August 5, 2009 |
CW President Dawn Ostroff feels no shame in her network being a little sexist. After all, the CW's focus on 18-to-34-year-old women paid off last season with the growth of "Gossip Girl," the resurgence of "One Tree Hill," and the success of the freshman "90210." "There's nothing wrong with us specifically going after young women," Ostroff said Tuesday at the Television Critics Assn.'s press tour in Pasadena.
May 22, 2009 |
Last season was do-or-die for the CW -- and it did not die. The two scripted shows the young network needed the most, the freshman "90210" and the sophomore "Gossip Girl," both succeeded well enough to show that the CW can reach its target audience of 18- to 34-year-old women as well as create a brand. And veteran series "One Tree Hill," "Supernatural" and "America's Next Top Model" continued to perform well.
May 20, 2009 |
The post-collegiate high school students of "Gossip Girl" made it through their second season Monday night -- and, for most of them, their senior year -- with a graduation ceremony, a couple of parties and a shower of nasty revelations (old news to us, but fresh to the general population of Constance Billiard/St. Jude's) that had no effect at all on anyone's social standing.
HOME & GARDEN
May 16, 2009 |
In the real Orange County, not everyone ends up living in their custom-built home. The intended family residence of actress Kristin Cavallari has come on the market at $13.95 million in Three Arch Bay, a gated Laguna Beach community. Cavallari was playing herself in 28 episodes of "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" (2004-05) during part of the eight-year construction period but never occupied the feng shui-savvy residence.
February 3, 2009 |
It seemed like a surefire recipe: Take the No. 1 teen drama in TV history, update it, stoke the publicity fires with news of returning favorite characters from the original, and the CW would land a huge hit. But "90210" is suffering a serious case of adolescent angst. Instead of becoming prime time's cocky homecoming king, the series developed more like the shy, insecure kid with no date to the dance. Then, to make matters worse, there has been that mean girl "American Idol" to contend with.