Hot on the heels of the sneak peek looks at two of their new fall series, Melrose Place and The Vampire Diaries, The CW Network has released their full fall schedule for the 2009/2010 television season. The CW’s new schedule begins on Tuesday, September 8 with the season premiere of sophomore drama 90210 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), followed by the series premiere of the updated version of Melrose Place (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). As they did once before, 90210 and Melrose Place will combine for a great night of television.
Smallville Season Eight is coming to Blu-ray and DVD, August 25th. But Warner’s sent over a Press Release that don’t actually tell you what’s going to be on the disk beyond saying 2 episodes of the eighth season, plus “amazing bonus features,” including unaired scenes, cast & crew commentaries, and several never-before-seen featurettes including “Smallville’s Doomsday: The Making of a Monster.” The six-disc DVD set is priced at $59.98 SRP, and the four-disc Blu-ray set is priced at $79.98 SRP. The DVD Features are:
In the Director’s Chair: Behind the Lens and Calling the Shots with Allison Mack Featurette – We speak with the veteran Smallville star about taking the directorial reins after 17 years in front of the camera, and how she made the transition from actor to director.
· Smallville’s Doomsday: The Making of a Monster Featurette – Fans go behind-the-scenes for the creation of Superman’s most notorious foe as Doomsday comes to Smallville.
· Cast & Creator Commentaries.
· Unaired Scenes.
Nothing on the Blu-ray, sounds like this is going to be a pretty lame release for a pretty good season.
May 21, 2009 (New York, New York) ? The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2009-2010 season today at a presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.
“In just three years, The CW has become TV to talk about, with culturally current, quality programming,” said Ostroff. “Next fall, we will have great flow from Monday through Friday, starting with the Monday pairing of ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘One Tree Hill,’ which made The CW one of the top destinations for young women this season. Tuesday night gives us a perfect match with ‘90210’ and ‘Melrose Place.’ And what could be better than our Wednesday night shows from Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher – the all-model lineup of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘The Beautiful Life.’ On Thursdays, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ taps into the continuing fascination young women have with all things vampire, and makes the perfect lead-in for ‘Supernatural,’ which is coming off its strongest year ever. Moving ‘Smallville’ to Fridays gives us a major player with a loyal fan base to kick off the night. Top all that off with our heartwarming and humorous midseason drama ‘Parental Discretion Advised,’ from writer/producer Liz Tigelaar, and we have a full slate of great programming to keep our viewers watching, chatting, texting and tweeting all next season.”
Wow, Smallville still knows how to put on a fabulous Season Finale. I quit watching Smallville way back in Season 3, I don’t know what possessed me to start watching it this year, but it’s been surprisingly good. But they almost hit it out of the park with tonight’s finale, at first I thought separating Doomsday from Davis was a cop out until the twist at the end which made perfect sense. I loved Jimmy’s reaction to findng out Clark’s secret and was genuinely surprised that he bought it in the end. I fully expected to be Chloe because we all know she doesn’t belong in Canon. But they managed to work themselves around this by killing off Jimmy, yet keeping him in Canon. Not an easy trick to pull off and normally I hate hokey stuff like this, but it was handled brilliantly.
The Doomsday fight was about as lame as it comes, the first few minutes, I was like yeah, that’s pretty awesome, straight out of the comic and about how I envisioned it (on this small budget). But then they aborted it, after that big build up, this is how they end it? What a massive letdown, but while we all know Smallville isn’t Cannon, the writers really kept tying it back because I think in the Death of Superman Comic, Doomsday is discovered burried underground, so this was a nice touch. I hated the last shot, Zod? Really? They are going to that well again? In Smallville’s favor, I don’t think they ever used Zod before. This was a strong finale that had a few major gaps in the plot but overall it was a satisfying conclusion.
Final Grade A-
By Michelle Alexandria
DC COMICS CHARACTER PLASTIQUE RETURNS WITH FRIENDS — Chloe (Allison Mack) returns and begs Clark (Tom Welling) to kill Davis (Sam Witwer), claiming he can no longer keep the beast under control. Tess (Cassidy Freeman) has assembled a team of meteor freaks, including Plastique (guest star Jessica Parker Kennedy), to track down Davis so Clark can kill him. However, things get out of hand once Tess’ team discovers she is double-crossing them. Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore and Justin Hartley also star. Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Al Septian & Turi Meyer.
Here’s a sneak peek look at ‘Injustice’.
Click on the photo below to check out the image gallery for ‘Injustice’.
It’s the time of the year where the networks and fans gather together in an annual dance of Save our Show-itist. Everyone is stressed and upset at the unsettled nature of everything – is Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles gone? What’s going on with Chuck, Reaper, etc. Instead of wasting energy being worried about things we have little control over, let’s appreciate the programs that survived. I thought it’s time to take stock and see what “genre” shows are in no danger of being cancelled. I’ll start by saying for some reason Navy NCIS is still going. Who watches this show?