Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hope For Veronica!


I still feel like shite, but this bright news brings up my spirits a lot, so I'll just let Michael Aussiello at TV Guide's words speak for themselves:

"Exclusive: "Glimmer of Hope" for Veronica Mars

This is why I always tell you people that it ain't over till it's over: According to my CW moles, bless their hairy little hearts, the odds of Veronica Mars being renewed just went from "so-so" to "pretty good." Suddenly, per my spy, "There's a glimmer of hope." Here's why:

• Since Gilmore Girls is packing it in, the network suddenly has an extra hour of prime real estate available. What are they gonna do, renew 7th Heaven again? (That was a joke, CW. Don't get any ideas.)

• CW prez Dawn Ostroff is said to have responded very favorably to the trailer that series creator Rob Thomas shot for a potential reworking of the show with VM as an FBI agent (think Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, only with way better hair and funnier dialogue). What's more, sources whisper to me that on the strength of that presentation, Thomas and Co. have been asked for more deets of the proposed revamp.

• Big changes are afoot — starting at the very top. "They've talked about a title change," says my spy. (Hey, if the quality remains the same, they can call it Veronica Mars Presents: The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll for all I — and I suspect all of us V fans — care.) Furthermore, there would likely be a major cast shake-up, with Bell the only guaranteed carryover.

So what do you think, people? Isn't VM worth saving, even if it means we'll have to flash-forward through her remaining college years? (There are only so many keggers a girl can go to, anyway.) And what about new titles? Do we really want to leave that up to the suits that eighty-sixed Everwood? Methinks now might be a good time to start offering up suggestions."

Insert squealing sounds here. I guess I'll set aside my looting supplies for now. For now! They're still within reach, CW!


Barry said...

All I Can say is: Praise the Lord. I hope that this glimmer of hope follows through and becomes a big shiny beacon.

If she comes back, I will die of happiness. :D

Unknown said...

Mars sticking around would be great, but losing the majority of the rest of the cast would likely change the tenor of the show drastically. If Veronica Mars is Happy Days, would VM w/o dad, Logan or Wallace be Joanie loves Chachi?

Agent X said...

I agree with Evan. I would love to see VM stick around, but what makes it such a great show is not only Kristen Bell but the other main cast members. Couldn't they bring them in too? I still have friends from HS and college, why can't our fearless VM?

Anonymous said...

I hope they don't change it, they are finally pumping up the soap opera element. To the good side Logan wouldn't make it to the new format, what a man slag

Joe R. said...

I guess I'm in the minority that thinks the show could be improved, or at least invigorated by the flash-forward. I think this season has seen the show struggle to properly include the supporting cast in a way that seems organic, and to be honest, there aren't that many of them that I'd cry over losing. Maybe Mac. And Dick. But Logan and Wallace? Later, y'all. Plus, it lets Kristen Bell play her own age, and the mystery possibilities could be quite cool.

Jason Adams said...

I'd miss Mac and Papa Mars. They couldn't ditch Papa Mars altogether, could they? Veronica needs her Papa!

And does the current cast really cost that much? I mean, there's going to be a cast for this reboot, right? Or will it just be Kristen Bell's One Woman Show, with her playing all the parts on an empty soundstage? Mind you, I'd watch that in a heartbeat.

But whittling the current cast down sits fine with me. And jumping four years in the future sits fine with me, too. And as much as I squeal over Piz making goo-goo eyes at Veronica, I've prepared myself with the knowledge that it's probably not to be since the actor's got a gig over at that Grey's spinoff show.