Thursday, July 20, 2006

Return to me

In which Calista Flockhart and I have an odd yet satisfying reunion.

14 comments:

jim treacher said...

Looks like you got Sons & Daughters mixed up with Brothers & Sisters.

Anonymous said...

Man, you got me hyped up that somehow Fred Goss' "Sons & Daughters" was returning from the dead with Flockhart. "Brothers and Sisters," for shame sir.

Anonymous said...

Okay, you gotta post a link to a picture of Craig Carlisle (assuming you found one.)

As for the Brothers & Sisters/Sons & Daughters thing, I'm surprised no one asked a question about that at press tour (at least not that I've heard about.) Granted, S&D is cancelled, but the titles are really close and they're both from the same network. There would have been a lot of confusion.

Hell, I remember all the confusion over Once & Again and Now & Again (not to mention the news show Time & Again) and those were on different networks.

Alan Sepinwall said...

This is what happens when you blog after midnight, kids. Don't let it happen to you. Friends, don't let it happen to your friends.

I fixed it.

Tosy And Cosh said...

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Dark Tyler said...

Another interesting thing from this Q&A was Patricia Wettig's announcement that she is not returning for Prison Break's second season. Between this and John Billingsley's commitment to The Nine, I think the dudes who run PB had better cook up a wholy different conspiracy for this next year.

Not that it's going to make any difference.

Alan Sepinwall said...

BTW, I found no picture of Carlisle, through multiple photo search engines, and a relative who has written about Broadway and off-Broadway for years was unfamiliar with the name. But I found enough textual references to make me confident he's the one. Because I look nothing like this guy.

Anonymous said...

At the Fox session will you PLEASE ask how Prison Break plans to handle losing the VP and her brother?

Alan Sepinwall said...

If I don't ask it, someone else will. That's a layup question. Billingsley, by the way, seemed to think they were going to recast his part, and since we didn't see that much of him last year, I guess they can get away with it. Wettig, on the other hand, was a major, major character.

If they really care about this conspiracy stuff, the writers are kinda screwed. On the other hand, if this motivates them to dump all that, I'm all for it.

Pete said...

Hey Alan, this page has a pic of Craig Carlisle. Look at the next-to-last picture on the page--Craig is the last person on the right.

I can kinda see a resemblance.

Anonymous said...

I realize it's probably too late, but I don't suppose there's a way you could find out why ABC is now putting MEN IN TREES all in caps now, is there? I wonder if it's a copyright thing (like "life as we know it") or an annoying creative decision (like "girls club.")

Also, I CANNOT believe they didn't have a panel for The View.

jim treacher said...

Not only was Wettig a major character, but they did that whole big fakeout in the finale about killing her off. Now they must wish they had.

Matt said...

OK--time to put on "trademark lawyer" hat. Using all caps is common for trademarks in legal documents, and Warner Bros. has applied to register the mark MEN IN TREES . I haven't run all the names out there, but there are no applications for UGLY BETTY, KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY, but there is one for STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP. Maybe it's a Warner thing?

Alan Sepinwall said...

The title also comes from a road hazard sign that Anne Heche's character sees, and that's printed in all caps. Personally, I plan to write it the normal way. I remember that "Now And Again" had the And capitalized, while "Once and Again" did not. I tried to be faithful to that, and it drove me nuts. Never again.