90210 Season 4 Premiere: Review

90210 Season 4 Premiere

90210 Season 4 Premiere

If you missed last night’s season premiere of The CW’s 90210, you missed a lot.

Within the first ten minutes we learned that Naomi’s pregnancy was a false alarm, Silver and Navid were moving in together and right before the credits rolled, Liam returned from his summer trip on a fishing boat with an engagement ring and a proposal for Annie. To say last night’s episode moved fast would be an understatement.

This was the first episode out of the gate since former show-runner Rebecca Sinclair stepped down at the end of last season.

For the most part, the episode was enjoyable. It contained plenty of drama and humor that fans love, including a moment where Naomi ignorantly tries to hide the pot growing in her new backyard by throwing it in the fire at her end of summer party.

However, there were some things that were a little too hard to believe. Since when can Dixon afford a beach house? He just got back from being a roadie on tour all summer. I’m no expert, but I doubt being a roadie pays that much. And the fact that the cowboy, Austin, first showed up as the previous owner of Naomi’s new house, then showed up as Dixon’s new roommate and then went on to hook up with Adrianna was a little too coincidental.

The good thing about the fast pace of the episode was that there was never a dull moment. The show has stuck to its premise in that they will be continuing to show the fantasy-filled, glamorous lifestyle that teens wish they could have. 90210 is not meant to be realistic. It’s a show that’s supposed to be filled with over the top trashy drama and comedy. And that’s why we love it.

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CW’s “Ringer” Recasts Role

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch, daughter of actress Lea Thompson, has replaced Caitlin Custer in the role of wild child Juliet on The CW network’s upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar drama, Ringer, TVGuide reports.

Deutch’s character is the stepdaughter of one of Gellar’s alter-egos, Siobhan and the daughter of Andrew, who is being portrayed by Ioan Gruffudd.

Deutch previously had a role on Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck. This marks her first series regular role since being cast in ABC’s Hallelujah pilot last year.

Britt Robertson Dishes on Her “Secret Circle” Character

In a new video just released by The CW, Britt Robertson talks about her character, Cassie, on The CW’s new witchy drama, The Secret Circle.

Cassie is sent off to live with her grandmother after her mother passes away and she gets introduced to a group of people who tell her all about “this new and exciting part of her life that she had no idea about,” Robertson says. In the words of the show’s villain, Faye (portrayed by Phoebe Tonkin), she’s a “full-blooded, one hundred percent witch.”

“She slowly realizes that her mother was a witch and she has the ancestry of being a witch,” Robertson says.

Even though the show is based upon characters with a supernatural gift, Robertson explains that each character is extremely relatable and real and that audience members will be able to connect with them.

“I think that’s the most exciting part as an audience member, because you sort of get taken into this world that’s so magical and exciting, but it still feels real,” she says.

The Secret Circle premieres Thursday, September 15 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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The CW Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

The CWThe CW announced via a press release Monday that it will kick off its fall 2011 season on Tuesday, September 13 with the season premiere of 90210 followed by the launch of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new series, Ringer.

New reality series H8R makes its debut on Wednesday, September 14, followed by the first-ever all-star cycle of America’s Next Top Model.

New supernatural drama, The Secret Circle will premiere after The Vampire Diaries kicks off its new season on Thursday, September 15.

Nikita and Supernatural return with new episodes on Friday, September 23.

Finally, Gossip Girl returns followed by the series premiere of Josh Schwartz’s Hart of Dixie on Monday, September 26.

The CW’s long-running series One Tree Hill will return for its final season in Spring 2012.

The Secret Circle

The Secret Circle Not Picked Up By Canadian Broadcasters

The Secret Circle

The CW's The Secret Circle

According to Deadline, the new Kevin Williamson drama, The Secret Circle, has not been picked up by Canadian networks.

However, the Televixen reports that if Canadians have a cable package that includes a CW affiliate, then they’ll be able to watch the supernatural drama when it airs this fall.

The Secret Circle is a one-hour drama series about a coven of witches in New Salem, Massachusetts, starring Life Unexpected‘s Britt Robertson. The show is based on a series of novels written by Vampire Diaries author, L.J. Smith.

The witchy drama is being produced by Kevin Williamson, who also developed and currently produces The Vampire Diaries on The CW.

The Secret Circle is scheduled to air following the vampire drama on Thursdays at 9/8c.

The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries Cast On What’s Ahead

The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries Cast

TVGuide caught up with Nina Dobrev at The CW upfront presentation on Thursday and asked her what she thought about the moment so many fans had been waiting for: Elena’s kiss with Damon.

“I think it was a very beautiful, sort of bittersweet moment that was very short-lived and interrupted by the Queen Bee.” Dobrev says, talking about her character Elena’s doppelganger, Katherine.

Dobrev goes on to praise her evil alter-ego by saying that “Katherine saved the day. She did the first good, selfless thing. She could have run away, but she didn’t, so kudos to Katherine.”

As for what’s in store for season three, TVGuide also caught up with series hotties, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, who shed a little bit of light on what’s ahead for the vampire drama.

Somerhalder, who recently spoke to series co-creator Kevin Williamson, said “it’s going to go back to the sort of psychological, scared, thriller part of it,” which he believes is a good move, as they’ve spent a lot of time in the mythology area this previous season.

“That chapter is closed,” Wesley adds. “Now we can get into the nitty, gritty character work.”

When asked about Stefan’s surprising transformation into his former bad self in the season two finale, Wesley said “I loved it! I love the idea of him doing something different.”

He continued saying, “I think the audience wants it.”

What do you think, Vampire Diaries fans? Are you looking forward to the evil side of Stefan next season? Sound off in the comments!

Chad Murray and Hilarie Burton on "One Tree Hill"

Burton and Murray to Return to Tree Hill?

Reported by TVLine, at a press conference following The CW’s upfront presentation on Friday, the network’s soon-to-be former president, Dawn Ostroff, expressed confidence that One Tree Hill‘s former cast members, Hilarie Burton and Chad Murray would return sometime in the show’s final 13 episodes, set to air midseason.

According to Ostroff, the incoming CW boss, Mark Pedowitz, is going to get in touch with them. “I don’t think anything has been done yet, but now that everybody knows that this is the final 13 episodes…”

“… that makes it more possible as far as cast members coming back,” Pedowitz added.

What do you think, One Tree Hill fans? Would you like to see Lucas and Peyton return for the final season?