Here in the Oyster offices, no one is really prepared to live in a world without Veronica Mars. There’s probably a good chance that if you’re reading this, then either A) you’re about to agree with everything that follows or B) you’re thinking to yourself people actually watch that show?
The CW’s Veronica Mars is now wrapping up its third season. It’s not watched by many people, but those that have stumbled across it positively fall head over heels in love with the show. I
t’s a mix of snarky banter, a la The Gilmore Girls and a detective show focusing on the adventures of one Ms. Veronica Mars. As played by actress Kristen Bell, the character is just about perfect. She’s strong, witty, gorgeous, and vulnerable. There aren’t many shows on network television adventurous enough where the main character gets date raped in the pilot and her best friend gets murdered.
Seriously. Anyway, like all good shows that no one cares about (any Arrested Development fans still out there? C’mon raise your hand. You know you want to…) it’s forever in cancellation mode. We’re hoping that it gets one more season, to at least provide the show with a proper sendoff. Mostly because we’re not prepared to live in a world where Seventh Heaven has turned into a zombie show, perpetually rising from the ashes of cancellation with it’s sweet natured characters and wholesome family values.
Well late yesterday, TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello, the man who knows everything about every television show, got word that the CW execs have taken a liking to VM mastermind Rob Thomas’s pitch for a fourth season. One where Veronica is at the F.B.I. academy in Quantico, VA.
CW prez Dawn Ostroff is said to have responded very favorably to the trailer that series creator Rob Thomas shot for a potential reworking of the show with VM as an FBI agent (think Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, only with way better hair and funnier dialogue). What’s more, sources whisper to me that on the strength of that presentation, Thomas and Co. have been asked for more deets of the proposed revamp.
Big changes are afoot ? starting at the very top. “They’ve talked about a title change,” says my spy. (Hey, if the quality remains the same, they can call it Veronica Mars Presents: The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll for all I ? and I suspect all of us V fans ? care.) Furthermore, there would likely be a major cast shake-up, with Bell the only guaranteed carryover.
Also, there won’t be as much flesh eating. Is it too much to ask for Wallace and Mac to tag along?