Ok, The CW is really starting to tick me off. It’s as if I’m living in the early 90s when Networks thought it was a fantastic idea to film 20 episodes of a show and then stretch them out over the course of 8 or 9 months. What the buck (I’m trying to cut back on my profanity) is going on? They had a long break between December to February, came back aired 3 weeks worth of new episodes, went away again for several weeks came back and just aired 2 weeks in a row of new stuff and now they are on break AGAIN??? What the heck. This is crap, all of their shows are based on momentum and they aren’t good enough to keep screwing around with people. I’ve already completely lost interest in 90210, One Tree Hill and now Gossip Girl. I’m finding it hard to stay hooked on Supernatural and Smallville both of which have been really strong this season but the scheduling is frustrating the heck out of me. I’m ready to give up on The CW completely and just watch everything on Blu-ray. It’s been my goto Network but I can take so much of these annoying repeats – especially when they repeat episodes that aired just a few freaking weeks ago! And why is 90210 on Tuesday AND Wednesday repeating the same episode. As it is, I seriously doubt I’m going to return at all if there’s yet another break. Just run the shows in order and plan for mid-season replacements like any other normal network. Who is running this station? A trained monkey could do a better job.
Betrayals, Past Lovers, Family ties and Blackmail. Gossip Girl has it all in the episode ‘The Grandfather’ airing tonight on the CW network at 8PM EST. Devastated by the recent plot twist in her life, Blair (Leighton Meester) turns her back on her predictable Waldorf existence in favor of a more wild and unpredictable lifestyle, causing Serena (Blake Lively) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) to have serious concerns about their friend. Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) convinces Nate (Chace Crawford) that it may be time to forgive and forget when it comes to his mother’s Kennedyesque family, The Vanderbilts, who abandoned Nate and his mother when they needed them most. In a misguided effort to be completely honest with each other, Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) agree to share lists of their past lovers.
Check out the Gossip Girl Stills for The Grandfather.
Then next up on the CW Network at 9PM EST it’s a brand new episode of One Tree Hill.
“Searching for a Former Clarity”
JAMES VAN DER BEEK GUEST STARS — Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Julian (guest star Austin Nichols) hit a setback with the production of the film. Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) help Mia (guest star Kate Voegele) with her new single. Brooke (Sophia Bush) must intervene when Sam (guest star Ashley Rickards) is arrested. Jamie (Jackson Brundage) discovers the truth about Dan (Paul Johansson) and Uncle Keith. Joe Davola directed the episode written by Mark Schwahn.
On Thursday October 30th at 9PM EST the hit Warner Bros/CW Network series Supernatural will air it’s Halloween episode, titled ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester’. As the Winchester’s say, every day is Halloween for them when it comes to dealing with all manner of beasties, demons, ghouls and witches. Plus this season there is even an angel or two thrown in for good measure. Those Winchester boys sure have their work cut out for them!
In this spooktacular frightfest, which was written by Julie Siege and directed by Charles Beeson, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles): the two monster hunting, demon fighting brothers will be facing off against every type of horrific creature they have every encountered as they investigate some strange Halloween-related deaths that are taking place in a town during the days leading up to the holiday itself. As they begin to solve the mystery, they also learn the real origins of Halloween and find themselves trying to save the entire town itself from a surprising pair of would-be assassins. The episode also guest stars Misha Collins (“24”) as ‘Castiel’ and introduces Robert Wisdom (“The Wire”) as ‘Uriel.’
In the upcoming movie “The Secret Life of Bees” (starring Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah) Tristan Wilds portrays Zack Taylor, a young, idealistic teen growing up in the tumultuous racially charged sixties during the height of the civil rights movement. As a young black man trying to find his way to becoming a lawyer, Zack works part-time for the Boatwright sisters who introduced him to a world of bee keeping, love, sisterhood and a forbidden friendship with Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning); a young white girl on a quest to find out the truth about her dead mother.
I had a chance to sit down and chat with Tristan about his role in this film, bringing “The Wire” to a close and his newest adventure on The CW’s smash hit remake of 90210 – which airs Tuesday nights at 8pm.
The episode, titled “In The Beginning,” will air on Thurs., 10/2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. This episode, which features guest star Mitch Pileggi (“The X-Files,” “Stargate: Atlantis”) as Sam & Dean Winchester’s maternal grandfather, begins with the angel Castiel (guest star Misha Collins) transporting Dean (Jensen Ackles) back in time to Lawrence, Kansas in 1973. In what promises to be a very revealing hour, Dean not only encounters his parents as a young couple in love, but also meets his mother’s family for the first time and learns the origin of a startling turn of events that will shape the future of the entire Winchester family – and possibly his relationship with Sam (Jared Padalecki) – forever. “In The Beginning” was written by Jeremy Carver and directed by Steve Boyum.
“Whether she’s flirting with the boys or conjuring spirits, she works it unapologetically, with the bold fierceness of a total rocker chick!”
That was Traci Dinwiddie’s response to my question about what drew her to playing the role of psychic Pamela Barnes in the Supernatural season 4 opener ‘Lazarus Rising’ which will be airing on the CW Network Thursday September 18th at 9PM EST.
Supernatural, the hit Warner Bros/ CW Network series now entering its fourth season, stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester – two brothers who have spent their lives being trained by their father to save people by hunting down and killing all manner of supernatural entities and creatures while at the same time tracking down the Yellow-Eyed demon that killed their mother when Sam was baby and Dean was four: a demon with plans for Sam, who seems to be endowed with mystical powers of his own, to become the leader of an army of demons released from hell. Continue reading INTERVIEW: Traci Takes on Supernatural- An Exclusive Interview with Traci Dinwiddie→
This evening the new fall season of television programming begins with two returning series on The CW [Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill], one on TNT [Steven Bochco’s inept Raising the Bar] and one on Fox [Prison Break]. Overall, the new season looks a lot like the last one. Thanks to the writers’ strike, a number of series that might have been cancelled are reappearing, series like Life, Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to name a few. Add to them the few buzzworthy new shows [Fringe, The Mentalist, and Eleventh Hour] and it still doesn’t add up to the anticipation for Fox’s Joss Whedon-created Dollhouse. Which is not to say that there aren’t points of interest on the fall schedule.
We have 10 copies of Girlfriends Season 4 to give away. To win, just post something about your favorite CW show and Girlfriends. GIRLFRIENDS returns to DVD on 7/29/08 in a 3-disc set of THE FOURTH SEASON. The hit, award-winning comedy series includes all 23 smart and sexy fourth season episodes featuring the intertwining lives of four young, sophisticated African American women living and working in Los Angeles. All audiences will relate to the hilarious moments that come from the universal and unbreakable bond of friendship between these brash yet very different female characters. This contest will run July 28 – Monday, August 11. On that day the first 10 people who send me a request for the DVD will get one. Preference will go to those who post something in this thread about the show or The CW Network.
With Sweeps Weeks going on all through the month of February, Warner Brothers is cranking up the publicity for their hit series ‘Supernatural’, which airs on The CW Network Thursday nights at 9PM EST.Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester: two brothers engaged in the ‘family business’ of traveling the highways and byways of Americana in black ’67 Chevy Impala with a trunk full of weapons designed to fight all manner of supernatural related threats. The hit Warner Bros series, now in its third season on the CW Network has cranked up the action, suspense and drama this season with the Winchester brothers not only facing down supernatural threats and saving people from them, but being at war with the horde of demons they had inadvertently released in the season two finale, All Hell Breaks Loose. Top that off with a desperate race against time to get Dean out of the deal he made to bring Sam back to life, a deal that trades Dean’s soul off into hell in one year’s time, and Supernatural is one wild ride this season.