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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Scott Foley joins ATX Television Festival's Felicity reunion
Foley will also be at the festival next month to promote his ABC action drama Whiskey Cavalier.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Why it would be a bad idea for Greg Berlanti to bring back Everwood
Berlanti said yesterday that there is "a real shot" that Everwood could return, but the beloved WB series had a perfect, fulfilling ending in 2006. So what's the point of bringing it back today? Also, an Everwood revival would likely have trouble reuniting the original cast, especially with Chris Pratt -- who couldn't attend the 15th anniversary reunion last year -- having a busy movie career and his ex-girlfriend, Emily VanCamp, starring on Fox's The Resident.
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 Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Felicity stars will have their 20th-anniversary reunion at the ATX Festival
Keri Russell will be joined by Scott Speedman, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Amy Jo Johnson and Ian Gomez. No word yet if Scott Foley or creators J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves will be in attendance. The ATX Festival will also have a panel of ABC's TGIF alumni.
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 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 Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Supernatural paved the way for new Hans Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich
The Solo: A Star Wars Story star's first acting credit was on the second episode of Season 1 of the then-WB series.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Danneel Ackles was told her Supernatural character is “basically you, so have fun with it”
Ackles talks about joining her husband Jensen Ackles’ CW series with this week’s episode. “I didn’t want to go on Supernatural and be a love interest of the week or have the guys kill me in some horrific way. But this character (Sister Jo), she’s just a badass. And where else can you go and bring your kids to work and hand them off to A camera while you’re shooting? So it was a no-brainer for me.” ALSO: Ackles looks back at her One Tree Hill ending.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Shiri Appleby wants to direct the Roswell reboot
“I heard! I can’t wait for them to call me to direct an episode. I can’t wait to direct it,” the former Roswell star and current UnReal star said to Us Weekly when asked about The CW's immigrant-themed reboot. “Jason Behr and I are back in touch and really close and we’re actually looking for something to work on together. I don’t know if it’s Roswell or anything else, but I am excited to direct in the reboot.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 8:39PM EST
Immigrant-themed Roswell reboot is among six new CW drama pilot pickups
Here’s The CW's logline for the reboot of The WB teen drama, which doesn’t have a title: “After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.”
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 2:04AM EST
Was Charmed actually a feminist show?
Holly Marie Combs took issue with the "feminist" emphasis on The CW's planned reboot of Charmed. “Guess we forgot to do that the first go around. Hmph,” she tweeted. But according to Princess Weekes, “Charmed is a mixed bag if we want to view it through a feminist lens.” She adds that although Charmed was a “girl power” show, its insight into gender is so shallow it barely goes below the surface” and it was hardly feminist in its choice of skimpy outfits.
- Shannen Doherty tweeted her reaction to the proposed “feminist” reboot: “Their wording is terrible and a bit offensive. But, everyone makes mistakes. Perhaps with the backlash they will be more thoughtful in future….Very ignorant stupid comment. Perhaps made by a millennial that never watched the show and just read a synopsis on it.”