Question: Any chance Everwood could get picked up by another network?
Answer: Sadly, no. And even if there were, the writing staff has already moved on. As I reported last week, Rina Mimoun is now on the Gilmore Girls payroll as a consultant. And executive producer Josh Reims (who got his start as a Felicity scribe) has been named the new boss over at ABC's What About Brian.
Jeffery Dean Morgan and Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Question: Matt, I am so upset. When I found out that Grey's Anatomy was moving from Sundays to Thursdays I almost cried. I understand every network wants to win the ratings on Thursday. But can Grey's Anatomy overtake CSI? I don't think it will; I think it can compete and hold its own. Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show on TV and I would rather it be safe on Sundays after the horrible Desperate Housewives than go up against CSI. Let's say that the ratings aren't good enough on Thursdays. Do you think ABC will move it back to Sundays, or even put it on Mondays? Or do you think they will stick out the season on Thursdays? I know you can never tell what the networks are going to do, and it's early yet (this season just ended), but I just don't want anything to happen to this show. Oh, and how awesome is it that Kate Walsh and Eric Dane signed on for all of Season 3? Addison is my favorite character, and with Eric Dane back, there should be some good stuff coming our way. And thank God ...
ABC's official fall schedule just crossed the wires and those crazy kids over at the Alphabet net are moving Grey's Anatomy to Thursdays at 9 pm. The complete press release is below.ABC UNVEILS 2006-07 PRIMETIME SCHEDULESix New Comedies, Six New Dramas and Three New Alternative SeriesWill Join a Slate of Returning ShowsNew Series Include Betty the Ugly, Big Day, Brothers & Sisters, Day Break, Help Me Help You, In Case of Emergency, Greg Behrendts Wake-Up Call, Just for Laughs, Lets Rob
, Men in Trees, The Nine, Notes from the Underbelly, Set for the Rest of Your Life, Six Degrees and Traveler Returning Series Include Greys Anatomy, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Dancing with the Stars, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ...
Here's something we all could use: positive Everwood news! Last night's episode averaged 3.8 million viewers, up from 3.6 million last week. If we can cross the 4 million threshold by May sweeps, I'll be breathing a lot easier during Upfront week.Elsewhere, What About Brian didn't fare too well in its regular time slot. It came in last at 10 pm with just a little more than 7 million viewers. Can't say I'm surprised or disappointed. The show just doesn't work for me.
Sarah Lancaster, What About Brian
Sarah Lancaster recently turned 26, but she's already racked up more TV credits than most actors claim in a lifetime. Her first role was as Rachel on Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Since then she's appeared on Dawson's Creek, Boston Public, That ‘70s Show, Scrubs, 7th Heaven, Six Feet Under and Everwood, to name a few. Now, the sultry beauty is the female lead in What About Brian, a new ABC series (sneak previewing Sunday at 10 pm/ET, then airing Mondays at 10) from executive producer J.J. Abrams (Lost). TVGuide.com caught up with the grizzled TV vet to find out what Brian's all about.
TVGuide.com: How would you describe What
Question: So… What About Brian?
Answer: Another one I liked but didn't love. As much as it pains me to say it, my problem is with Sarah Lancaster and Barry Watson as a couple. There's no heat, passion, spark. And I'm kinda over the whole "girl gets engaged to guy even though she secretly loves his best friend" thing. It's been done to death.
All hail Queen Helen of Mirren! This sublime actress (Prime Suspect), who radiates sensuality and sharp wit in every role, hits a dazzling career high in Elizabeth I (Saturday, April 22, and Monday, April 24, at 8 pm/ET on HBO) as one of history's greatest characters.
This never-married monarch is a woman of mercurial emotions, as wily and waspish as she is needy. "I am made of cruel passions, and when the time is right, will so act on them as to astonish the world," she declares. Then amends herself: "I have love and compassion, too. And as I punish, so can I yearn."
Does she ever. By turns of the busy plot, this Elizabeth burns with desire, bristles with ambition, explodes in petulant anger, giggles in girlish delight and weeps in despair. Mirren is magnificent as she mo