Archive for January 16th, 2009
1/19 New ‘You’ve Got Yale!’
It’s that stressful time of year when Constance Billard and St. Jude’s students find out who is and isn’t worthy of early admission to Yale University. Serena bonds with her new Shakespeare teacher, Rachel (guest star Laura Breckenridge), who has no clue the wrath she is about to suffer after giving Blair the first B of her prep school career. Chuck pairs up with an unlikely ally in his war with Jack (guest star Desmond Harrington) over Bass Industries. Nate and Vanessa spend a romantic evening at the opera.
A new teacher in ‘Gossip Girl’ will experience the wrath of Queen B when she gives Blair her first B.
The January 19 episode of “Gossip Girl” has been given a preview. In “You’ve Got Yale”, things are rolling around the academic affair since it is time for students of Constance Billard and St. Judes to find out who is and isn’t worthy of early admission to Yale University.
Serena bonds with her new Shakespeare teacher, Rachel, who has no clue the wrath she is about to suffer after giving Blair the first B of her prep school career. Chuck pairs up with an unlikely ally in his war with Jack over Bass Industries. Nate and Vanessa spend a romantic evening at the opera.
Rachel is played by guest star Laura Breckenridge who appears for the show for the first time in the episode. A note from the producer revealed that she is an idealistic fresh face at the school and is mistaken for student on her first day there. — Ace Showbiz
Extended Preview of ‘Gossip Girl’ 2.16: You’ve Got Yale
The wrath of Blair over her Shakespeare teacher is exposed in another preview of ‘Gossip Girl’ January 19 episode.
A moderately longer preview of “Gossip Girl” episode “You’ve Got Yale” has been released. It surrounds the arrival of the new Shakespeare teacher, Rachel, to the Constance Billard and her war with the Queen B.
When Blair finds out that she is given her first B of her prep school career, she is determined to show the new teacher how things work in Waldorf’s way. Rachel who is young but idealistic, also stands for her root, prompting Blair to launch a “war”. Serena meanwhile, bonds with Rachel who is mistaken for a newbie on her first day at the school.
On other stories, Chuck pairs up with an unlikely ally in his war with Jack over Bass Industries and the students of both Constance Billard and St. Jude’s find out who is and isn’t worthy of early admission to Yale University.
“You’ve Got Yale” airs on The CW on January 19. — Ace Showbiz
Addison halfheartedly admits that Officer Kevin is back, for now, and Sam’s date with the health department worker has blossomed into Something More. Violet has become the most popular girl in town, Charlotte and Cooper reconnect, and we have yet more dying people this week, so put on your emotional body armor and settle in for another fun-filled Private Practice.
ABC Delays End of Daisies, Eli and Dirty Sexy Money
Dying to know where the Piemaker and his beloved Charlotte Charles will end up when Pushing Daisies comes to a close?
Join the club! But apparently ABC is in no hurry to give the fans closure.
Sources close to the Alphabet network tell me exclusively that the remaining episodes for Daisies will not air until—wait for it, ‘cause you’re gonna have to—this summer.
And that’s not all. It’s the same case for those two other much-loved but recently canceled ABC series: Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money.
Yes, word is Daisies’ final three episodes and Eli and DSM‘s final four won’t air until June at the earliest.
According to insiders, the original plan was for the final three episodes of Daisies to begin airing last Wednesday, but ABC decided to air reruns of Scrubs instead.
And what you really won’t want to hear is…
There’s actually a pretty solid reason—from a business standpoint, at least—for ABC to delay the airing of these final episodes.
Though we all know Daisies, Eli and DSM are three of the best-produced series currently on television, the sad truth is that the programming ABC has plugged into those three timeslots (Wednesdays at 8, Tuesdays at 10 and Wednesdays at 10, respectively) have fared as well or better in the ratings. Even lame specials and reruns.
While Eli‘s last-aired epside on Dec. 30 pulled in about 3.8 million viewers, a candid-camera special called “What Would You Do?” got an audience of about 7 million in the same time slot on Jan. 6 and Scrubs got 6.7 million on Tuesday…up against American Idol.
On Dec. 17, Daisies’ and DSM’s final airings pulled in 4.6 million and 5.1 million respectively. Last Wednesday, a Barbara Walters special scored an audience of more than 12 million. And last night, reruns of Lost got similar numbers with an average of 4.5 million.
So while it’s outrageous and (heartbreaking!) to have to wait six months to see the conclusion to these fan favorites, the question remains: Who is at fault? ABC or the American viewing public for not giving these shows a real shot in the first place? Personally, I’m just disappointed all the way around. Sound off below…
Exclusive: Grey’s Digs Dirt Star as McArmy’s Old Flame
Laura Allen, Kevin McKidd
Playing Owen’s ex-lover, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively, will be Laura Allen, whom you either know from A) Dirt, B) The 4400 or C) All My Children. Allen will guest-star in this season’s 15th episode, which is shooting this week (and also marks Melissa George’s final appearance as Sadie).
Kevin McKidd himself gave me the heads up on this storyline development when I ran into him at Sunday’s Golden Globes after-parties. McKidd also hinted that to further explore his character, Hunt’s mother or father might be cast later this season.
“I didn’t do it.” Such is the very first thing Lily says to Megan when Megan comes to visit her in jail, after the two sisters haven’t spoken in months. Not ‘Nice to see you, Megan,’ or ‘We have a lot of catching up to do,’ or ‘Let me tell you about my wedding,’ or even ‘Does this blue jumpsuit make me look fat?’ Lily isn’t much for pleasantries. She just quickly explains what happened – she was found with a backpack full of drugs in her hotel room, while new husband Sammy vanished without a trace, leaving Lily to take responsibility – and insists that Megan needs to get her $25,000 bail, believing that Megan now lives in a world where people can just snap their fingers and make $25,000 magically appear.
Megan takes the news back to her parents, with Will driving her. Megan starts to put together a plan of how the family could raise $25,000 without having to mooch off their wealthy associates, but while Will steps in and immediately offers to pay the bail himself, Megan’s dad Arthur stops him and says that nobody is going to pay the bail. Arthur thinks that Lily needs a little dose of Scared Straight to get her act together, and could use a little time in jail. Arthur’s an AA veteran, and knows that sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you’re willing to pull yourself back up. This decision thus made, Megan, for reasons that would only make sense to Megan, decides that she will be the one to tell Lily the news.
But first, Will and Lily talk about the decision, with Will saying that he totally disagrees with the call and he thinks Megan does too, only Megan wouldn’t stand up to her dad. Megan defends her dad, who’s trying to do something strong and parental for once – and Megan notes that it’s a bit of a relief not to be shouldering all this burden herself, as she’s used to. After being the one who had to look after Lily for so long, Megan is grateful to pass the buck this time around. Will thinks it’s a cop-out.
Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) lot their next steps to find Chloe, and after Lana leaves, Clark’s day goes from bad to worse when a giant dude in an iron mask arrives, swinging his massive fire ax. This is the Persuader, and his name is appropriate, because I’m convinced he could kick some major butt.
He swings his ax into Clark’s side and starts to wreak some havoc when three little teeny boppers show up to steal his ax and send the Persuader back from whence he came. They’re the Legion, heroes from the 31st century. Lightning Lad, who I instantly find endearing, asks Kal where his cape is.
Lightning Lad is fascinated by the cool Superman memorabilia in the barn, but Cosmic Boy just wants to leave because of the code about not disrupting the time/space continuum. Cosmic Boy lets Clark know that he will become an important figure in alien rights. Before leaving, the Legion recognize a Phantom Zone crystal that is responsible for bring Brainiac out of its host.
Speaking of Brainiac, he’s now completely taken over Chloe’s body, which freaks out the half-naked Davis (Sam Witwer) who finds her in the Dark Fortress. Chloeiac as she shall now be called taunts Davis’ silly crush on Chloe (Allison Mack) and she eventually lets him know the next step is to lock Davis in a chrysalis for 12 days so he can transform into his destiny, Doomsday….READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV
Then: The angels and demons fought and Dean tearfully confessed to torturing souls while he was in Hell.
Now: The power goes out in a creepy house. The man living there gets up, but is shocked by a scary looking girl who comes out of the closet and menacingly walks towards him before we hear him choked to death.
Sam (Jared Padalecki) is asleep in the backseat of the Impala, meaning he probably doesn’t know what went on there between Dean and Anna in the last episode. Dean (Jensen Ackles) is awake searching for another case, even though they’ve been solving cases nonstop for a month. It sounds like someone is trying to make up for all the bad things he did in Hell.
The boys investigate the haunted house with the dead man and don’t find anything other than a doll head in the closet. A family drives up to move into the house made up of Dad, Mom, Son, Daughter and Uncle. I’m sure they have names, but it’s easier to refer to them this way.
The boys act quickly to keep the new owners away by telling them there’s asbestos in the walls. The family goes off to stay in another motel, and Daughter hopes it doesn’t have “hooker sheets” like the last place. Dean gives her a hilarious look that says, “Hooker sheets? That sounds like my kind of place!”
The Winchesters go off to learn that the man who died in the house had a wife who died in childbirth and a daughter who hung herself 20 years later. While the boys are getting information, the family has returned and decided to move in after all because there’s no asbestos.
In the house, Son is in his room when something in the closet plays catch with him. The parents see the word “Go” scribbled in crayon on the wall and yell at Son. He claims it wasn’t him, it was the girl in the wall who hates adults. Needless to say, they don’t buy it….READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV
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Another Gossip Girl Spin-off? But Really This Time?
Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford
When we heard, yet again, via the Hollywood Reporter, that producers are planning a Gossip Girl spin-off, we couldn’t help but be skeptical. Ever since the CW teensplosion hit the airwaves, there have been whisperings of several spin-off concepts in development, and the powers that be have systematically denied each and every one of them.
But guess what, folks? TVGuide.com has confirmed that this one actually exists! Executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have confirmed that an official Gossip Girl spin-off series is in the works that will tell the backstory of young Lily and Rufus in love in 1980s Los Angeles. “We didn’t want to upset the chemistry of our cast — all of whom are crucial to the show,” Savage told the Reporter. “Nor did we want to dilute New York City as a character.”
The spin-off will debut as a backdoor pilot as a flashback episode of Gossip Girl that will air on May 11.
What do you think about what I will refer to as “The Ballad of L. and R.” until an official title is announced? Will you watch?
Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is also paged because the PDR patient, played by the creepy Eric Stoltz, is getting worse. His brain contusions are expanding, and if he doesn’t have surgery soon, he’ll die. Since he’s about to be executed by the state in five days, he’s thinking that he should refuse the surgery and try dying a natural death….READ FULL RECAP@ BUDDY TV