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Your Burning 'Revenge' Questions Answered by Creator Mike Kelley

by Maureen Ryan, posted Dec 7th 2011 11:00PM
Mike Kelley truly understood that his show was a hit when people began arguing about it at a Los Angeles hair salon.

All Kelley wanted was a trim, but when he mentioned that he created 'Revenge,' his stylist began raving about how he loved the high-end fashion on the show, which was his favorite new soap opera. Another customer corrected the stylist and said that the show was really a murder mystery. A third salon patron chimed in with yet another interpretation of the show.

"If you've hit the salon in L.A., you've become a success," Kelley said with a laugh. But the spontaneous debate about the show, which has been a breakout hit for ABC, made him realize "that people can get whatever they want out of this show," whether that's schadenfreude regarding the wealthy, a soapy slice of escapism or a well-paced serial drama with a clue-laden mythology.

For those who have already become addicted to "Revenge," Kelley promised lots of exciting new developments in 2012: At least three new characters, including a love interest for Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), will arrive in the second half of the season, which will also reveal who died on the beach at the engagement party in the series premiere.

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'Revenge' on ABC Is Sweet: Let Us Count the Ways

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 9th 2011 5:45PM
The first thing you need to know about 'Revenge' is that it's a verb.

Emily Thorne is in the Hamptons, stirring up trouble by REVENGING all over the place. She is REVENGING her dead father, who died after taking the fall for a bunch of venal rich people who committed a crime. Such infamy must be REVENGED. (Oh, that's another thing -- when you speak of the ABC drama, your tone of voice should indicate that you're speaking in ALL CAPS.)

What else do you need to know about 'Revenge'? Well, I found it a bit stiff and forced when it began -- as I said in my original review -- but I've grown increasingly addicted to it, and last week's episode was the most satisfying and entertaining festival of REVENGING yet. By fine-tuning its tone and its cheeky, brisk approach to the prime-time soap genre, it's become the guilty pleasure I always wanted it to be.

But if you're not up to speed on the show, the following guide should fill you in on what you need to know about Emily's busy schedule of REVENGING.

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ABC Orders Full Seasons of 'Revenge' & 'Suburgatory,' Additional 'Happy Endings' Scripts

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 13th 2011 5:10PM
Revenge Full SeasonAh-mah-zing news: ABC has ordered full seasons of 'Revenge' and 'Suburgatory,' and ordered six more scripts for 'Happy Endings,' according to TVLine.

'Revenge' has received a good amount of buzz and performed solidly in the ratings. Emily VanCamp stars in 'Revenge' as a young woman who sets out to take down the people responsible for framing her father of crimes he did not commit.

Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy star in 'Suburgatory,' a comedy about a single dad who moves his daughter to the suburbs to save her from city life. 'Suburgatory' has been holding on to almost all of the audience that tunes in to its lead-in show, 'The Middle.'

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'Revenge' Star Emily VanCamp Talks Wanting a Polygamist Love Triangle & a 'Dexter' Crossover

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 12th 2011 11:00AM
Emily VanCamp, 'Revenge'Emily VanCamp might be out for 'Revenge' as the jilted Emily Thorne (nee Amanda Clarke) on ABC's new drama (Wednesdays, 10PM ET), but in real life she's all about coming up with funny scenarios for the series.

I caught up with her to preview this week's episode, and we veered right off into a polygamist solution to her onscreen love triangle. She also explained why she wants Dexter Morgan -- yes, Michael C. Hall's serial killer from Showtime's 'Dexter' -- to make a guest appearance.

She also had some nice things to say about her 'Revenge' co-stars, including Madeleine Stowe, who plays Hamptons queen bee (and Emily Thorne's main target) Victoria Grayson. "It's kind of ridiculous," Thorne said. "I'm completely aware and completely grateful, just so everybody knows."

Keep reading for more guest-star scoop and a tease about next week's game-changing fifth episode, titled 'Guilt.' Will Emily finally give that hit list of hers a rest? Not so fast ...

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Emily VanCamp Laughs Every Time She Sees Herself on a Billboard (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 4th 2011 4:30AM
Emily VanCamp, 'Chelsea Lately'Emily VanCamp is enjoying her first lead role in 'Revenge' tremendously. Prior to this, she's worked in ensembles, but on this show, she is the star. And she's got the billboards to prove it, much to her delight on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

She said that she doesn't think it will ever get old seeing them, and that each time she does it makes her laugh. She takes pictures of them and calls her mom every time but she hadn't yet taken a picture of herself next to her billboard. That's probably next.

As far as being embarrassed, VanCamp says it's not going to happen. "That is me on a billboard," she said. "I'm getting a picture. I do not care."

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'Revenge' Premiere Begins to Reveal Who Emily Thorne Is -- And Was (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 7:15AM
'Revenge' - 'Pilot''Revenge' (Wed., 10PM ET on ABC) turned out to be a pleasant surprise in its premiere. Emily VanCamp showed nice range as Emily Thorne, a woman who returns to the Hamptons to exact revenge on behalf of her father.

So far, the show is using some creative storytelling techniques to slowly reveal secrets about Emily and some of the other characters we meet along the way. As it begins, we're not even sure what she's needing to get the titular revenge for, or on whom.

Actually, as it begins we get a scene that may be her ultimate victory, or something else entirely; a wedding gone horribly wrong when the groom is found dead on the beach. But it's a later revelation that proved even more surprising.

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Review: 'Revenge' Promises Soapy Escapism, But Does Emily VanCamp's Show Deliver?

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 20th 2011 3:00PM
Here's the analogy I'd use to describe 'Revenge' (10PM ET Wednesday, ABC):

Imagine choosing to indulge in a calorie-laden dessert. You haven't had one in a while, but you decide to treat yourself, because sometimes we just want things that are delightful at the time, even if we know they aren't good for us and may make us feel guilty later.

But imagine that the waiter brings that hunk of chocolate or black forest cake to your table and ... it's just not that good. You're fully ready for to indulge your less noble instincts, but the whole thing is just sort of tasteless and bland.

Do you eat it anyway? Maybe. Or, more likely, you just take a bite or two and push the thing away, conserving those guilty-pleasure impulses for something more deserving of them.

'Revenge' is that cardboard cake.

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OWN Revamps Lineup, Jeri Ryan Guests on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 8th 2011 1:00PM
OWNOprah Winfrey is shaking things up at OWN.

The network, which launched in January, hasn't been performing as well as the talk show host had hoped, and the New York Post reports that network brass have been shaking things up behind the scenes.

"We're doing a lot of changes to the schedule," a spokesman for OWN told the Post yesterday. First up: moving OWN's highest-performing show, 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,' to Sunday nights.

The "reboot" will focus on celebrity reality shows, with 'Behind the Scenes' anchoring the new schedule. There will also be another advertising push.

In other TV news ...

'Body of Proof' star Jeri Ryan is moonlighting for an episode on the final season of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' The actress tweeted about the gig yesterday, saying "Phew! Just got back to my room after a good but long shoot day on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I start slightly-less-dark & early tomorrow!" [Twitter]

Author Michael Chabon and wife Ayelet Waldman have sold a pilot about magicians and con men who fight Hitler. 'Hobgoblin' is in the early stages of development at HBO. Chabon and Waldman will co-write the script. [Variety]

Chuck Lorre has hired his own lawyer to fight this Charlie Sheen mess. Also in today's Sheen news: a possible live show from the embattled star. [THR Esq., Radar]

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Emily VanCamp Confirms 'Brothers & Sisters' Departure

by Chris Jordan, posted Jun 30th 2010 3:20PM
The most dangerous job in show business? Our vote is being a cast member on ABC's ensemble drama 'Brothers and Sisters.'

After a couple of noted departures in the last few months, including the killing off of Rob Lowe's character, now comes the news of yet another exit. In an exclusive interview with the Ausiello Files, Emily VanCamp has confirmed that she she is leaving, and her character, Rebecca, will be written out of the series after a few episodes next season.

VanCamp is a victim of budget cuts, she intimated in the interview.

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'Everwood' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 22nd 2010 4:00PM
Everwood'Everwood' was one of the WB's most beloved family dramas. The series followed Dr. Andy Brown and his two kids, Ephram and Delia, as they adjusted to their life in Everwood, a small Colorado hamlet, after the death of Julia Brown. To honor his wife's wishes, Dr. Brown left his high-profile medical career and transplanted his kids from New York City to Everwood.

The series ran for four years; it met its end when WB/UPN merged in 2006. When word came of the cancellation, 'Everwood' fans rallied to save their show and erected a Ferris wheel in Los Angeles to mimic the series finale.

'Everwood' has been slowly released on DVD. The most recent set, season 3, hit shelves on June 15, five years after it aired. Tell me I'm not alone in 'Everwood' nostalgia and join me for a return to the sleepy Colorado town with this "Where Are They Now?" (Cue the swelling piano and violin cords of the theme song.)

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Hi I'm Jason, and Brothers & Sisters gives me the warm fuzzies

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 1st 2008 9:00AM
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Do you have those things on your favorite shows that just make you smile when they happen? It's not like it's the highlight of the show or anything; maybe it's just giving you those warm fuzzies inside. Maybe it's when Earl crosses something off his list on My Name is Earl. Or maybe it's as simple as when Penny sits in Sheldon's spot on The Big Bang Theory. Those familiar moments somehow make us feel like we're with old friends.

I get those. Most recently, I've been getting them when the Walkers of ABC's Brothers & Sisters are all on the phone together in some kind of mass speaker phone teleconferencing chain from hell. I'd say I don't normally watch these family soaps, but I've always liked Sally Field, and when she was recast as the matriarch of the Walkers, I found myself tuning in. This despite the fact that Ally McBeal's lips looked even puffier and she's still way too skinny. But then she married Rob Lowe and I've always liked him, too.

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Brothers and Sisters: Moral Hazard

by Jen Creer, posted May 5th 2008 10:42AM
moralhazard050508(S02E15) "We should ask ourselves: 'What's the right thing to do?'" Holly Harper to Tommy Walker

So, what are we to think of Holly? Is she a pathological liar and a scheming manipulator? A greedy opportunist? Or is she genuinely trying to do the right thing as she sees it, affair with William Walker not withstanding? Honestly, I can't make up my mind, but I am leaning toward seeing her as a flawed person who is doing her best. Lord knows, she could have taken her inheritance from William Walker and kissed the entire clan goodbye. Perhaps some see her as unable to let go, unable to stop until she has revenge on the Walkers for having William in ways she couldn't. But that seems a rather extreme pathology. It's much more interesting to view her as a complicated human being, which has certainly been supported on the show.

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Brothers and Sisters: States of the Union

by Jen Creer, posted Oct 22nd 2007 8:34AM
Tommy on Brothers and Sisters(S02E05) I tend to separate Brothers and Sisters episodes into light and dark episodes these days, even though every episode certainly has elements of both. Last week was pretty dark, and this was a relatively light episode, though, thankfully, they kept the slapstick to a minimum. This episode definitely explored the nature of relationships, or, as we get from the title, unions, namely: Nora's with her and her children, and the romantic nature of all of the siblings with their significant others. If you can say that Justin's significant other is Rebecca... And the show is definitely exploring what happens when siblings meet as adults and go from strangers who could have dated under different circumstances to instant family members.

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Law & Order SVU: Dependent

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 14th 2007 1:49PM
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(S08E14) Just like last week, this episode took a complete turn a little more than halfway through. I felt pretty unhappy with the ending because, once again, it seemed rushed. An entire murder investigation was wrapped up extremely quickly and then another storyline was opened with Elliot and his wife- all in the last 25 minutes of the show.

The episode started out like any other. A father (Cary Elwes) and his son arrive at his estranged wife's house to find someone inside. The mother is dead, the father gets whacked on the head with a vase and the boy runs for his life. It turns out the family may have the mob after them, but that lead dries up quickly. Then the father remembers seeing his daughter in the house and the investigation quickly turns to her. She was on drugs that made her violent and she had a violent relationship with her mother. The case pretty much seems wrapped up until tests come back to reveal that the urine in the toilet that proved the daughter was high on drugs, did not belong to her. It was a man's - probably her boyfriend.

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For the last time, Everwood is not coming back!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 2nd 2006 2:20PM
EverwoodI watched Everwood its first season, and found it to be quite good. Very well acted and sincere and it had a different feel than other WB type teen dramas (for one thing, it wasn't really a teen drama - it focused on the adults as much as the kids), and even though I lost track of the show after that first year, I was sad to see it go. There was a glimmer of hope that the show might get a 7th Heaven-like last minute renewal last week, but now it looks like it's gone for good.

But Ausiello says you should keep going with your "Save Everwood" campaigns.

[via TV Tattle]

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