Ask the Addict: Spoilers for DEXTER, GLEE, BONES, GREY’S ANATOMY & More!

Any word on how Colin Hanks is going to fit into the new season of DEXTER? — Dave
The TV Addict: Words, we’ve got plenty. What’s more, they’re not just a random collection of ambiguous ones strung together in a desperate attempt to leave readers with the impression we know far more about the upcoming sixth season of DEXTER than we actually do. Rather, they’re from the former good guy himself, Colin Hanks, who was kind enough to make up for interrupting our one-on-one with HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s Jason Segel during last week’s CBS/CW/Showtime Party by dropping a few hints about what fans can expect from his character. “Here’s the problem. So much of the show is a secret that they’ve sort of engrained in me to not ruin the secret and when you sign a legal binding document it sort of makes you not want to do that. What I can say is that my character Travis restores ancient artifacts and he has a relationship with a Professor Gellar that’s played by Eddie Olmos,” said Hanks, of his character who is sprinkled in throughout the season. “It’s amazing and I want to tell the world about it but I can’t. Here’s the one thing I can say, there are a few instances this season where we are doing things that the show has never done before that will make all the DEXTER-heads flip out!”

Is there any truth to the rumor that GLEE is going back to its first season roots this year? — Drew
The TV Addict: Indeed there is. So much so that fans will be thrilled to discover that when GLEE does return for its much-anticipated third season this Tuesday September 20th at 8PM on FOX (Global TV in Canada), it will do so in a very familiar fashion. Teased star Lea Michele during last week’s FOX TCA Party, “This is the only top secret information that I can give you. I was really hoping that in this upcoming season I would get no slushies, no mess and whatever and then… like page two of script one I’m already a mess! Obviously they’re doing it on the first script because we’re coming back from the break happy and well rested. Had they put that in mid season we all would definitely have said no, I’m not looking forward to that.” [Read more…]

Oprah! Chad Michael Murray! Simon Cowell! The TV Addict Week in Rewind

The “Yeah, That’ll Happen” Award Goes To… : Anyone who thinks THE EVENT will get a wrap-up movie. Come on. And while we’re at it, no, Virginia, there ain’t gonna be a VERONICA MARS movie.
Biggest Wuss: Jimmy Whittemore, the guy who trashed David Letterman’s theater, reportedly drank $119 worth of booze before going wilding. Which, in New York City? Amounts to, like, five drinks and a shot.
Best Quote From What Was Clearly Opposite Day: Kurt Loder, in talking about MTV’s 30th anniversary, said the network had “evolved.” He might wanna look up the meaning of the word.
Swing And A Miss: Lazy writers said that Sarah Michelle Gellar would be “reunited” with Justin Bruening on RINGER… despite the fact that the two former ALL MY CHILDREN stars didn’t even appear on the soap at the same time.
Strangest “Comeback”: Chad Michael Murray announced that he’s working on… a comic book. Okay, fine, a “graphic novel.” But he’s been working on it for eight years! That’s even longer than his ONE TREE HILL alter ego was in high school! [Read more…]

Is this the End of the Road for SUPERNATURAL, ONE TREE HILL and GOSSIP GIRL? CW President Mark Pedowitz Answers All!

For those fans worried that this upcoming seventh season might mark the end of the road for your beloved Winchester Bros. well, you can stop worrying now. “It’s not intended to be the last season,” said newly-minted CW President Mark Pedowitz during this morning’s executive session from the 2011 Television Critics Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton. “We’ll see where the ratings go. We hope the show keeps going.” Adding, when asked what he credits the longevity of the show too, “the love between two brothers, two really good looking guys that transcend the supernatural elements at the end of the day.”

For those fans worried that this upcoming ninth (!) season really will mark the end of the road for the town that responsibility parenting forgot, well, we’ve got some bad news for you. “At this point, it’s the final 13,” said Pedowitz. “Again you never want to say never, because you don’t know what happens, but n our conversations with [creator] Mark Schwahn we have said it’s the final 13.”

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…
… not Superman. That said, fans of the superhero genre will be happy to learn that the network — thanks to their parent company (Time Warner’s) ownership of DC Comics is actively looking to a superhero series next season, if the right superhero comes to be. Cooler still, Pedowitz was quick to point out that Tom Welling would be welcome back into the fold with open arms should he ever wish to return to series television. [Read more…]

ONE TREE HILL Girls Gone Wild? We Preview Brooke’s Bachelorette Party with Star Sharon Lawrence

Can’t wait until 8PM tonight to find out just what alcohol-fuelled-craziness goes down at Brooke’s Hangover-esque Bachelorette party? Well, neither could we! Which is why we just got off the phone with Sharon Lawrence — better known to ONE TREE HILL fans as Brooke’s monster-in-law-to-be — in an effort to find out what fans can expect from tonight’s big bash.

Was the opportunity to return to your home-state of North Carolina part of the appeal of signing on to ONE TREE HILL show?
Sharon Lawrence: Yes. That and working with Sophia [Bush]. She and I had done a pilot together last year and when I heard that she was directing the first episode that my character would appear in, it was so exciting to get to work with her. Aside from being so impressed with her, I’m a past chairman of a Woman in Film Foundation, so I love supporting female directors. It was an easy yes.

As an actor, is it a challenge guest-starring on a show where the cast has been working together for so many years.
You know for me it really depends on the environment and vibe of the show. A happy set is a welcoming set no matter what and ONE TREE HILL is a really happy set. Really, I was quite impressed with that, and to hang out with all the cast of this episode — which is just a female version of The Hangover — I got to be with the girls, and I really felt like one of the girls, it was delight. I love supporting woman and they all enjoy each other so much, it was great.

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Rant Alert: It’s Time for the CW to Put Up Or Shut Up!


If the CW ever wants to be taken seriously as a major network, they need to stop talkin’ the talk and start walkin’ the walk. And they can start by expanding their schedule so as not to be running reruns on Wednesday of a show we watched on Monday.

With that in mind, we’d like to suggest that instead of looking at the renewal of ONE TREE HILL and LIFE UNEXPECTED as an “either/or” prospect, they greenlight both shows for next season. Because while E! Online is reporting that only one of the youth-centric shows will be coming back next season, bringing both back would go a long way toward filling some of those awkward gaps the current slate so prominently features.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About ONE TREE HILL Star James Lafferty


He didn’t know what to expect going into this season.
Having lost two of their most valuable players in Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton at the end of last season, star James Lafferty didn’t know what to expect heading into ONE TREE HILL’s seventh season. More pressure? More work? All of the above? “Because we’re really an ensemble show, there hasn’t been a lot of added pressure, and really only a little more work,” explained Lafferty on a recent one-on-one with the TV Addict. “But we’ve worked really hard to make this season the best we possibly can and [the new cast additions of] Rob [Buckley] and Shantel [VanSanten] — who are so committed to creating the best possible characters they can — helped make things really easy on the rest of us.”

He’s firmly planted on Team ‘Naley.’
Although Lafferty wouldn’t spill on the veracity of the scandal that has rocked Tree Hill (Nathan may-or-may-not have cheated on Haley with a now three month pregnant Renee), Lafferty himself doesn’t believe the show would do anything to break up the show’s most beloved twosome, “The fans wouldn’t stand for it!” Adding, after we jokingly suggested that we’d love to see Nathan hook-up with Victoria, “Nathan’s been with everyone on the show, it’s not gonna happen!”

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Matthew Morrison, the TV Addict, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley and Chris Colfer

If there was one downside to attending last night’s FOX Fall Eco-Casino Launch Party (see above photo of your very own TV Addict ‘gleeking’ out with a few familiar faces!) it was that I missed out on some fairly important premieres. Which is why yet again I’m turning it over to you — my far smarter and better looking readers — to put your critics hat on and post away with your thoughts on last night’s premieres of GOSSIP GIRL, ONE TREE HILL and THE JAY LENO SHOW.

ONE TREE HILL: The Robert Buckley Shirtless Watch™ Continues

one tree hill nathan shirtless

Our Robert Buckley Shirtless Watch™ continues with these brand new photos from ONE TREE HILL’s upcoming second episode of the season titled “What Are You Willing To Lose?” An episode that has sports agent Clayton (Robert Buckley) doing his best to help NBA star Nathan deal with being separated from wife Haley, son Jamie and his hometown of Tree Hill by… you guessed it, running shirtless on the beach! More photos of this stunning plot development can be found after the jump because, hey, we’re all about giving y’all what you want. Even if we’re starting to get a sneaking suspicion that TREE HILL scribe Mark Schwahn may have in fact been replaced by a slash fiction author.

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