June 17th, 2007 09:00 EST
Go Now with Garrett Godwin - Episode 4
Hello, there, this is Garrett Godwin, and welcome to Go Now, the place where I give you the latest on the addictive world that we all know and love so much as the world of entertainment.
One Tree Hill closes one chapter and starts another
Where as 90210 and Dawson’s Creek follow friends from high school to college to adulthood, that isn’t the exactly the case with One Tree Hill, as the CW drama has been renew for a fifth season of 22 episodes. Creator and show runner Mark Schwahn states after the season four finale, in which the Tree Hill gang become high school grads, next season will jump ahead to four years later, going straight into the real world after college.
Hilarie Burton told MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live): “We’ve seen the high school dramas not do so well while they’re in college, and another thing, we’ve done everything that everyone does in college.” Burton, one-half of Tree Hill’s Leyton (Lucas and Peyton), also said that next season “will enable them to do flashbacks and a lot of cool stuff with the characters.”
Season five will begin in mid-season 2008.
Catch One Tree Hill from the beginning five days a week at 1pm and 5pm on SOAPnet, and seasons 1-3 are available on DVD now.
Fans show CBS that they’re “Nuts” over Jericho
Well, One Tree Hill isn’t the only series coming back for midseason. Also on the list is the CBS drama, Jericho, thanks to a dedicated support of the series’ loyal fans in response of the network’s decision to cancel the series in May.
Jericho, starring Skeet Ulrich, follows residents of a town dealing with the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, received critical praise and held strong in the ratings last fall. However, when returned in the winter after its hiatus, ratings began to decline, leading to CBS’ decision to cancel Jericho despite its tremendous popularity online.
However, thanks to the quote “Nuts”, protagonist Jake Green (Ulrich)’s response from the all-out war against Jericho in May that is what exactly dedicated viewers gave to CBS in their response to resurrect the series.
CBS Entertainment President Nina Tessler states that Jericho will return next season for seven episodes. She also said that the series will be air in reruns this summer and be stream online, “continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return.”
Though no official word of its return, Jericho will return as a mid-season replacement, and season one will be out on DVD September 25.
The Fantastic Four meets The Silver Surfer
The summer of sequels – especially in the superhero genre – continues with The Fantastic Four: The Rise of The Silver Surfer, in which Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), his love Sue Storm/Invisible Girl (Jessica Alba), her brother Johnny/Human Torch (Chris Evans), and their friend Ben Grimm/The Thing (Michael Chiklis), have their plates full.
In the follow-up to the 2005 movie, the team comes to face-to-face with The Silver Surfer (Doug Jones), who may or may not be their enemy, but they also have to deal with the return of their longtime nemesis, the evil Dr. Doom (Julian McMahon).
The Fantastic Four: The Rise of The Silver Surfer is in theatres now.
However, if you want to save time and get the backstory of The Fantastic Four and Dr. Doom instead of reading the comic books, then get The Fantastic Four, available on DVD.
USA stays in the Zone this summer
Before there were Heroes, we still have The 4400s, which returns to Sunday nights at 9pm for its fourth season, in which 4400 people were abducted and returned to Earth without aging a day with special abilities. Now, the fate of the world is in their hands.
Billy Campbell returns to the series, this time as a full-time cast member, as Jordan Collier, whose ability will reveal this season as well as his intentions for humanity.
The main story arc this season is the drug promicin, which gives the people 4400 powers. But the battle lines have been drawn, so choose your side wisely.
The new season of The 4400 airs Sunday nights at 9pm on USA Network, and to catch its mythology, seasons 1-3 are available on DVD.
After The 4400 comes The Dead Zone at 10pm with former Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall. Based on the Stephen King novel, the series – in its sixth season – follows reluctant psychic Johnny Smith (Hall) as he continues to change the future for the better, including the prevention of Armageddon. But at the start of this season, someone Johnny knows and loves will not survive.
Season six of The Dead Zone airs Sunday nights at 10pm after The 4400 on USA, and to catch the series from the beginning, seasons 1-5 are available on DVD.
For more on these shows, go to www.usanetwork.com, where characters are always welcome.
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Well, gotta Go Now. I’m Garrett Godwin, fading out. I’ll see you later.