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Veronica Mars Isn’t as Slutty as Her Picture

July 18, 2006 12:31 PM

Note to The CW’s photo department: Kristen Bell, the star of your drama “Veronica Mars,” is so over the photo you consistently use when promoting the show.

At the “Veronica” TCA session Monday afternoon, Bell turned around and took a look at the first shot of her to appear on video screens that flank the ballroom stage. The shot, which has been used heavily by the promotions department, was more Maxim cover then “Veronica,” with Bell in a white wife beater T-shirt, skin glistening, hair blowing, and lips pursing. A very un-Veronica shot.

“Oh honestly,” Bell fumed. “Can we get a new picture?” “Veronica” creator Rob Thomas said unlike the past two seasons, the third season will not feature one big mystery that runs from September to May.

Instead, there are three mysteries for the season, each of which will be wrapped up in a limited number of episodes, which will give “a new audience more jumping room in.”

Thomas is scheduling out the second half the season on hope, however. “Veronica” only has a 13-episode order, as opposed to a full 22 season episode order. Thomas better get those first mysteries right if he wants to produce a third. 


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