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

5 03 2010
  • Have you taken the TDW Survey yet?
  • The Hollywood Reporter has a very interesting interview with CW head Dawn Ostroff, where she discusses 90210 and Gossip Girl, in addition to One Tree Hill.
  • TeenTelevision.com and Digital Spy have spoiler-filled interviews with Michael Steger (Navid, 90210). I’ll be posting my own interview with Steger on Sunday.
  • Amber Wallace (Glenda, One Tree Hill) will be reprising her role as Lila on 90210. Zap2it has some spoilish details and I’ll have some, too, in my Steger interview.
  • There’s some evidence that this newly-made Twitter account (and the linked Facebook page) is actually Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210), particularly because verified accounts for Holly Marie Combs and Alyssa Milano are communicating with it. But her reps insist to me it’s not. Interpret as you wish.
  • Also found a listing on Amazon for Doherty’s upcoming book, Bad Ass. Have to say I’m kind of surprised…
  • Rebecca Gayheart (Toni, Beverly Hills 90210) and hubby Eric Dane welcomed a baby girl earlier this week.
  • Last night’s Jimmy Fallon featured a super-awesome reunion of the super-awesome California Dreams cast, which included Heidi Lenhart (Ellen, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • NYU Livewire has a very interesting article with suggestions on how to improve Gossip Girl.
  • One Tree Hill co-producer Kelly Tenney has another SoGoPro blog post about filming in Utah.
  • MTV has a video interview with James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek), where he says he and Michelle Williams (Jen, Dawson’s Creek) would be interested in some sort of “reunion show.” Don’t get that at all since A) Van Der Beek said last month he wasn’t interested in one, B) creator Kevin Williamson said during November’s Paley Panel he wasn’t interested in one, C) The series finale took place 5 years in the future, D) Jen died in the finale and E) Williams didn’t even participate in the Paley Panel.
  • Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.) has been cast in Body of Evidence, an ABC pilot.
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Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

2 02 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Melissa: When does voting end for the CW Awards?
Voting is open for the next week, and we’ll announce the winners of the second annual CW Awards on Monday, Feb. 8. Good luck everybody!

Emily in Tallahassee, Fla.: I’m not expecting a big makeout scene, but is there any hint of Olivia/Peter coming up in Fringe?
Ahem. Everybody must watch this week’s Fringe (but especially you Emily in Tallahassee, Fla.) even if you’ve been wavering a bit on that series. Something that we’ve been waiting to see since the pilot finally (finally!) happens. The scenes in question are totally gratifying (albeit rushed a bit, when this subplot might have been better served with a little foreplay preamble), but then what we are given is snatched away again, in totally heartbreaking and perfect TV form. Excellent work, Bad Robots. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Lamar in Dahoga, Pa.: Can you tell us anything about Leverage? It’s such an underrated series.
Luke Perry
guest stars as a clairvoyant con man on this week’s ep, and fans of the former heartthrob will not be disappointed. Most of Perry’s scenes are with Jeri Ryan, and Luke just can’t say enough about her. “Jeri Ryan and I had a great time. When you’re the guest cast, you never really know how it’ll be, but it was good,” he tells us. Obviously it’s Leverage, so they tend to catch the bad guy in the end, but might Luke be back again? Here’s what he says: “I just sort of play it as it comes. But we may get together on something down the road.” And there you have it.

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

I posted about The CW Awards last week.

Peter on Fringe is played Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek). If you go to the actual webpage, they included a picture of him.

Perry played Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jeri Ryan played Charlotte on The O.C. Leverage also stars Christian Kane (Nick, Dawson’s Creek).





Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

28 01 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!
Question: Could you give us more details about Blair and Chuck’s break-up on Gossip Girl? —Larissa
Ausiello:
Blame Jack Bass. It’s all his fault.

Question: Anything on Leverage? —Bill
Ausiello:
Luke Perry changes zip codes in the Feb. 3 episode to play a smarmy psychic who is more swindler than soothsayer. The team must pit con-job against con-job to expose him, especially after a cold reading leaves Parker in tears. And in the Feb. 17 season finale, Hutton and Co. try to take down a dangerous weapons dealer, all while the FBI inches closer and closer to catching them. Some unexpected friends (and enemies) will return, and others will make their exit.

Credit: EW.com

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Note: Perry played Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210. Leverage also stars Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.) and Christian Kane (Nick, Dawson’s Creek).





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

19 01 2010
  • I am not posting ratings for last night’s One Tree Hill until the final numbers are announced. I’ve been told they’re delayed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  • The CW sent out a press release–based on the early numbers, which they normally use–saying Life Unexpected’s total viewers was the most for the 9pm timeslot in more than a year. That means it outperformed One Tree Hill last year (from 1/12/09 til the end of the season) and Gossip Girl all of this season.
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new One Tree Hill video content this week.
  • Examiner.com has an article on Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) and Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill)–who are totally together, it seems–attending the The Art of Elysium’s annual gala.
  • The new One Tree Hill Connection podcast features an interview with Lindsey McKeon (Taylor, One Tree Hill). Have you read my interview with her?
  • Ausiello is reporting Billy Baldwin has been cast as father to Serena (Blake Lively, Gossip Girl) and Eric (Connor Paolo, Gossip Girl), ex-husband to Lily (Kelly Rutherford, Gossip Girl). Matt Barr (Ian “Psycho Derek” Banks, One Tree Hill) played the young version of Keith in the 80s flashback episode in season 2. Some are saying Keith isn’t S and E’s father and this E! Online article says its William van der Woodsen but I am just confused by it all.
  • I typically don’t link to sites like this but I was just so stunned by this claim that I can’t ignore it. Radar Online is “exclusively” reporting that Rob Estes (Harry, 90210) has quit the show. Some of their facts are clearly wrong: they say “The next season is set to air in the close future – a date has yet to be released by CW as they gear up to debut their new line-up.” The next season–if there is a next season–wouldn’t typically air til the fall and wouldn’t even be announced for a while longer. I am hoping a mainstream, credible site will quickly confirm or deny their report.
  • The same Radar article also has details on Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) and her exit from the show. These seem to be legit as the quotes are coming from her manager, rather than anonymous sources.
  • Garth is starring in a new webseries, called Garden Party. Garth previously appeared in the webseries The Broadroom.
  • Smokin’ Aces 2, starring Autumn Reeser (Taylor, The O.C.), is out on DVD today. Reeser and I discussed the film in our interview and she discusses it in this new one as well. Reeser also mentions her appearance years ago on Star Trek, which starred Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.)
  • TVGuide.com has more on Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) auctioning her Golden Globes dress for charity.
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui, who played Alex’s ex in two episodes of The O.C. was named the Most Desirable Woman of 2010.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

12 01 2010

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Attention Upper East Siders: Hide your men and your liquor, because Georgina (Michelle Trachtenberg) herself tells us that she’s coming back to Gossip Girl—this season—and just scandalous as evah!

Michelle breaks the news in the video down below, and even gives us a hint as to what sort of meddling she’ll be doing this time. (Could it involve Chuck Bass’ father?! Oh, how that girl teases. Love.)

Frances: Anything on Chuck Bass’ mother on Gossip Girl? Please!
Well, Michelle teases that her return to Gossip Girl may have something to do with Chuck’s upcoming family drama in the video below, but I’m pretty certain she’s kidding. See for yourself in the video, including her pitch to have a Dawn Summers-Dawson Leery romance on Mercy with James Van Der Beek. Um, yes please.

Chris: Is there any hope for Dan and Serena on Gossip Girl? Any at all?
When asked about hope for Dan and Serena on Gossip Girl, my source tells me “not at the moment.” But I suppose then you’re rooting for Jenny to steal Nate away?

Jamie in Austin, Texas: You’ve been holding out on the Leverage scoop, lady!
Let go of all of your doubts about Jeri Ryan stepping in as Leverage‘s designated grifter babe while Gina Bellman is on maternity leave. Jeri’s non-nonsense character Tara doesn’t really understand Nathan’s (Timothy Hutton) free-wheeling way of doing business, but she’s willing to learn and they turn out to be a great professional pairing. Leverage returns for a winter mini-season beginning this Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Credit: E! Online

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I’ve already posted about Van Der Beek’s role on Mercy. Dawn Summers was Trachtenberg’s role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Jeri Ryan played Charlotte on The O.C. You can read more about her role on Leverage here.





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

10 09 2009
  • I have decided that future Trivia Nights will only be held on Mondays and Tuesdays *when the episodes are repeats.*  If there’s a new episode, there won’t be trivia.  If it’s a repeat, I’ll host trivia.  This seemed like the most fair and least-stressful way to do it.  During long hiatuses, however, such as the summer off-season, we will go back to weekly games.  I will always post about a Trivia Night the morning of, so keep your eyes peeled, and I’ll give a heads-up in advance whenever possible.
  • Check out Mark Schwahn’s preview of One Tree Hill’s season premiere.
  • Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) and her band Pretty Reckless played a show in New York tonight as part of Fashion’s Night Out.
  • Much of the Gossip Girl cast attended a party yesterday to celebrate the upcoming launch of the new GG-inspired clothing line.
  • PEOPLE.com has a photo gallery of Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) and her family.
  • Candy Spelling, Tori’s mother, wrote me that she liked my interview with Randy (her son and Tori’s brother).
  • Korbi has a video interview with Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210).
  • Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) is on the cover of  the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. (Coincidentally, he was also on the cover this week back in 1998–more on that tomorrow).  He says his show Fringe “has been the total opposite of my Dawson’s Creek experience.”
  • The Vampire Diaries is being described as “Twlight for the 90210 and Dawson’s Creek crowd” and an “updated Dawson’s Creek with fangs.” There’s more comparisons here.
  • I thought this was a funny observation from Obama’s press conference last night: “The reaction to Obama on the part of some of his partisan foes is now making Bush derangement syndrome look like a hot and heavy Dawson’s Creek romance.”
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) has a new post on her blog–her first one since July.
  • TVGuide.com has an interview with Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.) on her role in Leverage.




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

28 06 2009
  • The New York Post is reporting that Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) may be engaged.
  • PEOPLE.com has a story on Ed Westwick (Chuck, Gossip Girl) celebrating his birthday last night.
  • Zap2it posted pictures of AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) and Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) hanging out.
  • The Blink-182 cover story in the July issue of Alternative Press features not one but two teen drama references.  First, Mark Hoppus (when talking about getting the band back together) said they had to make like “Beverly Hills 90210 and squash it,”  a reference to episode 5.27.  Second, Tom DeLonge said it was right after he filmed the Angels and Airwaves appearance on One Tree Hill (episode 6.10) that he found out about Travis Barker’s plane accident.
  • Paul Johansson (Dan, One Tree Hill) reportedly has a photo blog.
  • Jeri Ryan (Charlotte, The O.C.) has joined the cast of Leverage.







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