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

7 01 2010
  • Ryan O’Neal has been cast as Spence Montgomery, father to Teddy (Trevor Donovan). We’ve known for a while that we’d see Spence in upcoming episodes but this is the first casting announcement.
  • Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) is working on a new book, tentatively titled uncharted terriTORI and scheduled for release in June.
  • While researching something earlier, I came across this New York Times article from 2000, which was published shortly before Beverly Hills 90210 ended. On May 17, it will be 10 years since the series finale. (In September, it will be 20 years since the series premiere!)
  • Finding the above article reminded me of this one, which quoted me when I was all of 12 years old!
  • Beginning Monday, The CW will allow people to watch the first ten minutes of Life Unexpected, starring Shiri Appleby (Rene, Beverly Hills 90210) and Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), on their Facebook Fan page.
  • CNN has an interesting article on The Beautiful Life, starring Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) being on YouTube.
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News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and More

4 01 2010
  • I really liked this tweet from Tristan Wilds (Dixon, 90210).
  • Michael Steger (Navid, 90210) is now on Twitter. Wilds and Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) both confirmed it. Added him to the Twitter Directory.
  • Jessica Walter (Tabitha, 90210) will star in a TV Land show called Retired at 35.
  • I Want To Marry Ryan Banks, starring Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210), Emma Caulfield (Susan, Beverly Hills 90210) and Cameron Bancroft (Joe, Beverly Hills 90210) is referenced in an article on The Bachelor.
  • Thank you to Anthony for confirming that Caulfield is on Twitter. Added her to the Twitter Directory.
  • Stephanie Beacham (Iris, Beverly Hills 90210) appears on the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother. In the interview, she also talks about recovering from cancer. Thank you to Kendal for sending me the article.
  • A new One Tree Hill Connection podcast features an interview with Bethany Joy Galoetti (Haley, One Tree Hill).
  • PEOPLE.com has an interview with Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) about her music career.
  • Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl) says he’s happy his other show Chuck isn’t competing against GG. More brief GG talk here.
  • Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl) will star in a film called The Apparition.
  • James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) has joined the cast of Mercy, which also stars Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl).
  • Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek) appears in a group video interview about Life Unexpected.
  • Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) will appear on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.




Favorite Holiday Episodes, Pt. 3

23 12 2009

MONDAY: Beverly Hills 90210

TUESDAY: Dawson’s Creek

TODAY: The O.C.

1. Episode 1.13, The Best Chrismukkah Ever

It’s impossible to look at holiday shows on The O.C. and not include (almost) every one. So sit tight because that’s what I’ll be doing here. We begin in season one where the idea of Chrismukkah is first introduced. Seth explains that with his Jewish dad and WASPy mom, he created the holiday to get the best of both worlds. Ryan has trouble embracing the holiday when he is reminded of his horrible years growing up (via a drunk Marissa) and Seth receives presents from both Summer and Anna, after which they ask him to choose which girl he wants to be with. A pivotal episode for both that triangle and because it sets up the Chrismukkah tradition.

2. Episode 1.14, The Countdown

Like in the real world, the very next week brings New Year’s Eve. Seth plans to stay home so he can avoid the Anna-Summer issue and Ryan is thrown for a loop when Marissa says she loves him and introduces a new friend, Oliver. Sandy and Kirsten end up at a swingers party where temptation just ends up reaffirming their love for each other. The episode culminates in Ryan’s mad dash to kiss Marissa at midnight–and tell her he loves her, making one of The O.C.’s most memorable endings.

3. Episode 2.6, The Chrismukkuh That Almost Wasn’t

It’s a year later and Ryan isn’t with Marissa and Seth isn’t with Anna (or Summer). Seth’s Chrismukkuh dinner gets bigger and bigger with plans for the Cooper-Nichols to attend, plus Marissa, Summer and Ryan’s newish girlfriend, Lindsay. Lindsay’s enthusiasm surprises Ryan, who worries what will happen when a long-hidden truth is revealed: Caleb is her father. When the truth comes out and major drama ensues, Seth thinks they should cancel the holiday–until Summer comes to the rescue. I’ve never been a Lindsay fan but she deserves credit for creating a Chrismukkah prop: the Yamuclaus

4. Episode 3.10, The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah

Though Ryan & Marissa and Seth & Summer are all back together, this year’s Chrismukkah doesn’t seem to be shaping up any better than season two’s. Marissa is preoccupied by a hurt Johnny and Kirsten is sad that it’s her first Chrismakkuh without her dad (despite last year’s drama between them) and her last with Seth and Ryan still in high school. The episode is a win for me because the Judaism factor is at a higher level with the incorporation of both Seth and Ryan’s Bar Mitzvahs. We see Seth’s via flashback, adding a layer of goodness to his lifelong love of Summer, and we see the gang come together to give Ryan one (though it’s real purpose is to raise money for Johnny’s surgery).

5. Episode 4.7, The Chrismukk-huh?

We know I’m a sucker for flashbacks and, by extension, alternate universes, which makes this quite possibly my favorite of all the Chrismukkahs. Ryan and Taylor’s accident turns Newport on its head, looking at what might’ve happened if Ryan never existed. While most of it involves some comedic pairings, like Summer & Che and Sandy & Julie (plus Che & Julie), there’s also a surprising emotional component: Taylor finds out that, in this world, Marissa may be alive. The possibility prevents Ryan from wanting to return to the real world but he ends up losing her all over again when he learns that Marissa never survived her drug overdose several years back since he was never there to rescue her. Intelligent viewers knew there was no chance of Marissa/Mischa Barton coming back but the writing and editing sucked us in anyway, getting our hopes up and our hearts broken.

Tomorrow we look at another alternate holiday universe, this time on One Tree Hill.





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

18 12 2009
  • The CW declared this One Tree Hill scene from season six as its OMG Moment of the Year.
  • SoapNet is airing a One Tree Hill marathon on New Year’s Day. The promo suggests it’s all season 6 episodes. I’ll post a reminder that morning.
  • Ausiello has spoilish Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill) news. You can probably guess–especially if you read my interview with him this summer.
  • Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) recorded a message for fans.
  • Everly, the band Galeotti is in, has released a new album.
  • You can vote for Haley, Brooke (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill), Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl), Serena (Blake Lively, Gossip Girl) and Silver (Jessica Stroup, 90210) in the Girl on Top tournament.
  • Eric Daman, Gossip Girl’s costume director, has released a book.
  • This is the first time I’ve seen a picture of Kathleen Robertson (Clare, Beverly Hills 90210) at an event in a looooong time. There’s also a picture of Julie Bowen (Aunt Gwen, Dawson’s Creek).
  • The Washington Post has an interesting article on The Beautiful Life, starring Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.), and its second life on YouTube.




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

16 12 2009




News Roundup: 90210, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and More

9 12 2009
  • Quite a few teen drama stars, past and present, made BuddyTV’s list of the Sexiest Men and Sexiest Women of 2009. Seriously, an actor or actress from every one of our teen dramas was included!
  • Last night’s 90210 (1.9 million viewers) a small drop in the ratings compared to last week but a tie for the season low.
  • EW.com has a great recap of last night’s 90210, complete with a reference to The O.C.
  • The Los Angeles Times also has wonderful recap–and they linked to TDW! Here’s the bad part: according this article, 90210 won’t be back til March! The CW seemingly confirmed it in an e-mail they sent out earlier tonight saying to watch 90210 “this spring.”
  • Gossip Girl is being turned into a comic book/graphic novel.
  • Monsters and Critics has an article on Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.)
  • Olivia Wilde (Alex, The O.C.) is in a new PSA on global warming.




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

17 11 2009
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new video content this week.
  • We don’t have ratings yet for last night’s One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl as Nielsen (the company responsible for them) had technical difficulties today.
  • The CW Source has podcasts for last week’s OTH and GG.
  • MTV has an article on the Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) feature in Nylon.
  • Gossip Girl and 90210 are included in TVGuide.com’s sweeps roundup for this week.
  • The Los Angeles Times has a spoilish interview with Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210).
  • PEOPLE.com has a short blurb on the Silver storyline in tonight’s episode.
  • EW.com has a spoilish interview with AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210).
  • AdAge has an article on 90210’s partnership with Ford for the Warriors in Pink campaign.
  • Modern Salon has an article on copying 90210 hairstyles, but only includes Stroup and Shenae Grimes (Annie).
  • Kellan Lutz (George, 90210) said he turned down the lead role in Twilight.
  • In an article on Heather Locklear’s return to Melrose Place, 90210 is mentioned a bit. And this one mentions Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • E! Online has an interview with Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, McCord’s Naomi is made their list of Top TV Bitches. The EW.com version also includes: Brenda (Shannen Doherty, Beverly Hills 90210), Julie (Melinda Clarke,  The O.C.), Busy Phillips (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) for her role in Freaks & Geeks and Jessica Walters (Tabitha, 90210) for her role in Arrested Development.
  • There’s been conflicting reports that The CW will air the remaining episodes of The Beautiful Life, which starred Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.).
  • PEOPLE.com has an interview with Nikki Reed (Sadie, The O.C.).







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