Alright before we get started, have you seen the cover of the May 5 TV Guide? Jennifer Love Hewitt is featured as the 'Sexiest Woman on TV.' She wins hands down, we can tell you. And did you see today's issue of People? Love is featured as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People. Having worked with her for 3 1/2 years we say she is the most beautiful person inside and out. Truly!It's the end of the week and you know what that means — another installment of Ghost Whisperer. "Deadbeat Dads" had unique comedy flair to it. The script was beautifully written by our newest addition to the Ghost Whisperer writing staff Mark Perry. Mark joins us from the writing staff of Brothers & Sisters. He's worked with P.K. Simonds who jumped aboard the Ghost Whisperer train at the beginning of Season 3 (as you all are very well aware!). Mark and P.K. worked together on Party of Five (Jennifer Love Hewitt's old stomping ground).Mark's script made us laugh during production &...
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Sources confirm that Mark Perry has quietly exited his post as Brothers & Sisters' day-to-day show-runner. Perry, an alum of One Tree Hill, joined the drama this season to fill the void left by executive producer Greg Berlanti and series creator Jon Robin Baitz. Berlanti scaled back his B&S duties to focus on Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone, while Baitz left over creative differences. Or something like that. Although a successor has yet to be officially named, I'm hearing that Berlanti who is expected to take a more active role in the series will promote from within, which should make for a seamless transition. This is the second behind-the-scenes shake-up at an ABC Studios drama in as many days. Yesterday it was announced that Dexter's Daniel Cerone was replacing Josh Reims at the helm of Dirty Sexy Money. Reims had planned to move on after the first year to focus on developing his own projects.
Question: It has just been announced that Mark Perry will be taking over for Greg Berlanti as the new show-runner for Brothers & Sisters. Perry's previous credits include One Tree Hill and What About Brian. I personally have not heard one ounce of critical praise for either show, and what I've seen of both has been abysmal. Not to mention that both shows revolved around directionless, oversexed young people, whereas B&S revolves around an intelligent and loving clan consisting mostly of members over the age of 35. Have you heard anything about this? What are your thoughts on the future of the show now?
Answer: Calm down. As the Brothers & Sisters blog on ABC.com notes, Perry also has a gem like The Wonder Years on his résumé. As we learned a year ago when Brothers & Sisters was undergoing much-scrutinized growing pains with cast and staff replacements before they found the right blend, it's a mistake to prejudge a show like this until you see what they come up with. I wish Perry well