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Published:May 15th, 2007 09:29 EST
Go Now with Garrett Godwin -  Episode #2

Go Now with Garrett Godwin - Episode #2

By Garrett Godwin

I’m Garrett Godwin, and it is time to Go Now 

Opening: 

Drive just ran out of gas

Spider-Man becomes his own, worst enemy

Passions gets new life on DIRECTV

And the latest on the Gilmore Girls 

So, don’t Go Now.  We’ll get started right after this. 
 

Drive just ran out of gas 

What’s up?  And welcome back to Go Now, where I give the latest the fascinating world we all love so much as entertainment. 

Well, just less than a month, Drive is out of the ratings race as FOX cancelled the series after four episodes. 

The series was conceived from Tim Minear, who was writer, producer, and director for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  He also co-created another cult series, 2002’s Firefly, with Buffy and Angel creator Joss Whedon. 

Drive had its own mythology as it followed several people on a cross-country, illegal race where the stakes were high; it was a matter of life and death, and winner does take all, as the grand prize was $32 million.  Which no one has claimed because the race has been called off by FOX as Drive didn’t picked up speed in the race against NBC’s Deal or No Deal or CBS’ Monday night comedy block. 

The series will be replaced by repeats of House on Monday nights at 8pm on FOX. 

For more on Drive, then check out Television and Entertainment at The SOP at www.thesop.org
 

Passions get new life on DIRECTV 

While one show has bit the dust, another has been magically been given a last-minute reprieve, as Passions comes to DIRECTV this fall. 

The series debuted on NBC in 1999 right after the cancellation of Aaron Spelling’s Sunset Beach (1997-99).  Though not a ratings success, Passions remains to have a strong and devoted fan following.   

From Days of Our Lives’ James Reilly comes a daytime soap like no other, as Passions combines the supernatural with star-crossed couples of forbidden love that features over-the-top and crazy storylines that, for instance, comes from last summer’s The DaVinci Code

The series will air its final episodes on NBC on September 7, and will make its debut on DIRECTV with new episodes on September 17 at its original 2pm time slot, with a weekend marathon of the week’s episodes. 

Both NBC and DIRECTV made a joint statement, stating that cast and crew members of Passions will start shooting episodes for DIRECTV in August. 

To stay in touch with Passions on DIRECTV, you can go online at www.directv.com/passions

But don’t Go Now, ‘cause there’s more right after this. 
 

Spider-Man becomes his own, worst enemy 

Thank you for coming back to Go Now

Well, the summer blockbuster season is in full swing with the reason of Spider-Man 3.  Tobey Maguire reprise as the classic yet conflicted reluctant hero, who knows that with great power comes greater responsibility. 

The latest installment finds our friendly neighborhood webslinger becoming not-so-friendly as he takes on Venom, Sandman, and the Green Goblin, but the biggest battle lies within.  And if you’ve seen the preview and promos, then you’ll know why. 

There have been talks of Spider-Man 4, but no official word whether director Sam Raimi, or stars Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, who plays Mary Jane “MJ” Watson, will be on board. 

The battles begin as Spider-Man 3 is out now. 
 

Say Goodbye to Gilmore Girls 

After several weeks, the word is official: Gilmore Girls will NOT be coming for another season, as the series will end its seventh – and final – season this Tuesday. 

The show has followed the lives and loves of Stars Hollow’s duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, who are more like best friends than mother and daughter.  Gilmore Girls has been on the air since 2000, receiving critical acclaim and dedicated fans.   

There were talks of bringing the series for an eighth season with only 13 episodes with Lauren Graham and Alexis Biedel as everyone’s favorite mother-daughter duo/best friends forever Lorelai and Rory, but it fell through. 

In a joint statement, both the CW Network and Warner Bros. “thank the critics and Gilmore fans for their passionate support and promise to give this series the sendoff it deserves.” 

The final episode of Gilmore Girls will air this Tuesday au 8pm on the CW Network. 
 

Closing: 

Well, I’m afraid it’s that time again.  Thank you for joining me once again.  I’m Garrett Godwin, and if you like what you hear so far, then check the latest on Entertainment, Television, and more as well as the lovely Judyth Piazza on The American Perspective at The SOP at www.thesop.org 

It is time to Go Now, so this is Garrett Godwin fading out.  See you later.