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The Ausiello Files is reporting that Hal Ozsan has joined the cast of '90210' as the school's new faculty advisor -- and, we assume, the object of many a crush.
Viewers will recognize Ozsan as Michael Cassidy from ABC Family's 'Kyle XY,' Todd Carr of the WB's 'Dawson's Creek' and a noteworthy appearance on 'Supernatural.' Ozsan is also a musical talent, fronting LA rockers Poets and Pornstars for four years and placing songs on such shows as 'Californication' and 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
Finally, season 4 of Alfred Hitchcock Presents is on DVD. I say finally because this season contains one of my favorite episodes of any TV series ever, "Man with a Problem," with Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Merrill, and Peter Mark Richman. It has a great twist ending (you can watch it here). I have to start buying this show on DVD.
The Golden Age of Television DVD is a Criterion Collection set and includes some great live TV episodes, including "Marty," "Days of Wine and Roses," "The Comedian," "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "No Time For Sergeants," "A Wind from the South," and "Bang The Drum Slowly." Also comes with extensive commentaries and interviews and a booklet.
Hmmm...no idea why there's a new edition of Alias' season 5 coming out tomorrow. There was another version of the season already released, but it has been discontinued. I wonder if there's something different in the set that will tick off fans who bought that deluxe Alias Complete Series Set with Rambaldi Artifact a while back.
And the fourth season of Felicity too. Maybe it's J.J. Abrams' birthday?
- Alias - Season 5 (new edition)
- Ben 10: Alien Force - Season 1, Vol. 3
- Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 7
Brian Austin Green made his name on the original 'Beverly Hills 90210,' as the dorky one, David Silver. After 10 years of teen-TV stardom, the actor took a break, making occasional TV movies and guest spots on TV shows, appearing in the short-lived Freddie Prinze Jr. sitcom, 'Freddie,' and building up a resume behind the scenes as a producer and director.
In the past few years, Green has found himself back in the spotlight, first as the fiance of mega-hot 'Transformers' star Megan Fox, and now as one of the stars of Fox's buzz-worthy sci-fi series 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' (Fri., 8PM, Fox).
AOL TV chatted with the Notorious B.A.G. about his wedding plans, who'd win in a fight between a Terminator and a Transformer, returning to '90210' -- not! -- and what he hates more than the paparazzi (answer: nothing). -- By Angie Argabrite
But this isn't any old list – our Top 40 TV Shows of the '90s is just the first in a new series of countdowns in which we'll put our AOL Television seal of approval on the top 40 series of every decade.
Every other month we'll tackle another decade, going all the way back to the '50s, to recall the best comedies (hello 'Lucy'), the best prime-time soaps (do you remember who shot JR?), the best cop shows, animated series and groundbreaking TV shows.
So kick off 50 years of silver-screen bests with the greatest shows of the '90s, including everyone from 'Beavis,' 'Buffy' and 'Simpsons' to 'Freaks and Geeks' and teens on the 'Creek.'
Jackson played David Hasselhoff's son Hobie on Baywatch many moons ago, and he's now one of the cast members of VH1's new celebreality (gah) show Confessions of a Teen Idol. He'll be joined by former Real World star Eric Nies; Christopher Atkins, the star of The Blue Lagoon; and former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jamie Walters. Which makes me think that maybe the title of this show should be Confessions of a Former Teen Idol, since all of these guys are in their late 20 or 30s or 40s.
Actually, without even watching this show I can tell you what these people are up to: they're starring in a new VH1 reality show. They're trying to get back into the business in a big way, and I guess these days that means first starring in a reality show. Which, by the way, starts on January 4.
Wow, they're really coming out with DVDs really quickly these days, eh? A Colbert Christmas aired just last night, and 24 airs tonight, and both of them will be on DVD tomorrow. Will you buy them or just tape/Tivo them tonight?
Soon TV shows will be released on DVD before they're even filmed.
- 24 - Redemption
- Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 6
- The Colbert Report - A Colbert Christmas
- The Doris Day Show - Complete Series
- Family Affair - Complete Series
- Freaks and Geeks - Complete Series
- George Carlin - It's Bad For Ya
- Gomer Pyle, USMC - Season 5
- The Mod Squad - Season 2, Vol. 1
- The Pink Panther Show - Ultimate Collection
- The Real Ghostbusters - Complete Series
- The Red Skelton Show - Complete Series
- Super Dave - Super Stunt Spectacular Vol. 1
- Superman Animated - Doomsday
- The Tudors - Season 1 Uncut
It didn't do overwhelming numbers for a network show (it was watched by 4.9 million viewers and had a 2.6 ratings among adults 18 to 40), but it is better than the CW has done before. If the show can continue to do well in the ratings, the CW may actually cancel that "going out of business" sale.
I have to agree with Joel's analysis about the reasoning behind not sending the screeners to critics: it wasn't made for them. Bad reviews from the myriad of old male critics would have only hurt the ratings. Gossip Girl also got a boost in the ratings, so don't count the CW out of the race yet. Now I'm waiting to see if the major changes on Smallville pay off.
The bad news? Summer's almost over and it's nearly time for school again.
The good news? We've got just the thing to ease you into back-to-school mode: Our countdown of TV's 21 best school shows ever.
So sharpen your No. 2 pencil and dive in to see which series just make the grade and which ones are at the top of the class.
Priestley, who is currently promoting a one episode directing stint on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, seems to be more interested in taking a seat behind the camera than donning his acid-washed jeans in front of it. While Walsh appeared in nearly 250 episodes of the teen soap, he also directed 18 of them. Despite turning down the CW's original offer, he seems quite interested in taking a seat on the director's chair.
"The coin's in the air for me," Tata told The Associated Press. "I guess it comes under the heading of magic test: Let's see if the audience still remembers me."
He joins a reunion of Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, and possibly Shannon Doherty in the new series. Jason Priestley has yet to be confirmed.
At this rate, why even bother having new cast members? Aren't having all these original members back expensive enough as it is? I wish every relaunch of a series had so many original cast members involved. Actually, when I think of shows like Battlestar Galactica, maybe that's not such a good idea.
With The Shield getting set to call it a day, Jay Karnes (Detective Wagenbach) could use a new gig. As is so often the case when looking for work, it's good to have friends. Karnes has landed a new role on FX's Sons of Anarchy, which just happens to be created by Kurt Sutter, writer/executive producer of The Shield. He's signed up for six episodes as an ATF agent named Scott Kohn.
There should be less gunplay involved for Meghan Markle (Deal Or No Deal) and Kellan Lutz (The Comeback). The pair have joined the CW's new version of 90210. Markle will take on the role of Wendy, one of the West Beverly High vixens who takes advantage of her looks. Lutz is on board to play star lacrosse player George Evans. Lutz is 23 and Markle is 26, so it would appear that they've kept that same age appropriate casting the original was famous for. Personally, I just really like the idea of a Deal Or No Deal model being cast on 90210.
While CW gears up for the new, SOAPNet is happy to celebrate the old.
On Saturday, July 26th, SOAPNet will glory in the 50 hottest moments of the original Fox series. From 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., ET/PT, three beach-oriented episodes of the show will be shown back-to-back-to-back, with six interstitials that will reveal from 1-50, the hottest "moments" in BH 90210 history.
But what about Brenda?
Well, in his new perch at Entertainment Weekly, Michael Ausiello reports that his sources -- producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah -- have confirmed that Miss Shannen Doherty is in formal talks to join 90210 in her original role, Brenda Walsh.
Doherty has a history of rancor between herself and the cast and crew around her. She left Beverly Hills 90210 after four years, and the departure was pretty acrimonious. When she later joined the cast of Charmed (also produced by Aaron Spelling), she left after three years due to supposed problems with her co-star Alyssa Milano.
On the other hand, according to Laughlin, the door is still open for other cast members such as Luke Perry and Jason Priestley. Tori Spelling is already reported to be appearing in the pilot.
Nothing makes a spin-off official like having original cast members in it. It seems a shame that Shannen Doherty keeps shooting herself in the foot like this.
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