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Life Unexpected's Kerr Smith Talks about New Series and Days on the Creek

Kerr Smith

Fans of old-school WB programming can rejoice with the new CW drama Life Unexpected. As its star Kerr Smith told TVGuide.com, the "stylistic view" and "heavily character-driven" story lines are reminiscent of the programs that once defined the old network. Unexpected is exactly how to describe the turn of events when Lux (Britt Robertson), who was given up for adoption 15 years earlier, finds her biological parents Cate (Shiri Appleby), a famous radio disc jockey, and Nate "Baze" Bazile (Kristoffer Polaha), a one-time jock turned aging frat boy. Smith, who plays Ryan, Cate's lovable co-host and boyfriend, chatted about the show's love triangle, and how he knew his first series Dawson's Creek would be a hit.

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Dawson's Creek's James Van Der Beek On His New Holiday Film

James Van Der Beek, Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle

Hallmark Channel's latest holiday offering, Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle (Saturday at 8/7c) has a secret weapon. "I don't think everybody has Doris Roberts," says the film's leading man, James Van Der Beek. "She's our ace in the hole."

In the film, based on the Macomber novel of the same name, Van Der Beek plays... read more

The Shield Complete Series and Other Announced Releases

The Shield - The Complete Series Collection

New releases announced August 24:

7th Heaven - The 9th Season will be coming out November 17

Beverly Hills, 90210 - The 8th Season will be coming out November 24

Dawson's Creek - The Complete Series will be coming out November 10

Drawn Together - The Complete Series: Party in Your Box! will be coming out November 17

Melrose Place - The 5th Season, Volume 2 will be coming out November 24

The Shield - The Complete Series Collection will be coming out November 3

Star Trek - The Best Of, Volume 2 will be coming out November 17

Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best Of, Volume 2 will be coming out November 17

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

James Van Der Beek and Wife Split Up

Heather McComb and James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek and his wife, Heather McComb, are splitting up.

"They remain good friends," his rep told Us. A source told the magazine that... read more

Exclusive: Get Ready for a Dawson's Creek Reunion... on Fringe!

Joshua Jackson and Mary Beth Peil

(Cue up that annoying Paula Cole song)
I don't want to wait/for our lives to be over...
(OK, that's enough.)

Would it be too embarrassing to reveal how much of a touchstone Dawson's Creek was on my own Massachusetts upbringing? Yes? It would? OK then, never mind.

Instead, let me reveal exclusively that there will be a Dawson's Creek reunion on Fringe! See which Capesider is joining Joshua Jackson after the jump.

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The Joy of Sets: Dallas, Dawson & Other Midseason HIts

Dallas courtesy Warner Home Video

Here at TV Guide, we’re all about our shows returning from that g-d strike. The nightmare is over and things may finally get back to normal for the next few months. Plus, with the goodies like House and Gossip Girl coming back, we’re spared the flood of midseason nightmares that usually crop up every year about now. Sure, there’s Lipstick Jungle, but so far, we’ve seen nothing as hateful as Quintuplets. Or god forbid that craptastic Kingdom Hospital.That said, not all TV late-comers are created equal. Hell, some of the best ones available on DVD right now don’t even have equals! So let’s give it up for….Dallas — Like it’s Denver doppelganger Dynasty, which bowed in January 1981, the original trash classic kicked off at midseason, too. The Ewings started Southforking one another in April of ’78, and they were so far from glam, it’s amazing anyone stuck around. But season 8 just came out and lemme tell ya, 1985 was a HOT year down... read more

The WB Is Back, with Gilmore Girls and More!

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel courtesy The CW

Two years after signing off the airwaves, the WB is returning with new programming — as well as some of its most memorable series — but not on TV. According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros. Television Group is reviving the network as a website, where viewers will be able to watch free streaming episodes of Gilmore Girls, What I Like About You and Everwood, as well as all other WB-produced shows. (The site's "working title," wb.com, currently jumps to a general Warner Bros. Studios roundup of movies, TV, DVDs, etc.)The WB, which merged with UPN in 2006 to become the bastion of twentysomething programming that is the CW, aired a string of fan-favorite shows in its 10-year existence, including Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. It's not clear yet whether non-Warner Bros. shows will be available on the site, but new Web-minisodes are reportedly in the works, with series aimed at the WB's core audience.Warner Bros. hasn't confirmed the ... read more

Commentaries - Useless, or Useful?

I added this topic as a poll, but it's not getting any interest so I figured a blog post was in order.I recently finished watching a DVD set with some horrible, horrible commentaries, and that got me thinking; do people like commentaries?I enjoy a good commentary track, such as the ones on The Shield season 1, or the NewsRadio DVD sets. I asked Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield, if he went to "commentary school" a few years ago; he has mastered the ability to moderate commentaries to make them both fun, and informative. He allowed the discussion to drift off course, then gently brought it back to a discussion of the show. The NewsRadio commentaries were a blast; Any Dick discussed his drug use, while Vicki Lewis talked about the affair she had with a producer. Those commentaries were almost as entertaining as the episodes.But I've also heard some horrible commentary tracks, ones that were more "play-by-play" of the events on screen than informative. I strongly believe that a comment... read more

I'm not even going to attempt ...

Question: I'm not even going to attempt to argue with Julie H.'s recent statement that drugs, alcohol and sex play a part in most high school experiences, considering that none of those things had to do with mine (and I'm 23), but I do want to address the somewhat roller-coaster trend of these teen dramas. I personally loved The O.C., so when I heard about Gossip Girl, I thought it would be a comparable replacement. When I watched the premiere, I (and after reading reviews, it seems that I am the only one) was severely disappointed. It was boring, predictable, at times unbelievable and insulting. After a benchmark-in-the-teen-drama-sector show like The O.C., and after failed attempt after failed attempt at remaking it (Life As We Know It, Summerland, Hidden Palms), what can these shows do to surprise us? I realize that a show about a bunch of poor kids with parents who love them would probably not even show at upfronts, but can't we move in that "normal" direction? Answer: Stephanie, do I ... read more

Post Mortem: The WB and UPN

Sarah Michelle Gellar by Richard Cartwright/FOX

It seems like a more innocent time, when a haircut could rock an entire network. But that's what happened when Felicity star Keri Russell's trademark curly locks were shorn during a summer hiatus in 1999. The early WB fave was never the same after that follicle debacle. Susanne Daniels, who was the creative executive behind many of the network's early successes, and Variety deputy editor Cynthia Littleton have recounted the wild ride of the short-lived six network era in Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of the WB and UPN (Harper Books). When reading the story, it's hard to believe two over-the-air broadcast networks were launched only a dozen years before we made a habit out of watching TV on our computers. Both UPN and the WB (which merged to become the CW last year) were born out of their studio-owners' fear that once the government allowed the established networks to produce their own series, they would be shut out of prime time. That never happened. But the youth-orie... read more

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Premiered: January 20, 1998, on WB
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Premise: A popular and cool teen soap about attractive, very self-aware young people in a Boston suburb (though it was filmed in North Carolina). Full of the clever pop-culture references that are a trademark of creator Kevin Williamson ('Scream'), who based it in part on his own experiences.

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