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Veronica Mars, 10 Years Later: Rob Thomas on the TV Show’s Heartbreaking Path, and the Two Big Decisions That Changed Everything

Ten years ago today, the world met Veronica Mars. A fresh-faced newcomer named Kristen Bell made her TV debut on UPN as teenaged private eye, ostracized by her fellow students,who solves crimes on the side, including the murder of her best friend. Boiled down to it, it doesn’t sound like the makings of a hit TV show. And Veronica Mars was never a hit TV show. Yet 10 years after the show premiered and seven years after it was canceled, Veronica Mars returned to life on the big screen. A book tie-in hit the New York Times best-seller charts. Veronica Mars is now as relevant, if not more than ever before. Why are we still gaga over this snarky blonde detective?

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Veronica Mars, 10 Years Later: Rob Thomas on the TV Show’s Heartbreaking Path, and the Two Big Decisions That Changed Everything

Ten years ago today, the world met Veronica Mars. A fresh-faced newcomer named Kristen Bell made her TV debut on UPN as teenaged private eye, ostracized by her fellow students,who solves crimes on the side, including the murder of her best friend. Boiled down to it, it doesn’t sound like the makings of a hit TV show. And Veronica Mars was never a hit TV show. Yet 10 years after the show premiered and seven years after it was canceled, Veronica Mars returned to life on the big screen. A book tie-in hit the New York Times best-seller charts. Veronica Mars is now as relevant, if not more than ever before. Why are we still gaga over this snarky blonde detective?

Read the full story here.

Happy 20th Anniversary, ER!
It’s 1999 and I’m 12 years old. ER is five years old. We meet for the first time and it’s love at first sight. There’s something magical about the NBC hospital drama that took me—and America—by storm. I saw reruns on TNT, binged on them nightly until I was caught up with the current one on NBC. It’s been 20 years since the show first premiered—Monday, Sept. 19, 1994—and the affects it had on the world of pop culture are still being felt today.

Happy 20th Anniversary, ER!

It’s 1999 and I’m 12 years old. ER is five years old. We meet for the first time and it’s love at first sight. There’s something magical about the NBC hospital drama that took me—and America—by storm. I saw reruns on TNT, binged on them nightly until I was caught up with the current one on NBC. It’s been 20 years since the show first premiered—Monday, Sept. 19, 1994—and the affects it had on the world of pop culture are still being felt today.

The Power of Veronica Mars: How Rob Thomas Turned a One-Episode Character Into a Spinoff
The Veronica Mars spinoff, Play It Again, Dick, almost didn’t happen. The CW Seed web series reunites the VMars cast and follows Ryan Hansen as he tries to get a spinoff of Veronica Mars following his character Dick Casablancas off the ground at the CW.
The eight-episode series, sort of a meta comedy, features all your favorites playing fictionalized versions of themselves and of their Veronica Mars characters. We’ll see Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Chris Lowell, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Daran Norris, Francis Capra, Kyle Gallner, Christopher B. Duncan, Ryan Devlin (as Duncan Kane), Ken Marino, Amanda Noret and Lisa Thornhill. Rob Thomas even drafted hisiZombie stars Robert Buckley and Rose McIver for Play It Again, Dick. Sounds fun, but it almost didn’t come together for Thomas.
"I even joke that I was tricked into it," Thomas said When he agreed to do it, he was wrapping up the final touches on the Veronica Mars movie, writing two pilots and the studio wanted it to promote the film’s March release.
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The Power of Veronica Mars: How Rob Thomas Turned a One-Episode Character Into a Spinoff

The Veronica Mars spinoff, Play It Again, Dick, almost didn’t happen. The CW Seed web series reunites the VMars cast and follows Ryan Hansen as he tries to get a spinoff of Veronica Mars following his character Dick Casablancas off the ground at the CW.

The eight-episode series, sort of a meta comedy, features all your favorites playing fictionalized versions of themselves and of their Veronica Mars characters. We’ll see Kristen BellJason DohringChris LowellEnrico ColantoniPercy Daggs IIIDaran NorrisFrancis CapraKyle GallnerChristopher B. DuncanRyan Devlin (as Duncan Kane), Ken MarinoAmanda Noret and Lisa ThornhillRob Thomas even drafted hisiZombie stars Robert Buckley and Rose McIver for Play It Again, Dick. Sounds fun, but it almost didn’t come together for Thomas.

"I even joke that I was tricked into it," Thomas said When he agreed to do it, he was wrapping up the final touches on the Veronica Mars movie, writing two pilots and the studio wanted it to promote the film’s March release.

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