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Scoop: Smash Boss on This Week's Big Marilyn Reveal, and the Semi-Return of (Gulp) Tech!


Smash is finally pulling the curtain back on its big Bombshell mystery.

Exec producer Josh Safran tells TVLine that tonight’s episode — the first of three final Tuesday installments before the drama relocates to Saturdays at 9/8c on April 6 — will …READ MORE

Exclusive: Smash Boss 'Saddened' By Saturday Move, Says Season Is Building to Series Finale

SMASH -- "The Fallout" Episode 202 -- Pictured:  Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

Smash showrunner Josh Safran admits he was “saddened” by NBC’s decision this week to banish the struggling musical to Saturdays beginning April 6.

He was also surprised.

“I didn’t see it coming, being relegated to Saturday,” he tells TVLine. “We’re all aware the show is not successful, but …READ MORE

Smash! Josh Safran on What's New for Season 2, Karen-Vs.-Ivy, Derek-as-Fosse and the Ellis Tease

SMASH -- "The Dramaturg" Episode 203 -- Pictured: (l-r) Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn, Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

A funny thing happened toward the end of Smash Season 1: Everything changed. Well, not everything. But Theresa Rebeck, the Broadway baby who’d birthed the NBC drama, was not invited back for an encore. Ultimately, Josh Safran — no stranger to spinning New York City-based tales, as a Gossip Girl showrunner – was handed the reins for Season 2, which with its two-hour premiere (airing tonight at 9/8c) …READ MORE

Smash-ing Scoop: Ellis Is Exiting! Dev Is Done! [Update: Two More Season 2 Casualties!]

SMASH -- "Previews" Episode 114 -- Pictured: Jaime Cepero as Ellis Boyd -- (Photo by: Will Hart/NBC)

Smash fans worried about its future under new showrunner Josh Safran have at least two good reasons to breathe a little easier. TVLine has confirmed that polarizing (and by polarizing, we mean absolutely intolerable) characters Ellis and Dev won’t be a regular presence when Smash returns to NBC for its second season sometime in 2013.

No decision has been made whether or not …READ MORE

Gossip Girl Boss Joins Smash as Showrunner


Spotted: Gossip Girl executive producer Josh Safran walking towards Broadway en route to his new gig on Smash. READ MORE

Gossip Girl Post Mortem: Show's Boss Talks Wedding Aftermath for Chair, Dair and Georgina!

"G.G." - Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf, Margaret Colin as Eleanor and Ed Westwick as Chuck Bass in GOSSIP GIRL on The CW.
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[Warning: If you've yet to watch Monday's episode of Gossip Girl, avert your! Everyone else, read on...]

It wouldn’t be an episode of Gossip Girl if there wasn’t some drama, and the CW’s series’ 100th episode Monday night delivered it in spades. But what comes next …READ MORE

Gossip Girl Preview: Blair's Royal Wedding Brings Love, Scheming and Blasts From the Past

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Church bells will be ringing next Monday on Gossip Girl as Blair prepares to marry Prince Louis. TVLine got a sneak peek at the milestone 100th installment, “G.G.,” plus a Q&A with executive producers Josh Safran and Stephanie Savage. While we’ve been sworn to secrecy on most of the juicy details, here are a few things we can share: READ MORE

Gossip Girl Boss on Chuck's 'Struggle,' Serena's 'Anxiety,' Blair's 'Denial' Over Dan and More!

"Father And The Bride"
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Get out your cell phones for a very important blast: Gossip Girl is back this Monday (The CW, 8/7c), and there’s much ado on the Upper East Side. TVLine chatted with executive producer Josh Safran about what’s in store as the show heads into a “lighter” spring. READ MORE

Gossip Girl Wedding Exclusive: Who's Invited to Blair's Big Day — and Who's NOT!


Now that the secret’s out about Blair’s royal wedding to Prince Louis taking place during Gossip Girl‘s 100th episode on Jan. 30, it’s time to turn our attention to what is arguably the most important element of the big event: The coveted guest list! Executive producer Josh Safran gave TVLine the scoop on some of the familiar faces that will — and more intriguingly won’t — be making the trek to Manhattan for the nups. READ MORE

Gossip Girl Exclusive: Michelle Trachtenberg Returning For [MAJOR SPOILER ALERT]!


A holy terror alert has been issued for New York’s Upper East Side, and here’s why: Georgina Sparks is headed back to town!

Gossip Girl exec producer Josh Safran confirms to TVLine exclusively that professional pot-stirrer Michelle Trachtenberg is returning to the show for a sizeable arc.

And far be it from her to slip in quietly in the night, …READ MORE