‘The O.C.’ premiered 10 years ago today

08.05.13 4 years ago

“The O.C.” premiered 10 years ago today
Josh Schwartz looks back on the drama that became a Fox sensation when it premiered in the summer of 2003. PLUS: 10 ways “The O.C.” helped shape today’s TV, from making nerds cool to the “Real Housewives of Orange County.”

Steven Moffat: Peter Capaldi’s age wasn’t a factor in “Doctor Who” casting, but…
Moffat says he couldn’t go with another 20-something after Matt Smith hit it out of the park. “I think it’s good that we”ve got a different age,” he says, “just because I cannot imagine what somebody in their 20s would do with the Doctor after Matt showed us all how to be a 20s Doctor. I don”t know what you would do after that, because he was so perfect.” PLUS: Some fans say 55-year-old Capaldi is too old to play the Doctor, and why Capaldi is perfect for the role.

CBS is expected to lose $400,000 a day from Time Warner blackout

That’s the “minimal” assessment from one analyst.

Joss Whedon: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will stand alone from the movies
“We don’t just want to be an Easter egg farm,” he told critics. “We want people to come back because of these people and not because of some connection to the movie universe. This show has to work for people who aren’t going to see those movies and haven’t seen those movies.”

Turns out “Sharknado’s” midnight theater screenings were a disappointment
The film reportedly only made $200,000 from screenings in 200 theaters. PLUS: Ian Ziering to stop by “Shark After Dark,” and Tara Reid takes back claim that Jedward will star in “Sharknado 2.”

Gordon Ramsay made Fox more than $150 million last year

The British TV chef has become a powerhouse at Fox with his five shows.

Jeff Garlin takes on critics

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star held a session on his new show “The Goldbergs” “hostage” at the TCAs on Sunday.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy may return to “Dancing”
“Maks is part of the family. He may well be back,” ABC Entertainment boss Paul Lee told critics.

12-year-old “Kids’ Jeopardy!” contestant: I was “cheated”

I was pretty upset that I was cheated out of the final ‘Jeopardy!’ question. It was just a spelling error,” 8th grader Thomas Hurley III said of his answer being ruled wrong because he added an extra “t” to emancipation proclamation.

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