Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 7, 2009 4:21:23 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED MONDAY 7 DECEMBER, 2009. A new promotional trailer was released that confirms the crossover season finale of the two newest picked up shows Trinity, and Watchtower. The legendary night of superhero action begins at 8/7c and ends at 10/9c with X-Men Legends. The finale will be a feature film entitled "A Future Worth Fighting For" and as for the cast, we are unaware if all members from the shows will be in it, or just a few.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 8, 2009 3:37:31 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 8 DECEMBER, 2009. It has been revealed that Faith the Vampire Slayer star Felicia Day will return this week as the butt kicking slayer Vi, returning as a series regular, slated to be in the majority of season two's episodes. When questioned on her sudden disappearance since the season premiere she had told VPNews that, and I quote, "The writers were just trying to find the right story, and the right time before slotting me back into the show fulltime. Now that the time has presented itself, Vi will get her chance to shine."
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 8, 2009 3:44:24 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 8 DECEMBER, 2009. It has been revealed by the Network that the newly pitched series Watchdogs has caught their eye, and they are in fact considering the possibility of picking it up. Luckily we caught up with Jack Malone who was one of the first to get a good look at the pilot. "It really is an amazing concept that mixes drama with humor in a very clever way," he told VPNews, "It would make a great addition to the Network, and I can't wait until Chris and Matt take a look at it too."
If Watchdogs were to be picked up, it would most likely snatch its private night, due to the maturity level of the series, and has been rumoured to take over Faith's timeslot on Saturday nights, once the action packed spin off moves to Tuesday Nights with its sister show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 8, 2009 3:48:10 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 8 DECEMBER, 2009. The ratings are in now that the VPN Fall has tallied up its premiere demographics, and it looks like the fans really tuned in to see what happened with Cordelia Chase, and the "Fang Gang" as Fabulous Cordy and Angel tied at the top of the mark, ranking the best of the fall. Following behind is the second season of Faith the Vampire Slayer, which still stands strong with its high ratings, bringing in 9.5 million viewers. Unlike the other jossverse shows, Connor brought in 7.0 million viewers, which is an amazing amount. Hopefully, the season will raise higher marks if it wishes to stay up with its other shows. To get the word out, Matthew James' Connor airs Wednesday nights at 10/9c on the VPN.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 8, 2009 4:13:25 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 8 DECEMBER, 2009. We've got some sad news for the fans of Oz from Faith the Vampire Slayer, as it has been revealed that you will not be seeing Seth Green's return until the second half of the season; which means the actor will appear in only 13 episodes this season. We have discovered several episode titles, that will be listed below:
2x06 - Secret 2x07 - Read My Mind 2x08 - Eclipse 2x09 - Playing Hero 2x10 - Truth 2x11 - Vessel (mid season finale) 2x12 - Sins of the Slayer 2x13 - Wanted (Seth Green's return) 2x14 - Transference 2x15 - Warning Sign
That isn't the only news we've got for Faith the Vampire Slayer. So read on, my fellow viewers. Shannen Doherty has been revealed to be directing the sixth episode of season 2, entitled "secret", which means she may not be in the episode as much as she usually would be. Secondly, we'll be seeing some heart breaks, whilst others come together! That's right! One couple will be breaking up, while another will be blossoming into something beautiful and more developed than ever before. And to finish this juicy report, we've been hassling the producers of the show to confirm Oz's return, dying to here the story behind it. To confirm he's really coming back, this is what they revealed to us:
"By that point in the season, the whole demonic community, and the council, will know about the prophecy Faith has been dreaming about, and has been informed of by the circle, and its going to get very dangerous for our pregnant slayer," they began, "And when it begins to threaten her life, and her baby's life, she turns to the one person who can shelter her, and keep her protected from it. That's where Oz steps in. So you'll see our gang, well most of it, moving into the temple." But that wasn't enough for us, no. So we asked them how does that bring Oz back into the big picture, and thats when they really shot out some good spoilers. "Before the season began airing, we revealed that every character will hit rock bottom by the end of the year, and this will spark on Oz's downfall. What follows Faith will be the ultimate destruction of the temple, and a massive battle against the demonic forces that are after Faith's baby will ensue, and leave the gang on the run, and eventually, back to Cleveland."
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 8, 2009 22:44:31 GMT -6
NEWS POSTER 9 DECEMBER, 2009. Looks like Watchdogs may just add to the very packed 2010 fall schedule, next year. Forum Executives, Chris Davis and Jack Malone both expressed their opinions on the show, using terms like "refreshing, outstanding" and also "a great addition to the network." My guess is, you will be hearing more on its status by Monday next week.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 9, 2009 22:27:14 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 10 DECEMBER, 2009. It has just been revealed by the VPN Network that you will be seeing Watchdogs premiere next year, with the fall of 2010, and is currently being fit into the schedule. Rumor has it, you will see this fantastic show either joining the drama night, or kickstarting a new night on the Virtual Productions Network - which could blossum into a new pickup season for raunchy, mature audiences.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 14, 2009 2:16:23 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 14 DECEMBER, 2009. Its been a while since my last post, but I have returned with some very exciting news. The Network has informed me that Jack Malone and Matthew James have had a meeting, discussing the continuity of the Angel saga. When I caught them outside the studio, they had this to say. "There's been a problem on the Network with continuity issues," Jack began, "So what Matt and I wanted to do was make sure we could lessen this problem by somehow having the series finale of Angel kickstart Connor's storyline throughout his spin off." But with Eve being somewhat of a villain on the spin off, and her being killed off in the season premiere, how exactly will this perfectly match? "Right, because all jossverse characters that have died, stay dead," replied Matt, "Well Gwen and Connor will both be back on the sixth season of Angel, which is returning sometime in January, and what will happen in the finale with those characters, elevates them to where they are in the premiere of my show, Connor. Things that need to be explainined, will most likely happen on Connor, as I have more episodes, and more ways of going about it, whereas Jack is doing a wrap up season, and needs everything to go as planned." If this isn't great news, I don't know what is. "We're both excited about doing this," Jack expressed, "And we hope it brings in more viewers for both our shows."
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 17, 2009 3:04:31 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 17 DECEMBER, 2009. The ratings are in, and the official demographics for the VPN's 2009 Fall have arrived. Fabulous Cordy maintains first rank on the charts, keeping its outstanding 10mil average; as is the soulful vamp, Angel, managing to keep strong in his final season. With a .5 boost in the ratings, Faith the Vampire Slayer joins the others at the top, pulling in even more viewers from its season premiere. As for Connor, it was quite the opposite, facing a .5 drop in its viewers. Hopefully we'll see a huge improvement next week with Matthew James' Connor - and again, another shoutout; it airs Wednesday Nights on the VPN at 10/9c.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 17, 2009 18:43:05 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 18 DECEMBER, 2009. Earlier this morning, Brian Melanson has come out and revealed some juicy, cryptic spoilers on his Thursday Night Drama'The Path Not Taken'. "There'll be a pregnancy, two main characters are going to fall in love, and by the end of the season, you'll see someone have to say goodbye as they bite the dust," he revealed. Production seems to have already started, with the first episode going under a re-shoot, and its also been revealed that the first season will have Selena Gomez joining the cast -- and not to mention Alex O'Loughlin (moonlight)and Adair Tishler (Dollhouse & Heroes) joining the first season as recurring guest stars. Where Alex will be going from Vampire to Mr. Mom!
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 22, 2009 18:20:53 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 23 DECEMBER, 2009. Its official. Smallville spin off 'Watchtower' has entered production, and could very well be kick starting its first season sometime in April next fall. A promo was released from the network, showcasing the actress' new look. However, when asked about the sudden hairstyle change, the actress told us that she'd been dying to change her hair all year, and the producers were happy enough to let her keep it throughout a possible second season. But as for the first, they'd like to keep it blonde, as long as possible, so that the fans don't feel like too much has changed with the character. That said, you should all watch out for a very dark season of Watchtower this fall, and hope you stay tuned for the crossover event of the year 'A Future Worth Fighting For'.
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 24, 2009 21:38:23 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED 25 DECEMBER, 2009. The Fall of 2009 is coming to an end. To celebrate its success we caught up with Jack Malone, who spoils a possible third season of Faith, the Watchtower premiere, Angel's last stand, and more. VPtoday: So, the year's over. Next Fall has finally arrived, and the last episode of Faith the Vampire premieres this Saturday. Anything you can tell us about the mid season finale?
Jack Malone: Well, originally, a different mid season finale was supposed to air, but with all the delays I face this year, it was impossible to catch up to it in time. But, this somewhat finale will be just as epic. We'll have the gang finally forming into a solid group, with all members (excluding Oz) joining to fight an apocalypse of some kind.
VPtoday: Does this involve the hellmouth opening like last season?
Jack Malone: The Hellmouth will be mentioned. And plays a big role with one of the characters. It sort of erupts through one of the characters, and sends images of the future outcome of this season. Which is what this character needed. A look of how bad things can get, so they can know they're life is great at the moment.
VPtoday: Intriguing. There's been a lot of visions this season, so far, plan to keep going with that?
Jack Malone: Well, the characters pretty much have seen all they need to see. Episode 11, which was supposed to be the finale, wrapped up Faith's visions; and the images the character in this upcoming one will express what he saw.
VPtoday: So tell us. This whole season has had a lot of future storylines. Faith seeing a possible outcome. Now this new character experiencing flashes. Will Faith, or any other character, be taken to the future this season?
Jack Malone: Yes. But nothing is what it appears to be.
VPtoday: Ooh. Any news on a third season?
Jack Malone: The ratings are great. The show's moving to a more popular night. I think you can bank on a third season. I believe it'll be happening, and me and my Executive Producer, Nathan Johnson, who joined the project this season actually, will be tightly working on it. I have a great story planned for the characters, and his input for that season will make it even better.
VPtoday: So, season three's a possibility. You're not killing off everyone, like it seems in the visions.
Jack Malone: Tune in next fall to see "Vessel". That episode will explain a lot of unanswered questions based on the visions.
VPtoday: So, onto your other project, Angel. What can we expect when he returns, and any official dates yet? Jack Malone: Hmm ... Angel. Thats a toughy. I can say, I've been working heavily on the finale; trying to find the right ending to his story. I can tell you that most of your favourite characters will be surviving, but they will be heavily affected by the final apocalypse. That said, there will be plenty deaths, big fights, high budget fights in fact, and a good send off. I have Gwen returning in a few weeks; the tragic story of Gunn; and a lot of juicy stuff coming this way on the VPN. I can say, I think his story will be wrapped up enough for fans to let go of the character. And hopefully, the season continues to stay interesting for them to stick around to see his last stand.
VPtoday: Any airdates planned? Jack Malone: Not sure about that. Initially, I was thinking February. But like I said, it hasn't been discussed.
VPtoday: Last of all, how's Watchtower coming along? Give us some news on that. How did you impress the Network Execs with this one? What have you got planned for Chloe Sullivan?
Jack Malone: I pieced together what we like to call demos. They're short pieces of a pilot that introduces all characters, they're story for that episode, and how they connect with one another. So immediately you'd see chemistry or tension between some, and little things like that. It got picked up on the small demo, and since then, I've been planning the official Pilot.
VPtoday: Whats the overal story? Is it the same as the demo?
Jack Malone: Completely different. I've aged the Huntress, to suit the mythos. It'll be her 21st birthday in the premiere, and we discover she's out for blood on the Roman Maffia. Chloe is still her quirky, curious self, with a rather dark edge to her. There's somewhat of a triangle between her, Oliver, and Bruce, as they all share a great connection with one another. Alike Batman Begins with Rachel Dawes, Chloe will be the one to help Bruce understand there's a difference between Justice and Vengeance, and hopefully help pulls his dark character towards the light, in a sense, and tie him up to the mythos. The first two episodes mesh well, we have Adam Baldwin guest starring as Black Mask in the first two episodes, proving to be a very big villain. I chose him to show the viewers that Gotham is nothing like Metropolis, where things are expressively brighter, and more heroic, down to Earth heroes - where in here, Gotham City, its dark, awful, and just an all out bad place to be.
VPtoday: Chloe's been one of those characters that has always had that fierceness about her. Like she could handle things by herself. So her being the main character of a television show should do her justice. Anything else you'd like to say before we wrap this up and get crackin' on next year's big interviews?
Jack Malone: [laughs] Trying to get rid of me, are you? Well, I really think that the second half of Faith season 2 will top its first, and should prove to delve the characters into more development. The story gets very complicated from Ep.11 onwards, so you might want to prepare for when it returns. With Angel, just keep following the story, and you won't fall off track, I apologize for the major delays, mid terms proved to be a bitch that year which is why I'm separating my work into two different times of the year. Like semesters. Semester 1 will have Watchtower, Angel and Faith. Semester 2 will kick off with Story of a Girl, Buffy Season Eight, and X-Men Legends. I hope you enjoy the VPN in 2010. Stick around!
VPtoday: Thanks for meeting me here, Jack. Merry Christmas. And to all you gossip freaks, I'll be back to post juicy spoilers of the shows during their hiatus breaks. That includes, Fabulous Cordy, Connor, Faith the Vampire Slayer and Angel, who faces his final battle next fall. Be prepared to say goodbye to a huge part of the jossverse world. Will he live, or die? Be there February as he faces his final moments ...
Post by Trish Morgan on Dec 29, 2009 17:10:29 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED DECEMBER 30, 2009. Faith the Vampire Slayer successfully ran its first half of the season, airing a complete eight episodes out of the full twenty two. No word yet has surfaced about a renewal, but word of a third season is already beginnning to arise. Whether not the rumours are true, the ratings of Faith the Vampire Slayer prove that it could go for a lot longer. Creator Jack Malone has expressed interest in a five year plan, telling VPtoday he has 5 seasons he wants to do with this kick ass slayer.
Expect a promotional trailer within the first week of January, for the 2010 Fall. For those of us who've had a private screening of all the trailers, you would want to catch this one. Not only does it tease Oz's return, which looks epic to say the least, but this new Allistar figure has a lot to do with it.
Post by Trish Morgan on Jan 2, 2010 0:07:37 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 1, 2009.
Below is a newsletter from Head VPN Executive, Chris Davis addressing current showrunners, in regards to the upcoming series renewal period.
***To: VPN SHOWRUNNERS (FROM: CHRIS DAVIS)***
Hello VPN showrunners, producers and staff writers. In the coming weeks I will be reading and reviewing all current episodes on VPN. After which I will be deciding what shows will receive an early renewal and what shows won't. Renewal Day has been set to January 15th, 2009 and remaining shows will be back on the air starting in Feb.
Best wishes to all showrunners and expect another announcement from me in regards to renewals very shortly. In the mean time, feel free to pitch your next season in the staff Renewal Room.
Post by Trish Morgan on Jan 8, 2010 20:26:06 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED SATURDAY 9 JANUARY, 2010. Running into Faith the Vampire Slayer Producers, I was able to quote them on some juicy new storylines coming your way when the show returns -- which at the moment, appears to be February. ***Quoted from Jack D. Malone on Faith the Vampire Slayer***
February seems to be the month all the shows are returning, so I've been working really hard on the next few episodes. We've got a juicy episode to return with, centered on one of the characters that has been in the background for most of the season. She believes herself to be the vessel and shares a dark past with the new demonic being Allistar -- who comes from the Destroyer's home dimension. On top of that, things begin to rattle up in the next few chapters of the season from Mark uncovering the truth about Faith, and slayers, and demons to one of the longtime characters of the series biting the dust. The second half of the season will explore new depths or darkness; and as the season finale draws close we've got it on good authority that you can pretty much bank on a third season. To clarify any rumours, Alexis Denisof and Elisabeth Rohm are joining the cast next season, as well as Jared Padalecki who will become somewhat of a main character for that season. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to say who'll be returning from this season yet, as it will spoil the rest of this current season -- but I can tell you that each new episode of season 2 will pay tribute to the final episode, and if you can figure out who the vessel is before the end based on the numerous amounts of clues in the first half, and now in the second half, I wouldn't be surprised. But it won't be easy. And I hope you enjoy what I've got stored!!
Post by Trish Morgan on Jan 10, 2010 1:24:17 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 10, 2010. The VPN has just released a brand new promotion ad for it's 2010 line-up! The promo features all shows currently picked up on the network and executive tease that it may be extended after pickups for the two remaining slots.
Post by Trish Morgan on Jan 10, 2010 2:17:12 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 10, 2010. The VPN's Head Executive, Chris Davis and Vice Executive Jack Malone have announced VPN's renewed and canceled shows. Read their report below.
Dear VPN staff and members,
After closely examining VPN's series', we've have come to a decision in regards to renewals and cancellations.
ANGEL: Season Six, created by Jack Malone. The continuation of the Angel series, being VPN's highest rated show and having struck the network head on with it's amazingly written episodes and spot on Jossverse character portrayals. After airing seven episodes so far, VPN has ordered 15 more episodes to finish the series.
Fabulous Cordy, created by Nicole Rodriguez Being one of VPN's highest rated shows, the 4 aired episodes have received nothing but perfect ratings. The early renewal was pretty much a no brain-er and the network has ordered 8 more episodes to finish the first season.
Faith, the Vampire Slayer, created by Jack Malone Back with its second season, VPN's very first series has been renewed! Amazingly high ratings and excellent plots make this show a must see, making the network purchase 14 more episodes this season. Also, a season three is already being discussed with Network Executives.
Connor, by Matthew James Sadly, the series has been canceled. The ratings were simply to low and the episodes were below average on the entertainment meter. However, the network has ordered a set of 3 more episodes to finalize the series. Connor will join "VAMP" in the VPN's canceled shows archive were it will always be preserved.
Post by Trish Morgan on Jan 10, 2010 2:41:14 GMT -6
NEWS POSTED JANUARY 10, 2010. The Virtual Productions Network's Head Executives Chris Davis and Jack Malone have announced early renewals for two of the Network's Highest Rated Shows.
Dear VPN staff and members,
After closely examining VPN's Highest Rated shows, Faith the Vampire Slayer and Fabulous Cordy, we have decided to give both of them an early renewal.
FAITH THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Being the Network's very first show, it immediately caught a wide audience with consistant high ratings that pushed it into a successful second season. Having entered its mid season finale a few weeks ago, not only was the rest of the season being discussed with Head Executives Chris Davis & Jack Malone, but a possible third season. Being informed by the producers of the show that it only gets deeper and darker as it plunges into a third year, with the plock thickining and the characters furthermore developing, it was rested upon for quite some time. But now, its been officially announced. Faith the Vampire Slayer will continue its final 14 episodes of the second season, and jump straight back into the action with its third. For more information, check back for details on cast, spoilers, news, and more in the coming months!!
FABULOUS CORDY When the Network took a risk in picking up this hip new show, telling a somewhat "what if" story about the character of Cordelia Chase from the WB's Hit Television series 'Angel' several doubts filled their heads. As the release date came closer and closer, it was feared by both Head Executives that the series would unfortunately flop as a wide fan base wasn't rolling in, and it being based on a character not too many saw fondly after the events of 'Angel's fourth season. However, its premiere kicked off with the highest of ratings, and has maintained top ratings over the course of its episode. So, taking risks seems to be going amazingly well for this hit virtual series -- therefor the Network has picked up a complete second season of the show created by Nicole Rodriguez, and hopes this even bigger risk contains its high standard of virtual entertainment. As for the plots and schemes of season 2, tune in for the next couple of months to find out more details!