Saturday, April 08, 2006

Notice About Updates

I just wanted to let you all know that I have been updating some of my previous posts. Some of you may have already noticed but if I have done any updating I will put that date at the bottom of the post. I have decided to do this rather than reposting the same topic over and over again. That is because I know some people go through the archives so I did not want there to be confusion and people reading only old information. So, if there is a topic that I mentioned that I will update when I know more, you may want to check that post periodically. Also, lists that I make such as the spring finale dates and summer premiere dates will be continually updated as well. As you can see, I have already made some minor updates and will continue to do so!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Veronica Mars Ratings News

I just heard some exciting news that I wanted to share with all of you Veronica Mars fans. Wednesday's episode of Veronica Mars had 3 million viewers, the first time since the December hiatus. This is great news especially since Veronica Mars was up against a new episode of Lost, American Idol and had to deal with mass local sports preemptions. And what a fantastic episode it was for all those people to see!

However, this does not mean that we can stop our efforts to help save Veronica Mars. This show still needs all the help and support it can get. This news just affirms that what we are doing is working. Our efforts coupled with increased ratings makes Veronica Mars on the CW more possible but we still need to keep up the fight. The next task is to make sure people tune in when Veronica Mars moves to Tuesday starting April 11th at 9pm eastern. Spread the word!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

List of Summer 2006 Premiere Dates

As a companion to my list of spring finale dates, I'll start a post on the list of summer premiere dates. Keep checking back because I will update once I find more.

May 25 (Thursday): So You Think You Can Dance 2
May 29 (Monday): RW/RR Fresh Meat Challenge
May 30 (Tuesday): Last Comic Standing, Rescue Me
June 8 (Thursday): Windfall
June 11 (Sunday): Deadwood, Entourage, The 4400
June 12 (Monday): The Closer, Hell's Kitchen
June 13 (Tuesday): Fear Factor
June 18 (Sunday): Treasure Hunters
June 21 (Tuesday): America's Got Talent, Big Brother Special
June 29 (Thursday): Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
July 5 (Wednesday): Rock Star
July 6 (Thursday): Big Brother
July 7 (Friday): Monk
July 12 (Wednesday): Project Runway 3
July 17 (Monday): Weeds
July 18 (Tuesday): The Contender 2
July 26 (Wednesday): 30 Days
August 28 (Monday): Prison Break, Vanshied
September 19 (Tuesday): Nip/Tuck

Updated 4.10.06, 4.26.06, 5.05.06, 5.12.06, 5.23.06, 6.11.06

Survivor Panama Episode 8 Spoilers

This week we are back to having both the Reward and Immunity challenges. In the reward challenge the castaways are divided into groups and run some sort of relay race. It appears that Aras and Sally are on the winning team. Since there was no exile last week, two teams will be going to exile this week and it appears that Danielle and Austin are the ones getting sent to exile island. Much ado comes out about the exile immunity idol but once Terry wins an obstacle race type Immunity challenge there is no need for Terry to use it. Sadly, it appears that Austin in the one who gets the boot and becomes the first member of the jury.

Also, it has been discovered that next fall's Survivor season will be on Aitutaki in the South Pacific.

NFL to Announce Schedule Today

The NFL will unveil their 2006 schedule today. It is an annual tradtion for me to make my predictions on what the Denver Broncos schedule will look like. I'm usually almost a 100% wrong but it is fun nonetheless. Here are my guesses below and I'll score them later today once I get all the schedule details. I'll also highlight some good matchups and give my thoughts becuase you know football is right around the corner.

I repeat this is NOT the real Broncos schedule. These are just my guesses.

Week 1: CIN @ DEN
Week 2: DEN @ OAK
Week 3: DEN @ STL
Week 4: SD @ DEN
Week 5: DEN @ CLE
Week 6: SF @ DEN
Week 7: BAL @ DEN
Week 8: DEN @ ARZ
Week 9: Bye
Week 10: DEN @ SD
Week 11: IND @ DEN
Week 12: DEN @ KC (confirmed)
Week 13: SEA @ DEN
Week 14: OAK @ DEN
Week 15: DEN @ PIT
Week 16: DEN @ NE
Week 17: KC @ DEN

Updated: Now the 2006 NFL schedule is official. Here is the REAL Broncos schedule. As you can see I didn't get any of my guesses correct but it was still fun to try.

Week 1: DEN @STL
Week 2: KC @ DEN
Week 3: DEN @ NE (Sunday night)
Week 4: Bye
Week 5: BAL @ DEN (Monday night)
Week 6: OAK @ DEN (Sunday night)
Week 7: DEN @ CLE
Week 8: IND @ DEN
Week 9: DEN @ PIT
Week 10: DEN @ OAK
Week 11: SD @ DEN
Week 12: DEN @ KC (Thursday night)
Week 13: SEA @ DEN
Week 14: DEN @ SD
Week 15: DEN @ ARZ
Week 16: CIN @ DEN
Week 17: SF @ DEN

My take on the schedule: I'll start with the good: I like that the Broncos will be on national TV 4 times and they play 3 primetime games in a row. I'm perplexed that the scheduling folks picked Oakland and Baltimore as primetime opponents but they will be a good opportunity for a win. The Broncos don't have any especially long stretches away or against tough opponents. I would say that this could be a schedule that works in the Broncos favor. Here is what I don't like: The bye is too early to be effective, most of the west coast games are grouped together and the Broncos end with their easiest opponent. I could see NBC choosing the Bengals or Seahawks game for their Sunday night switch late in the season but NBC will likely go after east coast eyeballs and dollars for thier choosing. All in all I like the schedule but I was hoping for a little bit more excitement to look forward to. Bring on September!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Gilmore Girls 6.22 (finale) Spoilers

I must preface this by saying that once again, this finale spoiler gives a lot away. Do not read if you are not 100% sure you want to know. Also, I received this information from a very reliable source but given that this is the finale and the spoiler contains the final scene of the show there is always the chance that this could be a foiler. You have been warned!

The episode will air on May 9, 2006.

Lorelei arrives at the Gilmore house for dinner. Emily askes Lorelei where Luke is and Lorelei avoids the subject. Rory is already there and she is talking on her cell to Finn and appears to be planning a party. It seems that the party would be for Logan since he has just graduated Yale and is leaving for London the next day. Later on Richard, Emily, Lorelei and Rory talk about a sign that is going to be on the side of an astronomy building. Rory is worried that it will be too big. The Gilmore maid for this episode, Gerta, shows Christopher into the room during this discussion. Later on Christoper and Lorelei are sitting in on a conversation between Emily and Carolyn. It seems as if there will be a party that evening. Meanwhile, Taylor is upset that a bunch of troubadours are gathered in the town square but nobody else seems bothered by them. The episode ends when Lorelei wakes up naked in Christopher's bed. Christoper is trying to explain to G.G. and the nanny Mirium why Lorelei is there as Lorelei begins to comprehend what has happened.

Updated 4.6.06

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

List of Spring Finale Dates

I heard about some requests for a list of finale dates for this season. I'll try my best to compile a list of all the finale dates I can find. I'll keep adding to it once I find more so check back for updates.

May 1 (Monday): Supernanny
May 2 (Tuesday): According Jim, Blow Out, Hope & Faith, Teachers, Thief
May 3 (Wednesday): One Tree Hill
May 4 (Thursday): Supernatural
May 5 (Wednesday): Ghost Whisperer, Reba
May 7 (Sunday): Crossing Jordan (100th episode)
May 8 (Monday): 7th Heaven, What About Brian
May 9 (Tuesday): 8th & Ocean, Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars
May 10 (Wednesday): Bedford Diar, Criminal Minds, Top Chef, Unanimous
May 11 (Thursday): American Inventor, Com. in Chief, Ev. Hates Chris
May 11 (Continued): My Name is Earl, Smallville, 70's Show, The Office
May 12 (Friday): Las Vegas
May 14 (Sunday): L&O: CI, Malcom, Simpsons, Survivor, West Wing
May 15 (Monday): How I Met YM, Grey's Anatomy, Medium, Prision Break
May 16 (Tuesday): Boston Legal, L&O: SVU, NCIS, Scrubs, The Unit
May 17 (Wednesday): Amazing Race, Bones, CSI: NY, Invasion
May 17 (Continued): America's Next Top Model, Law & Order
May 18 (Thursday): CSI, ER, The OC, Will & Grace, Without a Trace
May 19 (Friday): Close to Home, Conviction, Numbers
May 21 (Sunday): Charmed, Cold Case, Desperate Housewives
May 22 (Monday): 24, Alias, The Apprentice, CSI: Miami, Deal or No Deal
May 22 (Continued): King/Queens, Medium, Old Christine, Two & Half Men
May 23 (Tuesday): House
May 24 (Wednesday): American Idol, Lost
June 4 (Sunday): Big Love, The Sopranos
June 5 (Monday): Everwood

Updated 4.12.06, 4.17.05, 4.26.06, 5.01.06

Veronica Mars Ends in 2 Weeks....

...unless we do something about it! Veronica Mars is still on the bubble of shows going to be included on the fall CW schedule. Ratings have not been great lately and we need to do something to show our support for this show. There is still plenty of positive buzz but us fans do not want to leave VM's fate up to chance. We want to do everything to ensure a season 3! You don't want to say goodbye to Veronica on May 9th, do you? Here is a list of simple and easy things you can do to save Veronica Mars.

Visit this message board and read about all the various campaigns and ideas. Join and put your name in to the ring and take action.

Vote for Veronica Mars in the save our shows poll. The results will be published in USA Today and if Veronica Mars gets a lot of votes, this will be a great avenue for positive publicity.

Sign the save Veronica Mars petition. We have only less than 700 hundred signatures so far. Arrested Development had over 100,000.

Add Veronica Mars to your list of friends on myspace. Make sure to put her in your top 8.

Also, don't forget the most important thing you can do to help Veronica Mars: watch it! Watch Veronica Mars on Wednesday at 9pm eastern Beginning on April 11th Veronica Mars will be on Tuesdays.

Tell everyone you know about this post and keep checking back for updates on more you can do to help save Veronica Mars!

Monday, April 03, 2006

The OC Episode 3.24 Spoilers

This episode will air in May, 2006.

The episode begins right where 3.23 ended. It appears that Ryan just beat up Volchok on prom night that left Volchok unconscious. Ryan ends up carrying Volchok to his van and driving him to the hospital. At the hospital, Volchok wakes up just as Ryan is about to confess as to what happened. Volchok ends up covering for Ryan but tells him they have unfinished business and to meet him the next day. It then appears that Ryan gets roped in to helping Volchok pull off some scheme as repayment for the beating.

Sandy is continuing to have problems with the hospital project. Sandy has Matt's files and is getting calls from Griffith. Sandy has a difficult decision to make if we wants to keep going with the hospital project or to do the right thing.

Kirsten is still worried about the effect Sandy's situation has on the family. Later we discover that Kirsten is drinking again. Seth finds the evidence and knows that Kirsten has fallen off the wagon. Seth does not initially say anything. Instead, Seth goes into his room and considers smoking pot again.

Marissa goes to visit Kaitlin at her boarding school. Turns out Kaitlin is having problems with a boy named Trevor who is a descendent from the boarding school founder. Marissa, Kaitlin and a friend from boarding school named Hadley hatch a plan to get back at Trevor. It turns out that Marissa is pretending to be a stripper and seduces Trevor to help Kaitlin retrieve something from his room.

It appears that Seth and Summer are hanging out again, possibly they are back together. Ryan and Marissa are friends again too.

The episode ends with cops pulling up to the Yacht club. Ryan thinks they are coming after him, possibly for what he did with Volchok. Instead, it is Seth who the cops take into custody. There was a fire at the Newport Group and they think Seth is the culprit.

Next RW/RR Challenge Info

I heard people start talking about the next Real World/Road Rules Challenge on MTV and wondering if there is any information available about it yet. Queen TV to the rescue! I did some digging and found a little bit of information on the subject and I'm here to share it with you all.

The next challenge was filmed in Australia in December of 2005. MTV will air it in May or possibly June of this year, right after the Real World Key West season ends. This installment has been named the "Fresh Meat Challenge" because never before seen fans will participate in the challenge with the MTV vets. Some of the names that have already surfaced as cast members are Derrick, Tina and Katie from Road Rules as well as Coral, Danny, Mel, Was, Johanna and Tonya from the Real World. I hear that Danny, Mel and Johanna don't last too long.

In other related news, I also heard that Bunim-Murray productions have begun work on remodeling the Road Rules franchise in hopes that MTV will give it another shot. They are hoping to add a fan interaction element to help change the series enough for a pick up.

An update on this story has been posted on 5.12.06 but I'm puting the info here becuase I know some people still get linked to the archives.

The premiere date for this show has been set and it will begin on Monday, May 29th. The cast list has been released as well. Here is the list of returning favorites and new "fresh meat" members courtesy of rrrwblog. It appears that one "fresh" will be paired with a veteran.

Returning Cast Members:
Coral (Back To New York)
Danny (Austin)
Darrell (Campus Crawl)
Derrick (Extreme)
Johanna (Austin)
Katie (The Quest)
Melinda (Austin)
Shane (Campus Crawl)
Theo (Maximum Velocity Tour)
Tina (South Pacific)
Tonya (Chicago)
Wes (Austin)

New Cast Members:
Aviv, 21 - Columbus, OH
Casey, 18 - Houston, TX
Chanda, 21 - Huntington, NY
Diem, 25 - West Hollywood, CA
Eric, 23 - Nicholasville, KY
Ev, 18 - Harrison, NY
Evan, 20 - Ithica, NY
Jesse, 19 - Albuquerque, NM
Johnnie, 24 - Brooklyn, NY
Kenny, 22 - Cedar Grove, NJ
Linette, 21 - Palmetto, FL
Ryan, 24 - New York, NY

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Desperate Housewives 2.22 Spoilers

This episode will air in May, 2006. Desperate Housewives will have 24 episodes this season.

Gabrielle is on an airplane and is trying to make a call on her cell phone after having a few mini bottles of vodka. The flight attendant and the people sitting around her keep telling Gabrielle to turn it off. Gabrielle uses the excuse that her husband is cheating on her and she needs to give him hell. Bree buys a bottle of champagne for a special occasion. Bree also talks to a woman who says she saw Andrew at the homeless shelter. It also appears that Danielle is going to be trying for cheerleading. Two new characters Jeannie and Hannah, who are mother and daughter, talk over playing cards. Those two new characters will be back in the fall for season 3 and appears to be part of the next mystery. Another housewife, possibly Susan or Edie, goes to the doctor complaining of morning sickness. There is a flashback to when Edie's house burned down and she has a disagreement with the insurance adjuster.

updated 4.5.06