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: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and More

15 03 2010
  • Zap2it says the 90210 season finale will air May 18, with One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl the day before, May 17.
  • Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) is now on Twitter, as confirmed by Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210). I updated the Twitter Directory accordingly.
  • Betty Confidential has an interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • MSNBC has an article on Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210) hosting TODAY this morning.
  • Came across a video interview with Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) for Dancing With The Stars, where she briefly mentions talking to Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) about her experience with the show.
  • Clips from One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and The O.C. can be seen in the background of this performance by Stuckey and Murray. The “comedy music duo” are parodying the music and montages that play at the end of TV dramas. It’s pretty awesome.
  • Examiner.com has an interview with India de Beaufort (Miranda, One Tree Hill).
  • The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast features Mike Grubbs (Grubbs, One Tree Hill).
  • Michael Trucco (Cooper, One Tree Hill) will star in Facing Kate, a new series on USA.
  • Not sure when it happened but there’s now a verified Twitter account for Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl). I updated the Twitter Directory accordingly.
  • Examiner.com has a brief interview with Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl).
  • Brittany Robertson, who used to work for Charles Rosin (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210), told MTV she grew up watching her Life Unexpected co-star Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), on DC.




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!





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

15 02 2010
  • Korbi has a cute video interview with Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill).
  • JustJared (::cringe::) has an interview with Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill).
  • Watched the premiere of How To Make It In America, starring Bryan Greenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill) and saw Samaire Armstrong (Anna, The O.C.) was also in it. I don’t think she’ll be in future episodes, though.
  • The Los Angeles Times has a great interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek). A few interesting DC things in there.
  • OK! Magazine (::groan::) has an interview with James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).




News Roundup: Gossip Girl, 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek

5 02 2010




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

4 02 2010
  • Star News has an article on Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) participating in a charity event with Aerpostale.
  • Kristin says Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) will be in GG’s season finale. The quotes in the article are from a spoiler chat from January, though.
  • According to the same article, Connor Paolo (Eric, Gossip Girl) will appear on an episode of Mercy, which also stars Trachtenberg and now James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek).
  • The February 8 issue of PEOPLE has a short interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek). When asked about his favorite DC memory, he says: “In the summer we as a cast would go to Masonboro Island, [N.C.]. We’d get out the grill and go Jet Skiing and swimming. It was the most fun I ever had in my life.” If you recall, John Wesley Shipp (Mitch, Dawson’s Creek) made a similar comment in my interview with him.
  • The headline alone of this article on Fringe, which stars Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek), makes it worth posting.
  • McG (executive producer, The O.C.) may direct the romantic comedy This Means War.




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

25 01 2010
  • E! Online has a brief interview with Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) about Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210).
  • The CW Source has a podcast on last week’s One Tree Hill.
  • PopEater has an interview with Robert Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) but it’s not on their site yet. Thankfully, an excerpt has been posted on Geekweek.com
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) will voice a character on Sunday’s episode of Family Guy. Coincidentally that same night, I’ve planned to post another instance of Family Guy and our teen dramas colliding. (I’ve posted some already.)
  • Joanna Garcia (Bree, Gossip Girl) will star in an untitled pilot for ABC.
  • EW.com has a great interview with Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek). Lots of DC stuff.
  • Korbi has a short video interview with Smith about Life Unexpected. TVGuideMagazine.com has an even shorter one.
  • Sasha Alexander (Gretchen, Dawson’s Creek) and Jordan Bridges (Oliver, Dawson’s Creek) will both be starring in a new TNT show, Rizzoli & Isles.
  • Just found this fabulous interview with Josh Schwartz (creator, The O.C.) that covers a ridiculously awesome amount of information about the show.







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