Live-Blogging the Sophomore NBC Panel
July 21, 2008 9:51 AM
We've got Josh Schwartz ("Chuck"), Oliver Goldstick ("Lipstick Jungle") and Rand Ravich ("Life"), plus stars of three NBC sophomore shows ... SECRETS WILL BE REVEALED.
9:55 a.m.: Mr. Goldstick: Weather makes it tougher to shoot in New York. "You make the best of it," he says.
9:58 a.m.: Could Zachary Levi's character be killed off? "Next year it will be called 'Morgan,'" says Mr. Schwartz.
9:59 a.m.: Donal Logue will bring a "brash" sensibility to "Life," says Mr. Ravich. And give Damian Lewis time to breathe.
10:01 a.m.: Hey guys, what did you do during the strike? Um, that was six months ago. Does anyone care? Just sayin'....
10:03 a.m.: Damian Lewis is "speaking American," as critic Rick Kushman puts it. He's right. OK, now he's back to British accent. Much better.
10:04 a.m.: Scoop! Rosie Perez is going to guest star on "Lipstick Jungle" next season.
10:05 a.m.: Valerie Harper is playing Damian Lewis' mom on "Life." I think. He may have been joking (Mary Tyler Moore is on "Lipstick Jungle").
10:06 a.m.: "We've gone guest star crazy," Mr. Schwartz says of "Chuck." I can't keep up with all the names he's throwing out. "The opening title sequence is 17 minutes long now," Mr. Schwartz adds.
10:09 a.m.: Mr. Schwartz: "The mythology is going to deepen" on "Chuck" this year.
10:12 a.m.: Mr. Schwartz: "Kids in college don't watch on television anymore. They only bring laptops."
10:13 a.m.: Zach Levi: "Chuck's new cover job will be in an advertising agency where they all wear cool '60s clothes and smoke cigarettes."
10:14 a.m.: Mr. Schwartz on "Gossip Girl" vs. "Chuck" (they both air Mondays at 8): "I begged everyone not to let that happen."
10:14 a.m.: Mr. Levi: "People who watch 'Gossip Girl' will watch 'Gossip Girl.' And people who watch 'Chuck' will leave 'Chuck' to watch 'Gossip Girl.'"
10:15 a.m.: Scoop! Ben Savage also on "Chuck"!
10:18 a.m.: Brooke Shields says the women on "Lipstick" don't have to be "bitchy." "We're not trying to be a stereotype," she says.
10:20 a.m.: More romance on "Chuck" says Mr. Schwartz. Lady behind me is clapping and hooting. Please stop, lady behind me.
10:21 a.m.: All done.