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TV Guide's Michael Ausiello says the Clarice Starling version of "Veronica Mars" - the one that would be set years in the future at the FBI academy in Quantico, Va. - is garnering more interest over at The CW. The show would strip off all of Veronica's supporting cast and perhaps even assume a new title. "FBI Girl"? "Veronica Fed"? “Mars” mastermind Rob Thomas pitched the FBI fourth season to the network last Wednesday, along with a proposal for Veronica's sophomore year at Hearst College (which obviously would not leap years ahead). Another season of "Mars" is not yet a lock. The CW announces its fall schedule one week from Thursday. Read all of Ausiello's report here. Tonight’s installment is titled “Debasement Tapes.” The CW says:
Piz (Chris Lowell) is put in charge of escorting his idol, Desmond Fellows (guest star Paul Rudd, "Anchorman"), a singer/musician from a 1990's pop band who arrives on the Hearst campus to perform at a benefit concert for the radio station. When tapes of Fellow's back-up vocals and tracks go missing, Piz recruits Veronica (Kristen Bell) to help locate them. Keith (Enrico Colantoni) believes he will be running unopposed in the race for Sheriff, until an unlikely candidate throws his hat into the ring.
Who opposes Keith Mars in the sheriff’s race? Clarence Widman? Leo D’Amato? Vinnie Van Lowe? Dick Casablancas? Mallory Dent? And which ‘90s pop star will Paul Rudd most resemble? Kurt Cobain? Billy Corgan? Adam Durwitz? Nick Lachey? None of the above. Desmond Fellows is said to be a Brit, so I guess that means Liam Gallagher maybe? After tonight, only three hours from season three remain. 9 p.m. Tuesday. The CW.

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  • May 8, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by xega

    1 2 3

  • May 8, 2007, 2:44 a.m. CST

    you taste like a burger. i don't like you anymore.

    by Bob C. Cock

    paul rudd in wet hot = comedy gold

  • May 8, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Oh great

    by ElPaw

    prepare for some shit English accent.

  • May 8, 2007, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Herc: Your best guess-Stay or Go?

    by MemBirdman

    Give me a ballpark idea. How much of a chance do we have for VM 4? I'm about 70/30 for.

  • May 8, 2007, 5:16 a.m. CST

    It's "Ren and Stimpy", they're way existential

    by WadeCryBabyWalker

    Liam Gallagher? Let's hope it's a bad Jarvis Cocker imitation. Give Piz at least *some* hipster cred.

  • May 8, 2007, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Jake Kane

    by NudeandAroused

    Is my guess to run against Keith.

  • May 8, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Veronica makes me...

    by mrtwig48

    ...nude and aroused.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Im hoping it all went well

    by Mr_X

    and we get more VM next season. Fingers crossed.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    it's gotta be one of

    by aicmb

    Sacks, the bar owner, or the deputy Keith fired. Possibly Deputy Leo?

  • May 8, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Just stop.

    by CatVutt

    It's not coming back. It's not. It's a goner. I refuse to even retain the slimmest of hopes at this point. There's simply no evidence to suggest that the CW has any intention of even considering the FBI fast-forward. It's done, I'll miss it terribly, but it's done.

  • May 8, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I just hope that

    by sfgeek

    when they do cancel VM (which I hope they don't) that they place some shitty reality tv show in its place... perhaps america's next pop princess' jail term? No? Howabout The next Spice Grrrrrl? I wish that tv execs would stop placing these reality shows in place of decent (if not always great) TV shows... it is a sad state, the next thing you know is that gas prices will soar to above 3.00 bucks a gallon

  • May 8, 2007, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Title Change.

    by eric haislar

    Please don't call it FBI girl. Worst title ever.

  • May 8, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I could work. With title change.

    by eric haislar

    With Veronica and I'm sure some sexy new love interest. As her partner. it will be like Bones only way better written.

  • May 8, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Change HER name

    by Napoleon Park

    Tiny Venus, FBI. Suzie Saturn, Federal Agent. Erika Merkury, Government Cop. Agent JJ Jupiter. Special Agent Betty Pluto. (Go on, make up your own Uranus joke.)

  • May 8, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    What makes me nervous...

    by rosasaks

    IF the FBI time jump thingy went ahead, when would the show return? September/October seems incredibly risky because wouldn't it effectively give them zero time to properly conceptualize what would to all intents and purposes be a new star vehicle for Kristen Bell? I'm not saying the production team aren't talented but it sounds like a bit of a recipe for disaster. Unless Rob Thomas just happens to have the outline to a novel or something just lying around in a desk draw somewhere precisely for such an occasion, it sounds like they'll be flying by the seat of their pants.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I don't think the FBI Idea came out of his ass....

    by Mr. Profit

    The FBI seeds were planted with the Landry recommendation V got and then was referenced in last weeks episode. I think that while working on a struggling drama, Rob and Co. have probably been devising a strategy to take the show in a new direction.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    God that came out wrong...

    by Mr. Profit

    What I meant was that the show has been making reference to a post college FBI career. Also Rob and Co probably already have VMars FBI plotted out since they did film a presentation for the networks didn't they? Anyhow, I hope the show sticks around. One more thing, I saw Piz on the Grey's Anatomy spinoff. Dude is in shape but has huge nipples.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Damn! "Life on Mars" is taken

    by rockgolf

    Have to find another name. But here's a great idea for the first episode: after a hard day at Quantico, Veronica has to rush home to pick up her 2-year-old from day care.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    That would be funny! And Logan is the father!

  • May 8, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Fucking Retarded

    by tristeele

    Just cancel this once awesome show and be done. I dont want a fast forward. I want a better written season 4. Get back to the roots of what made the show great. One season long mystery. V's friends actually IN THE FUCKING EPISODES! Those 2 things would bring me back. V in FBI will not.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    That Rachel Nichols show

    by veritasses

    that got canned after only a few eps had the Clarice Starling thing going and wasn't all that bad as I recall.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Mission To Mars

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Have De Palma direct the pilot, with Gary Sinise as Veronica Mars.

  • May 8, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Goddamn it, NO.

    by CatVutt

    I'm not getting sucked into thinking there's a chance for this. Would I love it? Yeah, keep Veronica and Keith, and lose everybody else, maybe have her jot an email to Wallace occasionally. But it's not going to happen. It's not, dammit.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    WHAT. *sighs, beggar v. chooser*

    by Demosthenes2

    Then that would be an almost entirely different SHOW!!! I wasn't born yesterday. I love Kristen Bell and all the writers, but losing all the supporting cast would be chopping off a leg. Still, I'd take it over no Veronica, so I guess it's no time to be bitching.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Why this has a shot of working.

    by eric haislar

    The CW is looking for something that will get more adult viewers. So they kinda reboot VM into this FBI thing so new people can watch and not have to know anything about veronica Mars to enjoy it. Its a great Idea Rob Thomas can pull it off. Plus i'm tired of College and High School I want more adult stories my self.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Mars Attacks!

    by Son of Hades

    Veronica single-handedly invades the Earth with a deadly combination of irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humour.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Why this has a shot of working.......more

    by eric haislar

    Plus this has a build in audience already plus they can market it as a new show and get more viewers.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Eyes of Laura Mars

    by Son of Hades

    In a blatant nod to season five of Buffy, Veronica's hitherto unheard-of younger sister shows up - and she can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes!

  • May 8, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Look, I like the ensemble...

    by Son of Hades

    <p>...but they've had fuck-all to do for a couple of seasons. They should have brutally murdered Logan for this year's mystery; he's a painful shadow of his former self. Even the actor senses this, mumbling his lines like a bad Brando impersonator. I swear I have to turn the volume up whenever he says anything. So yeah, get rid of the lot of 'em, save Keith and maybe Mac.</p><p>We now return you to your scheduled Veronica Mars fourth season title puns.</p>

  • May 8, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Can it be called "Quantico"?

    by Squashua

    That could work.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    John Carter of Veronica Mars

    by Son of Hades

    <p>In a bizaare scheduling mixup, the American Civil War veteran is mysteriously transported to Neptune, California, where he must help the annoying blond one to figh...oh you can fill in the rest yourself.</p><p>Oh, and Harry fucks it up and the show is cancelled in pre-production.</p>

  • May 8, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    Best thing I have heard for a title all day.

  • May 8, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'd support "Quantico" as a title...

    by DanielKurland

    I suppose this means that the theme song is probably going to change "again".

  • May 8, 2007, 3:17 p.m. CST

    How about..."The Blue Rose"?

    by SpyGuy

    FBI Director Gordon Cole calls in Agent Veronica Mars to find out what happened to Special Agents Chet Desmond and Dale Cooper. Special cameo appearance in the first episode by Keifer Sutherland as Sam.

  • May 8, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    ooooh I'm down with SpyGuy's idea

    by Demosthenes2

    I remember the big reveal for Veronica's season 1 mystery wasn't that exciting to me because it reminded me too much of the Twin Peaks reveal. I've often thought that the show could use a more personal season or half-season mystery for Veronica like Lily's murder; that was such an involving catalyst for this season. The two mini-mystery arcs weren't that interesting this season; I wish they'd go back to season-long mysteries but I doubt that'll happen, if it even gets picked up at all. But anyway back to TP: I've often thought that Twin Peaks could have an expansive universe of spinoffs, but I'm sure Lynch would refuse. While at the time they were talking about doing a series of movies, I sensed that Lynch deliberately made that movie as noncommercial as possible so that no one would ever touch it. I'm one of the fans who appreciated the film, albeit with reservations. Yup.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Mike Ausiello is reporting...

    by GregoryHarbin

    ...that renewal chances are good.<p> I'm looking forward to the FBI storyline, especially if it manages to bring in more viewers and the show a bit more money.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Good, I'm officially anticipating next season now...

    by DanielKurland

    So a cancellation is going to be all the more crushing if it happens. And I also am a huge, huge fan of Fire Walk With Me. Bring on Ray Wise as the FBI director for season 4.

  • May 8, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Quantico was

    by nemesisdarkside

    the original name of Criminal Minds.<P>I still haven't got used to the FBI fast forward. I'm gonna miss Wallace and Mac!!<P>If only this show had become a hit, we'd be getting an awesome sophomore year season with one big arc and possibly a few mini arcs. If only!<P>Will this be The Inside v2?

  • May 8, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    What Would Happen to Keith?

    by Bungion Boy

    I love VM and I fully support some sort of future jump. Right now I would mind them dumping the whole supporting cast. But the dynamic between Keith and Veronica is one of the best things about the show. I would really miss Enrico.

  • May 8, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    The Gilmore Mars

    by ThornBalls

    Fast forward five years - Veronica and Rory work together so closely that they both discover the best way to celebrate solving a mystery is through hardcore lesbian action.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Herc - another question

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Is it possible that the contracts with the other acrots are the reason CW would consider a name change for the FBI series???

  • May 8, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    IF the CW is trying to attract an older audience..

    by RokurGepta

    why are they making that new show Hidden Palms, that looks like a teeny bopper sci-fi sit-com

  • May 8, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    No Keith = No go

    by David Lazarus Long

    Without Keith Mars, there IS no Veronica. Jesus, he's the only one of the support cast actually still IN the show as it is. Still not getting my hopes up. The CW can lick my nuts either way.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I don't care if they call it "Blue Toast"...

    by FilmCritic3000

    as long as this show, the best damn show on television comes back next year, I'm game. And David Lazarus Long is right - Keith and Veronica's interactions are what make the show. Their bond is the glue that holds the show together. If nothing else (and as much as I'll miss Mac), they *MUST* bring Enrico Colantoni into this proposed new incarnation of the series.

  • May 8, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    What good shows does the CW actually have?

    by RokurGepta

    I enjoy watching Veronica Mars, Supernatural, and Smallville? Anybody know if Supernatural has been renewed or not? <p> If the show becomes Agent Mars, FBI, I don't know if I'll be able to bare watching it... <p> I just had a funny random silly thought ... Are there any Agents in the FBI with the last name Orange? dumb, I know, too much caffeine for me...

  • May 8, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I meant "Blue Socks"!

    by FilmCritic3000

    I mailed my letter to Dawn Ostroff, head honcho at The CW. Renew "Veronica Mars", Miss Ostroff!

  • May 8, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Veronica Does Dallas

    by mrtwig48

    or at least Kristen Bell does MrTwig48.

  • May 8, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    No more Supporting cast? CW is NUTS!!

    by Drath

    No Keith? No Logan? No Wallace? No Mac? No Wevil? Are they dead set to ruin or kill this show? They've fucked with it from the start, nevermind that it had a following just fine when it started on their lemon/lime themed network of crap. I dread that they'll ruin this show like I hear they ruined Gilmore Girls. No wonder they haven't meddled with Smallville, it was the only show dumb enough to satisfy them as it was.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I missed the first two minutes...

    by keanho_in_nyc

    Did we see who Keith's competition is?

  • May 8, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    A new title?

    by jocutus

    In a bizzare twist, Veroncia's new mentor at Quantico is the late Sheriff Lamb's older brother who is a criminologist genius and was rendered a deaf-mute after a run-in with a lector-ish escaped serial killer. The new mentor is the main character of the new series leading a team of misfit FBI wannabes including V. The new title? "Lamb of the Silence" (cause he's a MUTE, get it? HA!) It'll be like Criminal Minds or NCIS for teens and twenty-somethings. Can't Miss, I tells ya! Oh, did I mention its a comedy?

  • May 8, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    "I hope we're still friends after I taser you."

    by Pennsy

    LMAO. :D

  • May 8, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    For all who seem tobe against the show, where exactly did it lose its greatness?

  • May 8, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    "An ass-terpiece."

    by Pennsy

  • May 8, 2007, 8:54 p.m. CST

    My Before and After

    by jocutus

    Took me a minute to place the song. From the Cotton Mather "Kon Tiki" album from 1997. Sounded familiar. Very Beatles-ish. Especially the full band version.

  • May 8, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Sheriff Vinnie?

    by Pennsy

    Sylar, we need to talk; can you go out west and do a little brain surgery? ;)

  • May 8, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Agent Mars

    by JediShaft

    Would be a better name. First off this is not CBS, this would be a huge mistake. The supporting characters are what makes this show, and the misuse of the supporting cast is what has weaked this season so much.

  • May 8, 2007, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Flash forward to Veronica as

    by kabong

    Desperate Housewife Detective, married to John Goodman, and she's psychic too.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    Could work? Special guest star Kirstie Alley.

  • May 8, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Please. I Hope Not.

    by JohnIan

    I'm not into the whole FBI boot. It makes more sense that Veronica takes over Mars Investigation. The season arc could be a hit on Keith, leaving him in a coma. Regular bills and hospital bills need to be paid, Veronica takes up her part time hobby - full time. This also marks the first time she is totally alone; no support or guidance from her dad. Remember how emotionally crippled she was when she thought he died in the plane explosion? This would be a very defining year for little Miss Mars. I could also see her needing Mac and Wallace's help for various cases and for the main story. Who tried to kill Keith Mars???

  • May 8, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    VERONICA MARS .............................. CROSS-EYED

    by Red Dawn Don

    I have only watched this show once, but I enjoyed it. It must have been the teen angst angle. That girl playing VM is a cutey in her blonde cross-eyed sort of way. ***** Harry number all these comments for easy referencing by us posters.

  • May 8, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Oh my Lord, what incredible crap.

    by AnnoyYou

    So...they're getting rid of the supporting cast and changing the title? Why don't they just CALL her "Clarice" Mars? Too bad the reason everyone watches the show, namely fangirl favorite Logan Echolls/Jason Dohring, will be gone from this great concept. I really wish they had cancelled it after the first few episodes of S2. Sheesh. Talk about beating a dead horse.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    This could work

    by Mister Mets

    I really think Veronica Mars could work as an FBI procedural. One thing that it would do is bring back the season long mystery since it's a lot easier for an FBI agent to become involved in major murder mysteries that than it is for a high-school/ college student. The mysteries would also likely be more dramatic/ high-stakes. Keith Mars would likely be in many episodes, and it would be fun to see him as sheriff getting into arguments over jurisdiction with his daughter. And it would be compelling television if the big mystery of a later season is his murder.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    And it would be hilarious if....

    by Mister Mets

    they did an episode (or two-parter) where Veronica goes undercover in a high school. Hell, that could be the series premiere.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:06 a.m. CST

    They should also keep Mac as a Cast Member

    by Mister Mets

    I see no reason she can't be the FBI's computer girl, or at the very least Veronica's room-mate.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST


    by arrangedletters

    So sad. This comes right as the show hits a creative peak because it's been focused on the characters and not the mystery arc.

  • May 9, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    tonight's episode was slightly disappointing

    by RokurGepta

    but I still loved it...

  • May 9, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Who made the creative decision . . .

    by Mankind

    . . . to make tonight's episode all about Hal Fischman talking about a fire?

  • May 9, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    paul rudd is a god

    by keyserSOZE

    maybe not quite a golden god, or a rock god, but he's definitely a deity of some sort. when paul rudd strikes, hilarity ensues.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Didn't air for me tonight...

    by DanielKurland

    3 + hours of breaking news regarding this brush fire took the time slot instead. I'll see it eventually though.

  • May 9, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I've never watched this show

    by Volstaff

    Just one of those shows where I hear a lot mof good stuff about, but I just don't have the time or availability to catch. Maybe I'll check out a season dvd some time.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST


    by Trader Groucho 2

    Thank you! I'm totally bent about that too. Channel 13 didn't cut away from the frakking Hooters girl bikini-fest (and why they didn't choose the Venezuelan hottie is beyond me). The local affiliate just isn't showing VM any love.

  • May 9, 2007, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Hal Fishman pondered ominously if this fire

    by Trader Groucho 2

    could be the end of Spiderman.

  • May 9, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    I'm going out on a lime and assuming....

    by RokurGepta

  • May 9, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    lime is supposed to be limb

    by RokurGepta

    nuff said

  • May 9, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Make her a lezzie...

    by Kid Z

    ...and call it "Mars Needs Women"!

  • May 9, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    The foul stench that was...

    by Kid Z

    ... UPN has totally infected this chimera called the CW... purging what little good there was in the mix from the WB. The entire network, right down to their friggin' color scheme, is a steaming, corn kernel-flecked, semi-liquid, puss-swirled mound of slowly putrefying, vermin-infested SHITE! Please just let it slowly dissolve into a white, ashy pile and blow away!

  • May 9, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    I heard that

    by RokurGepta

    Warner Brothers is splitting from the CW and reforming the WB

  • May 9, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Vinnie Van Lowe...

    by Squashua

    YOU SNEAKY BASTARD! An "ass" to this community. :-)

  • May 9, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Enrico Colantoni

    by Dradis Contact

    I like the fact that dad isn't irrelevant and bumbling. You don't see it on other shows and it's one of VM's strengths. The show appears to be about a teen sleuth and her lawman dad but it's really about trust.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I said it before and I'll say it again ...

    by Itchy

    if you want great ratings, move it to Cinemax, make Veronica Mars go undercover investigating a series of strip club burglaries, and have her decide the only way to solve the crime is to go down on the prime suspect ... some stripper played by guest starring Michelle Trachtenberg. Guaranteed ratings bonanza. As for the FBI idea, it's pretty good actually. You could unload all of the "co-stars" from this season (other than her dad and Vinnie Van Lowe) and I wouldn't care at all ... too many "bit players" and none of them very interesting.

  • May 9, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Whatever happened to the Fearless?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I thought there was an FBI show called Fearless in the works. The premise was a female agent without fear due to some neurological damage. <p> This sounds like a retread/combo.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Veronica Mars - WWE Smackdown crossover

    by rockgolf

    (May 9) - AP - CW is proud to announce that a retitled Veronica Mars will return to the CW fall line-up. In a cross promotion, wrestler Val Venis from Friday's top-rated WWE Smackdown will join the series that moves the story five years into the future. Venis will play an eccentric FBI agent who becomes Veronica's mentor as she enters her last year in Quantico. The new series will be retitled, you guessed it, "Val and Veronica". "We tried every other combination of names, but none of the others were memorable", said producer Rob Thomas.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    remane it Lesbian Initiations

    by SylarTheCylon

    and have an all female cast where veronica punishes bad, bad girls by forcing them to have sex with her in her basement.

  • May 9, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    LET - IT - DIE

    by performingmonkey

    Have Kristen Bell join Galactica (as Starbuck's long lost sister who just happens to be in the fleet?)

  • May 9, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Make Veronica FBI who returns to Neptune...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    This is how you do it: Veronica, a brand-new FBI agent, returns to Neptune to solve a big case. Keith is the sheriff who's also on the case, and father and daughter, though reunited, are at odds over this case. Mac works for Kane Software, and the FBI contracts out Veronica's computer needs to Kane Software, since it doesn't have an office in Neptune. Logan is around, and he could be tied to the big mystery. Mr. Thomas, please feel free to use this setup and PayPal me via my email address. Thank you.

  • May 9, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    LA Viewers

    by FentonCrisp

    The show got pre-empted last night by coverage of the Griffith Park fires. Anybody know if/when it will re-air?

  • May 9, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I love that I already pitched this last Wednesday.

    by Ellipsian

    "Veronica should not be cancelled." by Ellipsian May 2nd, 2007 12:36:40 PM That we know. But should The CW require some kind of change, they should forward the series to V's FBI years, write in as much of the cast as possible, and (naturally) keep Rob Thomas in charge. Most importantly, they should alter the look/name of the show, in order to attract new viewers and make it seem new to lure in the closed-minded morons who won't watch now. Win-win-win. That's what she said.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    i love that ausiello's been talking about it for weeks

    by mollyunravel

    at least since mid-march michael ausiello's been reporting about the possible new format that rob thomas proposed to the network.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    i love that ausiello's been talking about it for weeks

    by mollyunravel

    at least since mid-march michael ausiello's been reporting about the possible new format that rob thomas proposed to the network.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I love that history lesson (& sarcasm, I love sarcasm).

    by Ellipsian

    But the discriminating and detail-oriented reader will notice that my post references the critical difference--an alteration of the name of the show, which to my eyes at least, has been heretofore unmentioned or suggested.

  • May 9, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    They'd be foolish to ditch Keith

    by The Selecter

    Next to VM, he's the only indispensable character.<br><br>The fact that the Pussywhatever slut ensemble show outdrew VM, and there are actually people who take up the non-entity Paris Hilton as a cause just shows what a sad state this society is in.

  • May 10, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I'll take what I can get, but...

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>...I'm really not looking forward to the FBI thing. The charm of the show is largely based in how Veronica bends rules to do good. If she bends rules as an FBI agent, then I stop rooting for her. If she doesn't, then it'll be too boring and serious. Just like her Dad is more fun as a P.I. than as a sheriff (hence the fake ID lesson of the week).</p> <p>Of the supporting chars to keep, Dad and Dick. The rest can be dismissed. The supporting cast hasn't been worth much since season 1. I say, do a prequel season. Lilly and Veronica together again, as it should be. Think of having Lilly, S1 Logan an S1 Weevil back on the screen. It's the characters that are now lacking, not the venue. That's where the reboot should come from.</p>