Newport Beach's day in the sun--make that the proverbial sun--is about to come to a close.
The OC, the Fox show that chronicled life among a group of teenage friends in the Orange County locale, will end after its February 22 episode, the network said late today.
"This feels like the best time to bring the show to its close," show creator Josh Schwartz said in a statement. "Thanks to the hard work of our cast, crew, and writers, we have enjoyed our best season yet, and what better time to go out than creatively on top. It has been an amazing experience and a great run. For a certain audience, at a certain time, The OC has meant something. For that we are grateful."
Fox is set to air new episodes of the show every Thursday starting tomorrow, with ...Read more
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