Everwood Reunion: Special message from Emily

It’s good to see you, Ephram Brown! Gregory Smith and other stars of Everwood reunited after eight years at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Tex., on Saturday, June 7. The cast spent four years filming the fan-favorite series in Utah that centered on widowed Dr. Andy Brown (Treat Williams) moving his son Ephram (Smith) and daughter Delia (Vivien Cardone) to Everwood, Colorado. The coming-of-age WB series ran from 2002 to 2006, and from the reactions of the former costars this weekend, it appeared as though the group had never left their small town behind.[…]

Unfortunately for Hannah and Bright (Chris Pratt) shippers, the Parks and Recreation actor was unable to attend the fest. Pratt did, however, send a text to Hudgins and later did a last-minute FaceTime with the audience. Emily VanCamp, who played Ephram’s love interest Amy Abbott, also sent a special message in her absence.
“I was 16 when I started playing Amy Abbott, and I was 20 when the show ended, so I basically grew up on the show and I couldn’t be more grateful that it was with this group of people,” the Revenge actress, now 28, said in a pre-taped video. “You guys took me under your wing, you taught me the ropes, you were like a family to me and still are, and that doesn’t always happen, so thank you. I knew that this show was special when the show was cancelled and a big group of fans got together to rent a Ferris wheel—it was just a reminder of our amazing fans that kept us going for four years.” (A Ferris wheel played a significant part in the show’s series finale. Pratt and VanCamp, for their part, dated briefly while playing brother and sister on the short-lived drama.)

During the Q&A, Berlanti also revealed that Everwood had a hard time getting picked up. The creator (whose work also includes TV shows Brothers & Sisters, The Tomorrow People, and Arrow) said his studio first said no to the pilot. “‘That will never sell—people do not want to watch a character-based show anymore, they’re really into procedurals,'” he recalled of the first meeting. “‘Do you have anything procedural?’ So we had a big procedural pitch we brought out that year and of course, that never went anywhere, and this passion project that I told Jordan about at dinner, Jordan said ‘I wanna make that.'”

Fans also learned that Ephram and Amy might not have been. It turns out, (Sarah) Drew was initially brought on board to play (Gregory) Smith’s romantic interest, but the chemistry just wasn’t there. “You didn’t give us a chance!” Drew shouted on stage.[…]


Revenge Season 4 Spoilers – 6 Teasers From The Cast & Creators

After the drama-soaked Season 3 finale of “Revenge” aired in May, fans of the ABC series have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to find out what’s next from Emily Thorne – or should we say Amanda Clarke?

And luckily for fans of Mike Kelley’s critically acclaimed mystery series, we’ve got some juicy Season 4 scoops for you – straight from the show’s executive producers!

Both Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts from “Revenge” attended the 2014 ATX Festival in Austin, where they discussed everything from David Clarke’s return to Conrad Grayson’s menacing ways – not to mention his fabulous head of hair. But the most eye-widening moment for audience members was when the duo dished on what’s to come in Season 4.

1. Memory of Aiden: “One of the things we’re going to keep alive [in Season 4] is the memory of Aiden, because he was such a huge part of the show,” Berg said. “He supported Emily a way that a lot other people weren’t able to do because of the experience they shared together.”

2. Emily’s dark beginning: “Emily will start in a wounded place next year,” the EP explained, adding that Emily VanCamp’s character will be examining “not only who she is as Amanda Clarke” but what that means for the people around her that she cares about.

3. The cold hard truth: Berg added that Amanda will be confronting the truth quite a bit in Season 4, which means her character will be maturing even more in the upcoming installment.

“In the past her instinct has always been to flee, “ she said.

Is one of the “truths” Amanda will be facing the notion of her father’s survival?

4. You won’t like it when Victoria’s angry: “Victoria has obviously done terrible things,” Harberts said. “She’s obviously a very messed-up character. She’s one of the most fun characters to write. But at the end of the day when she manages to get out [of the psychiatric institute] she is going to be setting her sights on Emily.”

Harberts explained that Victoria’s out for blood – especially because of the not-so-nice things Emily has done to the Grayson family out of vengeance.

“[Victoria’s] going to be pissed,” he said with a laugh.

5. David = drama: Now that we all know David Clarke is alive, what does this mean for Season 4?

“The character David Clarke is going to cause a lot of problems,” Harberts hinted, “because he is definitely a point where these two women’s lives [Amanda and Victoria] intersect.”

David will also help fill in some of the blanks we’ve all be dying to know when James Tupper’s character returns as something other than a flashback.

6. Bad boys: Season 4 of “Revenge” will be adding one more bad boy to the mix when Jack Porter releases his inner rebel. Oh yeah, Nick Wechsler has officially joined the dark side!

The actor explained that although his character would never participate in an immoral act, he’ll definitely be breaking some laws when “Revenge” returns to the small screen.

“He wants justice and his feelings for [Emily] will draw him into morally complex [situations],” Wechsler added.

Source: ibtimes.com