January 27, 2008
'Gossip Girl': Today's Calendar article about "Gossip Girl" says that the show's target demographic is teenagers. Its network, the CW, sells to advertisers who seek viewers in the 18-to-34 age range.
January 3, 2009 |
Nearly every television season, a storybook stork delivers a plot twist in the form of a baby to a teen drama. "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," created by Brenda Hampton of "7th Heaven," premiered last summer on ABC Family and introduced us to 15-year-old Amy Juergens, a scrawny, French horn-playing freshman at Grant High School who discovers she's pregnant -- though she's not even sure she actually had sex -- after a rendezvous with bad boy Ricky Underwood at band camp.
June 11, 2008
Denise Martin imagines a world in which she doles out the Emmys. And it's a world much broader than, say, lead actor in a drama. She fills such award categories as Most Deliciously Deceiving Ad Campaign (Hint: This means you, "Gossip Girl"); Best Comedic Duo from New Zealand (admittedly, there were few contenders); and Television's Best Worst Boss (Hint: She's a dog killer). For these and other faux awards, go online to TheEnvelope.com.
May 2, 2013 |
The twin tragedy of the late, acclaimed singer-songwriters Tim Buckley and son Jeff Buckley is that each died young - Tim in 1975 at age 28, Jeff in 1997 at 30 - without ever really knowing each other. Daniel Algrant's speculative drama "Greetings From Tim Buckley" addresses the one culturally arresting - and public - meeting of the souls across time: a 1991 tribute concert for Tim at which Jeff, wrestling with his absentee dad's legacy, is asked to perform. "Gossip Girl" star Penn Badgley tackles Jeff, and he bravely handles the son's musicality - whether jamming with guitarist Gary Lucas (Frank Wood)
September 17, 2008 |
"Gossip Girl" is finally gaining new fans. After averaging a small audience of 2.4 million viewers last season, the CW's sexy teen soap is now hitting new heights in the ratings race. Monday's episode scored a best-ever 3.7 million viewers and posted big jumps among people ages 18 to 34 (up 17% from Season 1) and 18 to 49 (up 12%). Meanwhile, CW's "One Tree Hill," now in its sixth season, drew its best ratings Monday night since December 2006. The shows combined to give the CW a win for the night in key female demographics and viewers ages 18 to 34. -- Denise Martin
March 28, 2013 |
Kristen Bell and fiance Dax Shepard have welcomed their baby girl. Shepard, 38, who stars in NBC's "Parenthood," announced the arrival Thursday on Twitter and revealed the newborn's name, which falls in line with Jessica Simpson's masculine-name-for-females heuristic. "Lincoln Bell Shepard is here," Shepard tweeted . "She has mom's beauty and dad's obsession with breasts. Hooray!" PHOTOS: Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names Added the new mommy: "My new roomate poops her pants and doesn't pay rent...basically @daxshepard1 pre-sobriety :)
October 5, 2009 |
It's the CW's dirty little secret: In its seventh season, "One Tree Hill" is watched by more people than the network's "it" show, "Gossip Girl." It always has been. The success, hushed though it has been, has come despite major upheavals to the show, a sort of earnest older sister to younger, hipper series such as "90210" and "Gossip." Since launching in 2003, "One Tree Hill" has occupied five time slots, switched networks and survived a risky plot decision to jump its high school-age characters four years into the future.