Good News, Bad News: VIRTUALITY, Rachel Dratch & the CW Fall Sked

Good News: Fans will get a first taste of Ronald D. Moore’s much buzzed about two-hour pilot VIRTUALITY when FOX unveils it on July 4th. Bad News: Fan’s first taste will also most likely be their last, considering it’s rarely a good sign when a network decides to dump premiere a series on the one night of the year when most of the country is pretty much guaranteed to be outside, hot dog in hand, celebrating America’s birth. We’re just sayin’ [Source]

Good News: The always hilarious Rachel Dratch returned to television this week. Bad News: Cementing her status as the female Rodney Dangerfield, playing second banana yet again to fellow SNL alum Amy Poehler in a LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON sketch. [Video]

Good News: The CW’s fall sked is shaping up rather nicely, with the rumor du jour calling THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE (Misha Barton’s MODELS INC re-boot), MELROSE PLACE and VAMPIRE DIARIES (or as we’re calling it, TWILIGHT: The Series) virtual locks for the fall. Bad News: For some of our TV Addict favorites, with no mention being made of the new Jason Dohring/ Minka Kelly/ Brian Austin Green vehicle THE BODY POLITIC and the Brittany Snow/ Krysten Ritter/ Ryan Hansen GOSSIP GIRL spin-off. [Source]

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  • Nick

    I can’t argue with those 3 CW “locks”…all sound fantastic. Unfortunately, the network had too many quality pilots and not enough holes for everything. Still hoping Privileged eeks onto the sked. Shocked that the Gossip Girl spinoff may not happen; the ’80s thing really looked fun.

    Someone please tell me why I’m not seeing Rachel Dratch every week on TV? One of the funniest ladies EVER….think maybe she could boost a comedy series, oh, just a “hair?”

  • Mmmm, Melrose Place reboot? Not so much, I’ll give VD a chance cause I loved the books as a child. Mischa “Is she even relevant anymore?” Barton … not too sure about her either. I’d watch the GG-spinoff (but i’d much rather have flashbacks) and I love BAG on T:SCC so I want him available for next season.

  • Josh Emerson

    I thought the Body Politic show sounded like one of the best of the pilots at the CW. It’s too bad it probably won’t make it. I also may have checked out the Gossip Girl spin-off. Not a big fan of the actual GG, but this one sounded cool, being set in the 80s and co-starring Kristen Ritter and Ryan Hansen.

  • Sami

    What about One Tree Hill?

  • Anita

    After reading the pilots for The Vampire Diaries, A Beautiful Life, The Light Years and Body Politic, I definitely agree that Body Politic is the best pilot from the bunch. I understand the CW would want to cash in on the ‘vampire craze’ after Twilight, but if you look at where we’re going now with more young people showing interest in politics, its the perfect time for Body Politic. There’s a reason ABC, NBC and FOX all have new political pilots and DC-based shows on their pilot slate this year! Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly and Brian Austin Green also have that obsessive fan base that buys DVDs and shows on iTunes to play on their iPods or iPhones and is really how CBS and theWB are making money from the CW.

    Given that it’s a show about young DC-up and comers, it also pairs well with OTH and Melrose Place as those shows also feature 20-somethings that are just really starting in the ‘real’ world and trying to establish their lives and careers as adults.

  • Nick

    Young people wouldn’t watch the political show, unfortunately. It’s been tried with The WB’s “D.C.”, for instance, and THAT was even produced by Dick Wolf and had young good-looking stars. Teens aren’t THAT into Oblah-blah-ma that they’re suddenly ready for some brain-stimulating politics in prime time.

    I think folks would sooner watch Wipeout!, with fat people flopping off big rubber balls, than they’d watch Tim Matheson & Co.

  • Neena

    ‘Bad News: For some of our TV Addict favorites, with no mention being made of the new Jason Dohring/ Minka Kelly/ Brian Austin Green vehicle THE BODY POLITIC and the Brittany Snow/ Krysten Ritter/ Ryan Hansen GOSSIP GIRL spin-off.’

    That’s a shame because these two shows interested me the most :(.

    Will watch a Beautiful Life to see what it is like…but with GG’s being not so good this year and 90210 (for the most part) disappointing. I’m not expecting much.