Did the CW Just Green Light a VERONICA MARS Spin-off?

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Of course not! But curiously enough, what the perennial fifth place network did do was hand out a script order to a series that sounds eerily familiar to the non-existent fourth season of VERONICA MARS that could have been. According to Deadline Hollywood, GOSSIP GIRL creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage have signed on to produce an untitled drama based on the idea by [and starring] Michelle Trachtenberg about a young criminology student with a gift for profiling and a dark past. According to us, now would be your cue to hit the comments below to express your outrage.

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  • Kaitlin

    I can’t wait to see what KBell says when she finds out, since she’s actually been campaigning for a Veronica Mars movie for some time now … Kristen is 800 times more talented than Michelle has ever been.

  • Why can’t we just have Kristen Bell star in it and Rob Thomas produce it and make it Veronica Mars: FBI? Blarg. I do love Schwartz+Savage, but ms. Tratchenberg would be laughable in an actual dramatic role.

  • Dear CW,

    YOU ALREADY PRODUCED THIS SHOW! IT WAS CALLED VERONICA MARS! JUST BRING IT BACK, PUT KRISTEN BELL BACK ON MY TV SCREEN, AND MY LIFE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE COMPLETE.

    Thanks,
    Nikki

  • Anonymous

    I can’t blame them, they lack any sense of originality. They are heartless, gutless, shameless copiers. There’s seriously nothing surprising about this. They know, KNOW, they made the wrong decision by letting VM go (seriously, it posted better ratings than 90210). They’re just too chicken to admit it.

  • Spin off is a (stupid) bad idea. Bring back Veronica Mars, that I would watch.

  • Kayti

    This is insane. Just admit to the fuck up and bring back Veronica Mars or greenlight the movie. I’m not going to watch some sad, pathetic of the same concept when it was already done absolutely flawlessly.

  • Kayti

    This is insane. Just admit to the fuck up and bring back Veronica Mars or greenlight the movie. I’m not going to watch some sad, pathetic of the same concept when it was already done absolutely flawlessly.

  • Alea

    WTF! Damn you CW!

  • Nick

    Hold the outrage, guys. This is one time Dawn deserves defense. SHE is the only reason we got as many seasons of VM as we did. The viewership was so teensy, even pairing it with Gilmore Girls was not generating interest. It was the smallest of cult followings and not making any $ for the network. Les Moonves is all about $$, and I’m sure this was a no-brainer cancellation for him.

    Now, as for the new idea, I like the concept…and I like Michelle (moreso in supporting roles). But when the media and fans begin attacking a project before the first script is written, I have to wonder if they’d rather watch idiot guidos and sexy sisters and tribal counsels and fat losers and dancing has-beens….need I go on? Don’t knock scripted programming.

  • Is the main character going to be called , Betty Venus?

  • bringitback