Archive for April 28th, 2009
So long, Julia Walker… ‘Brothers & Sisters’ bids farewell
Poor Sarah Jane Morris. She was woefully underused on “Brothers & Sisters” these last three seasons and with her TV husband Balthazar Getty going bananas and being sent on hiatus, it seems “B&S” producers decided to give her her walking papers as well. But I’m not sure why. I mean, with Tommy M.I.A., the perfect opportunity for SJM’s character Julia to step into the spotlight finally presented itself, no? And Morris’ departing scene last night showcased her ample skills as an actress …not to mention those of Sally Field and Matthew Rhys. My goodness. Their faces, as they said goodbye? I — for once — didn’t cry, but only because I couldn’t believe how crazy real everyone’s emotions seemed. It was startling. So, yeah, there’s no shortage of talent on “Brothers & Sisters,” true. But think of all the storylines single and jilted mom Julia could’ve done. “B&S” powers-that-be, bring Sarah Jane Morris back next season! I hear Seattle kind of sucks. Not really. Heard it’s actually pretty sweet, but maybe Julia won’t like it…
‘Brothers and Sisters’ 3.23 Preview: The Rebecca and Ryan Kiss
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In the next ‘Brothers and Sisters’, Ryan said that Rebecca returns his kiss when confronting Justin who is on the verge of making up with her.
It will be about making up, breaking up and fighting for love in the next “Brothers & Sisters“. Ryan makes a discovery about his mother’s death and takes a huge leap in the wrong direction to vie for Rebecca’s affection. At the same time Rebecca also rekindles her romance with Justin. Meanwhile, when Kitty and Robert reach a crossroads in their marriage, she is forced to reflect on her father’s past indiscretions and decide what’s most important in life. Robert threatens Alec Tyler, the guy whom Robert has seen as the cause of his marriage breakdown. Meanwhile, there’s also an Ojai Foods party where Holly is in attendance. Sarah, in particular takes a big step in intimidating Holly and screws her in the face, literally. “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” airs Sunday, May 3. A scoop from Zap2It said that it will be Justin who eventually wins the heart of Rebecca. “…Ryan will officially throw his hat into the Rebecca ring in a couple days, but his big brother will come out victorious this time,” the site wrote.
Episode 3.23: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Airdate: May 3, 2009
- When Kitty and Robert reach a crossroads in their marriage, she is forced to reflect on her father’s (guest staring Tom Skerritt as William Walker) past indiscretions and decide what’s most important in life. Meanwhile, Ryan makes a discovery about his mother’s death and takes a huge leap in the wrong direction to vie for Rebecca’s affection. Guest starring are Tom Skerritt as William Walker, Luke Grimes as Ryan Lafferty, Matt Letscher as Alec Tyler, Luc Charbonnier as Ben Tyler, Jay Knowlton as Grady and Toby Holguin as the bus driver. Source: ABC
Episode 3.24: Mexico (Season finale) Airdate: May 10, 2009
- When the Walker family reaches out to Tommy, they’re devastated to find that he may be unwilling to accept their help. Meanwhile, Robert and Kitty reach a crossroads in their marriage that they may not be able to successfully navigate; Justin makes plans for the future, with or without Rebecca; and Saul makes a shocking admission about Ryan Lafferty’s mother. Source: ABC
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There’s a surprise engagement in the finale. (Michael Ausiello)
Is there any hope for the future with Justin and Rebecca on Brothers & Sisters? There is hope! In fact, I’m hearing Justin will be down on one knee in front of his entire family before the Brothers & Sisters season finale, but could Rebecca already be on a Silver-esque downward spiral? We’ll have to wait until next season to find out. Meanwhile, any guesses on which B&S couple nearly engages in a ménage à trois? Source: Kristin on E!Online
Kitty and Robert will probably not be back together this season. (TV Guide)
What can you tell me about Saul “making a shocking admission about Ryan’s mother” on the season finale of Brothers & Sisters next week?
Saul may have inadvertently caused the death of Ryan’s mother! In other B&S finale news, the Walkers are Mexico-bound this Sunday in order to bring Tommy back to America. Hint, it’s not going to work. But it’s for the best. Also, Kitty and Robert finally reconcile, while Justin and Rebecca announce to the family that they’re getting married. He even gets down on one knee with a makeshift ring. Source: Kristin on E!Online
‘Brothers and Sisters’ 3rd Season Finale Preview: Mexico
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
In the last episode of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ season 3, the Walkers family find Tommy in Mexico while Justin makes a huge move with Rebecca.
“Brothers & Sisters” will have its third season finale on Sunday, May 10 and revamp it with the re-appearance of Tommy. Nora travels to Mexico to find the son the she had slapped previously, only to discover that Tommy is unwilling to accept their help. Things are also boiling for Justin and Rebecca. Justin makes plans for the future, with or without Rebecca but the preview gives the idea that both will get married in an impromptu move. Meanwhile, Robert and Kitty reach a crossroads in their marriage that they may not be able to successfully navigate. Saul makes a shocking admission about Ryan Lafferty’s mother. Several clips from the episode titled “Mexico” had been released previously, showing Nora’s attempt to reach out to Tommy and highlighting on Kitty’s struggle to keep her marriage intact. It has been confirmed that “Brothers & Sisters” will return for a fourth season.
5 Clips From ‘Brothers and Sisters’ 3rd Season Finale
‘Brothers and Sisters’ has been given ample sneak peeks that reveal in one of them, the discovery of Tommy Walker’s whereabout.
More than a week shy of the season finale, ABC has released a bunch of “Brothers & Sisters” sneak peeks, ample to lead viewers into what happen to the Walkers family at the end of the third season. Released are six clips from the episode called “Mexico” that airs May 10. In the first clip posted below, Kitty deals with her marriage to Robert by talking to Kevin. Kevin tries to resolve the problem for them but the supposed ‘therapy’ session ends up in further quarrels. In the synopsis it is written “Robert and Kitty reach a crossroads in their marriage that they may not be able to successfully navigate”. Meanwhile, the rest of the clips show Nora’s venture to Mexico where she finds Tommy. She then sets up a family gathering to meet him there. The synopsis says, “When the Walker family reaches out to Tommy, they’re devastated to find that he may be unwilling to accept their help.” It is confirmed that Balthazar Getty who plays Tommy will no longer be a regular in the show. Meanwhile, Justin makes plans for the future, with or without Rebecca and Saul makes a shocking admission about Ryan Lafferty’s mother.
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‘Desperate Housewives’ 5.21 Preview: Jackson Back With a Question
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Jackson Braddock shows up at Susan’s doorstep with a very important question, all new in ‘Desperate Housewives’ episode ‘Bargaining’.
Next week, Susan gets a surprising visit from Jackson who comes with a surprising request. “Desperate Housewives” May 3 episode welcomes back Gale Harold who was involved in a serious motorcycle accident back in October and had to be written off temporarily. “He has a very important question for Susan,” Harold said of his character’s motive. At the same time Katherine deceives Mike to win his heart, Jackson walks back to Susan’s life with a proposal. Meanwhile, Bree sinks to a new low to retain the best lawyer and Gaby’s vanity is put to the test when she makes a deal with daughter Juanita. Lynette and Tom negotiate sex and an unexpected visit sends Dave to do some bargaining of his own. Previously it was teased by Dana Delany that there could be two engagements, Katherine and Mike as well as Jackson and Susan. However, creator Marc Cherry said that there’s a chance Mike and Susan “will find their way back in each other’s universe.”
This season’s final two episodes will make [Chuck and Blair fans] very happy. Source: The Ausiello Files
Episode 2.23: The Wrath of Con (fka “Lovechild”)Airdate: May 4, 2009
Blair pressures Georgina into making amends for her past bad behavior by helping her in a scheme. The rivalry between Nate and Chuck over Blair comes to a head. Lily hatches a secret plan to help Rufus with Dan’s college tuition. Blake Lively, Taylor Momsen and Jessica Szohr also star. Source: The CW
Episode 2.24: Valley Girls (Spin-off episode) Airdate: May 11, 2009
In a flashback to the 80s, 17-year-old Lily Rhodes ([guest star Britanny] Snow) gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to Los Angeles, reconnecting with her parents, Rick ([guest star Andrew] McCarthy) and Cece (guest star Cynthia Watros, “Lost”), and sister, Carol ([guest star Krysten] Ritter). Back in present day, Blair and Nate attend prom together, but the evening doesn’t turn out exactly as planned and Chuck has a little something to do with that. Serena and Lily don’t see eye-to-eye over Serena’s recent run-in with the law. No Doubt performs in the episode as an 80s band called “Snowed Out.” Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr and Matthew Settle also star. Source: The CW
Chuck does not try and sabotage Blair’s campaign for prom queen. It’s actually just the opposite. (Michael Ausiello)
Dan and Serena end up going together, but as friends, not lovers. Source: The Ausiello Files
I know it’s not really called Lily, but is there anything new to spill on the spinoff? Actually E! News just caught up with the older version of Lily, Kelly Rutherford, and she shared an awesome-sounding bit of info on the tentatively titled show: “I just went in recently did a bit of a voice-over, like a Wonder Years kind of thing where I’m looking back on my life. I don’t know if they’ll use it, but I was able to see some of it, and it looked fantastic.” So there you have it! Gossip Girl plus Wonder Years equals amazing! Source: Kristin on E!Online
Preview of ‘Gossip Girl’ 2.24: Valley Girls
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
This would be the ‘Gossip Girl’ episode that provides a backdoor pilot for its spin-off when young Lily van der Woodsen had a run-in with the law.
It was way back when Lily van der Woodsen was known as her maiden name Rhodes. Next week on “Gossip Girl“, it’s a backdoor pilot for the show’s spin-off which is tentatively titled “Valley Girls“. There will be a lot of flash backs to the ’80s where Lily was just a 17-year-old living in Los Angeles after being kicked out of boarding school. In the May 11 episode, young Lily tries to reconnect with her parents, Rick (Andrew McCarthy) and Cece (Cynthia Watros), and sister, Carol (Krysten Ritter). She will later leave the comfort of living a luxurious life to crash in with her sister in downtown L.A. Brittany Snow leads the cast as Lily Rhodes. Back in present day, Blair and Nate attend prom together, but the evening doesn’t turn out exactly as planned and Chuck has a little something to do with that. Serena and Lily don’t see eye-to-eye over Serena’s recent run-in with the law.
No Doubt guest star in the episode as a fictional ’80s band called Snowed Out. They will perform a cover of Adam and the Ants’ “Stand and Deliver” which No Doubt had performed on their live set at Bamboozle Festival over the weekend.
Episode 2.25: The Goodbye Gossip Girl (Season finale) Airdate: May 18, 2009
What can you tell us about the Gossip Girl finale? Chuck and Blair! What else is there to say? OK, how about that the spawn of Rufus and Lily will be played by an unknown—extrapolate from that what you will about said spawn’s future on the show. (Of course, nobody had ever heard of Jessica Szohr before G.G., and now she’s a big star with endorsement deals and everything.) Source: Kristin on E!Online
Does Serena do any damage to Gossip Girl when she tries to out her in the G.G. finale?
No, not really. Gossip Girl escapes Serena’s attack relatively unscathed—but then again, nobody effs with Kristen Bell and gets away with it. Source: Kristin on E!Online
Gossip Girl sends out a damaging email blast during St. Jude and Constance Billard’s commencement ceremony; Rufus and Lily try to repair their relationship. SpoilerTV
GRADUATION, GOSSIP GIRL DRAMA AND CLIFFHANGERS GALORE! — Gossip Girl decides to liven things up at the Constance Billard and St. Jude’s graduation by sending out a shocking and damaging email blast in the midst of the commencement ceremony, stirring Serena (Blake Lively) to come up with a plan of attack. The Mean Girls (guest stars Yin Chang, Nicole Fiscella, Amanda Setton and Dreama Walker) challenge Jenny (Taylor Momsen) to throw her hat in the ring to succeed Blair (Leighton Meester) as Queen Bee next year. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) and Rufus (Matthew Settle) struggle to repair their relationship after Lily’s betrayal. As for the cliffhangers, Blair and Chuck (Ed Westwick) finally…and Serena is shocked by…and Georgina (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) decides to…and Dan (Penn Badgley), Nate (Chace Crawford) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) unknowingly….and it all happens in the series’ climactic season finale. Norman Buckley directed the episode written by Joshu! a Saffran (#225). CW
The season finale revolves around the gang trying to smoke out Gossip Girl. (Michael Ausiello)
[Serena] uncovers the identity of someone connected to GG, but not GG herself. Source: The Ausiello Files
I’m hearing there will be multiple cliffhangers, one of which may include an appearance by Rufus and Lily’s presumed-dead love child. Source: The Ausiello Files
General Season Ending Spoilers
- Chuck does not try and sabotage Blair’s campaign for prom queen. It’s actually just the opposite. (Michael Ausiello)
- The season finale revolves around the gang trying to smoke out Gossip Girl. (Michael Ausiello)
- I need to know if Chuck and Blair are ever going to work things out on Gossip Girl! We can promise that this year’s Gossip Girl finale is not going to be a repeat of last year’s Bluck disaster: This time around, Chuck doesn’t screw over Blair. In fact, we can promise that if you love Chuck and Blair, you will love the finale, and you will be compensated for all your pain and suffering over this past year. Source: Kristin on E!Online
- What’s the deal with Rufus and Lily on Gossip Girl? Are they going to move in together or what? That’s all going to feel very secondary after the Gossip Girl finale, when we will meet (finally) the spawn of Rufus and Lily. Are you guys excited to meet the spawn, or does his introduction make the show too Brady Bunch-y? Source: Kristin on E!Online
- Question: I read somewhere that the season finale of Gossip Girl includes Serena uncovering the identity of GG. Will she be successful? Ausiello: She uncovers the identity of someone connected to GG, but not GG herself. Source: The Ausiello Files
‘Gossip Girl’ gets busy again with Chuck-Blair, Blair-Nate, Nate-Jenny, Blair-Dan?!
Source: Zap2It’s Korbi TV
A little “GG” Q&A, answers courtesy of exec producer Stephanie Savage…
Have the “Gossip Girl” producers read all the “Gossip Girl” books? I’m curious to know how familiar they are with them. -Kris
Savage told me they read most of the books. And they got familiar with the stories in the ones they skipped by studying summaries. As fans of both the books and the show already know though, the producers are on their own path: “A lot of the stories we’re telling are not in the books whatsoever — the whole Chuck and Blair romance [for example] — so there’s not a lot of material we can draw on. [The show] has to grow and expand and be its own thing.”
Everyone’s all about Chuck-Blair/Blair-Nate blah blah blah. What about Jenny and Nate? I thought they were great together. Will we ever see them reunited?
Sounds like it. Just not anytime soon. Said Savage, “Nate and Jenny is actually a really big story in the books and we sort of dipped our toe into that pool a few times. As the characters get older and start to feel the same age, that is definitely material I think we can revisit.”
There’s no way all the “Gossip Girl” kids would end up staying in NYC after high school graduation. Please tell me that’s not going to happen.
I read this question to Stephanie and she responded by saying, “Well, New York is a pretty big city.” Personally, I think they should let Dan go off to Yale. We can see him every now and then when he comes home to visit or when Jenny goes down to Connecticut for college debauchery weekends with big brother… but somehow I doubt that’ll happen. Still, Savage ensures there will for sure be changes: “It really is kind of a major — and I think very exciting — reconfiguration of the show, to leave high school behind and to allow all of our characters to reinvent themselves outside of that construct. They’ll [discover] what it means to kind of be a part of the bigger world, so you can expect to see new couples, new family configurations, people living in different places than you last saw them. We’re having a lot of fun thinking about that… keep everything that everyone loves [about "Gossip Girl"], but also really kind of move everyone forward as well.”
Is Vanessa going to school next year? Will she continue her education?
Savage said we’ll have to wait and see, but she also said, don’t forget, Vanessa took her SATs.
Any more major “Gossip Girl” deaths I should expect?
Nah. Stephanie doesn’t see that happening. “I think we have a pretty tight cast and I think we would only be interested in adding, not subtracting.”
More Dorota please.
Not to worry, Savage said they knew Dorota was a super star straight away and will continue writing for her. Were you aware that the actress who plays her, Zuzanna Szadkowski, actually speaks Polish, so the producers decide what they want Dorota to say and then rely on Zuzanna to translate it for her character’s lines?
On “Gossip Girl” I need to know, will Dan and Blair ever be romantically involved?
The producers aren’t opposed to it. When I questioned Stephanie about a Dan-Blair pairing, she said, “There are only so many characters on our show, so everyone needs to be open to being with everyone at some point.”
Vicki in Las Vegas: Gossip Girl!
Serena did not really get married, this is a bit of an off week for Blair (she’s in a funk because of her love problemos) and Chuck apologizes to Jenny for that time he tried to get up on her in the pilot (back when Gossip Girl still showed depraved indifference to everything, before it turned into a modern comedy-of-manners masterpiece), but let’s talk about the most important thing: Dorota-sodes are coming! Source: Kristin on E!Online
5/4 New ‘The Wrath of Con’
Blair pressures Georgina into making amends for her past bad behavior by helping her in a scheme. The rivalry between Nate and Chuck over Blair comes to a head. Lily hatches a secret plan to help Rufus with Dan’s college tuition.
Episode 2.24 – Valley Girls
‘Gossip Girl’ 2.23 Preview: The Wrath of Con
Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
Georgina quotes a Carrie Underwood song, Poppy Lifton plays her game and Chuck versus Nate, all new in ‘Gossip Girl’.
Georgina makes amends of her past bad behavior and Blair pressures her into it by helping her in a scheme. Also in the May 4 episode of “Gossip Girl“, Chuck’s rivalry with Nate over Blair escalates and comes to a head. Meanwhile, Lily hatches a secret plan to help Rufus with Dan’s college tuition. It was reported last month that in this episode, which is called “The Wrath of Con”, the love child of Lily and Rufus will show up to create “havoc” in their reunion. On another news, New York Post has acquired the first look of No Doubt in “Gossip Girl” May 11 episode. The reunited band will pose as a fiction band called Snowed Out in a flash back scene, singing the cover version of Adam and the Ants’ “Stand and Deliver”.
Clip From ‘Gossip Girl’ 2.23: Nate Warning Chuck
The feud between Nate and Chuck reaches a head level when Nate warns Chuck not to screw it up with Blair for he wants her, all new in ‘Gossip Girl’ episode ‘The Wrath of Con’.
A scene from the upcoming “Gossip Girl” episode is clipped for a sneak peek. It shows Nate and Chuck coming out of a car together and discussing their rivalry over Blair. Nate is pissed that Chuck is going her way again, while he had a shot the last time and blew it. This was all because, Nate wants Blair bad. The episode is called “The Wrath of Con” and airs May 4. On another story, Blair pressures Georgina into making amends for her past bad behavior by helping her in a scheme. Lily hatches a secret plan to help Rufus with Dan’s college tuition. Meanwhile, Kristen Bell, the voice of Gossip Girl in the series has begged to creator Josh Schwartz to be allowed appearing in front of the camera. She said, “I’ve pitched Josh Schwartz a couple of times for me to be on camera as a waitress or something but he wasn’t buying it. But hopefully he’ll change his mind in the future!”
MONDAY, MAY 11
“GOSSIP GIRL” (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Valley Girls” (TV-14, L) (HDTV)
EPISODE FEATURES GUEST STARS BRITTANY SNOW (“AMERICAN DREAMS”), KRYSTEN RITTER (“CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC”), 80S ICON ANDREW MCCARTHY, MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG (“17 AGAIN”) AND A PERFORMANCE BY NO DOUBT In a flashback to the 80s, 17-year-old Lily Rhodes (Snow) gets kicked out of boarding school and runs away to Los Angeles, reconnecting with her parents, Rick (McCarthy) and Cece (guest star Cynthia Watros, “Lost”), and sister, Carol (Ritter). Back in present day, Blair (Leighton Meester) and Nate (Chace Crawford) attend prom together, but the evening doesn’t turn out exactly as planned and Chuck (Ed Westwick) has a little something to do with that. Serena (Blake Lively) and Lily (Kelly Rutherford) don’t see eye-to-eye over Serena’s recent run-in with the law. No Doubt performs in the episode as an 80s band called “Snowed Out.” Penn Badgley, Taylor Momsen, Jessica Szohr and Matthew Settle also star. Marc Piznarski directed the episode written by Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (#224).CW
Lily remembers getting kicked out of boarding school when she was 17; Nate and Blair’s evening at the prom does not go as planned; Lily and Serena clash. SpoilerTV
Question: I need Gossip Girl scoop, preferably about the prom.
Ausiello: Revenge-seeking Chuck, furious at Blair for attending the big ball with Nate, hatches a plan to make Nelly Yuki prom queen. Meanwhile, Dan and Serena end up going together, but as friends, not lovers. Source: The Ausiello Files
Petra in Austin, Texas: What’s the buzz on the Gossip Girl spinoff pilot? Apparently “Lily” [sic] is not a full pilot. Rather, the ’80s flashbacks are half of a Gossip Girl episode (tied into Serena’s storyline), so it’s hard to judge the series as a whole, but from what insiders have seen so far, it looks good, and Krysten Ritter and Brittany Snow in particular are supposed to be awesome. Yay! Source: Kristin on E!Online
First Look: ‘Gossip Girl’ spinoff’s Brittany Snow as totally ’80s Lily
We already know that Brittany Snow will play the younger version of Kelly Rutherford‘s Lily in the “Gossip Girl” spinoff set back in the 1980s, but now you can see her in all her over-mascara’d, totally ’80s glory. As you can see from this poster obtained by Spoiler TV, Snow as Lily has run into a bit of trouble in a flashback for the May 11th “Gossip Girl” episode, “Valley Girls,” which will act as a backdoor pilot to the spinoff.
And yeah … it looks like Serena got her wild child ways from her mother!
Have you seen the new pics? There are a few below, but be sure to peep our shiny gallery to see all the “Gossip Girl” spin off photos.
I mean, this I’m excited about. All bright and 80s with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage‘s witty sensibility mixed in? It’s a winning formula, I can feel it.
If I’m wrong, you can point fingers and make fun of me…