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‘Now and Then’ TV Series In The Works

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Before there was PLL, there was Now and Then. Remember that 1995 classic? Well, the good news is it might be coming to a small screen near you… a television screen that is.

You heard right. Before she brought you your Tuesday night guilty pleasure, Marlene King was the screen writer of the original movie about four girls who spent the summer, the memorable 70’s, learning about love, loss, friendship and most importantly themselves.

King revealed the news during a Reddit AMA July 11.

“We’re talking about it. We’re talking about Now & Then the TV series,” she wrote. “ABC family has shown a little bit of interest in that, so we’re still talking about that.”

This news sent fans into a frenzy as they were eager and excited to catch up with Roberta, Terry, Samantha, and Chrissy.  The movie took place in the 70’s and 90’s and focused on the four friends, switching between when they were 12 to when they reunited in the present day as adults. 

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Considering how long ago the movie was released, it’s surprising that most of the cast is still on the Hollywood scene today! Christina Ricci starred as young Robert, while Rosie O’Donell portrayed Roberta. Thora Birch was young Teeny, while Melanie Griffith older Teeny. Gabby Hoffamn young Samantha, Demi Moore Samantha. Ashleigh Aston Moore was young Chrissy, with Rita Wilson as Chrissy!

As for King’s vision for the revival, she told MTV, “It’s definitely the same characters, but it won’t be the same time period,” she explained. “It will be like if the adults were 40 now and the girls were teenagers. We’ll probably pick it up when the girls are 16, but it will be in the 1980s as opposed to the ’70s because that’s sort of the ‘then’ of our current ‘now.'”

Makes sense. It would be like watching our PLL looking back on their past right? Honestly, this concept is so interesting. King is creative and she can do a lot with these character stories, while still sticking to the original premise. It will especially appeal to groups of young women in their late 20’s- 30’s going through the struggles of getting older and reminiscing on their youthful days. A modern day Now and Then to me feels like a mixture of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ blended with ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’, topped off with some PLL (of course).

What do you think? Are you loving this idea or do you think this show should stay in the past? I mean, after all, anything Marlene King touches turns to gold right? Check out the original 1995 movie trailer and share your thoughts!

 

Photo Credit: Now & Then/ New Line Cinema


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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When Does ‘Firefly Lane’ Season 2 Come Out?

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When Does 'Firefly Lane' Season 2 Come Out?

The wait is almost over! 

Netflix is allowing fans to reunite with the Firefly Lane girls on December 2, 2022!

FireFly Lane Season 2 Part 1 will debut on Friday at 12 a.m. PT (3 a.m ET and 2 a.m. CT) on the streaming service, and while that may be very late in the night, the good thing is you’ll have all weekend to catch up with Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke). 

 

Why Is Kate Mad at Tully at the End of Firefly Lane Season 1?

The biggest question on everyone’s mind is why is Kate so mad at Tully. At the end of the first season, it’s revealed that Kate’s father, Bud, died, but when her best friend Tully arrives at the church, Kate tells her that she has “some nerve showing up here.” Season 2 Part 1 will hopefully answer what led to the rift between Kate and Tully in 2004/2005.

 

How Many Episodes in Firefly Lane Season 2 Part 1?

The season will have a total of nine episodes. 

Part 2 of the season is set to arrive sometime in 2023 with episodes 10 through 16. 

 

Who Died on Firefly Lane Season 1?

Bud, Kate’s father, passed away in the first season. Kate and Tully are at his funeral when it’s revealed that they are not on speaking terms anymore despite a decades-long friendship.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Cast

The key cast of the upcoming second season includes:

  • Katherine Heigl – Tully Hart
  • Sarah Chalke – Kate Mularkey
  • Ali Skovbye – ’70s Tully Hart
  • Roan Curtis – ’70s Kate Mularkey
  • Ben Lawson – Johnny Ryan
  • Beau Garrett – Cloud/Dorothy Hart
  • Yael Yurman – Marah
  • India de Beaufort – Charlotte/Charlie
  • Greg Germann – Benedict Binswagner
  • Jolene Purdy – Justine Jordan
  • Ignacio Serricchio – Danny Diaz

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Synopsis

What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever?” We’ll learn the answer this season — but first — Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from — including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud. In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz. She just might have met her match — that is, if they can stop arguing for five minutes. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together as Cloud goes to jail for dealing drugs and Tully goes to live with her grandmother, far away from Firefly Lane. As the girls face the tumult of high school apart, they know the one thing they really need is each other.

 

Firefly Lane Season 2 Trailer

 


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‘Emily in Paris’ Season 3—Premiere Date and Trailer

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When Is Season 3 of Emily in Paris Coming Out?

Netflix is giving Emily in Paris fans the best holiday gift of all—a brand new season. 

The third season of the Paris-set dramedy is set to premiere on Wednesday, December 21. 

New shows are typically released globally at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time. 

Fans can also unwrap an early gift as the streamer just dropped the trailer for the new season, which reveals Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) is pulling double-duty in both her professional and personal life.

Her indecision has left her in a bit of a mess, as she’s now juggling two jobs—her old gig with Madeline (Kate Walsh) and a gig at Sylvie’s new agency (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu). On top of it, her heart is also being pulled in two different directions as she’s torn between chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and businessman Brit Alfie (Lucien Laviscount). 

And based on the 2-minute trailer, her decisions will have plenty of consequences. 

But don’t think that Emily isn’t carving out time for prioritizing life, as Parisians do, as she informs her gal pal Mindy (Ashley Park) that she’s all about “life” right now.

The work-life balance includes stunning vacations (and a balloon ride),  incredible outfits, plenty of champagne, and much more.

As the trailer suggests, choose Paris… on December 21!


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The CW Reveals 2023 Midseason Premiere Dates—See the Lineup

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The wait for some of your favorite CW dramas—the ones that survived, at least—is almost over. 

The CW revealed the upcoming 2023 midseason premiere dates for shows like Walker, Walker: Independence, Kung Fu, All American, and more. 

Here’s when The CW’s scripted dramas will return:

 

THURSDAY, JAN. 12
8 pm Walker (midseason premiere)
9 pm Walker: Independence (midseason premiere)

SATURDAY, JAN. 14
8 pm Criss Angel’s Magic With the Stars (midseason premiere)
9 pm World’s Funniest Animals (midseason premiere)
9:30 pm World’s Funniest Animals (encore episode)

SUNDAY, JAN. 15
7 pm The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards

FRIDAY, JAN. 20
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us (midseason premiere)
9 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (midseason premiere)
9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway? (encore episode)

MONDAY, JAN. 23
8 pm All American (midseason premiere)
9 pm All American: Homecoming (midseason premiere)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24
8 pm The Winchesters (encore episode)
9 pm The Winchesters (midseason premiere – new timeslot)

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8
9 pm Kung Fu (midseason premiere)

SATURDAY, FEB. 11
8pm Masters of Illusion (Season 9 premiere)
8:30 pm Masters of Illusion (encore episode)
9 pm World’s Funniest Animals (new episode)
9:30 pm World’s Funniest Animals (encore episode)

 

From the looks of it, the final seasons of Riverdale and Nancy Drew, along with the third season of Superman & Lois, are being held till later in 2023, so stay tuned for updates! 


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