Dawson's CreekLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Hulu sees a huge uptick in Dawson's Creek viewing after Entertainment Weekly reunion
The streaming service said viewership quadrupled on the weekend after the reunion issue came out.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
With Dawson's Creek, The WB became the first network to run trailers in movie theaters
The WB also targeted female movie goers with movie-like posters in theaters. “We had to get it into theaters to make this thing feel important. We had the window of the holiday and since the show was going to be launching in January (1998), we got the teasers into the system early," says Lew Goldstein, who helped run The WB's marketing division, in remembering Dawson's Creek for EW's reunion issue.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
Dawson's mom is upset that the Dawson's Creek reunion took place "behind our backs"
Mary-Margaret Humes posted her frustration on Instagram that she and TV husband John Wesley Shipp weren't invited: "Okay, so let me get this off my chest as the initial hurt has subsided just a bit," she wrote. "I send an enormous amount of love and shout outs to the thousands of followers messages and (heart)’s that both (Shipp) and I have read about being left out of @entertainmentweekly ‘s #dawsonscreek 'reunion' photos. This was their choice...not ours...it was done behind our backs and we both were literally blindsided by it when we woke up yesterday in NYC and LA...we both did a short telephone interview after the fact but were never told about the reunion."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Will today's teens ever have a show like Dawson's Creek showcasing real teen problems?
"A quick look around at the teen-centered shows of the last decade or so reveals that although there is more programming than ever before, there are very few shows simply about the trials of young adulthood," says Kaitlin Thomas. "And when there is programming aimed at young audiences, many of those shows rely on gimmicks and hooks to tell their stories. The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, Shadowhunters, Marvel's Runaways, even Riverdale — they all have or had some sort of hook meant to separate them from the glut of programming available. Though these (often supernatural) hooks are flashy and fun, they often leave little time for the honest approach to storytelling that many of us who grew up on The WB experienced (Buffy was certainly not limited by its genre, so it's not to say this is necessarily always true or always harmful)."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 1:38PM EDT
Dawson's Creek almost cast Katherine Heigl for Michelle Williams' role
Creator Kevin Williamson said of Heigl in the EW reunion issue: "She looked slightly older at that time. Even though she was younger, I just think she was more mature. She gave a great audition, I remember we were all sort of like, ‘Wow, she's good.'" However, once Williams nailed the audition for Jen Leery, Williamson says she was the clear-cut choice for the role. ALSO: James Van Der Beek is open to a "reinvention" of Dawson's Creek.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Dawson's Creek stars reunite
Entertainment Weekly reunited the whole cast for the first time since 2003 to mark the 20th anniversary of The WB teen series. “I think we’ve all sort of seen each other over the years, but not everybody all together,” says Katie Holmes. “And never for long enough.”
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
Katie Holmes: Dawson's Creek stars are having a "get together"
"We're all gonna get together," she told Jimmy Fallon of plans to reunite with her former WB castmates in honor of the teen drama's 20th anniversary. "It's gonna be really exciting."
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Katie Holmes recalls "magical time" filming the Dawson's Creek pilot
Holmes posted an Instagram Throwback Thursday photo of her, James Van Der Beek and creator Kevin Williamson while shooting the pilot of The WB series.
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
James Van Der Beek shares an early Dawson’s Creek cast photo in honor of the 20th anniversary
“I’d known these people all of 7 days when this pic was taken,” he writes on Instagram of the 1997 photo.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 10:48PM EST
Dawson’s Creek turns 20: Creator Kevin Williamson says the beloved WB teen show couldn’t exist today and he wouldn’t want a reunion
“What would we do?!” Williamson says of doing a reunion special with the high-profile cast of The WB series, which premiered on Jan. 20, 1998. “One of the reasons we did the finale five years in the future was to put a button on it. What would a reunion be? What would that look like? Why would you? I don't see it and I don't feel it. The finale was such a beautiful moment in time and the show was always meant to be a nostalgia piece. Let it stay there and live in its nostalgia and its nostalgic universe.” Williamson said he wanted Dawson’s to be “the teen drama of the 1990s” and to "speak to the teenage audience of the day.” As for whether Dawson’s Creek could exist today, Williamson says: “It's a different time and different place. The moment dictates what shows work or you make the show and that becomes the moment. It's either/or. If you look at what's working today, it's not Dawson's Creek. You have to either design the show for the moment or create something that is not out there and it will become the moment. You can't do Dawson's Creek today; you'd have to revamp it, reboot it or come up with something else and why would you do that?”
- Parents TV Council named Dawson’s Creek the No. 1 worst show on TV each of its first two seasons
- No episode of TV exemplified teenage angst like Season 3’s “Stolen Kisses”
- Inside the thrilling, chaotic writers’ room: Greg Berlanti recalls the battle behind TV’s first romantic gay kiss
- Where the cast of Dawson’s Creek is 20 years later, including those who aren’t still famous
Posted Thursday 10/12/17 at 2:11PM EDT
James Van Der Beek reveals: “I’ve had my ass grabbed by older, powerful men”
“I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger…” the former Dawson’s Creek star tweeted last night, reacting to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Van Der Beek tweeted in support of those speaking out, saying: “I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Riverdale appears to have learned all the lessons from its teen show predecessors, which is a good and bad thing
The CW teen drama's legacy, says Constance Grady, “is clearest in the piles upon piles of teen soap tropes it lovingly amasses and fetishizes and tweaks just a little. Riverdale is built out of all the shows that came before it, all the Dawson’s Creeks and Veronica Marses, and it appears to have learned from what the fan bases of those shows complained about. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.” She adds: “But Riverdale is making all those course corrections and changes much faster than its predecessors did, because it has the benefit of their experience. Which means that some of the changes it’s making don’t feel entirely earned.”
- The new actor playing Reggie was told not to watch his predecessor
- What makes Riverdale so compelling is that it’s darker than any current teen drama
Riverdale subverted every Mean Girl trope with Cheryl Blossom
Posted Wednesday 9/27/17 at 11:39PM EDT
Adam Brody recalls that he auditioned for Dawson’s Creek and Power Rangers
The former O.C. star recalls his failed early auditions.