News Roundup: Gossip Girl, The O.C., One Tree Hill and More

23 03 2010
  • Be sure to check out The CW’s site for all the new video content this week.
  • Last night’s Gossip Girl (1.9 million viewers rounded up) rose a bit in the ratings compared to last week.
  • Josh Schwartz (creator, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) and Stephanie Savage (creator, Gossip Girl; executive producer, The O.C.) have signed a deal to form their own production company, Fake Empire, under Warner Bros. TV.
  • The Wrap has an interview with Schwartz and Savage about their partnership. Among the highlights: an interesting question about the Gossip Girl spin-off and a reference to Aaron Spelling (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210) and E. Duke Vincent (executive producer, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), Sebastian Stan (Carter, Gossip Girl), Michael Cassidy (Zach, The O.C.) and whoever else was in the running for Captain America have not gotten the part. Chris Evans was offered and has accepted the role. Some six degrees: Evans is the brother of Scott Evans, who has been playing the love interest of Brett Claywell (Tim, One Tree Hill) on One Life to Live.
  • Queer Sighted has an interview with Claywell about his storyline with Evans on OLTL and their firing.
  • Zap2it has a recap and video of Shannen Doherty (Brenda, Beverly Hills 90210) on Dancing With The Stars last night.
  • Zander Eckhouse, son of James Eckhouse (Jim, Beverly Hills 90210), will star in Huge, an ABCFamily series.
  • Star News has an interview with Mary Beth Peil (Grams, Dawson’s Creek). Have you read my interview with her?
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News Roundup: One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and More

24 02 2010
  • E! Online spoke with CW head honcho Dawn Ostroff about the chances of Life Unexpected and Melrose Place being renewed. Unfortunately, One Tree Hill wasn’t discussed–or, if it was, it wasn’t include in the article.
  • WECT and Star News report a CBS pilot will be filmed at Screen Gems Studios this spring, the same place that houses the One Tree Hill sets. One Tree Hill should be finished filming for the season by then but I’m not sure they’d be affected anyway. (I don’t know how big Screen Gems is but it’s noteworthy that only one major series has filmed there at a time–first Dawson’s Creek and then One Tree Hill.) Also keep in mind that where a pilot films isn’t necessarily where the series will film, if it is indeed ordered as a series.
  • WECT also has an article on Wilmington’s “film industry” being stable “with or without One Tree Hill.”
  • Deadline Hollywood and The Hollywood Reporter both say Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl) and Michael Cassidy (Zach, The O.C.) are in the running to play Captain American. I’ve seen rumors recently that Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill) and Rob Buckley (Clay, One Tree Hill) were also being considered but I didn’t post them because they were just that–rumors, and from sites whose credibility I couldn’t vouch for. These two sites, however, I frequent regularly and are well-respected in the entertainment news industry.
  • Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl), Nate/Blair (Gossip Girl) and Ryan/Marissa (The O.C.) are the only teen drama couples remaining in E! Online’s TV’s Top Couples tournament. (David/Donna and Dylan/Brenda, both of Beverly Hills 90210, were eliminated.)
  • Josh Schwartz (creator/executive producer, Gossip Girl; The O.C.) is reportedly working on a remake of the film Endless Love.
  • There is an article on Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) in the new issue of TV Guide Magazine.
  • Dawson’s Creek is included in TVGuide.com’s TV’s Biggest Blunders photogallery for losing sexual “tension a-plenty when its lead characters hooked up.”




Fun Fact

24 09 2009

Did you know many characters on our teen dramas have the same names?

Keep reading for tons of examples:

David: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Scott: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210 and a last name on One Tree Hill

Matt: a main character on Beverly Hills 90210, Joey’s mural-wrecker on Dawson’s Creek and Sandy’s partner on The O.C.

Zach: Carly’s son on Beverly Hills 90210 and Summer’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nikki/Nicki: Brandon’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek and Jake’s babymama on One Tree Hill

Samantha/Sam: Steve’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210 and Brooke’s “foster kid” on One Tree Hill

Abby: Valerie’s mom on Beverly Hills 90210, Jen’s friend on Dawson’s Creek and the witness to Keith’s murder on One Tree Hill

Emma: Brandon’s cheatee on Beverly Hills 90210 and Pacey & Jack’s roommate on Dawson’s Creek

Henry: Brandon’s boss on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Tracy: Brandon’s girlfriend on  Beverly Hills 90210 and Naomi’s mom on 90210

Cliff: Donna’s suitor on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dawson’s classmate on Dawson’s Creek

Sophie: David’s girlfriend on Beverly Hills 90210 and Sandy’s mom on The O.C.

Lauren: Matt’s wife on Beverly Hills 90210 and Jamie’s teacher on One Tree Hill

Allison/Alison: Kelly’s fellow fire victim on Beverly Hills 90210 and Dan/Jenny’s mom on Gossip Girl

Elle: the transvestite on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s mystery woman on Gossip Girl

Jen: a main character on Dawson’s Creek and Naomi’s sister on 90210

Jack: a main character on Dawson’s Creek, Dylan’s dad on Beverly Hills 90210 and Chuck’s uncle on Gossip Girl

Oliver: Dawson’s film partner on Dawson’s Creek and Marissa’s friend/suitor on The O.C.

Alex: Pacey’s boss on Dawson’s Creek and Seth/Marissa’s girlfriend on The O.C.

Eddie: Joey’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Theresa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Ty: Jen’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek and Adrianna’s babydaddy on 90210

Ryan: a main character on The O.C. and 90210, and Steve’s brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Taylor: a main character on The O.C. and Haley’s sister on One Tree Hill

Jimmy: a main character on The O.C. and Mouth/Lucas’ friend on One Tree Hill

Anna: Seth’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on One Tree Hill

Carter: Kirsten’s business partner on The O.C. and everyone’s frenemy on Gossip Girl

Lindsay/Lindsey: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and Lucas’ girlfriend on The O.C.

Theresa: Ryan’s girlfriend on The O.C. and the gang’s classmate/friend on One Tree Hill

Lucas/Luke: a main chacter on One Tree Hill and Marissa’s boyfriend on The O.C.

Nathan/Nate: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

Haley/Hailey: a main character on One Tree Hill and Kirsten’s sister on The O.C.

Dan: a main character on One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl, and Andrea’s boyfriend on Beverly  Hills 90210

Keith: a main character on One Tree Hill and Steve’s fraternity brother on Beverly Hills 90210

Karen: a main character on One Tree Hill and Pacey’s co-worker on Dawson’s Creek

Deb/Debbie: a main character on One Tree Hill and 90210

Rachel: a main character on One Tree Hill, Sandy’s colleague on The O.C. and Serena/Blair’s teacher on Gossip Girl

Cooper: Nathan’s uncle on One Tree Hill and a last name on The O.C.

Chuck: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jamie’s classmate on One Tree Hill

Jenny: a main character on Gossip Girl and Jake’s daughter on One Tree Hill

Lily: a main character on Gossip Girl, Dawson’s sister on Dawson’s Creek and Lucas’ sister on One Tree Hill

Ethan: a main character on 90210 and Jack’s boyfriend on Dawson’s Creek

Dixon: a main character on 90210 and Lucas’ director on One Tree Hill





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

6 02 2009
  • Diablo Cody tweeted about her guest appearance on 90210.
  • TV Gal over on Zap2it wants to know which main character you’d like to see leave the show.  Hard question!
  • Unrelated to the above, Korbi at Zap2it is reporting that the show is casting someone to be Naomi’s older sister.
  • Krysten Ritter is the first person to be cast in the Gossip Girl spin-off.  Ritter will play Carol, Lily’s older sister.
  • How am I just realizing now that Michael Cassidy (Zach, The O.C.) is on Privileged??  That’s what I get for never giving the show a chance!  Cassidy will also be on Josh Schwartz’s online series, Rockville, CA.




Love Triangles Pt. 3: The O.C.

28 01 2009

MONDAY: BEVERLY HILLS, 90210

YESTERDAY: DAWSON’S CREEK

TODAY: THE O.C.

LUKE-MARISSA-RYAN

How It Started: When bad boy Ryan moves next door, Marissa is instantly drawn to him even though she’s still dating her longtime boyfriend–and Ryan’s future enemy–Luke.

How It Ended: After Luke cheats on her, Marissa ends their relationship.  Ryan and Marissa start dating soon after.

Key Episodes: 1.2, 1.4-1.9, 1.12,

YouTube Evidence: Ryan/Marissa/Luke–My Girl’s Ex-Boyfriend

THERESA-RYAN-MARISSA

How It Started: Theresa’s relationship with Ryan abruptly ends when he leaves Chino and moves into Marissa’s neighborhood.  After a one-night-stand while he and Marissa are broken up, Theresa becomes pregnant and Ryan moves back to Chino to be with her in the first season finale.

How It Ended: In the second season premiere, Theresa tells Ryan she lost the baby, so he goes back to The O.C. and Marissa.

Key Episodes: 1.11, 1.20, 1.26-1.27, 2.1-2.2

YouTube Evidence: The O.C.: Look After You

ANNA-SETH-SUMMER

How It Started: Since he sees no future with his life-long crush Summer, Seth begins seeing Anna. This makes Summer realize her feelings for Seth, and he becomes torn between the two girls.

How It Ended: Just when it seems Seth has finally chosen Anna, he realizes Summer will always have his heart and commits to her.  The relationship is tested again in the third season when Seth and Anna run into each other.  But this time Anna actually works to keep Seth and Summer together.

Key Episodes: 1.4, 1.9-1.21, 3.22-3.23

YouTube Evidence: The O.C. Anna, Seth + Summer; The O.C.’s Love Triangle–Seth, Anna & Summer!

SETH-SUMMER-ZACH

How It Started: After disappearing and leaving her heart-broken in the first season finale, Seth returns to town to find out that Summer’s moved on to Zach.  He then begins a series of attempts at winning her back.

How It Ended: Summer resists Seth’s advances and continues her relationship with Zach.  When Zach and Seth team up to publish his comic book Atomic County, Summer is caught in the middle. Just as she’s about to go with Zach on a trip to Italy, Summer realizes she belongs with Seth and they reunite.

Key Episodes: 2.1-2.5, 2.10-2.14, 2.17-2.19, 2.21-2.23

YouTube Evidence: All or Nothing–Seth/Summer/Zach; The Way I Loved You–Summer/Seth/Zach

OTHER TRIANGLES TO CONSIDER

Ryan-Marissa-Oliver

Ryan-Theresa-Eddie

Kirsten-Sandy-Rebecca

Sandy-Kirsten-Carter

Ryan-Marissa-Johnny

Ryan-Tayl0r-Henri Michel

Bullit-Julie-Frank








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