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Friday, March 16, 2007

Saving Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls Swan Guest

Kristin V from E!Online reported earlier the almost sad demise of Veronica Mars. According to her, the show has been put on the chopping block. However, writer/creator Rob Thomas said he hasn't heard any axing news as of yet. But, headsters on the green channel suggested certain changes to keep viewers watching.

Here's what they suggested and what you can do to keep the show going.

If option three is chosen I would rather be surprised who'd be around to keep V company. Honestly, if they pick this option, I will be sad because it would be another SVU or something in that manner.

I still love my V but if they change the formula for the novice show, I will be really, really sad.

Here's something from Ausiello that shows Piz isn't going to be back for the CW show (and had fueled the fire to the VM axing).

Big Scoop! Grey's 2.0 Adds Alias Grad and "Amy"

Grey's 2.0 just got a major infusion of girl power.

Sources confirm that Alias' Merrin Dungey and Judging Amy's Amy Brenneman have joined the cast of the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, er, I mean "the enhanced two-hour Grey's Anatomy episode with a potential for afterlife." Based on recent intel, my guess is Dungey will be playing a psychiatrist, and Brenneman a fertility specialist. But it could be the other way around.

The duo's hiring puts to rest speculation (or concern?) that Kate Walsh would find herself surrounded by a mostly-male ensemble -- buzz that only intensified with the recent casting of Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, Paul Adelstein and Chris Lowell.

Pretty ftaktastic cast, if you ask me. This thing is really gonna have to suck to fail. You agree?

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Gilmore Exclusive: Rory Finally Meets Her Idol!
Say what you want about this season's Gilmore Girls, but show-runner Dave Rosenthal has succeeded in at least one area where Team Palladino failed: He's arranged for Rory to finally come face-to-face with her longtime idol, Christiane Amanpour!

According to multiple Girls sources, CNN's internationally renowned newshound will make a cameo in the show's May 8 season (and likely series) finale. Amanpour's scene is still being written, so all that's known at this point is that she will be playing herself.

As anyone with a passing interest in Gilmore Girls knows, Amy and Dan were relentless in their bid to lure Amanpour to Stars Hollow during their six-year reign. They almost succeeded in getting her late last season, but a scheduling conflict derailed things at the 11th hour. They left shortly afterwards and, well, the rest is history. Whatever mixed feelings they have about the show these days, I gotta think this news will put a smile on their faces.

Now, regarding the small matter of the show's "likely series finale," all I can say is that you might want to start saying your goodbyes now. Talks to bring the show back for an eighth season have stalled, and, according to several sources, there's little hope for a turnaround.

On the bright side, Rory's finally gonna meet Christiane Amanpour!

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Lastly, watched October Road last night despite my date with the Sandman.

What did I think of the show? Hmm, could've been better. Again, I'd like to reiterate the fact that I like Brian Greenberg and Laura Prepon. I am glad they actually have chemistry on screen. Sadly, their lines are a little stilted.

Whom I was surprised with was the character, Sam, who Nick thinks is his son. He is very smart, precocious and smart mouthed. No, 9 year old kids do not talk like him but I can see myself being more entertained with someone who can pretend to speak adult talk than an adult that speaks like a dolt.

I still cannot "commit" to this show. I give it a C at this point, hoping (like Men in Trees) that the show gets better writing or that the pace would be less choppy.

If there's any incentive, the kid that plays Mouth on One Tree Hill is also on this show. Does this mean that OTH is actually going to have a slow, painful death?

I hope so.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I thought the same exact thing about October road! I'm not sure if I like it, it was a very stilted show, but I loved the kid. And, I have to give them a lot of credit for their first scene, when he was shirtless. Nothing gets me happier than a nice, shirtless boy. Except maybe, a nice nekkid boy. *blushes* But I'm with you. Not the worst, but not anywhere near the best either.

And I'm buying a TON of post cards and sending them in. I can't live without VM, and I can't live without VM the way it is. I am not cool with no Logan. And Dick. And Mac. And Wallace. To just have Veronica, would be to kill the show anyway. While I love KB, the rest of the cast is what breathes life into the show. Sigh. Why can't people just get it?

And I'm sad about GG, but I think I may be able to let it go. I'd like another season, but... I could live with losing it. Not well, but I'd find a way.

K