One Tree Hill Episode Recap: 6.19 “Letting Go”

One Tree HillPreviously on One Tree Hill: A dog ate Dan’s heart, so he gave up on trying to get a new one.  Haley quit her job and Lucas’ movie went belly-up, causing the posible end to Julian and Brooke’s romance.  Jack moved in with Brooke and Sam while Deb dumped Skills.

Lucas has nightmares about Peyton’s health, but he’s woken up by Nathan, wanting to go play some basketball at the River Court. Jamie scores a ton of baskets as Nathan complains about how hard being a dad is because Jamie’s asking questions about Keith.
Once again, Nathan does everything he possibly can to avoid being a real dad by asking Lucas to talk to Jamie for him. For the past few episodes, Nathan has done everything he can to avoid hanging out with Jamie. Did he accidentally run over Chester with the car?

The three Scott boys visit Keith’s old auto shop. Jamie runs around like a kid in a candy shop without any supervision. The three chat about girls, and Lucas outs Nathan for manipulating Haley in order to get her to go out with him. Nathan mocks Jamie’s crush on his teacher, but the conversation really comes to an end when Jamie asks what happened to Aunt Lindsey.

Jamie puts on some grease facial hair to resemble a baby Keith. The poor parenting decisions pile up when they let Jamie get behind the wheel of the car to start it up. Their night ends with Jamie asking the truly hard question: is it OK for him to still care about Grandpa Dan even though he killed Keith?

Lucas says it is before Jamie delivers the metaphor of the night. He likes the auto shop because it’s a place where you bring something that’s broken and it gets fixed. That anvil pounding you over the head is this week’s script…..READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV

Gossip Girl Episode 2.20 Recap: “Remains of the J”

Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl We open on a New York morning, and Serena’s on the phone with Blair. Blair’s lying about where she is, saying she’s at home with Dorota when she’s really out on the street walking somewhere—wonder why?

Out in Brooklyn, Dan basks in his own importance with his first “fan letter” and his entry package to Yale. The Humphreys make jokes about how they were sure Jenny’s bad life choices would have led to her death before age 16, which she turns tomorrow.  They head over to the van der Woodsens’ in Manhattan for breakfast before school, which means it must be about 5 AM right now. Which doesn’t stop Vanessa from popping in to worry about why Nate hasn’t called her in a week and let her apologize for getting mad at him last week. Just then, she gets an email from Nate asking her to stop by in half an hour.

Out on the street, Serena runs into Poppy, who is so pleased to tell Serena about her glorious life with her boyfriend Gabriel in Spain. They’re only in New York for 48 hours. Serena “updates” Poppy on her life, and Poppy notes that everything is exactly the same as when they last saw each other. Serena says she’s throwing a Sweet Sixteen party for a friend, and Poppy is unimpressed. She brushes Serena and her “little party” off, and Serena is sad to realize how boring and cyclical her life is.

The Humphreys get to the VDWs’ for breakfast. Lily (Kelly Rutherford) is so clearly pregnant, but maybe they’re trying to make it look like she has an eating problem, what with the massive spread of carbs she’s got on her kitchen island. The fam discusses Jenny’s birthday. Lily and S pitch their surprise: a lovely party with a caterer and a DJ. Jenny says she’d rather have a quiet night at home with the family and two nerds from her Chemistry class, with chili and board games. The VDWs say they will cancel the good party if she really wants them to. Rufus looks at the paperwork Dan gave him and sees that his Financial Aid application to Yale has been denied.

At school, S doesn’t understand why Little J doesn’t want a big party, and Eric speculates that maybe she’s worried no one would show up. The Plastics walk up to Serena and snidely thank her for canceling her party so they don’t need to pretend to feel bad for going to Penelope’s instead. Not one to be outdone by the Girls of the Steps, Serena decides to bring in the big guns, and calls Poppy.

Vanessa walks to Nate’s house and sees B and Nate together leaving Nate’s house, and hugging goodbye. Chuck approaches in his limo and says it’s been going all week. He’s the one who emailed her from Nate’s account (password “soccer” since fifth grade, because he had email when he was in fifth grade) and when she’s ready to do something about it, she should call him….READ FULL RECAP AT BUDDY TV

Friday Night Lights Spoilers: Renewed for 2 more Seasons!

NBC-DirecTV Seals Deal on Two More Seasons of Friday Night Lights

Source: Kristin on E!Online

Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Friday Night Lights

Bill Records / NBC

Friday Night Lights is officially a go for two more 13-episode seasons, airing first on DirecTV and later on NBC, reports Variety‘s Cynthia Littleton. (Whee!)

Star Connie Britton recently told us about the possibility of a pickup for the perpetually on-the-bubble drama, “I am feeling optimistic about it and really hopeful. As much as you feel like, ‘OK, it’s time to move on,’ the reality is that to have the opportunity to create something new with [this show] every day is just the greatest gift. It would be great if we had another season.”

And Kyle Chandler spilled a little about the shape of the seasons to come (although you should skip this part if you haven’t finishing watching season three on NBC yet!):

Bill Records / NBC

Kyle says, “Coach has been moved into the poor part of town, and we have no pool to draw from for a football team. I think it opens up [the show] to be far more representative, Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lightshaving more Hispanics in the show, blacks in the show. And then also just being the underdogs going up against my old show where my wife is still principal.”

Any chance Tami Taylor will follow Coach to the wrong side of the tracks in seasons four and five? Connie Britton has her theories! “I think it would be interesting if she did, but it may be too difficult to depict in the show. It could also be interesting if I also go over there, and we’re both struggling at this school that is just falling apart.”

Mind you none of this is set in stone, as Connie is quick to point out, “We generally leave that stuff to the writers because their ideas are going to be 10 times better than anything I’d have an idea for!” Pshaw!

Sadly, most of the current castmembers, include Taylor Kitsch‘s Riggins, Minka Kelly‘s Lyla, Zach Gilford‘s Matt Saracen and Adrianne Palicki‘s Tyra, play graduating seniors who are likely to eventually exit and move on with their lives on and offscreen.

Says Kyle of the rotation, “They told us that that was going to be the case when we started the show—that people weren’t going to stay on the show for seven years and be freshmen. People who have gone off the show, they knew what was going on. It does give a chance for new people to come on and for the show to be far more organic in that way, although some of the folks who are leaving I really wish they weren’t, obviously.”

Tell us this isn’t the best news you’ve heard all day? No, seriously, tell us in the comments, and we expect you to prove, with facts and stuff, that something else better happened!

Season three of Friday Night Lights is now airing Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

—Additional reporting by Megan Masters

Is Friday Night Lights is going to be back! Any word on what the potential season four will bring?

As a matter of fact, we were just able to get some great insights into next season from the FNL castmembers themselves! Kyle Chandler tells us that his transfer across town may open up some new doors for the people of Dillon. “Coach has been moved into the poor part of town, and we have no pool to draw from for a football team. I think it opens up [the show] to be far more representative, having more Hispanics in the show, blacks in the show. And then also just being the underdogs going up against my old show where my wife is still principal.” Any chance Tami Taylor will follow Coach to the wrong side of the tracks? Connie Britton has her theories! “I think it would be interesting if she did, but it may be too difficult to depict in the show. It could also be interesting if I also go over there and we’re both struggling at this school that is just falling apart.” Mind you none of this is set in stone, as Connie is quick to point out, “We generally leave that stuff to the writers because their ideas are going to be 10 times better than anything I’d have an idea for!” Pshaw! Source: Kristin on E!Online

Grey’s Anatomy Spoilers: Izzie is not Leaving? Season Finale Wedding Scoop!

Izzie Or Isn’t She? Heigl Breaks Silence on Grey’s Exit Talk

Source: TV Guide Online

This particular doctor is in, if Shonda Rhimes has plans to keep her around. So said Katherine Heigl at a party marking Grey’s Anatomy‘s 100th episode, where she for the first time addressed the rumor that Dr. Isobel Stevens is being written off of the show at season’s end.

Should Grey’s keep Izzie alive and kicking around the halls of Seattle Grace, “I’m there,” Heigl told the Associated Press at the ABC serial’s Friday celebration.

Talk of Heigl’s Grey’s days being numbered began last summer, when she appeared to dis the show’s writers for not giving her Emmy-caliber material; Rhimes nipped that buzz in the bud in September. The rumor was resurrected last month when James Pickens Jr. told reporters that both Heigl and T.R. Knight would be leaving the show; Rhimes was quick to dismiss Pickens’ “out of context” quote as “not true.”

Heigl claims that she herself was and is still in the dark. “I was assuming that [Izzie was being written off] and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head…. I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no,” she told the AP. “No one will tell me, and I don’t know how this is going to go.”

Specifically speaking of her ailing alter ego’s battle with a now-excised brain tumor, Heigl said, “I don’t know if I live or die.”

Heigl is increasingly in demand on the silver screen, where she has had one big success with Knocked Up, and next stars in the rom-com The Ugly Truth, followed by Five Killers (opposite Ashton Kutcher). Is she truly willing to juggle a TV gig with film roles? Says the actress, “I’m more than happy to make that compromise.”

Grey’s creator Rhimes declined to offer the AP a comment on Izzie’s future.

Grey’s Anatomy: Is Izzie Going to Live After All? Katherine Heigl Speaks

Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl, Jeffrey Dean Morgan ABC/RANDY HOLMES

In an article posted by our friends at the HuffPo, Katherine Heigl says she might stay on Grey’s Anatomy (or at least that it’s not for sure that she’ll go), and show runner Shonda Rhimes spills that the show’s 100th episode features the wedding of a twosome you love.

(Wait? Did Shonda Rhimes voluntarily distribute a spoiler? That can’t be right. Mmmm…maybe wedding day doesn’t actually mean wedding. Knowing Grey’s, lightning strikes the bride before any vows are actually read.)

According the report from the show’s 100th-episode party, Heigl says of her future on the show and the fate of her imperiled character Izzie Stevens, “I was assuming that [my character's days were numbered] at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go. I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares.”

Despite a slow start and the whole dead Denny debacle (we love you Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Izzie’s cancer storyline is at the center of Anatomy‘s current creative renaissance, and right about now the fans are rooting for Iz to live.

So, if a wedding is scheduled to cap off this era in the show’s history, who gets the honors? Well, here’s what Shonda said about that:

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day.”

Awww…after five years of on-again, off-again romance, Mer and Der are about to get the ultimate on-again treatment. Will Mer’s wedding day go better than Cristina’s big day with Burke?

For the record, we’re voting against lightning strikes, strokes at the altar or the shocking returns of secret spouses. Do you think they can pull it off? And are you pulling for Izzie Stevens to live and Katherine Heigl to stay with the show?

Katherine Heigl: I’ll Stay If ‘Grey’s’ Will Have Me

LYNN ELBER, Huffington Post, March 28, 2009

LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl said Friday she’s ready to stay with “Grey’s Anatomy” and the decision rests with the show.

Attending a studio party to mark the ABC medical drama’s 100th episode, Heigl said it’s premature to think her days as Dr. Izzie Stevens are numbered.

“I was assuming that at one point and I got a lot of shrugged shoulders and shakes of the head, so I don’t know if that’s a yes or a no. No one will tell me and I don’t know how this is going to go,” Heigl said, noting series creator Shonda Rhimes’ passion for plot secrecy.

“I don’t know if I live or die. I don’t know how Izzie fares,” said the actress, who’s played the character since the show debuted in 2005.

“I’m there” if Izzie remains part of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Heigl said. She called the set “one of my favorite places to be” and said her colleagues are also friends.

She and fellow cast members, including Ellen Pompeo (Dr. Meredith Grey) and Patrick Dempsey (Dr. Derek Shepherd), were on hand for the celebration that included a cake decorated with scalpels and syringes made out of icing.

Rhimes, who’s also an executive producer for the show, called the milestone a “huge accomplishment” and thanked the cast and crew for their efforts.

In an interview, she dropped a tantalizing clue about the episode airing May 7.

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes said. “That’s big … and that’s all I’m going to say.”

On Thursday’s episode, Izzie was seen surviving brain surgery. There’s been speculation that Heigl wants to pursue her blossoming film career (“Knocked Up,” the upcoming “The Ugly Truth”) full-time, and that her character might be killed off.

Rhimes declined comment on what would happen to Heigl’s character.

Last month, fellow cast member James Pickens Jr. said Heigl was leaving the show, along with T.R. Knight, both of whom declined comment at the time. Knight missed the studio party because he’d previously scheduled the day off, an ABC spokeswoman said.

On Friday, Heigl said she’s comfortable balancing movies and TV by working on big-screen projects during the summer hiatus for “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“I’m more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, ‘High-class problems,’” Heigl said.

“I don’t know if I want to continue for five years working 12 months a year, but I can take at least another year or two,” she said.

Dempsey said he intends to fulfill the remaining two years on his contract with “Grey’s Anatomy and “then we’ll see what happens after that.”

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Save the Date, May 7: Nice Day for a Grey’s Wedding?

Source: TV Guide Online

Will Grey’s Anatomy‘s Mer becomes Mrs. McDreamy?

The only question is whose, exactly.

At a party marking the filming of Grey’s Anatomy‘s 100th episode, series creator Shonda Rhimes confirmed that the milestone hour will air May 7 — and indicated that it might feature the nuptials of the show’s central couple.

“The only thing I’ll tell you about the 100th [episode] is that it takes place on Meredith and Derek’s wedding day,” Rhimes told the Associated Press at the show’s celebration.

“That’s big,” Rhimes underscored, “and that’s all I’m going to say.”

Of course, were one to be hyper-analytical and parse words, it’s not for certain that the Mer-Der wedding goes without a hitch. For one, it would represent a mighty short engagement (he will have only non-proposed six weeks prior). Secondly, this is Meredith and Derek we are talking about.

Thirdly and perhaps most importantly, Rhimes has previously said that the wedding taking place toward season’s end would be a “surprise.” Now, is that “surprise” as in the aforementioned short engagement or “surprise” as in the couple that emerges at the end of the aisle is not the same one that started down it?

What do you think? Will Mer-Der actually tie the knot in the May 7 episode?

90210 Spoilers: Dustin Milligan Leaving ’90210′ & Season 2 Spoilers

3/31 New ‘Life’s a Drag’

90210

In an attempt to get close to Liam (guest star Matt Lanter), Naomi offers to be his math tutor, but she gets more than she bargains for when he takes her out for a wild night. Silver takes a class assignment a little too far when she creates a video that documents her love for Dixon. When Silver screens the video for her fellow students, everyone, including Ryan, is shocked when they see Dixon and Silver in an intimate situation. Upon seeing the reaction of everyone around her, Silver blames Ryan for the situation. Ethan and Annie’s relationship remains rocky, but more problems arise when Adrianna reveals that Rhonda and Ethan shared a kiss at the dance. Harry and Debbie are surprised to learn that Annie quit the school play in order to spend more time with Ethan.

Dustin Milligan Done with ’90210′

Dustin Milligan

Source: BuddyTV

The next season of 90210 would have to go on without good guy Ethan, as Entertainment Weekly has just reported that Canadian actor Dustin Milligan won’t be returning to the show this fall.  He may be one-half of the series’ central super couple, but he has no power over major decisions such as this.

An insider from the series revealed that Milligan’s contract option will not be picked up for 90210‘s sophomore run.  However, he might be back to wrap up his character’s story in a multi-episode arc.

Apparently, the reasons for Milligan’s departure are rooted in the creative vision of the writers and had nothing to do with financial matters.  Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair, the new boss of 90210, admitted to EW‘s Michael Ausiello about season 2 being “significantly” different than the first.

It looks as if it’s going to be quite a reboot, especially with Sinclair’s idea to “reconceive things visually.”  She also maintained that “There are opportunities to embrace California culture visually in terms of fashion and style; I want it to be more contemporary.”

“If Gossip Girl is about youth in New York,” she explains, “I want to [make 90210] about youth in L.A. and Beverly Hills.”

Another point she’s hoping to raise is that 90210 won’t be relying on the original’s alums to boost their ratings.  This could also mean a farewell to the likes of Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling.  It only seems fit since writer-producer Sinclair already took the helm from the original show-running duo of Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs.

“The show tried to be a lot of things to a lot of people in its first season,” Sinclair said.  “I think the center lies with the generation of kids that are in high school now.  I’m not interested in casting people for stunt value.”

This goes the same for Dustin Milligan, who’ll surely be missed.  “Everyone loves Ethan,” said the 90210 insider.  “There was just a feeling that the character had run its course.”

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