3.22.06 - Boston.com: 'Heist' of Hollywood celebrities Marika Dominczyk, who stars as Lola on NBC's "Heist," attended the show's premiere in Beverly Hills, California on March 20 with her actor boyfriend Scott Foley. The series, which begins March 22, follows a group of professional jewel thieves in Beverly Hills and the detectives who try to catch them.
3.2.06 - TV Guide.com: According to Variety, Allan Moyle will direct Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley and Taryn Manning in "Weirdsville," a dark comedy about slackers who stumble across a satanic cult.
2.22.06 - Michael Ausiello of TVGuide.com is happy to report that Keri Russell is back in New York where she belongs. Page Six of the New York Post on Saturday had a photo of her on the Washington Square Park set of her new movie "August Rush," in which she's reteaming with her "Mission: Impossible III" costar Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Her character is apparently pregnant in the movie, as evidenced by her faux belly bump.
2.9.06 - Greg Grunberg will star in the NBC pilot "Heroes," a show about people who discover they have superpowers.
2.9.06 - Keri Russell has been cast in a new movie co-starring Robin Williams called "August Rush."
2.6.06 - Scott Speedman has joined Peter Stormare, Clea DuVall and Willem Dafoe in the psychological thriller "Anamorph."
1.20.06 - Keri Russell has been cast in "Auguest Rush," a drama shooting this summer in New York. In the film, Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will play the parents of a musical prodigy.
1.12.06 - ABC has ordered a pilot from executive-producer J.J. Abrams called Six Degrees, a drama about the intertwined lives of a group of strangers.
12.14.05 - Greg Grunberg will guest star in an upcoming episode of House on FOX entitled "Sex Kills." He will be playing a man whose wife was just killed in a car crash, however Dr. House wants to keep her alive to use her heart for a transplant for a dying patient.
Amy Yasbeck and Keri Russell
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10.5.05 - Michael Ausiello talked to J.J. Abrams at the Emmys about Keri Russell in Mission: Impossible 3, and Abrams had this to say: "[Her performance] defies description. I'm not kidding. She is so intense and tough and vulnerable and sexy and funny... it's like taking Felicity and mixing her with some kind of explosive, and that's what she is. She is unbelievable. I feel like I have the biggest secret in the world. I cannot wait for people to see the movie and to see her in it. She's unbelievable."
9.6.05 - TVGuide.com reports that NBC has greenlit Grand Union, a sitcom pilot starring Greg Grunberg as a family man who works as the manager of a local grocery store on Long Island. Beth Lacke (Mr. 3000) will costar as his wife. The show, part of an overall deal Grunberg struck with the Peacock, is being eyed for a potential midseason berth.
8.2.05 - Rumors are flying that Scott Speedman is in talks to be on both ER and Alias next season. We'll see where he ends up.
6.15.05 - Keri Russell has been cast by J.J. Abrams in "Mission Impossible 3." According to Variety, Russell will portray an agent trainee mentored by Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt character. The role was originally pegged for Scarlett Johansson, but she dropped out when the pic was delayed.
5.18.05 - J.J. Abrams says that even though his new show, Catch starring Greg Grunberg, didn't end up on ABC's fall schedule, the show is not dead. "I'm very, very optimistic that we're going to find a home for it," he told Michael Ausiello (TV Guide) at ABC's upfront party yesterday. "There are a couple of the other possibilities."
3.8.05 - Scott Foley has been added to the cast of The Unit, also starring Regina King. The Unit is a drama pilot about the lives of the people and families in a Special Ops unit.
1.21.05 - From TV Guide Online: A walk in the park: Former Felicity star Keri Russell looks lovely when she arrives at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Marquee in Park City, Utah.
1.12.05 - J.J. Abrams is attached to direct "The Good Sailor," a Universal Pictures drama revolving around the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ABC, meanwhile, has greenlit another Abrams drama pilot, Pros and Cons. This one centers around five ex-cons who end up working with the government.
12.7.04 - Zap2It.com: 'Alias' Scribe a Real 'Catch' for Touchstone - J.J. Abrams has called in reinforcements to nail down his bounty-hunter pilot "The Catch." John Eisendrath, who's worked with Abrams in the past on "Alias" and "Felicity," will collaborate with Abrams on "The Catch," co-writing the pilot script and serving as an executive producer. The arrangement comes as part of a new two-year deal Eisendrath has signed with Disney's Touchstone TV...
11.16.04 - J.J. Abrams tells TV Guide that he's "actively looking" to reteam with his former Felicity muse, Keri Russell, on a new project. "We've been talking a lot recently," he says. "I'm determined to work with her again really soon. I miss her terribly."
11.3.04 - Keri Russell just joined the ensemble cast of Neil LaBute's new off-Broadway play Fat Pig. It's a comedy about a guy (Entourage's Jeremy Piven) who falls for a "generously proportioned" girl (Rescue Me's Ashlie Atkinson). Keri plays one of Piven's disapproving friends. The limited engagement begins Nov. 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. For tickets, you can call Ticket Central (212-279-4200).
10.13.04 - Remember that rumor about a scene that was cut out of the final episode in which Felicity warned Elena of her (future) fate in a car accident? Well, Michael Ausiello of TV Guide Online reports that a rep at Touchstone confirms that this scene will be included in the Season 4 DVD, due out in February of 2005.
9.21.04 - According to Variety, J.J. Abrams is developing a new drama for the WB entitled Six Degrees. The show will focus on six post-college adults whose lives cross in various ways. While Abrams will be executive producer, the script will be written by Raven Metzner and Stu Zicherman. In addition, Abrams is also developing a show for ABC called Pros and Cons, about a group of ex-cons now working for the good guys (also written by Metzner and Zicherman).
9.14.04 - Scott Foley has signed a development deal with 20th for a potential series for next season.
9.7.04 - Former Saturday Night Live star Cheri Oteri is reportedly in conversations with J.J. Abrams to develop a comedy project for Oteri. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is being considered by ABC. This would be Abrams's first comedy project.
8.14.04 - GlobeandMail.com: Looking for Leads - He has played 'a lot of boys,' the actor says, including the boyfriend on the hit show Felicity. Now he wants to be a leading man....
7.12.04 - Rumor has it that one of the actresses from Felicity is in the running to be the re-cast for Joey's neighbor on the new Friends spin-off on NBC. Ashley Scott (Dark Angel) was originally cast in the role, but the role is being "revamped" and re-cast.
6.29.04 - Scott Speedman has joined the cast of the upcoming "XXX" sequel. Ice Cube will be replacing Vin Diesel as the pic's star.
4.29.04 - Scott Foley is in talks to star in The Gentleman, a new drama series from FX. Foley would play a likable medical-supplies salesman who moonlights as a serial killer.
4.6.04 - CBS has tapped Keri Russell to headline its latest Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie, "The Magic of Ordinary Days." Based on Ann Howard Creel's novel, the World War II-set love story finds Russell playing a woman who is banished to an arranged marriage with a local farmer (Skeet Ulrich). Mare Winningham co-stars as Ulrich's sister. The telepic is slated to air next season.
3.5.04 - The third season of Felicity is due out on DVD in the fall of 2004.
3.5.04 - Read Kristin from E!Online's account of the Museum of Television and Radio event featuring Keri Russell, Jennifer Garner, J.J. Abrams, and Matt Reeves.
3.4.04 - Zap2It.com: Abrams Discusses his 'Alias,' 'Felicity' Creations - J.J. Abrams sits on the stage at the annual William S. Paley Television Festival with Jennifer Garner and Keri Russell sitting to his right. Given that Wednesday night's (March 3) session is titled "Creating Characters" and given that Abrams is the man behind both "Felicity" and "Alias," the event seems right on the verge of turning into a Pygmalion scenario....
2.4.04 - J.J. Abrams has inked a new seven-figure deal to keep his production company -- Bad Robot Television -- at Disney-owned Touchstone TV, Variety reports.
2.3.04 - ABC has ordered a pilot of action/adventure project The Catch starring Greg Grunberg about bounty hunters as a potential mid-season series for next year. Writer/producer JJ Abrams is also working on the network's project Lost about a group of people stuck on a deserted island.
12.8.03 - Amy Jo Johnson joins the cast of Lifetime's The Division for the show's fourth season which returns on January 11 at 9p. She will play a rookie cop new to the force.
10.27.03 - Don't miss Scott Foley in "The Violet Hour" on Broadway.
10.6.03 - Tangi Miller has joined CBS's The District in a recurring role as a district attorney.
10.3.03 - Amanda Foreman guests on Miss Match on NBC tonight.
9.21.03 - Scott Speedman is the subject of Entertainment Weekly's "Five Year Plan" page in the September 26th issue.
9.17.03 - Christopher Gorham chats with Kristin at E!Online and talks about his new show, Jake 2.0, and his memories from Popular and Felicity.
9.11.03 - Amy Jo Johnson has joined the cast of Lifetime's The Division.
8.25.03 - Tangi Miller will star in an upcoming Sci Fi original movie, "Phantom Force," along with Richard Grieco and Nigel Bennett. The movie recently wrapped production and will air in early 2004.
8.14.03 - Ted at E!Online reports that Scott Speedman was spotted browsing at the Virgin Megastore. WeHo. The delish dude was clad in a simple striped button-down, with his hair long, just like in the Gap ad. Pulling off the shy but slurpable thing, S2 returned a few smiles to the lovesick gazes gals were turning his way.
7.25.03 - TV Guide Online: Meet TV's New Bionic Man - Looks like The Six Million Dollar Man is making a comeback of sorts. AOL Broadband used the "Gentlemen, can rebuild him" theme in its recent ads. And this fall, UPN's Jake 2.0 stars Christopher Gorham as a cyborg government agent. Think of a modern-day Steve Austin, the bionic dude Lee Majors played in ABC's iconic 1974-78 TV series....
7.23.03 - Kristin at E!Online reports that Scott Speedman and Felicity Russell have been smoochin' it up in New York City.
6.27.03 - From TV Guide Online: Scott Foley may have found just the project to resuscitate his career: NBC's Scrubs. As reported in the July 5 issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale Monday), the former Felicity geek whose sitcom A.U.S.A. arrived D.O.A. last winter is set to reprise his first-season role as Elliot's ( Sarah Chalke) neurotic beau in at least six episodes this fall. According to sources, producers were interested in bringing him on full time, but the soon-to-be-single actor had already committed to appear on Broadway in Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour (opening Oct. 16).
6.25.03 - From TV Guide Online: Alias creator J.J. Abrams is developing a new drama for ABC that revolves around bounty hunters. Alias sidekick Greg Grunberg, who also starred in Abrams's late, great WB drama Felicity, has been tapped to play the male lead.
6.17.03 - Two-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti and TV star Scott Foley will join previously announced stars Robert Sean Leonard, Jasmine Guy and Mario Cantone in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour. The play, directed by Evan Yionoulis, will begin previews on October 16 in preparation for a November 6 opening. Get more from Broadway.com.
6.17.03 - From TV Guide Online: Felicity grad Keri Russell has been cast as the lead in the British indie flick Cabbages & Queens, her rep confirms to TV Guide Online. She'll play Holly, a TV producer's assistant who sniffs out a jewel heist plot while working undercover as a theater stage manager in London. Nathan Lane co-stars in the screwball comedy, which starts filming later this month.
6.13.03 - From TV Guide: Former Felicity (and current Alias) star Greg Grunberg has scored two film roles. He'll play a manic commercial director in the Coen brothers' crime caper The Ladykillers and a compulsive gambler in the indie pic Poker Night. Both films shoot this summer.
6.3.03 - From Kristin at E!Online: Scott Foley was cast in the upcoming Kevin Williamson horror flick, "Cursed." It won't be out till next February, but don't despair because you can see Feli's other Scott (Speedman, sillies) in his own big-screen vampire thriller, "Underworld," in September.
5.13.03 - Sarah-Jane Potts's (Molly) new drama, Tarzan and Jane, has been picked up for the fall season by the WB, and will air on Sundays at 9pm ET.
5.13.03 - Zap2It.com: 'Alias' Garner Files for Divorce - It hasn't been a good past few days for Scott Foley. On Monday (May 12), NBC failed to pick up his comedy series "A.U.S.A." and three days earlier his wife of two-and-a-half years, "Alias" star Jennifer Garner, filed for divorce....
4.23.03 - Scott Speedman's new movie, "Underworld," will be in theaters on September 19th.
4.2.03 - TV Guide Online reports that Soctt Foley and his wife, Jennifer Garner (Hannah), have "mutually decided to separate." Well, that explains why Foley didn't accompany Garner to the Oscars last month.
3.31.03 - Robert Patrick Benedict (Richard) has released a new CD entitled "Overachiever" with his band Louden Swain. Louden Swain is an indie rock band, along the lines of Weezer, the Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, etc. Robert is the singer and guitarist in the band, and wrote the music. The CD is available in select Los Angeles retail stores or through the band's website at http://www.LoudenSwain.com or at http://www.3CarWreckords.com.3.7.03 - Keri Russell is being eyed to take over the role of Lois Lane in Warner Bros.' upcoming Superman update.
7.11.00 More 'zine stuff: There's a short article about Amy Smart (Ruby) in Teen magazine (something about being a guy magnet); Keri Russell and Scott Speedman were sighted smooching in some Australian magazine (NW, I believe).
7.5.00 'Zine sightings: Felicity is mentioned in the June 13th issue of Soap Opera Digest, getting a thumbs down for relationships becoming fuzzy and blurred in the circle of friends (i.e. Julie and Ben vs. Ben and Felicity vs. Felicity and Noel vs. Noel and Julie vs. Ruby and Noel vs. Meghan and Greg vs. Greg and Felicity); Scott Speedman is one of Cosmopolitan's six hottest babe-alicious guys in Hollywood (issue with Freddie Prinze Jr. on the cover).
6.22.00 Check out a cool article from USA Today about the ways in which fan input helped the producers of Felicity change the second season for the better.
6.22.00 Scott Foley will host the 6th Annual L.A. Looks Model Search, a first time ever battle-of-the-sexes modeling competition which will include nine women and three men. Each will compete for the grand prize of $100,000 and a two year modeling contract with L.A. Models. The event will take place Tuesday, June 20th, and pre-event interviews with Scott Foley, Before Dark, William B., J. Barnett and finalists are from 12-2 pm. Final event is from 2-4 pm. The competition takes place at the Sunset Room on 1430 N. Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood, CA.
6.22.00 Keri Russell will star in Mad About Mambo, a romantic comedy co-starring Gabriel Byrne. The film is scheduled to be released in L.A. and New York on August 25, 2000. Click here for a press release.
6.22.00 Amy Jo Johnson has officially opened her official website. Check it out (officially) at www.amyjojohnson.com.
6.22.00 Greg Grunberg has signed on to star in a romantic comedy. Unfortunately, the link I received didn't work. Anyone?
6.22.00 Scott Speedman's hair is #56 on Cosmo's sexiest list. Guess they didn't know what hit him.
6.22.00 From Wanda: "Now that all is said and smooched, it seems this season's only real same-sex kiss is the one that received no media attention at all: Javier and Samuel's passionate kiss at the altar during the Felicity finale. Even though they're not the hottest twosome on the tube, you gotta admit that was some serious tonsil hockey." [not sure what this was in reference to, but thought I'd throw it in].
6.22.00 TV Guide has a (new or old, anyone?) Felicity trivia quiz at their website. But you knew that.
6.14.00 Felicity reenters the Zone: watch for a repeat viewing (or, as the network people like to say, 'encore' viewing) of the Twilight Zone episode on Wednesday, June 14.
6.14.00 Web sighting: Check out Zap2it.com's mini interview with J.J. Abrams on Felicity's upcoming season (something about more Felicity and Ben).
6.14.00 'Zine sighting: Keri Russell is on the cover of InStyle Magazine's Summer 2000 issue, short article and many pictures included.
6.3.00 Apparently, the WB is still blaming Felicity's shorned locks for the ratings drop, and has unofficially banned haircuts from the network -- Dawson & gang included. Oh my. Speaking of shorned locks, looks like Scott Speedman has decided to shave off his own, at least according to a picture in the latest issue of People magazine.
6.3.00 5/31 ratings: Unbelievably, Felicity (a rerun) popped Dawson with a 2.3/4 compared to Da Crickster's 2.2/4, for the first time in, well, a long time.
6.3.00 5/24 ratings info. from a WB press release: "FELICITY popped with a 3.5/9 in women 18-34, which was its best output in the time period and The WB's best in the time period since the final week of national coverage on WGN." Also, "FELICITY checked in with its best ratings in the eight weeks since it moved to Wednesday's in adults 18-34 (2.4/7), females 12-34 (3.9/10), persons 12-34 (2.5/7), female teens (4.9/16), women 18-49 (2.4/6) and adults 18-49 (1.7/4)." In English, we think it means it did pretty good.
6.3.00 'Zine sightings: Looks like Scott Foley and real life girlfriend Jennifer Garner (you know, Hanna) are starting to feel wedding pressure. Also, Keri Russell was mentioned in E!'s prospective list for "Dirty Dancing 2" leads, along with Marc Anthony -- though the official "in talks" leads at the moment are Ricky Martin and Natalie Portman.
6.3.00 Okay, so I'm a few days late, but Amy Jo Johnson recently appeared on the Rosie O'Donnell show (which you knew). To compensate for my tardiness, check out Serena's write-up of Amy Jo's past appearance on Oprah.
5.24.00 Noel, Noel: Check out Dr. Drew's interview with Scott Foley (you know, the radio shrink guy on KROQ, a Los Angeles based radio station, and MTV's Loveline host).
5.16.00 The official scoop from Reuters (Yahoo) on Felicity being picked up for a full season (22 episodes). Looks like they will also be sandwiching 13 new episodes of Jack and Jill in between the first 11 episodes of Felicity and the last (to avoid rerun hell -- see below). Click here for the WB's official press release.
5.15.00 According to Media Week magazine, Felicity has been renewed. The WB will air 12 consecutive episodes to kick off season 3, then the show will go on hiatus (with another drama in its place), and return with 12 more brand new consecutive episodes to finish out the season. The main reason for this being, to avoid "rerun hell" [my words, not theirs].
5.15.00 Ian Gomez (Javi-ay) is one of Matt Roush's favorite sidekicks... him, and that blond lady from Once and Again. Check it out at TV Guide.
5.15.00 Read TV Guide's Insider scoop about Amy Smart and her new flick, Road Trip (something about toplessness).
5.14.00 According to Variety, the WB is considering scheduling both Felicity and Jack & Jill in the same timeslot (Wednesdays at 9 after the Cricksters), kicking off the season with one of the two shows for 11 weeks then following with 11 weeks of Show #2. The idea being, the show that performs better ratings-wise gets the remaining 11 weeks (um, if there's an average of 22 episodes per season, how exactly does this work?). Click here for the full sadistic scoop.
5.12.00 Wanda's pick: Felicity will be renewed come Tuesday, along with Roswell (which has already been renewed, by the way, according to Ultimate TV), Popular, and Making the Band. This is just speculation based on what she's heard, but since Wanda's pretty reliable I'd take it with a grain of pepper. On the other hand, just to report fairly here -- Ultimate TV does not list Felicity as one of the WB's likely pickups, instead indicating that everything but Oh Hairless One will be picked up (7th Hell, Charmless, the Cricksters, Unpopular, those bat people, etc.).
5.12.00 From E!online: apparently, a "Felicity 2" soundtrack is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, May 16 -- the same day that the WB makes its final decision regarding Feli's fate. Hmm.
5.12.00 Tangi Miller will be chatting at www.felicity.com on Thursday, May 18 from 8-9 pm ET / 5-6 PT -- two days after the WB makes its final decision. Double hmm.
5.12.00 Weekly ratings for 5/10: 3.5/5 to Dawson's 4.2/7. In layman's terms, that a 20% dropoff from the Dawson's crowd, according to someone named Cynthia Turner [by the way, can anyone explain to me what the last numeral (after the slash) means? I prefer not to think of myself as a layman].
5.12.00 Check out an official Felicity rally write up from Entertainment Wire.
5.12.00 Media sightings: Jane magazine's Entertainment Poll thinks that Noel and Ruby (along with Dharma & Greg and Chandler & Monica) should just break up already; Amy Jo Johnson was recently spotted on Oprah's "Remembering your spirit" segment, talking about her mother (who died of cancer) and how she coped with her loss.
5.10.00 Check out these cool pictures from a fan who attended the L.A. rally (you'll need to wait a few secs for the pictures to load; they're closer to the bottom of the page)... wait, here's a couple more from E!Online's E! News Daily.
5.10.00 Read a transcript of Keri Russell's April 5 AOL chat.
5.9.00 Check out Wanda's transcript of the Amy Jo Johnson / Greg Grunberg chat on Monday, May 8.
5.9.00 More ratings info. from the WB (week of 5/3): "FELICITY scored a 2.6/7 in women 18-34, holding all of its lead-in DAWSON'S CREEK'S (2.6/8) audience in that key demographic. FELICITY even built 11% on DAWSON'S CREEK'S women 18-49 audience with a 2.0/5 compared to its lead-in's 1.8/5. Additionally, behind the strength of DAWSON'S CREEK, The WB finished Wednesday night atop all networks, in female teens with a 6.0, the only demographic not won by ABC (5.9), which aired "Celebrity Millionaire" Wednesday night." [WB execs, are ya taking note?]
5.7.00 Tangi Miller (along with Buffy's Alyson Hannigan and Holly Marie Combs of Charmed) is currently a spokesperson for breast cancer, and will appear in a new four page brochure (to be featured in Vogue, Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, and Women's Sports and Fitness) to raise awareness about the disease. Miller was also sighted in the current issue of Dance Spirit Magazine - in an article about her participation in an African dance group.
5.7.00 Jennifer Garner, a.k.a. Hanna, a.k.a. Scott Foley's real life girlfriend, has been cast in "Pearl Harbor," the forthcoming epic to be produced by Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer.
5.6.00 Check out Hollywood.com's article on Gina Prince-Bythewood, a former Felicity producer whose writing and directorial debut "Love and Basketball" recently hit theaters.
5.6.00 Media sightings: Keri Russell is on the cover of InStyle's Summer 2000 Makeover issue (p. 150); she is also in EW in an article about Emmy underdogs; Tangi Miller was spotted on E!Online's TV segment "L.A. City Style"; there are some photos of Keri Russell and Scott Speedman in NW (an Aussie magazine); Felicity is mentioned briefly in an article about TV truces and tension (or something).
5.5.00 Felicity fans rally to save the show: apparently, there is a rally being organized by high school students to save Felicity on Tuesday, May 9 in the Los Angeles area. Expected to attend are all five major cast members. Click here for official flyer details.
5.4.00 5/3 Ratings from Ultimate TV: "The WB began the night with 'Dawson's Creek,' taking a 4.5/7 (3.9/6) at 8 p.m. It was followed by 'Felicity,' which nabbed a 3.3/5 (3.1/5) at 9 p.m." [Hmm. That's a big dropoff from Dawson's "longest hour..." er, day].
5.4.00 It still ain't looking good: according to "Moriarty's" column at Ain't it Cool News, Felicity is supposedly on the verge of being cancelled any day now. Here's what he had to say: "Bad, bad, painful development season for them [the WB]. They're having the one for real that Fox was rumored to be having. They're likely to cancel FELICITY any day. Yes, it's true. They have a big sci fi show from Michael Piller of STAR TREK called DAY ONE that's a post-apocalyptic sort of thing. Also, two soft shows called GILMORE GIRLS and LEARNING CURVE both look good. Expect a few high profile flops from Scott Rosenberg, Aaron Spelling, and Josh Schwartz." [not sure how "official" this site is, so take it with a grain of salt, hair, etc. -- whatever works].
5.3.00 According to an article at Hollywood.com, Felicity may be picked up by ABC, should the WB decide to ax it (something about karma, and Sabrina). Click here for the scoop.
5.3.00 Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker sounds off on Felicity, explaining (as only a critic can) why he thinks this show should be renewed... and something about those Freaks and Geeks.
5.3.00 Duets, the new Scott Speedman flick that was supposed to be released May 5 (this Friday), has been "quietly pulled" from its release date. Check out the inside story from upcomingmovies.com.
4.28.00 4/26 ratings info. from Ultimate TV: "The WB began the night with 'Dawson's Creek,' taking a 3.9/6 (2.6/4) at 8 p.m. It was followed by 'Felicity,' which nabbed a 3.1/5 (2.9/4) at 9 p.m." [Hmm. Outlook still not good, I'd say].
4.26.00 A Ratings Snippet from the 4/26 Washington Post: "Felicity - Hair no longer, ratings no better. Last week's original episode became WB's least watched non-rerun programming on Wednesdays at 9 in nearly 5 years." [yikes!].
4.26.00 News from E!Online's Wanda: "The WB has not made its final decision on Felicity. According to the show's publicist, they're looking over next season's pilots right now and will make a decision May 16. It's the same story for Roswell, Jack & Jill and all other WB shows that are on the bubble."
4.26.00 'Zine sightings: Keri Russell appears in this week's Entertainment Weekly (something about the Emmies, and praise); Felicity is mentioned in this week's Time (in an article about Save That Show! Exclamation included!); Felicity is mentioned in Gist TV's "Renewal Roundup" -- featuring shows Gist would like to see renewed.
4.18.00 Buffy tells all: well, not all. According to TV Guide, Keri Russell could learn a lot from Buffy. See how.
4.18.00 Robert Patrick Benedict, a.k.a. Richard, a.k.a. co-cameraman-with-a-hairnet, will star in the spoof "American Pi," about a math genius who seeks an equation that will help him lose his virginity (my reaction, too). The nine minute short is to be produced by Atom Films and will be "distributed" via the web.
4.18.00 Media sightings: Felicity was mentioned in the latest episode of "Smart Guy" (something like, "I'm gonna watch Felicity tonight," uttered by one of the characters on the show -- just don't ask me which one); Felicity is mentioned in a 4/5 Detroit News article on TV sex and its consequences: "Although TV series such as the WB's teen-oriented dramas Felicity and 7th Heaven have featured plots dealing with the dangers of sexuality -- especially among youths -- Lichter says such depictions remain the exception to the rule"; Greg Grunberg (Sean) was heard on Star 98.7 (a Los Angeles-based radio station) during the Ryan Seacrest hour, telling Ryan how they had to stop shooting a scene on Felicity because of heavy rain; Felicity was mentioned on Buffy -- something about "pulling a Felicity" -- referring of course to Chia's new hairdo.
4.16.00 Latest buzz: check out the WB's article about Felicity's improved ratings among women ages 18-39.
4.14.00 Felicity Fans Rally to Support Their Favorite Show: According to a PRNewswire story, WB CEO Jamie Kellner has been "flooded with thousands of pleas from 'Felicity' fans, asking him to renew the critically-acclaimed show for a third season. The network's e-mail system became so clogged in fact that fans resorted to other methods and have also sent in a few audio tapes (a.l.a. Felicity's tapes to her friend Sally), some postcards and placed phone calls to the network. The show recently moved from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights and the ratings have improved dramatically."
4.13.00 Ratings: According to Ultimate TV, "Dawson's Creek" (a repeat) took in a 3.2/5 (3.7/6) at 8 p.m., followed by "Felicity," which nabbed a 3.5/5 (3.4/5) at 9 p.m. Hmm, that's a full tenths of a point higher than last week's episode.
4.12.00 Amy Jo Johnson has been cast in Alex Hyde-White's indie film, "Pursuit of Happiness," to be directed by John Putch ("Valerie Flake") and co-starring Hyde-White and Jean Stapleton.
4.12.00 USA Today reports that Felicity is one of the WB networks' "likely pickups," along with Charmed, Dawson's Creek, and Popular. Among the "bubble" series (as in "you never know when it's gonna disappear") are Roswell, Jack & Jill, Movie Stars, For Your Love, and The Jamie Foxx Show. Shows that have already been renewed are Angel, Buffy, Seventh Heaven, and The Steve Harvey Show.
4.11.00 Got Felicity questions? The WB will be having a chat on Thursday, April 6, 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PT. Send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web page.
4.11.00 Keri Russell is on the cover of Seventeen's May issue. Click here for the short article, and here for related ones (from the same magazine). Other 'zine sightings: Felicity and hair are mentioned in the May issue of Glamour; Keri Russell and Scott Speedman are mentioned in Glamour's 'Star Report' [as in celebrity, not Kenneth].
4.11.00 Missed MTV's FANatic Felicity segment? Spoilerman has collected pictures and real video clips of the cast and producers that appeared that day. Check it out!
4.11.00 Missed Scott Foley on Rosie? A transcript of his recent Rosie O'Donnell appearance is now available.
4.10.00 Articles galore: Check out Teenmag.com's column about Felicity's (possible) cancellation [hey, they mention this site!]; Variety's article about "on the bubble" series on all the networks (with several quotes from J.J. Abrams); a short article about Amy Jo Johnson from Seventeen; and the latest woes behind Scott Speedman's might-not-be-released flick, "Duets."
4.6.00 Ratings info. from Ultimate TV: "The WB began the night with 'Dawson's Creek,' taking a 3.7/6 (3.5/6) at 8 p.m. It was followed by 'Felicity,' starring Keri Russell, which nabbed a 3.4/5 at 9 p.m. (last week, 'Roswell,' 3.2/5)."
4.6.00 Not sure where this is from, but it sounds official: "Speaking of the WB, fans are coming up with creative ways to rally for two series on the bubble - Keri Russell's Felicity and the sci-fi Roswell. WB boss Jamie Kellner has received mounds of audio tapes urging him not to cancel Felicity. At the end of every episode, Felicity exchanges thoughts by tape with an ex-teacher (voiced by Janeane Garafolo.)"
4.6.00 She shoots, she scores! Check out this very cool article about Felicity's leap in ratings this past Wednesday among a key demographic, females 18-34.
4.6.00 Okay, so this article is mostly about Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but it does contain this bit about Felicity: "Apart from the "Sabrina" pickup, however, the WB is leaning toward renewing its own on-the-bubble dramas (such as "Roswell," "Popular," "Jack & Jill" and "Felicity") rather than picking up someone else's discards (such as NBC's canceled "Freaks and Geeks")." Hmm, even though I really liked "Freaks & Geeks," this sounds pretty good to me.
4.6.00 Okay, it's from Star magazine, so take it with a grain of salt -- more dish about our favorite chummy costars (think hair on both counts).
4.5.00 Check out ABCNews.com's article on Felicity's season finale, and the surprise wedding.
4.4.00 Fans fight for Felicity: check out the New York Daily News' article on Felicity's fight for fans.
4.4.00 'Zine sightings: the latest Soap Opera Digest has a tidbit about Greg Grunberg (Sean) and his new son: "No one is happier to be in the opening credits this season than Greg Grunberg (Sean). 'It's been unbelievable!' he declares about becoming a series regular. 'It's good knowing I'm coming back next week. I can be more relaxed in the acting.' Grunberg confesses that he and his wife, Elizabeth, 'freaked out' when they saw the FELICITY opening that included his name for the first time. 'I could have turned the TV off after that,' he laughs. Grunberg's 3-year-old son, Jake, was also very excited, but the actor admits that some of the thrill was lost on his newborn son, Benjamin. 'He doesn't know what's going on.' Grunberg admits. 'But he seemed happy.' " (ed. note: thanks to 2Nickels for transcribing this). Also, Amy Jo Johnson is featured in the April 2000 issue of InStyle magazine.
4.4.00 Felicity is mentioned in Wanda's latest at E!Online. Okay, so she has the same info. that I do (about saving the show), but it's nice seeing it on an, er, official site.
4.4.00 Scott Foley's signed Rosie O'Donnell mug is up for grabs (okay, bids) at E-bay. Last I checked, it was going for a little over $100...
4.4.00 Ian Gomez, a.k.a. Javier-who-has-no-hair, will receive a Special Achievement Award at the Fifth Annual American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards on Sunday, April 16 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. He will be honored for his work on 3 simultaneous television series: Felicity, Norm, and The Drew Carey Show.
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