Post by Brian Melanson on May 26, 2015 19:51:25 GMT -6
1x01: It's Not the End of the World. It's High School theVPN Official Description: THE SERIES PREMIERE OF #101W2SHS-- Hayley Parker (Anna Kendrick) is a Sophomore at Serenity High. When she was supposed to upload a video for her English Class to YouTube, she makes an accidental click, and uploads her video diary, trashing her high school, and a lot of the people in it. After her viral video dies down. She tries to keep her Sophomore Year of High School normal, but no one lets her forget that she made a viral video. With the support of her friends, Fiona (Rebel Wilson) , Danny (Dylan O’Brien) and Tatum (Alfie Enoch), she tries to keep a sense of normalcy in her School life. Meanwhile, Maureen (Mamrie Hart) comes up with the idea to bring back the Drama Club. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/26/15 - On her first day back, Hayley comes face to face with her problems after avoiding almost everyone all summer. - The new Drama Class doesn't quite go as planned and could not make it to the second day of School. But not all hope is lost for the Arts at Serenity High. - Someone loses their Underwear - Two Footballs are thrown at two unsuspecting Students.
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:13:37 GMT -6
1x02: Make Sure to Find Your Place theVPN Official Description: ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN SERENITY -- Maureen is trying to recruit new members for the newly founded Drama Club after it has been disbanded for ten years. As lovers of Drama join, and some join for something to do, Hayley struggles with her choice. Meanwhile, when all the teachers accidentally assign a test on the same day, the Students of Serenity High scramble to not lose their minds. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Synopsis and Title Reveled. - More Characters are introduced. - The Drama Club has it's first meeting. - There are tests all on the same day. Students freak out while trying to figure out their after school activities. - Hayley discovers she has a crush
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:24:18 GMT -6
1x03: Never Underestimate Regina George theVPN Official Description: HOLY S@%T -- It’s the day of the Fall Festival and the Drama Kids are “volunteering” to help with planning. But after a freak out from Katerina over her boyfriend, Will, and his somewhat flirtations with Hayley, The Fall Festival is without its planner. Hayley steps forward to help, but Katerina, in a jealous rage tries to make the Festival fail without question. Meanwhile, Riley and Hayley make an unexpected connection. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - The Fall Festival Occurs - There is a Break-up and a possibility of a future Couple. - Ducks (That is all) Update 5/28/15 - Synopsis revealed
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:26:35 GMT -6
1x04: Don't Bring Your Study Date Home theVPN Official Description: While the students struggle to figure out what play to perform, Maureen gets word from the National Drama Guild, that for the first time since she was in High School, they will compete in the Annual Drama Festival. Maureen decides to have the students perform the infamous play “Into the Woods”. Meanwhile Will tries to get his grades up with the help of Hayley as the two have a study "date" at her house. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - The Drama Club gets exciting news - Two Students have their first "date" - We meet Hayley's Parents. UPDATE: 6/27/15 - Synopsis reveled.
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:27:07 GMT -6
1x05: Avoid Everything theVPN Official Description: When the students finally start rehearsals for the play, Riley and Hayley have to convince more students to join. But when Riley tries to get Hayley to do acting, a shocking revelation about Riley is revealed. Maureen and Charlie discuss what’s next for them as Carrie is surprised by an old High School flame that puts Vicki in an unexpected Situation. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - Everyone is avoiding their problems. - There are two makeouts, three unexpected confessions, and a hug between two unlikely people. Update: 6/27/15 - Synopsis Reveled
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:27:31 GMT -6
1x06: Whatever You Do, Don't Screw Up theVPN Official Description:THE MID-SEASON FINALE -After a PTA meeting, the Drama Club can no longer do “Into the Woods”. So as a substitute, the students get together and try to write their own show over the weekend. But an impromptu Drama Meeting, causes an outbreak of bad ideas. Meanwhile Katerina throws a party and invites everyone in the school. At the party, Hayley and Will make a confession to each other, Tatum and Cal share a moment, and Katerina makes a move that Will ruin Hayley’s night. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:28:13 GMT -6
1x07: You Screwed Up. Now Fix it. theVPN Official Description: After the Drama kids finally come up with a play to do, Hayley and her friends have to deal the repercussions of their actions from Katerina’s Party. Hayley and Will avoid each other, Tatum and Cal try to keep their affections a secret but they hit a bump in a road and Maureen and Charlie have a complication. Meanwhile, Riley takes over Drama Club for the day and tries to finish the play with the help of the rest of the Drama Club Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled Update: 7/31/15 - Hayley and Will avoid each other like the plague and Riley is not too happy about it. - The new play comes with some problems when trying to figure out the story - Clarkewood gets sent to the Principals Office
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:28:58 GMT -6
1x08: Things Will Get #2Spooky theVPN Official Description: The Drama club hosts a fundraiser at the school and sets up a Haunted House. But tensions run high after Riley and Danny share a small moment that could change their relationship. Hayley and Will try to make it as Friends, Tatum and Cal finally talk, and a new Drama Member could cause issues for the future of the Drama Club or could save them. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - The Halloween Episode. Update: 7/31/15 - Connie Mitt is introduced. - Danny and Riley hit a brick wall. - Fiona dresses up as a Kangaroo.
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:30:23 GMT -6
1x09: Keep Your Enemies Closer theVPN Official Description: When rival Drama Director, Veronica Wellington (Special Guest Star Kelly Clarkson) from Preston High Academy for the Arts, invites the Serenity High Drama Club to their school for a performance, it causes a blow out between the schools and starts a not so friendly competition between SHS and PHAftA. Riley and Connie team up with to figure out a way to get back PHftA. Meanwhile Hayley and Will try to figure out a new ending for “Faithfully” Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - A Rival Drama Club comes into play. - Special Guest Star: Kelly Clarkson Update: 7/31/15 - Preston High Drama Club is introduced - Hayley realizes something about her relationship with Will - Riley and Connie. Here comes trouble.
Post by Brian Melanson on May 27, 2015 14:31:10 GMT -6
1x10: Test the Waters theVPN Official Description: FACE THE FACTS -- The Students believe they are ready to perform “Faithfully” for their parents. As the kids rally their parents for their play, Hayley is worried that her feelings for Will, could get in the way of the performance. But in the end, when the unexpected happens, it will change the Drama Club for ever. Written by: Brian Melanson Produced by: theVPN SPOILERS: Update: 5/27/15 - Title Reveled - The Play is Performed - A Kiss occurs
HOLY S@%T -- It’s the day of the Fall Festival and the Drama Kids are “volunteering” to help with planning. But after a freak out from Katerina over her boyfriend, Will, and his somewhat flirtations with Hayley, The Fall Festival is without its planner. Hayley steps forward to help, but Katerina, in a jealous rage tries to make the Festival fail without question. Meanwhile, Riley and Hayley make an unexpected connection.
Post by Brian Melanson on Jun 2, 2015 14:52:55 GMT -6
Season One of “101 Ways to Survive High School” is currently in development. Luckily enough, VSGuide was able to catch up with the lead star of the show, Anna Kendrick and asked her some questions about the show.
VSGuide:“101” was just picked up a week ago, how’re you feeling about the show being picked up?
ANNA:Oh it’s great. Reading the pilot, I got to understand Hayley and see where she was coming from. She’s this girl who is lost, she’s scared about what’s coming next from this crazy High School she’s going to. Hayley is awkward, cute, funny, and can be super sarcastic when she needs too, and I can relate to that.
VSGuide: How many episodes have been completed as of right now?
ANNA: We’re currently shooting episode six. We did some re-shoots for the pilot, just to make it more suitable for airing, whenever that time comes. But we’ve completed five episodes as of now and we have six more to go.
VSGuide: About Hayley’s Viral Video? It’s doesn’t seem like the whole series will be about this video?
ANNA: If this was like any other sitcom or comedy series, a video or a blog got leaked around or something and that would be the whole series, and its just so typical. What is so great about “101” is that while the video is what kicked off the whole series, and made Hayley on this path to find herself, it’s not going to define her. In early episodes, it’s heavily mentioned because, no one wants her to forget, but in some recent episodes, we barely mention and I think by Season 2, it’s going to be a distant memory.
VSGuide: Looking forward, do you see this show going past more than one season?
ANNA: Absolutely. Brian has briefly mentioned to me that Season Two could a longer season and that a lot of stories from this season such as Fiona’s backstory, and the Drama Festival would carry over.
VSGuide: Will Hayley have a love interest this season?
ANNA: [Laughing] Oh yes she will. I think from the pilot, a lot of people would expect her and Danny (Tyler Posey). And that’s what I expected. I know there was an episode where Danny and Hayley do go on a date, but it was cut because I think Brian saw Hayley and Danny worked better as friends. So I thought, Hayley would be single for the season and then I get the script for episode two and her little school girl crush is revealed as her enemy's Boyfriend [Will, played by Grant Gustin]. And working with Grant is amazing. It's an interesting ride for Hayley and Will, one Brian is making sure he does right.
VSGuide: And Hayley will have an enemy as well?
ANNA: The lovely and very beautiful, Emma Watson, plays the mean and bitchy and all around hot girl, Katerina Cove. I think my line describing her from the pilot crossing her with Regina George and the Devil, is 100% accurate. Episode three is such a funny episode, it’s a Fall Festival, Katerina freaks out and Hayley runs the festival. And the one we're doing right now, is Katerina's Party. Katerina is a fun character. Along with her two minions.
VSGuide: What’s one crazy moment on the show that you can tease?
ANNA: One funny thing and really crazy moment was from the pilot when Rebel’s (Wilson) character, came after me and Tyler [Posey] with a boomerang. It’s over the top and crazy, but it’s just was a fun scene to shoot. Also in Episode three again, while the festival is falling apart, the Ducks are set loose, so yeah, its crazy.
VSGuide: Now before we go, what is one thing you’re excited for viewers to see?
ANNA: I am really excited for the viewers to see how the Drama Club story all plays out. It’s the backbone of the show now and really the main plot. It’s all these kids trying to keep the arts in this school alive and also come together as friends. Even though this is a comedy, and there are many funny and outrageous moments, it does have heart to it and these Drama Kids are the heart of it all. This season, a lot of the Drama kids are supporting characters and are really there for laughs. But Season two, whenever that will happen, you'll see more to their stories and its going to be great.
Tune in next time, where we will be interviewing Tyler Posey who plays Danny Ford. “101” is rumored to premiere this July.
Post by Brian Melanson on Jun 7, 2015 18:26:28 GMT -6
SCOOP: "101" Casts VICTORIOUS and TVD Stars
It has been confirmed to VSGuide, Victoria Justice has been cast for a Guest Appearance on “101W2SHS”. Justice’s character is described as a huge diva. She will be another antagonist that will be working against the Serenity High Drama Club. Her character is confirmed to be apart of the rival Drama Club, "Preston High Academy of the Arts", and will appear in the show’s ninth episode.
More casting news, Tristin Mays is coming to play at Serenity High, as Connie Mitt, the Bad Girl. Tristin’s character is confirmed to be apart of Riley’s story as the two become a team to foil the Queen Bee, Katerina's (Emma Watson) plan to fix the "status quo" at Serenity High, after the Drama Kids are being considered "cool". Tristin's character will first appear in episode eight. More news to come and the interview with Tyler Posey and more of the cast.
Post by Brian Melanson on Jun 12, 2015 1:02:45 GMT -6
SCOOP: Big Names Casted for Parents of "101"
It has been confirmed by VSGuide, the BIG names have been casted to play the parents of Danny Ford (Tyler Posey) and Will (Grant Gustin) and Riley Hamilton (Liz Gillies). Jane Lynch will be playing the College Professor, Constance Ford and Salma Hayek will be playing the Biologist, Natalia Ford. They are Danny's two Moms and are considered to be "the smartest people, Danny knows". But they are also a part of the Serenity High PTA that is run by the Hamilton Twin's mother, Darla Hamilton, played by the lovely Debra Messing. Their Mother is described as a hater of the arts and is fond of a "traditional American lifestyle". Ty Burrell plays the Twin's Father, Michael Hamilton, the Mayor of the town.
These characters are set to appear in the final three episodes of the season after a situation at a Drama Club Event requires the attention of the overbearing PTA. Expect more news in the coming weeks, including the Air-Date for the Series Premiere. Stay Tuned!
Post by Brian Melanson on Jun 19, 2015 21:21:53 GMT -6
Season One of “101 Ways to Survive High School” is currently in development. Luckily enough, VSGuide was able to catch up with “the Best Friend”, Tyler Posey who plays Danny Ford.
VSGuide: Alright Tyler, currently “101” is in production. How has that been going?
Tyler: It’s been going great! We just wrapped on the big party episode where I spent most of the time kissing Liz Gillies [who plays Riley Hamilton]. But still, this whole show is great, there are so many laughs and fun plots. I love how these characters have grown from the pilot so far.
VSGuide: Tell us about Danny, what does he bring to the show?
Tyler: He is as what is described “the Best Friend”. He and Hayley have been friends for years. He also has two Moms who are the smartest people he’s ever known, but with him, he really struggles with school. He cheats off Hayley, he falls asleep in class, and he misses social cues a lot. But I think thats what makes him different. Danny is there for his friends, and he’s really there for Hayley which is nice.
VSGuide: Now him and Hayley have been friends for a long time, is there any chance of a future relationship for them?
Tyler: In a romantic way? No. I knew early on that they were going to have that kind of build up but it changed because there is nothing wrong with a boy and girl having a normal platonic friendship. I like that Hayley has someone to talk to about whatever she needs too.
VSGuide: So will Danny have a relationship? You mentioned above that you recently spent an episode making out with Liz Gillie’s characters?
Tyler: [Laughing] Yeah! It was kind of out of the blue with them. Danny has a small moment in Episode Four and it kind of leads Riley onto him. And from there, they’ve been building. Episode Eight is really a big episode for them which is nice.
VSGuide: Now, looking forward, do you see the show moving forward past Hayley’s Viral Video?
Tyler: I think the Viral Video is really what kicked the whole show off. But it’s not the main focus. I think what Brian is doing, is he’s showing a whole new side of High School is a very satire way. Serenity High is not your typical High School, we have a Drama Club filled with various students from very different backgrounds, Jocks who aren’t the bullies but are really kind and accepting of people, but you still have that trinity of Mean Girls.
VSGuide: Do you think that having some High School Stereotypes in the show will be good?
Tyler: It could! I can see where it will be a problem moving forward, but honestly, in High School, you’re given that name for Four Years like Hayley is “The YouTube Girl”, Riley is “The Drama Star” and so on. Everyone grows this season and changes for the better because they are in a place where they can be safe. And that is Drama Club.
VSGuide: Well, thank you for stopping by Tyler. Check back soon where we will be interviewing both Rebel Wilson and Alfie Enoch. "101" airs on July 2nd at 9/8c.