Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Television Critics Awards

The TV critics are usually on par with my taste, especially compared to the Academy. Obviously, me and Zach are loving the Scrubs nod. See the nominated list below and tell me if you agree!

Steve Carell (The Office)
Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)
Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)

Alan Alda (The West Wing)
James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Big Love (HBO)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Prison Break (Fox)

The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Scrubs (NBC)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
House (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
24 (Fox)

Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Lost (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
24 (Fox)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Madison's Back?

So, it's been widely reported on E! and TV Guide that Ephram's baby mama, Madison, would only be returning to Everwood if the show was renewed. Well, we all know Everwood's not on the CW fall schedule so WHY, oh WHY, did I just see Madison on the preview for next week's season finale? The preview, which showed a shot of Madison with brown hair (so we know it's new!!!) and then featured her voice on Ephram's answering machine saying, "Ephram, it's me, Madison." Now, it's not much, but I am starting to get my hopes up. What do you think? Does this mean the tides are turning for Everwood or does the WB have a stupid promotions department?

Monday, May 29, 2006


Goodbye, Love

How ironic was tonight's episode of Everwood? Everything that happens with Irv's death was just a parallel for the demise of the best family drama to ever grace the airwaves. As the denizens of Everwood mourn the loss Irv Harper, they reevaluate their relationships with each other flashback style (and I reevaluated my relationship with the new CW with flashbacks to the upfronts).
Harold reminisces about his first meeting with Irv, which included asking for Edna's hand in marriage. He ended his eulogy with, "He will be missed. May he rest in peace." Damn it...Irv and Everwood will be missed, Harold.
During a car ride to the wake, Nina gets nervous about leaving Everwood with Jake. Ephram takes this opportunity to tell Nina about the engagement ring that Dr. Brown bought for her. He flashes back to when Andy first shows him the ring, and tells him that he has no intention of giving it to Nina. Ephram asks what the point would be and Andy responds, "What would that be like? Writing a postcard every day and not sending it?" (Oh, sarcastic family, it's like we were separated at birth!)
Meanwhile, Bright's flashback shows what an important role Irv had on his recent life decisions. After a tough time with the sexual harrassment issue last year, he and Irv bonded over coffee and bathrobes. Irv kept him from joining the Army to be less than he could be and instead enroll in ECC and opened his eyes to possibilities with Hannah.
And in perhaps the most touching of the flashbacks, Amy remembers when she lived at Irv and Edna's in Season 2. She reminisces about a late night walk with Ephram when they discussed soulmates. Ephram gave an impassioned monologue about how Amy would find her soulmate and he would probably be someone who's probably standing right in front of her (wonder who that could be?).
The second to last episode of the season (and yes, I suppose series) ended with Edna seeing and saying goodbye to Irv with heavy sobs.
Edna: "We deserved more time."
Irv: "We had a lifetime."

The same could be said of Everwood. Unfortunately, it'll be a lifetime of memories.

And the promos make it clear: Everwood's SERIES finale airs next Monday, June 5th for 2 hours beginning at 8 p.m.


Memorial Day: Everwood style

Today is the day to mourn those who we've lost (and I'm not just talking about the recent demise of Irv). Well, because I feel like Ephram, Amy, Bright, Dr. Brown and Edna have become a part of my life , I will be remembering all the wonderful memories Everwood has given me these past four years. This second to last episode will no doubt leave me teary-eyed...

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Gilmore Girls catches a break but puts another nail in Everwood's coffin

TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reports that Everwood's executive producer Rina Mimoun is heading over to Stars Hollow! Mimoun has signed on as a consultant on Gilmore Girls. It looks like this could be a good thing for GG fans who've started to get fed up with the direction the show has been taking. However, this could be the straw that broke Everwood's back. It's never a good thing to have your showrunner go to another show...(and yes, I realize that not ending up on the CW schedule for next season is not a good thing either!)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Final pics

Alrighty, so here's some more pics from the CW upfronts courtesy of my buddy, Sarah. Mad props, hon!

Left: Jared Padalecki greeting fans

Right: Tom Welling's 1000 watt smile

Left: Michael Rosenbaum with HAIR!

Monday, May 22, 2006


Kristin Bell: Sexiest Vegetarian!

The results of PETA's annual sexiest vegetarian poll are in, and it looks like Neptune's very own Veronica Mars shares the honors with R&B singer Prince. Kristin Bell issued a statement about her vegetarianism and was quoted on PETA's website: "I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with — dogs and cats, for example — from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my brussels sprouts!"
As a fellow "granola-lover", KB, I applaud you! Yeah!!!

For more info on the poll winners, go to PETA's website


Cw Upfronts: Gilmore Edition

So, as you may have heard, I was stalking sightseeing at the CW upfronts last week. And what a sight I saw! I was on celebrity cloud 9. Aside from the cast of Veronica Mars, I got to meet several cast members from Gilmore Girls. Can you guess how I'll be spending my Tuesday nights come this fall? And now I can imagine that I face the same dilemma as Lorelai: Luke or Christopher.
First I met David Sutcliffe, who was super nice and very friendly with a lot of fans. Someone behind me asked him if he and Lorelai were going to end up together and unfortunately, he decided to be coy and keep us fans

Scott Patterson was a little more blunt about what would happen next season. He said, "I don't have any control over that." O-kay there, Scottie...that's the fighting spirit that'll win back Lorelai. (snark ;)

Be sure to check back as I will post more general photos from the cast of Supernatural and other CW shows soon

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Betty, the Ugly?

So, anyone who knows my hatred of pretense can tell you that I was NOT looking forward to watching yet another beautiful woman put on glasses and braces to play someone ugly. But, after watching this ABC upfronts preview of Betty, the Ugly starring the stunning America Ferrera (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), I've changed my mind. Aside from its Friday at 8 p.m. timeslot, the show looks seriously promising. And with a cast including Alan Dale (The O.C.) and Eric Mabius (Eyes), this should be a fun ride!

Friday, May 19, 2006


My Moment of VM Fame

OK, random thoughts about meeting all my peeps at the CW upfronts.
The Veronica Mars cast was rockin'. First up was Enrico Colantoni, to whom I said that I was so nervous about whether VM would get renewed and that I was ecstatic when it did. Well, I must have looked seriously emotional about it, because Daddy Mars then proceeded to give me a HUG!!! I think I just about died from happiness right there. Well, in addition to the hug (what a fatherly move!) I got a quick pic with my favorite ex-sheriff.

Next up was Jason Dohring, who I actually had an actual conversation with, albeit a short one. Jason talked about possibly doing Broadway (!) and that Charisma Carpenter would definitely be back next season, if only to tie up the mystery of what's in the briefcase. And (as mentioned before) he thinks he might know what's in it!

Finally, I met Kristin Bell, who was sweet and very pretty. I wish I could have said more than "congratulations on the pick-up" but she looked rushed. It appears she had to go inside for something called an upfront presentation? But, I was lucky enough to get this snapshot. Now my BFF fantasy is complete...

Also, stay tuned for Part 2 of my CW upfronts ruminations. I'll have pics and info with some of the Gilmore Girls cast.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Everwood Could Have Been on The CW

It looks like Everwood might have actually had a chance at being on The CW's 2006-2007 lineup. The CW website, which went live today, appears to have a listing for Everwood that unfortunately went to waste when the show was cancelled this season. Check out this link (and make sure you have your Kleenex handy)...


CW Upfronts..and Celeb Sighting!!!

How star-crazed delirious am I? (I never used to be this way!) I just met three of my favorite cast members from Veronica Mars!!!!! Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring and yes, yes, Veronica herself, Kristin Bell. They were all parading out to the CW upfronts and I even got a hug from Enrico!!! And did I mention the mini-convo I had with Jason? We discussed the briefcase...hmmmm, and he thinks he knows what's in it! Photos and more info coming soon...

UPDATE: Here's a little teaser from Jason on clues to what is in the suitcase: "Apparently, if you watch the all the episodes, there's something that wasn't tied up by the end."
So, who else is gonna be watching every ep frame by frame, huh?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


CBS Fall Schedule

It doesn't really rank high on my list of what to watch, but since CBS is the #1 network in viewership, I'm guessing it's got a few eyes on it (yeah, I know, bad pun). There aren't a lot of surprises; just a huge pile on of CSIs. Here's the 2006-2007 lineup that came out this morning at the upfronts:

(N=New, NT=New Time, all times ET/PT)

8:30-9:00 PM THE CLASS (N)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM THE UNIT
10:00-11:00 PM SMITH (N)

8:00-9:00 PM JERICHO (N)
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: NY

8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR
10:00-11:00 PM SHARK (N)

9:00-10:00 PM CLOSE TO HOME
10:00-11:00 PM NUMB3RS

10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS: MYSTERY

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
9:00-10:00 PM COLD CASE (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM WITHOUT A TRACE (NT)


No More Everwood...

It's pretty much a done deal that my beloved Everwood is not coming back for a Season 5. Since I've been hearing the rumors swirling since Monday, I couldn't even watch Everwood this week. (That and my old, antiquated VCR decided not to tape it properly.) I've been hoping against hope, but instead the CW has decided to renew 7th Heaven, Reba and One Tree Hill instead. Now, can you think of three less deserving shows to make it to the fall schedule? Especially if it means no Everwood. Oh, how much you've grown Ephram, Delia and Dr. Brown! I think I might just cry when they make it official tomorrow...


Full Frontal Upfronts

What's the upfronts without a little sex and showmanship? If you didn't get an invite to this year's ABC upfronts, it's gonna be OK. Here's a little snippet of the Grey's Anatomy presentation that all those media buyers got to see last night. Be sure to watch til the end, for yet another steamy love scene!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Veronica Mars Renewed!!!

Holla! Two days before the CW upfronts and there are several reports confirming that Veronica Mars has been renewed. E!'s Kristin Veitch and TV Guide's Michael Ausiello are stating that they have received an confirmation from showrunner, Rob Thomas, that the show has been renewed for 22 episodes, with an option of reducing the order to 13 episodes if ratings don't improve. Let the good news soak in. OK, done soaking? Now convince as many Nielson families as possible to watch this brilliant show already!!! You can start TONIGHT at 9 p.m. when the first episode of Season 2 reairs at 9 p.m. on UPN.


Holy Grey's!

OK, so how fanfreakintastic was the Grey's finale last night. Aside from President Bush delaying my gratification, the show delivered. Whoever said second was the best was obviously speaking about Grey's Part 2. Between the Mer/Der drama, the Izzie/Denny lunacy and Burke possibly not getting to operate ever again, I almost didn't notice the B-plot prom. But, I did notice who the prom was thrown for-Veronica Mars' very own Jackie Cook!!! To you non-VM watchers, that would be Tessa Thompson. After last night's appearance by Tessa and Sunday night's appearances by Veronica Mars' Vinnie Van Lowe and Ms. Dent, I realized that the Grey's casting agents are in love with the VM cast (and so should everyone else!). Sorry, got sidetracked with that VM rant since there's only 2 days til the CW upfronts...back to Grey's.
OK, so the surgical interns banded together to keep Izzie from getting kicked out of the program after she cut Denny's LVAD wire. And then, despite it feeling like they were cheating to save someone's life, Denny got a new heart and asked Izzie to marry him, Unfortunately, there will be no trip to the alter since Denny DIED. What the heck!?! (And my cynical mind also says what a waste of that heart.)
Burke tries to lean on Christina emotionally, but she can't handle it. She chickens out of comforting him during his surgery, but it looks like he'll be shouting scalpel soon enough. And she does hold his hand at the end of the ep. Baby steps, Yang, baby steps.
Meredith and Derrick mourn the death of their dog, and use the prom to do what most horny teenagers do on prom night: give each other soulful glances and lose their underwear. After they do the deed, they go back to their respective dates (SheShepherd for Der and O'Dreamy for Mer). And for the final moments, we're left staring at an actual triangle as Derrick and Finn call out Meredith's name and our emotionally unstable "main character" stares into summer oblivion. Well folks, consider yourselves cliffhanged.


Catch-up with the Upfronts!

Alright, I admit, I've been painfully remiss on this whole blog experience for the past few days. But it's just because things have been crazy insane in the TV world people. Upfronts are this week, and there's a whole of TV lovin' (and hatin') going on lately. Upfronts, for those out of the loop, is when all the TV network execs in LA descend upon Madison Avenue's advertising execs to squeeze them for money. But really, for us normal folks, it's a chance to see what the TV landscape will look like next fall. First up this week was NBC (yesterday). The peacock announced several new shows (which they desperately need as the 4th ranked net). For a complete interactive list of shows and show descriptions, day by day, click here. The best show of the bunch (according to the gospel of ME!) is Heroes. I know someone who's read the script, and the word "genius" came out of his mouth. Not to mention, who can go wrong with Greg Grunberg and Milo Ventimiglia in the cast of ordinary people who discover they have super powers?
Today's upfront watercooler talk was courtesy of ABC. The fabulous alphabet is making a bold move by moving Grey's Anatomy to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. That's some stiff competition for CSI, NBC's new show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and possibly Fox's The. O.C. I for one, am sticking with Grey's wherever it goes. For more on ABC's lineup, click here. Up tomorrow is CBS, and Thursday offers us the much-anticipated lineup on the new CW. (Please, please, please let Veronica Mars and Everwood be on it!) More news as I hear it...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


The Beaver Did It!

OK, so was Veronica Mars not just beyond fabulous last night? And Beaver? Beaver was the killer?! Beaver was the rapist?! Insane!!! And here I was feeling bad for the Beav. Alright, alright, let me backtrack. So, in one hour, V graduates, Weevil gets arrested, Mac almost gets some and yup, Beaver "My name is Cassidy" Casablancas pulls a pyscho 180 and drops a bomb (literally). He admits to getting molested by Woody "GoodWood" Goodman, causing the bus crash, giving Veronica chlamydia after raping her, and oh yeah, he blows up a plane. Holy s*@$! Beav, why couldn't you just leave the murdering to Wally? And of course, there was some very tasty LoVe action, and a cliffhanger involving Kendall's suitcase. Damn, this show needs to be back next season. Are you listening CW?!?!?!?

Alright, to lessen the pain of waiting to hear whether this show gets picked up or not, check out these links below for some great interviews with show creator, Rob Thomas, and Veronica herself, Kristin Bell.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Only the Lonely...

...know why angst-driven teens cry. This week's episode of Everwood turned on the waterworks as many of our favorites sought to end their loneliness through any means possible.
For Reid, ending his downward spiral of depression and loneliness means trying to take his own life. He swallows a fistful of pills after getting expelled from the medical program at A&M. Ephram finds him before it's too late and rushes him to the hospital. But, despite saving Reid's life, Ephram blames himself for not seeing the signs of depression.
Bright continues mooning over his mistakes with Hannah and seeks to end his loneliness by buying back her love. He gets a necklace and offers it to Hannah with a weak plea to get back together. Hannah finally finds her backbone and makes me proud by telling Bright, "This is such bullcrap!"
But alas, Hannah's strength is just a shell hiding a lonely, angry girl. Rose helps her face some of her issues by offering her a punching pillow and a shoulder to cry on. And finally, Hannah has a heart-to-heart with the one person who's loved her since birth- her mom.
As for Nina, her loneliness has become a recurring issue with all of Jake's business trips. After a dinner at the Browns, Andy and Nina share an intimate moment during which Nina asks if it's possible to love two people at the same time. (Sure, if you're greedy, Nina.) When Jake returns early (because he missed Nina), she offers up a guilty smile and gives me hope that Jake will soon be out of the picture. Hah!

So, what do you guys think about next week? Think Hannah's new guy looks a little too much like Bright for her own good (did we learn nothing from Friends' Russ)? Is Bright gonna be OK after that accident? Will everyone finally stop being lonely?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Lost Interview Found

Alrighty, my little losties...getting ready for tonight's offering? Are you hearing rumblings of this season's finale being called The Challah? Well, while you're TIVOing to your hearts content, check out this interview with the show's executive producers, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. And all you Veronica Mars fans (especially those of us twiddling ours thumbs during the third preemption in a row this week-damn Nets!), be sure to read the last question!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


The Good and the Bad...for some.

Well, it looks like ABC's Commander in Chief is headed to the chopping block. The show about the first female president of the United States has been cancelled. I guess America just wasn't ready for Gina Davis' big red lips.
On the flipside, Reuters reports that the ABC legal drama (and I'm using that term loosely), Boston Legal, has been renewed for a third season. The David E. Kelley show has only received modest ratings, but Emmy nominations for its two male leads, James Spader and William Shatner.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Truths and Lies...

Lies, deception and secrets have a way of coming back and biting you in the butt. That's what this week's episode of Everwood taught us (in case you didn't already know). The Bright and hannah saga continues this week with Bright's cheating hanging in the air like the stench of cooked kimchi. He decides he isn't going to tell Hannah what (or who) he did last week. Instead, he tells Ephram, who in turn tells Amy, who in turn yells at Bright for what he did. So, in the end, Bright, shamed by his sister, tells Hannah the truth with Tori Amos' "A Sorta Fairytale" playing in the background. (Yes, I realize the irony.)

Meanwhile, the Abbotts' pursuit of adoption hits a snag when Dr. Abbott's lies about Rose's health start to surface again. It seems you can't alter medical files to delete any mention of your wife's cancer (in case you didn't already know). So, the baby the Abbotts were about to adopt will have to stay in Africa and just hope Angelina Jolie sees his adorable face.

And poor ol' Reid puts himself through hell, all because he's lying to himself. The pre-med major with failing grades shows some initiative by getting himself an internship at Jake's office. Alas, it's to no avail as he gets kicked out of the med program at Colorado A&M.

And finally, in a forboding plotline, Irv and Edna visit his estranged daughter, Cassie, (Nia Long) in San Diego while doing a book tour. Edna finds out that Cassie hates her for taking her father away. But father and daughter resolve years of lies and secrets when Cassie invites Irv to his grandaughter's birthday. Gulp. I hope Irv makes it to the party!
(SPOILER: It's never a good sign when you resolve issues and look forward to the future when your show is promoting a big death!)


Doctor Vocabulary

Um, anyone else notice the strange phenomenon abounding in television hospitals on several networks? That's right, these "doctors" refuse to use the proper word for the female anatomy. It all started with Dr. Bailey's exclamation on ABC's Grey's Anatomy: "Don't look at my Va-jay-jay!" And then Dr. Elliot Reed called it her "bajingo". Come now, the censors aren't that harsh. It's time to bring some accuracy back into the world of TV medicine!

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