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Well, there is quite a bit of news happening on Wysteria Lane.  As the show prepares for it’s sixth season, lots of changes are in store.  Here’s just a bit of the news I gathered (thanks to TV Fanatic!!!):

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

Desperate Housewives Season 6 Promo Poster

Shawn Pyfrom (Andrew) has been bumped to recurring status so that the actor can work on other projects.  Series creator, Marc Cherry, said that he does not want to lose Andrew all together because he really likes the character.

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) has joined the cast as a new series regular.  Her character’s name is Angie Bolen.  Angie moves to Wysteria Lane with her husband – new series regular, Jeff Nordling (24) – and her son – new series regular, Beau Mirchoff.  The family definitely has a secret, which will play out throughout the season.

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Jeff Nordling and Drea de Matteo (Angie Bolen)

Beau Mirchoff

Beau Mirchoff

Andrea Bowen (Julie) returns to DH this season as a series regular.  It is rumored that Julie will be dating Beau Mirchoff’s character.

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Andrea Bowen as Julie

Orson Bean has joined the cast in the role of Roy.  Roy will be Karen McClusky’s (Kathryn Joosten) boyfriend.  And yes, they will have a sex scene.

Orson Bean as Roy

Orson Bean as Roy

My favorite news, of course, is that Jesse Metcalfe is returning to the show in the role of John.  Only this time John wont be going after Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker).  Instead, he’ll be dating Ana (Maiara Walsh), the niece of Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) that moved in with Gabby and Carlos in the season 5 finale.

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Jesse Metcalfe as John

Maiara Walsh as Ana

Maiara Walsh as Ana

We’ll learn who Mike (James Denton) married in the season 5 finale…either Susan (Teri Hatcher) or Katherine (Dana Delaney).

 

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Bree (Marcia Cross) will still be flirting with Karl (Richard Burgi), but her story with Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) is far from over.

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Marcia Cross as Bree and Richard Burgi as Karl

Finally, we found out in the season finale that Lynette (Felicity Huffman) was preggers again.  Turns out that her’s and Tom’s (Doug Savant) story may lead her down the road of considering an abortion.

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

I’m really excited to see where DH is going to go this year.  Sounds like an exciting season already.  DH’s season premiere is on Sunday, September 27th.

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It has been confirmed that the new “Melrose Place” will air right after “90210” on Tuesday nights here in the states.  WOO HOO!!!!!  I’m really excited that we’ll have them on back to back.  It’s also been hinted that there may be a few crossovers between the two shows, which also makes me VERY excited!  The CW’s website has added a “Melrose Place” section that includes the new commercial for the series as well as this cast photo:

The New Melrose Cast

The New Melrose Cast

Also, Shaun Sipos (who originally was supposed to be the son of Jake Hanson (Grant Show), is now going to be playing David Breck (the son of Michael Mancini).  I wonder who David’s mother will be?  Could it be Jane (Josie Bissett)?  Kimberly (Marcia Cross)?  Meghan (Kelly Rutherford)?  Sydney (Laura Leighton)?  My guess is this.  I bet that David turns out to be Michael and Sydney’s son.  I’m thinking that this will explain Syd’s apparent death during her and Craig’s (David Charvet) wedding.  I could totally see this happening:  Sydney is so excited about her wedding to Craig and so in love with him.  All of a sudden, she decides to take a pregnancy test and finds out that she’s pregnant.  She looks at the timeline for how far along she is and realizes that she got pregnant from Michael (Thomas Calabro) and not Craig.  So, she doesn’t want to hurt Craig because she loves him so much and he’s so good to her.  Instead, she fakes her death and runs away to have her baby elsewhere.  Totally sounds like a Melrose Place plot.  I wonder if I’ll be right? 

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

David Breck (Shaun Sipos): Could this be Michael and Sydney's son???

Also, The CW has released it’s Fall 2009 schedule.  Some interesting things to discuss.  Here’s the schedule:

THE CW FALL 2009 SCHEDULE

MONDAY
8-9 p.m.: Gossip Girl
9-10 p.m.: One Tree Hill

TUESDAY
8-9 p.m.: 90210
9-10 p.m.: Melrose Place

WEDNESDAY
8-9 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model
9-10 p.m.: The Beautiful Life

THURSDAY
8-9 p.m.: Vampire Diaries
9-10 p.m.: Supernatural

FRIDAY
8-9 p.m.: Smallville
9-10 p.m.: America’s Next Top Model repeat

Sure to tick off many fans of Smallville, the show has been bumped to Friday nights.  We all know that any show bumped to Friday nights is dead.  Friday nights are just not a good night for TV.  So, I’m thinking that this could be the final season of Smallville, unless the fans unite and figure out a way to save it. 

The cast of Smallville

The cast of Smallville

“Gossip Girl” and “One Tree Hill” have worked well together, so that’s a no brainer.  “90210” and “Melrose” have always been destined to be back to back (the way they started off in the 90’s on Wednesdays).  Ashton Kutcher’s “The Beautiful Life” makes sense with “America’s Next Top Model” since they are both shows about models.  “The Vampire Diaries” needed a home, and even though “Smallville” and “Supernatural” worked well together, it also makes sense to put “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” together.  The CW is going to own TV this fall with such talked about new shows and proven hits returning.  Also, note that “Privileged” has DEFINITELY been cancelled.  😦  Too bad, I really liked that show.  And also, “Valley Girls” (the Gossip Girl spinoff), as I previously told you, has been bumped to a possible mid-season replacement show.  What do you all think of this new lineup and the Melrose scoop??

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So, hopefully, by now you’ve seen the Desperate Housewives Season Finale.  And what a great 2 hour episode it was.  Let’s get right to the synopsis:

First up, Orson (Kyle MacLachlan) found out that Bree (Marcia Cross) had been hiding the valuables that he thought were stolen from their house.  When he confronted Bree, Bree admitted to wanting a divorce.  However, Orson got the upperhand telling Bree that if she went along with the divorce, that he would have her arrested for insurance fraud.  Turns out, that when their house was supposedly robbed, Orson placed an insurance claim.  Now that he knows that Bree set the whole thing up, she can be arrested for fraud.  Bree doesn’t know what to do, so she turns to her lawyer, Karl (Richard Burgi).  Karl sends a thug (played by Port Charles star Jay Pickett) to threaten Orson.  However, Orson once again turns the tables and forces Bree to stay in their loveless marriage.  Bree again turns to Karl and this time in more ways than one.  She and Karl start an affair…YAY!

Orson and Bree

Orson and Bree

Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chaviro) and Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker) receive a call from his dying aunt for a family picnic.  At the picnic, Carlos’ aunt reveals that she’s dying and needs someone to care for her granddaughter.  Despite Gabby’s objections, Carlos feels obligated to take the girl in.  When the girl arrives, it turns out she’s a teenager…an older teenager…with a penchant for hooking up with rich older men in order to get whatever she wants. 

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Carlos, Gabby, and their daughters

Lynette (Felicity Huffman) begins to fear that her cancer may be coming back and makes an appointment with the doctor.  Meanwhile, her husband, Tom (Doug Savant), enrolls in college to learn Mandarin and become more competitive in the job market.  Lynette goes to the doctor and learns that the cancer hasn’t come back….she’s actually pregnant with twins…for the second time!  What will she and Tom do?

Lynette and Tom

Lynette and Tom

Now onto the big story….the Dave (Neal McDonough) story.  Dave puts his diabolical plan into motion.  The plan is to kill Susan (Teri Hatcher) and Mike’s (James Denton) little son, MJ (Mason Vale Cotton).  Dave wants to take Susan and MJ on a fishing trip.  However, Susan is reluctant to go b/c of Jackson (Gale Harold) being held for deportation.  So, Susan cancels the trip.  This sends Dave home where he goes crazy and has visions of his dead doctor (whom he killed in the fire at the nightclub), his dead wife and daughter, and his most recently killed wife, Edie (Nicolette Sheridan).  In his vision, Edie urges Dave to kill MJ right away and forget all about the fishing trip.  So, Dave decides to take her advice and do just that.  Meanwhile, Susan head’s over to Mike and Katherine’s (Dana Delaney) house to as Mike if he is the one who called Immigration on Jackson.  However, Mike is in the shower.  So, Susan tells Katherine about this.  Katherine tells Susan that she NEVER told Mike about the fake marriage proposal between Susan and Jackson.  Susan can’t figure out who turned Jackson in.  But before she has time to really think about it, she learns that Mike and Katherine are now engaged and planning to get married right away in Las Vegas.  Obviously upset, Susan leaves Mike and Katherine’s and decides to go on the fishing trip with Dave.  Good thing she changed her mind when she did, b/c Dave was just about to kill MJ when Susan told him about the change of plans. 

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Dave, Edie, and Mrs. McClusky

Meanwhile, Mrs. McClusky’s sister (Lily Tomlin) receives a call telling her that Dave’s doctor was killed.  So, she comes back to Wysteria Lane to share the news with Mrs. McClusky (Kathryn Joosten).  The two decide to break into Dave’s house where they find all of his precription pills.  The detectives find the two nosey ladies snooping around Dave’s house and bring them in for questioning.  Together, the detectives and the sisters put together all of the info they’ve gathered on Dave and realize that this guy had planned on killing Mike, Susan, and/or MJ all along. 

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Roberta and Mrs. McClusky

Dave and Susan leave for their fishing trip, but just as they are leaving, Dave gives Mike a tape he recorded (with his confession to MJ’s murder) and tells Mike not to listen to it until after his and Katherine’s honeymoon.  Mike agrees and says his goodbyes.  However, Mike catches Dave making a sinister face and begins to worry about Susan and MJ.  Katherine gets jealous that Mike is always thinking about Susan.  However, Mike tells her that he loves her and not Susan.  The two head to the airport, and while waiting to board the plane, Katherine heads off to get her and Mike some coffee.  When she reaches for her wallet, she mistakenly turns on the video camera in her purse.  She walks away.  Mike hears the video and happens to pull it out of her purse.  Turns out to be the video confessional Dave made about killing MJ.  Mike tears out of the airport without getting to tell Katherine what was going on.  Katherine returns and thinks that Mike just didn’t want to marry her.  Mike calls Susan on her cell phone and tells her not to react to what he’s about to tell her so that Dave wont know what their talking about.  Mike tells Susan that Dave is the husband of the mother and daughter they killed in the car accident a few years back.  He also tells her that she and MJ are in a lot of trouble and need to get away from Dave.

Katherine and Mike

Katherine and Mike

Susan does a fairly good job at making it look like she knows nothing, and tries to get Dave to pull over at a gas station or restaurant to use the bathroom or get food.  He refuses.  So, she gives MJ a juicebox and shortly thereafter, MJ starts whining that he needs to go to the bathroom.  Dave will not pull over at a rest stop, so he pulls over by a cemetary to allow MJ to go to the bathroom in the woods.  Susan takes MJ into the woods to go to the bathroom, comes back, and hits Dave over the head with a brick, knocking him out.  She tries to take off with MJ, but realizes that the keys to the car are in Dave’s jacket.  She goes to get the keys, and Dave grabs her.  She runs and brings MJ with her, but trips and hurts her ankle.  She tells MJ to hide and not let Dave find him.  Dave successfully finds MJ and brings the two back to the car to continue on into the deep woods for the fishing trip.  However, Mike calls again.  This time Dave talks to Mike and comes up with a plan to have Mike kill MJ the way Susan and Mike killed his wife and daughter in the car accident.  He has Mike meet him at the intersection where the accident occured.  Dave ties Susan up to a street sign on the side of the road, and gets ready to pull out in front of Mike’s car the second Mike shows up.  Just as all of this is about to occur, Dave only sees his daughter when he looks at MJ and so he lets MJ out of the car, gets into the accident with Mike, and loses his mind after almost dying.  Mike, Susan, and MJ reunite and Mike and Susan share a VERY passionate kiss.

MJ and Susan

MJ and Susan

Fast forward 2 months…the whole gang from Wysteria Lane is attending a wedding.  Bree is with Orson, but making flirty faces with Karl, Gabby and Carlos are with their girls and niece, Tom is with Lynette who is running to the bathroom with morning sickness, and Mike is marrying someone.  But who?  Guess we’ll find out next season!

The episode was really good and the last 30 minutes were definite edge of your seat excitement.  I loved it!  What did you all think?

dh-logoWell, I just learned of a HUGE DH season finale spoiler, and found out something about this Sunday’s episode.

First up, this Sunday’s episode.  It looks like Bree (Marcia Cross) is hiring Karl (Richard Burgi) as her divorce attorney.  Karl is Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) ex-husband.  I always enjoy Karl’s visits to the Lane, so I’m looking forward to his return.  I wish they’d book him full time because he is a sexy guy.

Richard Burgi as Karl

Richard Burgi as Karl

Now for the season finale spoiler!  This is TOP SECRET, so I don’t know much.  I do know that Marc Cherry is making sure that this remains a secret and that cast and crew aren’t even aware of WHO will be involved in this story.  However, two characters are getting married!!!  Who?  Any guesses?  Maybe Mike (James Denton) and Katherine (Dana Delaney)?  Maybe Bree and Karl?  Maybe Susan and Jackson (Gale Harold)?  I’m hoping for Bree and Karl, I think they’d be fun to watch.  What are your thoughts?

Dana Delaney as Katherine and James Denton as Mike

Dana Delaney as Katherine and James Denton as Mike

Gale Harold as Jackson and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Gale Harold as Jackson and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Marcia Cross as Bree

Marcia Cross as Bree

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OK, DH got back on track tonight after last week’s HORRIBLE episode.  Tonight’s was really good and helped move plot along.

First up, let’s talk about Bree (Marcia Cross) and Orson (Kyle MacLachlan).  I’m really not much of an Orson fan…I’ve kind of always found him annoying.  So, I was happy that after Bree’s conversation with Katherine (Dana Delaney) in the hospital, that Bree put two and two together and realized that Orson broke into their neighbor’s house.  I just wish she also realized that he was responsible for Edie’s (Nicolette Sheridan) death.  Adding to my dislike of Orson, is that he showed absolutely NO remorse for being responsible for Edie’s death.  I’m happy that Bree’s son, Andrew (Shawn Pyfrom), is egging her on to get a divorce.  (BTW: I think Andrew is SOOOO cute!)

Marcia Cross as Bree, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson, and Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Marcia Cross as Bree, Kyle MacLachlan as Orson, and Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew

Next up, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom (Doug Savant).  I’m happy that this is one married couple that the show hasn’t broken up.  However, tonight jealousy showed it’s ugly head in their relationship.  First when Tom thought that it was inappropriate for Lynette to be showering in Carlos’ (Ricardo Antonio Chaviro) shower at work and then when Carlos saved Lynette after she hit her head in her own shower causing him to see her naked.  Carlos is friends with both Tom and Lynette and is married to Gabby (Eva Longoria-Parker).  Later it was Lynette’s turn to get jealous when she found out from Gabby that Tom had been flirting with another neighbor.  Lynette and Tom made up at the end of the episode, but then Carlos told Lynette that she looked good naked at the VERY end of the episode.  I really hope that Lynette and Carlos don’t hook up.

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

Felicity Huffman as Lynette and Doug Savant as Tom

 

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Ricardo Antonio Chaviro as Carlos

Eva Longoria-Parker as Gabby and Ricardo Antonio Chaviro as Carlos

Now let’s talk about Katherine (Dana Delaney).  This chick sure came off as desperate tonight, huh?  She tells Mike (James Denton)  that part of the reason she wanted him to move in was so that she felt she had more of a commitment from him.  And she followed that up by telling him they’d be together forever.  If I were Mike, I’d be running back into Susan’s (Teri Hatcher) arms screaming.

Neal McDonough as Dave, Dana Delaney as Katherine, and James Denton as Mike

Neal McDonough as Dave, Dana Delaney as Katherine, and James Denton as Mike

Which leads me to Susan.  Oh, poor Susan.  Always talks way too much.  So, Susan goes to console Dave (Neal McDonough) who is grieving for his recently deceased wife, Edie.  While consoling him, she ends up telling him that SHE was the one driving the car the night she and Mike had the accident, but they made it look like Mike was driving b/c they couldn’t find her license.  This accident caused the death of a woman and her child, but Susan doesn’t realize that it’s Dave’s wife and child that were killed.  The whole reason Dave moved him and Edie into town was b/c he wanted to get even with Mike for killing his wife and child.  Now Dave realizes it’s Susan who he should be going after.  James Denton, in an interview recently, said that by season’s end Dave will do something so horrible that there would be no other option than to kill him off.  So, I’m hoping that doesn’t mean that Dave is planning on killing Susan and Mike’s cute son.  However, I think it might be just that.  And with Katherine learning she’s preggers by season’s end, this will cause good story for Katherine/Mike/Susan for next season. 

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

Dana Delaney as Katherine and Teri Hatcher as Susan

All in all, I thought this was a great episode, and I’m really excited to see what’s going to happen next in the Dave storyline.  What did you all think?

I can't wait for Mike and Susan to eventually get back together!

I can't wait for Mike and Susan to eventually get back together!

Here are some fun Melrose cast photos to wet your appetite as we await the new Melrose Place.

Melrose Place: The Beginning

Melrose Place: The Beginning

Melrose Place: Welcome Sydney, Jo, and Amanda

Melrose Place: Welcome Sydney, Jo, and Amanda

Melrose Place: Bring on the baddies: Kimberly, Brooke, Richard, and Peter

Melrose Place: Bring on the baddies: Kimberly, Brooke, Richard, and Peter

Melrose Place: Life's a Beach

Melrose Place: Life's a Beach

Melrose Place: Season 5

Melrose Place: Season 5

Melrose Place: Welcome Samantha, Lexie, Taylor, Kyle, Craig, Jennifer, Coop, and Meghan

Melrose Place: Welcome Samantha, Lexie, Taylor, Kyle, Craig, Jennifer, Coop, and Meghan

Melrose Place: The Final Season

Melrose Place: The Final Season

 

You’ll note that several cast members have moved on to other successful shows:

Marcia Cross is now on Desperate Housewives, Doug Savant is now on Desperate Housewives, Kristin Davis went on to star on Sex and the City, Rob Estes stars on the new 90210, Kelly Rutherford stars on Gossip Girl, Courtney Thorne-Smith went on to Ally McBeal and then According to Jim, Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro will star on the new Melrose Place,  Jamie Luner was recently cast on All My Children, Alyssa Milano went on to star on Charmed and now has a new sitcom coming out, and Daphne Zuniga was recently on One Tree Hill.

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So, for my first blog, I must write about something that is coming up that I’m VERY excited about…the new Melrose Place that’s being developed for The CW. 

Now, to start off, I was a HUGE fan of the original 90210 which lead to the spinoff, Melrose Place.  That show, to this very day, is one of my fave shows of all time.  It was so juicy, and it featured some of my fave TV characters of all time: Sydney (played by Laura Leighton), Kimberly (played by Marcia Cross), Amanda (played by Heather Locklear), Jane (played by Josie Bissett), Michael (played by Thomas Calabro), Jake (played by Grant Show), and Peter (played by Jack Wagner).

Fast forward to 2008, a new 90210 is introduced.  While the show is subpar in stories, I’ve LOVED watching it to catch the retuns of Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, and Joe E. Tata.  Now we find out that this new 90210 is getting a spinoff…Melrose Place!  I’m ecstatic.  So, I’ve been trying to keep up on all the casting news, so here is what we know so far…

First off, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (sis to Jessica Simpson and former star of her own reality show and 7th Heaven) has joined the cast.  Many people are complaining about it, but I don’t really understand why.  I’m not a fan of her’s, but I wasn’t a fan of half of the original cast prior to the show starting.  So, I’m looking forward to see what she’ll offer the new show.

Laura Leighton has signed on to play Sydney Andrews again!  This is the MOST exciting news about the new show for me so far, since she was my fave character on the original.  I hated it when they killed her off, but I did love that she married Craig (which is my name).  Now she’ll be the new owner of the building that all the residents live in, so she’ll be Amanda 2.0.  Very cool!

Thomas Calabro has also signed on to play Michael Mancini again!  WOO HOO!!!!  So far I only see that he’ll be in the pilot, which doesn’t guarantee he’ll be recurring or that we’ll even see him again after the pilot, but still VERY cool news!  Maybe Syd is still after Michael.

Heather Locklear will NOT be returning…at least not yet.  It has been said that she couldn’t think of a good reason why her character would return.  I tend to agree.  While I did LOVE Amanda Woodward, I just don’t think she’d fit in with this new 20/30 something crowd unless she were to play someone’s boss at D&D Advertising (but from what I’ve seen and heard about the new cast, I don’t think any of them are working at D&D).

I also hear that the teacher on the new 90210, the one dating Kelly, will be the character that has connections to the new Melrose cast, so that’s where the spinoff will spring from. 

I’m definitely excited that we’re getting a new Melrose.  My hope is that it will start off much much better than the new 90210 has.  (I do hear things will be getting fixed on the new 90210 though, but that’s another blog).

So, what do you all think of the new Melrose?  Which original cast members would you like to see make a return?