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

30 07 2010
  • Warner Brothers on DVD released a bunch of clips that will be on the Gossip Girl Season 3 DVD and One Tree Hill Season 7 DVD next month.
  • Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) tweeted that Beautiful Boy, which features him, will screen at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • There is a second part to the Kelly Tenney (co-producer, One Tree Hill) video interview with Carol Cutshall (costume designer, One Tree Hill).
  • Star News has an interview with Craig Sheffer (Keith, One Tree Hill). He doesn’t seem too fond of his character, which is sad considering how beloved Keith is by fans.
  • AfterElton is reporting they believe they know which male character is coming out this season 90210. I do not know if their information is accurate; it could be.
  • Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley (Brandon, Beverly Hills 90210), will premiere September 19 in Canada.
  • TNT has renewed Leverage, which stars Christian Kane (Nick, Dawson’s Creek), and Rizzoli & Isles, which stars Sasha Alexander (Gretchen, Dawson’s Creek) and features Jordan Bridges (Oliver, Dawson’s Creek).
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News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and More

10 07 2010
  • The Associated Press has an interesting article about filming at California schools, with references to Beverly Hills 90210/90210.
  • PEOPLE.com briefly spoke with Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) about hubby Dean McDermott’s recovery.
  • E! Online briefly spoke with Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) and Austin Nichols (Julian, One Tree Hill) about their recent trip to the Gulf.
  • Bush also spoke to OnTheRedCarpet.com about being eco-friendly.
  • Joe Manganiello (Owen, One Tree Hill), Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl; The O.C.), Paul Wesley (Donnie, The O.C.), Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek), Greg Berlanti (writer-producer, Dawson’s Creek) and Joshua Jackson (Pacey, Dawson’s Creek) will all be at Comic-Con later this month.
  • Kelly Rutherford’s (Lily, Gossip Girl) divorce is final.
  • SoapNet will be re-airing The O.C. from the beginning starting Monday at 1pm.
  • Autumn Reeser (Taylor, The O.C.) returns to Entourage beginning tomorrow night.
  • Rizzoli & Isles, starring Sasha Alexander (Gretchen, Dawson’s Creek) and Jordan Bridges (Oliver, Dawson’s Creek), premieres Monday on TNT.




Spoiler: Watch With Kristin

23 02 2010

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

Cassandra in Prescott, Ariz.: What’s going to be happening when 90210 finally returns?
Get ready for some major stalking from 90210‘s creepy drug dealer, Jasper. He’ll continue blackmailing Annie over the hit-and-run death of his uncle, but when she finally stands up to him, his lurkiness increases tenfold. And the will-they-won’t-they love story between Silver and Teddy quickly becomes a will, then a won’t-again, then back to a will…for now at least.

Michelle in Austin: Anything else on 90210?
Even though Liam and Naomi are back together, things will not be easy. In fact, they are downright uncomfortable—no conversation, awkward pauses. The only thing good between the two is the sex…and we’ll see lots of it.

Simone in Hemet, Calif.: Any scoop on Southland? I need a Ben McKenzie-Michael Cudlitz fix!
New episodes of Southland finally premiere next Tuesday, and the documentary-style drama is better than ever. In addition serving up the usual crime and grime of LAPD life, the new Southland eps are a treat for O.C. fans. Look for a second Ryan-Oliver reunion when Ben Sherman’s (Ben McKenzie) sister tries to set him up with a cute girl (Grey’s Anatomy‘s Nora Zehetner), and she arrives in the company of some bonehead 90210 types including Wade (Taylor Handley). And Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) is fabulous as Regina King‘s temporary new partner. Start praying now that the ratings for Southland’s new season are awesome and that TNT sees fit to order another stack of episodes. This show is too good to lose.

Credit: E! Online

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Notes:

The Southland question mentioned Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210) but, oddly, he wasn’t mentioned in the answer.

Also not sure what “bonehead 90210 types” is supposed to mean.

Handley also played Patrick on Dawson’s Creek.





Favorite Valentine’s Day Episodes, Pt. 3

12 02 2010

WEDNESDAY: Beverly Hills 90210

THURSDAY: Dawson’s Creek

TODAY: The O.C.

1. Episode 1.19, The Heartbreak

I remember watching this episode when it originally aired (which actually was few days after V-Day) and being so POed and disappointed that Ryan wasn’t just ready and willing to get back with Marissa after the Oliver debacle. I remember my mom explaining to my 16-and-a-half-year-old self that Ryan’s trust and faith had been betrayed and that’s not an easy thing to get over. But lucky for me I’m a sucker for episodes where someone is broken-hearted. And lucky for us we get some comic relief when Seth and Summer’s romance finally comes to climax (no pun intended, I swear!). At the end, he sweeps her off her feet and it feels like we’re swept off ours, too.

Unlike the Chrismukkah episodes, where all four eps are must-mentions, I can’t say the same for the show’s take on Valentine’s Day. The V-Day episodes in seasons 2 and 3 are mediocre and the holiday doesn’t even get a mention in season 4. (See correction in comments.)

And thus we move on tomorrow to One Tree Hill, where it gets even more disappointing…





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

3 02 2010




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.




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.








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