Press Tour Day One and Two

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So I’m beginning my blog a day behind. I know. I’m not going to make excuses, but know that there is a A LOT going on right now. Enough of that, let’s delve into the first day of press tour…
Friday I hit the ground running. I had lunch with friends and then we were off to the set of Flash Forward. As many of you know they are taking a long hiatus, which usually means it isn’t coming back. That isn’t true this time. The producers told us that taking a break gave them a chance to take a look at what they were doing and where they wanted to go. I can tell you the clip they showed sucked me right back in. And of course left me with more questions that I can’t wait to see answered. Then we were off to talk to producers and the actors. I talked to Jack Davenport, Joseph Fiennes, and Dominic Monaghan. I won’t talk trash, but I will tell you that two of those men were very kind and wonderful. :) The other one, not so much. I will also say, because it needs repeating, Joseph Fiennes is one beautiful man.

Then we were off to Community. This is a show that I saw the pilot, but didn’t really keep up with through the season. BUT I started watching reruns during the holiday, and it makes me laugh out loud. This cast is one that is naturally funny. They had us laughing throughout the entire press conference, and the set really does look like a community college. Kind of dull and gray. It was decorated for Valentines, which was fun.

Then we were back here for a cocktail party with the folks from NCIS. Robert Wagner is guest starring on the show as Michael Weatherly’s dad. I found them both charming, and as promised on Twitter and Facebook, I will give the show a chance.

Saturday was CBS/Showtime/CW day. CBS Prez Nina Tassler confirmed, yes we already knew, that Three Rivers was canceled. After Nina we had Chuck Lorre and the show runners for Two and Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. If you aren’t watching these shows, you are missing out. Big Bang is one of my favorite shows of all time. The cast of Miami Medical features Jeremy Northam. He gets to keep his accent in this one, but I have to admit I probably won’t be a regular viewer of this one. If you like medical dramas, this one might be for you.

Showtime was next with Nurse Jackie, United States of Tara and Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America. I’m going to admit that while I appreciate the acting in Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara, don’t enjoy the shows. I find them both difficult to watch. They make me uncomfortable and for some reason, even though I’ve tried, I can’t get emotionally invested in the characters enough to take the ride. I’m a big fan of Diablo Cody who writes USofTara, but I just can’t get into that show. I am VERY interested in Oliver Stone’s documentary series. It’s going to be controversial, but I think he may bring some stories from our past to light that we haven’t seen before.

Next up was the CW where we chatted with the beautiful casts from Life Unexpected and Vampire Diaries. I’m a fan of both shows and looking forward to see where they go this spring.

Today NBC is up. The big gossip is about Jay Leno going back to Late Night and pushing Conan and Jimmy back later and possibly out. It should be an interesting. We also have Syfy, Bravo and Oxygen here.

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About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

5 responses »

  1. new books

    Hey Candace,
    I was just wondering if your gonna come out with a new book anytime soonish. I love reading all your books and cant wait for the next one!
    Gail

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