What’s the TV Addict’s take on the rumored VERONICA MARS movie? — Nick C.

The TV Addict: Nick, I can sum up ‘my take’ in three simple words: Not Gonna’ Happen. Which is the reason I didn’t bother linking to Michael Ausiello’s over-hyped story on a possible MARS movie. I mean seriously, what studio head in their right mind is going to invest a minimum of thirty to fifty million dollars on a television series that ranked 148 out of 156 in the ratings?

That’s not to say I wouldn’t love to see Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring and the entire Neptune gang in a full length feature film. I just think that Rob Thomas would be wise to consider the Joss Whedon DR. HORRIBLE approach as NYMag so cleverly suggested, “Set aside a week and $100,000, and shot a couple of mini-Mars stories for download?”

In anticipation of the Fall TV season I counted how many hours of shows I currently watch (16.5) and how many hours of new shows I will start (5.5). OMG! There’s only 21 hours of prime-time in one week to watch these! I don’t know how I’m going to do it? — Linda B.

The TV Addict: Admittedly 22 hours of television per week sounds daunting. But I think if last week’s record-breaking performance by Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps taught us anything, it’s that anything can be accomplished with hard work, determination and one really big DVR. So to those of you who are asking, “Holy Crap, How am I going to fit all this TV viewing in!” This TV Addict has this to say: Stop whining and start watching! Put aside that social life, family and overrated ‘great’ outdoors for a few weeks and enjoy the madness that is September Season Premieres

In your recent preview of PRISON BREAK’s fourth season premiere you alluded to the fact that “Michael Scofield will lose someone [or something] else this season that viewers will find incredibly unexpected while at the same time long overdue.” Can you please be more specific? — Went4Ever

The TV Addict: Well since you asked so nicely, how’s this for specificity. The ‘thing’ Michael loses isn’t a person!

With the recent reveal by Michael Ausiello that BROTHERS & SISTERS has begun its search to cast William Walker’s long-lost son Ryan, I’d like to know who your pick is. Because my fingers are crossed for THE OC’s Benjamin Mackenzie. — WannaBeWalker

The TV Addict: While the artist formerly known as Ryan Atwood would undoubtedly make an interesting addition to the Walker household. This TV Addict can’t help but think that ex-GILMORE GUY Matt Czuchry would be a far better fit if we’re going by the official character description that includes the following: “Caucasian, early 20s. Good looking, charming John John Kennedy type. The All-American golden boy who commands a room by his mere presence and affability.”

Has there been any news on REAPER season one making it to DVD? Any information would be greatly appreciated! — Charles

The TV Addict: Ask and you shall receive. According to TVShowsonDVD, Lionsgate Entertainment has struck a deal with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to bring several of Disney’s TV titles to DVD starting this fall. Lucky for you Charles, among the ‘several’ is REAPER season one which will arrive in stores on November 4th as a five disc set with eighteen episodes plus exciting bonus materials.

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  • Linda B.

    “Put aside that social life, family and overrated ‘great’ outdoors for a few weeks…”

    Few weeks my @ss! How about til repeats start or Fox and CBS start cancelling great shows.

  • Martha

    re: V Mars. Just let me believe. Just let me believe.

  • allie

    Is Michael a virgin? Is that what he is going to lose?

  • Josh Emerson

    Re: Veronica Mars….ever heard of a little show called Arrested Development? If they can make a movie for that show, who says that there’s no way a VM movie could be made? AD wasn’t exactly a ratings success. And Kristen Bell is quickly becoming a bigger star, which would help it become a bit more possible.

    I think Will Estes could be a good choice for Brothers & Sisters.

  • theTVaddict


    I wold argue that ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT has three things a VERONICA MARS movie doesn’t. Michael Cera, Jason Batemen and Will Arnett. Three increasingly popular starts who are only getting bigger. Especially Mr. Cera.

  • Adam

    I like the idea of VM web-only shows, but it could be a little trickier than just grabbing a camera and getting Kristen to join. Rob would need to get all kinds of agreements with anyone who has a claim to VM – studios, networks, etc.

    Not saying it couldn’t be done, but it’s not a “let’s just do it” kind of thing.

    As for whether it would get green-lit, have you seen the crap studios are putting out these days? (Who would go see Disaster Movie?) Was Firefly any higher in the ratings than VM? At last VM lasted a few seasons. God bless them for making Serenity, but still …

  • Kristen

    Re: Prison Break… His tattoo!!!
    Re: Brothers And Sisters… I agree with whoever said Will Estes. It’d be a “Reunion” reunion!

  • Nick.C

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for answering my question about the Veronica Mars Movie!I understand your point and i know its a long shot but im still going to hold on to a little hope.I LOVE Firefly and never thought i would get a movie after the cancellation but then we got Serenity(amazing!!!)

    I think its very cool that you would take the time to respond to my email.
    (I was sure you knew about the story but i just wanted to pass it along)
    Keep up the good work…and thanks again…

  • cam3150

    I don’t see how Michael can just lose his tatoo. So, I’m thinking he is going to lose his virginity. That would definitley be “unexpected and overdue”.

    Am I right?

  • Kristen

    There’s no way a man that hot can be a virgin!