The O.C. may be over, but the show's creator is still alive and kicking. Yesterday, as Fox was canceling the SoCal teen drama, CW picked up Schwartz's pilot Gossip Girl. The day before, NBC picked up his pilot for Crumbs.
Gossip Girl, green-lit in August, will be the CW's first scripted pilot. The show, based on a series of books of the same name, will revolve around the world of New York teens and their parents. The stories will be told from the vantage point of an unnamed blogger.
"It speaks to the culture that we live in now and the way that kids communicate," Schwartz told Variety.
Action-drama Crumbs follows a man who has downloaded the entire CIA database into his head.
Both pilots will be produced by Warner Bros. TV, where Schwartz has a seven figure production deal. Warner Bros. TV also produced The ...Read more
They say TV show deaths come in threes.
On 24, many of the major recurring characters have bought the farm this time around.
On Lost, three characters have been killed this season.
On last night's third season finale of the Fox drama The O.C., Marissa Cooper, played by the eternally wooden Mischa Barton, was killed off in a car crash.
The death took place at the end of the episode, as Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) drove Marissa to the airport in his new Land Cruiser. A drunk driver pushed them off the road, and the inherently unsafe SUV rolled over. In the dramatic, poignant conclusion to the episode, Marissa died in Ryan's arms as the Cutting Crew's "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" played on the soundtrack.
Barton has been with the show since it premiered August 5, 2003. Prior to her role on The O ...Read more
The fourth season premiere of the southern California drama The O.C. fizzled upon its return last night, watched by a paltry 3.4 million viewers.
ABC's Grey's Anatomy continued to squeak past CBS's CSI, with 21.0 million viewers to CSI's 20.5 million. Overall, CBS came in first for the night, which marked the beginning of sweeps period.
At 8 p.m., CBS's Survivor led with a 5.5 in 18/49s. ABC's Ugly Betty earned 4.4, NBC scored a combined 4.2 for My Name Is Earl and The Office. The CW nabbed a 2.1 for Smallville, and Fox saw a combined 1.6 for 'Til Death and Happy Hour.
At 9 p.m., Grey's led with a 9.0, with CSI at 6.9. NBC's Deal ...Read more
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage may still be in the early stages of developing their Gossip Girl prequel, but they've got some interesting ideas they're floating around. The latest rumor to come from Camp Schwartz says that the lead character may be having a run in with characters from another Schwartz show.