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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

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It's only Wednesday, and already this week has been full of more gossip than one reporter can chew.

The sad news of the death of Patrick Swayze was definitely an event which many expected, but not this soon. His A&E hit TV show The Beast was Swayze's final on screen performance.

This reporters thoughts are with his family.

But let's jump to some more light hearted entertainment news. The Jay Leno Show premiered this Monday, with an estimated 17.7 million viewers tuning in to see the former Tonight Show host battle his way through the coveted 10pm prime time slot. It is not yet known if these ratings were due to controversial guest Kanye West, who everyone knew was going to have to explain himself in his first televised interview since the so-called Kanye-Gate incident of the 2009 VMAs, or if Leno's comedic "brilliance" was the cause. More to follow, though we all know Leno will have trouble competing with CSI: Miami in coming weeks. Let's wish the "comedian" good luck!

It's everyone's favourite time of year, The CW is BACK! Former teen drama One Tree Hill returned this week, with the exception of protagonists Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton, but this reporter feels that the move was a great big breath of fresh air for a dry character arc, and hopefully the seventh season (I know, seven whole seasons of teen drama!) will be even more action packed than the last, although nothing will ever beat the episode where evil Dan's donor heart is eaten by a dog. The episode was so huge that in fact, this was chosen rightfully as Clip of the Week on popular E! clip show, The Soup. Good work Joel McHale.

Just to add to my Joel McHale love fest, Community airs September 17th at 9.30pm, on NBC.

Gossip Girl, the show which every teen has heard of, returned after One Tree Hill, and might I saw, WOAH. It is not only my fantasy, but every teenage girl who has seen this show's fantasy also, that Chuck and Blair have finally gotten together, but the suspense did not quench one reporter's thirst. Their interaction was more along the lines of a prostitute (Sorry Blair, I love you, just not when you're acting like a little b****) and rich patron in a session of role playing. Serena Van Der Woodsen is a girl which every one loves to whine about, and the season premier did not dissapoint. Some pouting and moaning on Serena's behalf was the highlight of my night, and this show has failed to disappoint me yet.

Programming on ABC Family over the summer has definitely earned the network a "high five", with 10 Things I Hate About You being the highlight of my week during the long hot nights during the break (which even though has not had an official renewal yet, this reporter is sure that ABC Family will renew, I mean, who doesn't love Ethan Peck as Patrick?), and let's not forget about our little small screen Juno, Secret Life of the American Teenager.

But now to close, I would just like to read the death notices, and say rest in peace to some brilliant shows which will not be returning this fall. Goodbye to: According to Jim, Life On Mars, Pushing Daisies, Samantha Who?, Priviledged, Prison Break, ER, and My Name is Earl. it makes me sad to think I won't be watching these this year.

Keep updated, next week's topics include Vampire Diaries, 90210, House, Melrose Place (If it isn't cancelled), and updated news on The Jay Leno Show.

Until next week,

Lyra Scott

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