Watchdogs - The Reboot May 29, 2011 23:06:28 GMT -6
Post by Keisha on May 29, 2011 23:06:28 GMT -6
I wanted to bring this show back because it was a huge mistake ending it in the first place. I love it to death and I hope it can be welcomed back with open arms. The main changes I made were character tweaks and actually setting the show to an earlier time. There was also a lack of a point of view and I've finally found that. There's focus and now I know which direction the show is heading in.
If the show were to be picked up again, I would love to have some producers/beta readers to help check ideas and catch any mistakes I may have missed and possibly help write some scenes. Also, someone to make a few graphics would be awesome.
Features: Strong language, strong sexual content, loads of humor
Tag line: It's a dog-eat-dog world out there...
Jenna Carmichael has wanted to find her independence for a long time. That’s why she moved to New York. However, she is slowly learning that it’s the person that must change, not the environment.
Watchdogs follows Jenna and six others as they follow their journalism dreams in Manhattan, while trying to figure out what’s really important in life. Some will remind her that friendship is one of the greatest thrills of life and others will show her that sometimes, it’s a dog-eat-dog world.
This is a show about passion, lies, and doing whatever it takes to get what you want in the end.
Jenna is the co-host of The Beat. What she wants more than anything else is to be a strong, independent woman. For her, this will take some work. Coming from a stable background, she has always had a network of support, learning to rely on others rather than to figure things out on her own. Now, she’s trying to break free and experience what the world really has to offer. Her move to the Big City was just the beginning. The rest is up to her.
Gabby is Jenna’s best friend and the wardrobe stylist for The Beat. Ever honest and vulgar, she is also extremely supportive and protective. Unfortunately, she finds herself in the middle of Jenna's affairs which sometimes create a rift in their relationship. Cynical and somewhat self aware, what she desires most is to let go and stop trying to control everything and everyone around her.
James is the smart, well-connected friend of Gabby and Jenna. A prominent New Yorker all of his life, he knows the city and can spot ill-intentioned people quite easily. He is caring of people in general, seen through his involvement with many different charities. Struggling with his own issues, James has to decide whether he will be the man everyone wants him to be or the man that he really is.
Natasha loves power and influence. As an upper middle class woman, she maintains a certain refined image that clashes with Jenna's wildness. Wanting nothing more than to see Jenna fail, she is a firm believer in Darwinism and stepping on others to get to the top. Natasha is extremely private, only revealing certain information about herself. Her greatest desire is to make it onto network television and The Beat is just another stepping stone.
Chris is handsome, charming, and arrogant. He also knows people very well and uses this to his advantage. Often regarded as "the guy every man wants to be," Chris wants something more. Problem is, he loves everything about his current life. This conflict has left Chris confused about what he desires both professionally and personally. His main goal is to get back on track and find that drive once again. However, it’s easier said than done with so many distractions in the Big City.
David is the managing director for the Beat. He acts as a friend and confidante to Jenna. He is extremely supportive to those around him. Too much, some would say. David has trouble dividing time between his work and family, which is one of the many reasons why his marriage has failed. What David wants the most out of life is to be a great father while making the Beat the best show New York has to offer. However, this is unrealistic and he will have to learn which is more important eventually.
Mary “Bloody Mary” Frankfort is the no-hold-barred, ball-busting managing director of the Village. Always out for blood, she will do whatever it takes to keep her show number one. Coming from a lower middle class family, she works hard and never takes no for an answer. Always seen at work as the boss from hell, she is also a loving wife and mother of three. With that said, she is uncompromising and maintains a high quality work ethic.
Supporting Cast/Recurring Characters
Natalie Dormer as Casey Summers
Casey is the co-host of the Village. She acts as the neutral party and eases tense or awkward situations. Even though she tries to stay out of things, she always finds herself in the middle of conflicts. This annoys her to no end.
Robert Pine as Edward Cox
Edward is one of the network executives. Older and balding, the others seek to push him out of the company. He is in constant fear of losing his job. Edward has close ties with David Sullivan and often acts as a liaison to the other execs.
Holly Marie Combs as Lana Sullivan
Lana is David’s manipulating and hellish ex-wife. She is very demanding and unrelenting. Her main desire is to punish her ex-husband for their failed marriage. Even so, she also wants him to see what an absent father he has been to their children and how damaging that is for them. Her ambivalent feelings towards him will cause her to make huge mistakes that will garner even greater consequences.
Tamara Taylor as Simone Harris
Simone is the responsible and approachable producer for the Village. While Mary terrorizes her employees, Simone provides a safe-haven for them to ask questions and double check on tasks they are too afraid to approach Mary with. Although this is true, she will reprehend those who ask questions they should already know the answer to. She is very straightforward and like Mary, does not respond well to "incompetence and complacency" as she puts it. She is Mary's loyal friend, as they have worked together for many years.
Peter Jacobson as Fred Samson
Fred is the snarky and highly annoying producer for the Beat. He often oversteps his boundaries and irritates both Jenna and Natasha to no end. He possesses a great desire to keep his current job and will do anything to maintain that, even if it means throwing David Sullivan and others under the bus.
Pilot - Welcome
Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) just landed an exciting job as the co-host of a popular tv show. However, she finds that not everyone is excited to have her there. Meanwhile, at a bar, she meets a charming stranger who turns out to be the opposite of what he says he is.
Episode 1: Rejection
Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) has secured what she believes to be an important interview with a major celebrity. When she refuses his advances, Jenna finds herself in a compromised position with unforeseen consequences. Guest star TBA.
Episode 2: Fury
With his divorced finalized, David Sullivan (Brian Krause) decides to let loose by throwing a party. Things get complicated when some uninvited guests start showing up. Holly Marie Combs guest stars.
Episode 3: Setbacks
The Beat’s ratings take a dive. In response, studio heads drop a bombshell of an announcement that leaves the entire crew fighting for their jobs.
Episode 4: Village People
On the eve of one of their biggest shows, The Village faces major challenges when a portion of the set catches fire. Desperate, Mary Frankfort (Sandra Bullock) will have to enlist the help of her sworn enemy- David Sullivan (Brian Krause).
Episode 5: Sweet Charity
James Willingham (Adrien Brody) invites Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) and Gabby (Christina Ricci) to volunteer at the local hospital. When Natasha (Camilla Belle) suddenly shows up, they find themselves competing for the children’s affections, leading to one disastrous day.
Episode 6: Wanted, Part One
When controversial photos are leaked, Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) finds herself wanted. As her life slowly starts to unravel, she will soon learn that this was only the beginning. Meanwhile, Fred Samson (Peter Jacobson) takes their heated rivalry a step further when he undermines David Sullivan (Brian Krause) in an attempt to secure his position.
Episode 7: Wanted, Part Two
While the studio heads debate on her future, Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) betrays David (Brian Krause) by publicly lashing out. This puts her job in further jeopardy. Will she stay or will she go? Meanwhile, David Sullivan gets overwhelmed when his ex-wife unexpectedly leaves their two kids at his doorstep. Holly Marie Combs guest stars.
Episode 8: Check Mate
In the wake of Jenna’s (Emilie de Ravin) controversy, The Beat takes over the number one slot in the ratings. As a result, they have secured a big named guest. Angry, Mary Frankfort (Sandra Bullock) attempts to steal their guest away- by any means necessary.
Episode 9: Love Drunk
Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) and Chris (Adrian Grenier) are supposedly over. Gabby (Christina Ricci) suspects they aren’t and at the same time, thinks that her boyfriend is cheating on her. David (Brian Krause) confronts his ex-wife about their kids and discovers some life changing news. Holly Marie Comes returns as a guest star.
Episode 10: Secrets
James Willingham (Adrien Brody) has a great life. A nice apartment. A wonderful girlfriend. A job that he loves. So why is he unhappy? He has a secret that just might destroy everything, including himself. Meanwhile, Natasha’s (Camilla Belle) past comes back to haunt her when her mother is involved in a serious accident. Eric McCormack guest stars.
Episode 11: Crush
Chris Fisher’s (Adrian Grenier) one night stand sends his life spiraling out of control. James’s (Adrien Brody) life has already unraveled after his secret gets out. Can these men pull their lives back together?
Episode 12: Match point
Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) and Chris start sleeping together again. Gabby (Christina Ricci) hates this. While Jenna believes this could turn into something more, Gabby thinks otherwise. She cooks up a plan to separate the two for good. Also, David (Brian Krause) battles his ex-wife in court for the custody of their kids. Holly Marie Combs guest stars.
Episode 13: Locked In
Mary (Sandra Bullock) faces her biggest fear as she is stuck in an elevator with David Sullivan (Brian Krause). Across town, James’s (Adrien Brody) girlfriend Amanda refuses to let him go without a fight. Backed in a corner, James makes one last attempt at normalcy by entering a wellness center. Will it make him better? Or worse?
Episode 14: Scorned
The rivalry between The Beat and the Village heats up after Chris Fisher (Adrian Grenier) humiliates Jenna (Emilie de Ravin) and Natasha (Camilla Belle) on their own show. Out for revenge, the co-hosts orchestrate a retaliation that goes too far.
Episode 15: Decisions
Season finale. Someone will leave.