Saturday, July 8, 2006

IT SOUNDED LIKE A SPRITE AD TO ME: Spurred by Rescue Me producer Peter Tolan's defense of his show's controversial plotting this year, today's Times has an interesting article about how showrunners are using the Internet to communicate with fans, noting such things as the Grey's Anatomy writers' blog, blogs run by showrunners for Battlestar Galactica and The Closer, and how Tolan and Veronica Mars mastermind Rob Thomas both post on TWOP from time to time. Indeed, Thomas admits to the Times that a character was modified from his original vision due to TWOP comments. However, how they managed to go without mentioning how TWOP actually inspired a quite memorable storyline on a major TV show escapes me. The TWOP recap of "The U.S. Poet Laureate" explains.

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