guardian.

One Tree Hill has half-brothers Lucas and Nathan.

And Gossip Girl has Dan and Jenny as well as Serena and Eric, along with quite a few pairs of step-siblings, some involving Chuck (with Serena and Eric) and Blair (with non-main character Aaron). And, of course, Dan and Jenny became step-siblings with Serena and Eric.

The lone exception is Dawson’s Creek. No original main characters as siblings in Capeside.

But DC is one of four teen dramas that introduced a baby sibling when the first child, the main character, was in high school or older.

On BH90210, Kelly was between her junior and senior years of high school while David was between his sophomore and junior years when they got a baby half-sister, Erin, now known on 90210 as Silver.

Dawson was a senior in high school when his parents had Lily.

Seth and Ryan were out of high school when the Cohens had Sophie.

Lucas was graduating high school when his mom had a baby girl, also named Lily.

Remains to be seen whether Gossip Girl and 90210 will continue the trend!








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