The Office - Jim & Pam From the first Pam giggle and Jim camera look, JAM was formed. Sure, she was engaged to Roy, but we all knew well that just couldn't last - could we cheer for "RAM?" This perfect couple didn't work out as quickly as us JAM fans were hoping for, but has it ever paid off with some wonderful moments like the poker night JAM kiss ending the RAM wedding, but not bringing JAM together quite yet, the Roy attempted assault on Jim after finding out about that kiss, and then finally after the Karen era, Jim and Pam getting together, and in a perfectly understated moment at a gas station during Pam's art school days, a romantic engagement in the rain! Here's to JAM and much excitement for this Office wedding in the making! The O.C. - Seth & Summer With Seth as the dorky, snarky, outcast of the OC with a crush on one of the most gorgeous, popular girls in school, how could we not root for him to somehow get a chance? And so when he did get that chance because of the cool bad boy who moved in with his family who attracted the attention of that popular girl's best friend, perfection! And the best part was not that Seth got a chance to be cool hanging out with the popular girls, but that Summer's true personality of intelligence and plastic horse-loving was more than perfect for the dorkiness of our dear Seth! Boy Meets World - Cory & Topanga Not since the days of The Wonder Years have we seen such a couple so made for each other! Cory and Topanga made for the perfect love story as they grew from a couple of confused kids with cooties to a few super confused teenagers, and finally into the most adorable high school couple, though mostly dominated by that ridiculous hair of Topanga. As Boy Meets World continued, we saw our dear couple struggle with college life and temptation, tragically splitting them up, only to thankfully finally bring them back together to get married! Kevin and Winnie didn't get the happy ending we all yearned for, but at least the later Savage brother's character found some perfect TGIF happiness. Dawson's Creek - Joey & Pacey I held on to being a Joey & Dawson girl throughout the majority of Dawson's Creek's run with the belief that the show wouldn't have set them up as soul mates only to break our hearts by not bringing them together at the end, but it became clear from the moment Joey and Pacey had a fight that was just a little too heated that there was an undeniable fire there that was far too much for Dawson's little creek to squelch! Joey and Pacey are now arguably one of the sweetest love stories of TV history as the bad boy showed his soft side, and the tough girl got to give in, and no matter if they tried to fight it or not, their perfect match could not be denied. Sex and the City - Miranda & Steve It's hard to choose just one SATC couple as I adore Charlotte and Harry, and Carrie and Big, but I think the couple most strongly in need of their counterpart in another was actually Miranda and Steve. The tough lawyer Miranda needed to be appreciated for her confidence and success, but most desperately needed that cynicism to be melted down, and Steve the dorky, sweet bartender was the man for the job. They still struggled, but found their counterpart in each other so well that no matter what got in their way, they could stick it out and be the more perfect for it all. Continue to Part 2 for More
The O.C. made stars out of most of the cast, but the breakouts and the fading stars were not as expected from this WB-produced fav, so take a look at what our O.C. kids (and lovable parents) have been up to and what they have coming up. Adam Brody - Seth Cohen While Seth Cohen will always be my favorite character for Adam Brody unless he has some mind-blowing role in his future, he's popped up in films as well as WB favorites Smallville and Gilmore Girls before his breakout in The O.C. . Since The O.C., he's appeared in Death in Love, and coming up in 2009, he'll show up in Jennifer's Body and then in 2011, Justice League: Mortal as The Flash! Now that sounds like a fun role to look forward to seeing Brody use those comedic acting skills! Benjamin McKenzie - Ryan Atwood While I loved Benjamin McKenzie as bad boy Ryan Atwood, I feared he's be a TV star we saw disappear after that role. While he didn't make any big splashes, he popped back up in 2008 with 88 Minutes . He'll soon be back to the small screen starring in the new series, Southland , a drama following an LA police unit. How do you think Ryan Atwood would have felt about jumping into a police uniform?? Mischa Barton - Marissa Cooper On the opposite side of the coin from McKenzie, I expected Mischa Barton to be the breakout star of The O.C. , but since then, she has appeared in a few small films, but her main "claim to fame" has been as a spokesperson for a "skin awareness" campaign, and release her own line... of headbands. She also has a contract with Herbal Essences, so looks like we'll be seeing much more of Mischa on our commercial breaks, and maybe on the big screen with some upcoming films. Rachel Bilson - Summer Roberts Rachel Bilson's first post-O.C. appearance was on one of my favorite new shows, Chuck , as a sandwich-making love interest for our leading man! Bilson appeared in Jumper in 2008 and will be appearing in Waiting for Forever, and New York, I Love You this year which is a collection of twelve short films that, according to Wikipedia, will be the same narrative style as Love Actually . Peter Gallagher - Sandy Cohen Peter Gallagher has a long history of film acting, and could not have been more lovable as softie lawyer, Sandy Cohen! Since his days saving the world one misunderstood Chino kid at a time, Gallagher has made a guest appearance on Shark , made a reprise of his role as Jonathan Reeves in Center Stage: Turn It Up , and this year will be appearing in films Adam and The War Boys. Kelly Rowan - Kirsten Cohen While Kelly Rowan was busy with plenty of TV and film roles before The O.C. , she has had few projects since including a 2008 film and a short-lived TV series, The Good Times Are Killing Me. Alan Dale - Caleb Nichol While Alan Dale wasn't in a starring role on The O.C. , he keeps appearing as a mysterious and rich older business man. After The O.C., Dale appeared on Ugly Betty as Bradford Meade, father of the Meade industry who, much like Caleb, died of a heart attack at a very important moment. He now has a recurring role on Lost as the rich and dangerous Charles Widmore, father to the one and only Penny. Who do you think the true breakout star, if anyone, is of The O.C. ?
Wondering what's become of the stars of WB-produced faves including Veronica Mars , Dawson's Creek , The O.C. , Buffy The Vampire Slayer , Felicity and Gilmore Girls ? Wonder no longer as we present to you a rundown of what has happened to the WB hotties that made high school seem way better than it actually was (or can ever be). Select your show: Veronica Mars - Where Are They Now? Including Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Teddy Dunn and more! Dawson's Creek - Where Are They Now? Including The Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson and Kerr Smith! The O.C. - Where Are They Now? Including Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody and more! Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Where Are They Now? Including Buffy, Xander, Willow, Giles, Oz, Cordelia, Angel, Spike and even Dawn! Felicity - Where Are They Now? Including Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg, and more! Gilmore Girls - Where Are They Now? Including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, the elder Gilmores and all of Rory's men! And now...the most challenging question of all: Which show's stars do you think have had the most collective success since their show's conclusion?
Dawson's Creek - Pacey Witter Dawson's Creek will always have a special place in my heart and the hearts of plenty of others (mainly girls perhaps?) who struggled through high school relationships, awkwardness, and everything else with the kids of the creek. But while the show started out Dawson-focused, the interest in Dawson lasted a little while, but though I personally had a hard time letting go of the Dawson-Joey soul mate wishes, I (and many other Creek fans) quickly fell for Pacey's truly humble and sweet ways. Pacey turned out to be the unexpected hero for Joey (and viewers) who swept us away with that darling smile and that true heart of gold that still wins me over on any repeat I catch, despite that ridiculous 90's haircut! Gilmore Girls - Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano The greatest parts of Gilmore Girls were the great bond between Lorelai and Rory, plus watching Rory grow up as she learned some tough lessons in life and love. Yes, cliche, but with Rory as the most strikingly intelligent romantic on TV, she was a very difficult character not to love. And so hand in hand with this favorite character mention comes that character ever so difficult for Rory not to love: Jess Mariano. Jess was the ultimate soft-hearted bad boy who swept into Rory's sleepy town and his character was very endearing yet heartbreaking which is exactly what every teenage girl watching wanted - come on now, Dean was cute and sweet, but didn't Jess thrill you with his sweet yet confusing writer-bad-boy emotions? Felicity - Javier Clemente Quintata Enough sappiness over the WB guys I crushed on far too much - now Felicity was a bit of a concerning crusher herself, but who kept her head above water all those college years of utter romantic and life confusion? Why her insanely adorable Dean & Deluca boss, Javier! Javier was the perfect more mature shoulder for all the cast to lean on as his need to tear up at any important moment in the lives of those like Felicity and Ben really gave an extra layer of warmth and flavor to the series. The O.C. - Seth Cohen While Ryan Atwood may have been the cool bad boy coming into town on this WB fav, it was geeky foster brother Seth Cohen that left the most impact on many an O.C. lovin' heart! Seth was geeky and awkward, but secretly we all knew he was a very well-adjusted kid with an amazing family who just needed to escape the trendy OC kids to get himself to the perfect college already. Seth wasn't just hilarious in his awkwardness, but incredibly adorable as we learned he was totally in love with the gorgeous and unreachable (not for long!) Summer Roberts. Those endearing qualities along with Seth's quirky wit made him one of the greatest WB characters we've known! Veronica Mars - Veronica Mars While there are many characters to love on Veronica Mars, Veronica deserves to be on this list as it was her snarky detective self who really captured our love for this show! I missed out on VM while it was on the air, and am just now catching up on SideReel, so now through 2 of the 3 seasons, I've found Veronica to be one of the most solid and real female characters (okay, so real teens don't do detective work in their spare time, but personality-wise), of the WB and TV in general. Who knew one girl could save the world, show us it's okay to be a mess and have no friends, yet show us to love those real friends and family like no other! On to Part 2
Calling all Josh Schwartz fans! Josh Schwartz, the creator of The O.C. , Gossip Girl , and Chuck has a new webseries coming to thewb.com on March 17th! Here's the scoop on the show from the new series page, Rockville, CA on thewb.com : Creator/executive producer Josh Schwartz ( Gossip Girl , The O.C. ) teams up with executive producer and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (feature film Twilight , TV's Gossip Girl , Grey's Anatomy ) on Rockville, CA, a contemporary, music-themed romantic comedy set in a fictional rock club in Los Angeles and debuting March 17 on TheWB.com . Club Rockville is a place where a group of twentysomethings from diverse backgrounds gather regularly to hear their favorite up-and-coming bands, blow off steam, fall in love with the wrong people, and then talk about how they've fallen in love with the wrong people. The series not only explores characters' interactions with one another, but also the way in which they relate to music and to Club Rockville itself. If you're loving the sound of Rockville, CA, you can sign up for the newsletter to receive email notifications with updates and exclusives around the show up to the March launch. Along with this fantastic WB development, Schwartz's Chuck now joins the shows with episodes available on thewb.com, so don't miss out on catching Chuck on thewb.com . Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.
"I didn't want to be that person who ruined Twilight ," Melissa Rosenberg said one recent afternoon, days before the movie she scripted earned $70.6 million in its first weekend. That success has validated, at least financially, her decision to tread lightly on the Stephanie Meyer novel that provided the well-loved source material for the film. Rosenberg, an executive producer on Dexter whose writing credits include Step Up and The O.C. , said she aimed to adapt the book rather than using it as a "jumping off point." "We knew that if we were true to the book, if we honored it, fans would come with us," she said. The novel's more than 500 pages had to be condensed to around 100 pages of script. Rosenberg also had to make the interior monologues of the main character, Bella (Kristen Stewart), more cinematic. "How do you externalize Bella's experience?" Rosenberg asked. Rosenberg's changes resulted in pivotal scenes in which Bella and her vampire love, Edward (Robert Pattinson), talk in her room, cuddle, and think deep thoughts â while caught up in the fevered intensity of first love. read more from: TvGuide
Thanksgiving is on our doorsteps - and so is that turkey grandma threw out the window in the middle of a fight with crazy Aunt Agnes. While not all our Thanksgiving family moments are entertaining, our Favorite TV Families holiday moments sure are! Dig on in and enjoy some select turkey day clips from some of our fav families as they celebrate the holidays as only they can. Everybody Loves Raymond Debra Drops the Turkey A Barone Tofu Turkey The Cosby Show Thanksgiving at the Huxtables Thanksgiving at the Huxtables 2 Who's the Boss? Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rosini's The Simpsons The Simpsons Thanksgiving Prayer Bart's Cranberry Sauce The O.C. The O.C. Thanksgiving: Summer vs. Anna Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls Thanksgiving That 70's Show That 70's Show Thanksgiving And I'm sorry, what did you want on your pie after turkey time? Family Guy : Cool Whip! Check out more Favorite TV Families features: Top Classic Families Top Oddball Families Making the Non-Traditional a Tradition Who's Your Fav TV Mom? Who's Your Fav TV Dad? Who's the Craziest of them All? Photo courtesy of TVGuide.com
Marriage is between man and wife. Man and wife make baby. Maybe 2, maybe 6. And that, my friends, is a family. (Cue screeching "I don't think so" music here.) While we love many typical TV families that are made up of dad, mom, brother and sister, we can also relish in many TV families that challenge these definitions of family as just like real life, our characters make the most of the family they have, or make the most of the family they make, whatever it may be. So here's to our favorite non-traditional families! Some fall into different traditions such as Mormonism which challenge the boundaries of TV families and acceptance, and some show us survival post death and divorce. There are plenty more non-traditional families to note, so feel free to comment with those you'd add! Full House : Though this is a classic family show, the traditional family was turned on its head as this family worked through how to make their family work post-Danny Tanner's wife's death. We had dad Danny, his three daughters, two uncles, and eventually an extra wife and kids all living in that happy San Fran home! Big Love : This show is a fascinating one as it's all about family beliefs rooted in tradition and religion - all's typical here, right? Not so much. Big Love is all about the controversial form of family called the polygamists. This show features dad Bill, wife Barb, 2nd wife Nicki, 3rd wife Margie, and their 8 children. Plus the constant troubles and interactions with the extended family. Check out their family tree - now that's the most traditional non-classic family I've ever seen! Gilmore Girls : This show is all about the single parent love and strife - but mostly the laughs it all brings. Mom Lorelai Gilmore became a single mom at 16, left by her caring but totally freaked out boyfriend. This family is all about forgiveness, fun, and showing a woman making it all on her own, even as an unwed teenage mother. The Brady Bunch : This family is one of the most classic TV families, but let's not forget the whole gimmick was that they're a blended family from two divorced parents coming together! Oh, the scandal. Oh, the laughs. Oh, the sweet and meaningful family bonding moments. Who's the Boss? : Here we had a parent suddenly single, Angela, who makes her family of what she has with her son, her mother, and her darn adorable and silly male housekeeper (no way, a man as a housekeeper??), Tony and his daughter since he, for the sake of that romantic tension, is also a single parent. Cue hilarious switched gender role moments here. Ugly Betty : On Ugly Betty, we have a few more single parents making it on their own, but yet together, as Betty's single dad, her single sister and son, and Betty all make it together in Brooklyn. Through love and loss, they're all there for each other, and they are the sweetest, funniest family I wish I knew! The O.C. : A lawyer adopting a criminal? Unheard of! On The O.C., The Cohens are a typical, very rich, and surprisingly loving, family including dad, mom, and son, but then they bring in the plot catalyst of Ryan Atwood, the teenage criminal from a bad home dad Sandy brings in, well, there you have a show. 90210 : And another interesting adoption for a rich CA family! On 90210, there's mom, dad, and daughter - until they adopt a black child into the scenario, then move them all to Beverly Hills to live with crazy grandma. And surprise! Dad, Harry, has a mystery son with his high school ex-girlfriend who's daughter becomes at war with Harry's daughter. Yea, family drama! Check out more features: Top Classic Families Top Oddball Families Photo courtesy of teamsuguar.com
As we approach the holidays, specifically Thanksgiving next week, it's that time of year to spend time with our families and appreciate all that love and joy - and if we can't stand it all, we can at least turn to our Favorite TV Families! TV has brought us some classic families we'll never forget, so here are our favorite shows featuring great classic TV families that will be featured the next two weeks. Check them out and comment with your favorites, or add what we've missed! Full House Family Matters Boy Meets World Who's the Boss? The Brady Bunch The Cosby Show Home Improvement Family Ties 7th Heaven Friday Night Lights Brothers & Sisters Ugly Betty The O.C. Also check out Favorite TV Families: Top Oddball Families ! Photo courtesy of monkeytravel.org
Willa Holland - last seen as Marissa's little sister on The O.C. - begins her 3 episode arc on Gossip Girl tonight! She'll be playing Agnes - a 16 year old model for Eleanor Waldorf that strikes a friendship with Jenny Humphrey. The LA Times interviewed Holland about the role, reproduced below: Tell us about your character on Gossip Girl . Her name is Agnes and she's a 16-year-old model that works for Eleanor Waldorf. She befriends Jenny Humphrey and inspires her to do her own thing. I think Agnes sees Jenny as somebody who's not working for herself; she's working for everybody else. She has a lot of talent and potential, so Agnes pushes her to get out on her own. Would you say she has more of a good or bad influence over Jenny? I think she has good intentions, but she goes about it the wrong way. She tries to be Jenny's partner in the clothing line but she doesn't really hold her end of the deal. She's kind of flaky in that sense. The show gets a lot of attention. Did you get a sense of the frenzy surrounding it while on set? On The O.C. , we never really had that much paparazzi follow us around because it was shot on a closed stage. "Gossip Girl" does as well, but for some reason, the paparazzi followed us to set every single day. I would wake up at 6 o'clock in the morning, not even have coffee yet, and there would be six or seven paparazzi. I'm not used to that. Since you play a model, you must have gotten a taste of the show's fashion... It was amazing. There was a pair of Chloe boots that I'm mortally obsessed with that I'm trying to get them to give me. I was wearing designer clothes the entire time. What's the story behind Steven Spielberg's role in launching your acting career? I was so young when it happened, probably 6 or 7. We summered in the Hamptons and he mentioned to my mother and [stepfather] Brian De Palma that I should be an actress or a model. I got inspired by him in a way, because the second I heard that, I wanted to be in the square box that everyone else looked pretty in. Source: LA Times