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July 20 2013

A Whedon reference in the new Veronica Mars SDCC sneak peek footage. You'll know it when you see/hear it.

October 29 2012

Joss Whedon discusses his acting roles. Evidently Husbands is the biggest role Joss has ever had on screen.

August 25 2011

Buffy and Veronica would be BFFs. Flavorwire picks out what characters from different shows might be good friends and pairs up our favorite Slayer with the teen detective.

November 16 2008

Is Buffy the best ever TV show set in school? Buffy is featured in a run-down of the Times' 15 favourite TV shows set in school. More...

February 09 2008

When Michael Muhney met Joss Whedon on the picket line. And more pics of Joss picketing on SciFi Strike Day can be found at WireImage and Getty Images.

February 07 2008

Angel features on EW's 'shows to resurrect' list. Other Whedonesque favorites like Drive and Wonderfalls end up on Entertainment Weekly's list of '30 Shows You'd Bring Back from the Grave.'

June 12 2007

Veronica Mars really is of a deadness most dead. Save your Mars bars - or eat them for comfort. Joss loved it, and appeared in it to yell at Stacy who works at Lariat, we loved the feisty noir-ness of it all, whedon-verse alumni variously appeared, and now and finally the Ausiello Report tells us to hope no longer. More...

June 01 2007

Why can't television do college? An article on one of the Guardian's many blogs focuses on the difficulties US TV shows have in depicting college life. It's mainly about Veronica Mars but also mentions Buffy.

May 23 2007

Veronica Mars the next Serenity? Michael Ausiello reports that Rob Thomas wants to make a Veronica Mars movie, and namedrops Firefly as the little show that could - and did - inspire a feature film. More...

May 16 2007

Variety reports that 'How I Met Your Mother' is renewed. Alyson Hannigan's sitcom will go to a third season. In related Whedonverse alum news, Variety also says that Supernatural and Smallville got picked up as well. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Mars "won't be coming back".

April 13 2007

"Veronica Mars" emerges victorious from E!'s Save One Show. For the first time ever not one but two shows get SOS love and "Veronica Mars" is one of them.

March 24 2007

Save One Show. How I met Your Mother and Veronica Mars feature in this year's poll at EOnline. There's also a breakdown of each show's chances here. More...

March 16 2007

Veronica Mars' future up in the air. Kristin from E! originally reported several hours ago that the CW show, that many Whedonesquers grew to love, was cancelled. She's updated with another entry regarding the proposed changes for a fourth season. More details at The Hollywood Reporter.

March 03 2007

Buffy: a truly great work of literature. According to this blogger: Joss Whedon created one of the great works of literature of the late 20th / early 21st century, yet lots of people still think itís "just Beverly Hills 90210 with monsters".

February 28 2007

(SPOILER) Michael Muhney's Resume Needs Some Joss. Great interview from iFMagazine with Michael's thoughts on Veronica Mars and that missing name on his resume. Spoilers from last week's episode. More...

February 10 2007

Veronica Mars musician wants to work with Joss. Musician Stephen Ashbrook dreams of writing for a Joss production. More...

January 30 2007

Kristen Bell gets asked the ultimate Buffyverse guest star question. On whether she'd want Sarah Michelle Gellar guesting on Veronica Mars, Kristen says "Oh, of course we'd take that! That would be amazing. Yeah!".

December 10 2006

My night with the Browncoats. Veronica Mars' Sheriff Lamb tells all.

November 18 2006

Veronica Mars receives (almost) full season order. Instead of the normal 22 episodes, Veronica will receive only 20 episodes and prospects for a fourth season "remain hazy" according to Variety.

November 01 2006

(SPOILER) Big shows on campus. Stephanie Zacharek at Salon.com examines whether shows like Veronica Mars and The O.C. can survive going from high school to university. One show that did manage this transition is, of course, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The author writes "Buffy" is a tough act to follow". More...

October 28 2006

Who would you prefer to live with? Buffy Summers or Veronica Mars? The writer ponders which TV characters/personalities she would like to live with and which she would avoid in this MSN article. Our favorite Vampire Slayer makes it onto the list. More...

October 03 2006

Tim Goodman compares Buffy and Veronica Mars. He says Buffy is the gold standard. More...

September 17 2006

(SPOILER) Veronica Mars Creator Compares/Contrasts His Show With Buffy. Debate simmers on the thread over whether they really are spoilers and the degree of spoilage. Caveat lector. More...

August 27 2006

(SPOILER) A review of the Veronica Mars second season DVD with a Buffy mention. Mike Moody of the Brownsville Herald loves Veronica Mars, and like others, thinks it is the second coming of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. More...

August 14 2006

Veronica Mars S2 DVD gag reel features Joss. IGN says highlights of the gag reel include "a montage of Joss Whedon clearly adlibbing some dialogue as his car rental agent chastises a coworker." Release date is 8/22. More...

August 13 2006

TV Squad Includes Buffy Season Eight Comic in Five Fall TV Picks. Keith McDuffee of TV Squad announces his five most-anticipated fall TV shows, including the Buffy Season 8 comic, and says fans of the show would like to see the issues reviewed as TV episodes. More...

August 02 2006

(SPOILER) Kristen Bell praises Joss. "I knew of him and his creations and how amazing he was". The interview contains spoilers for the third season of Veronica Mars.

July 11 2006

(SPOILER) Watch with Kristin Weekly Column 10/07/06. This week's Watch with Kristin column has some Whedonverse-related spoilery goodness. More...

July 10 2006

TV Gal's Weekly Column has an Emmys run-down (including Whedonverse mentions) and the full results from the Amy Awards (with many Whedonverse related nominees/winners). More...

June 14 2006

Vote for the Tater Top awards. Vote for the best of the best. James Marsters, Charisma Carpenter, Alyson Hannigan, LOST, VERONICA MARS and much more.. (I can't believe this hasn't been posted yet.)

June 08 2006

Joss used to advertise Veronica Mars. Australia's Network Ten is using Joss' post on this site about VM to advertise the show's upcoming series return. Press more for information. More...

June 03 2006

Buffy coulda been an (Emmy) contender. Daily Variety focuses on the problem "sci-fi genre" shows have getting respect and/or attention from Emmy voters, including highly respected past series like "Buffy." Ronald D. Moore and Lauren Graham briefly comment. More...

May 18 2006

The (pretty much) Official CW Lineup. Connections here are Veronica Mars, Smallville, Supernatural, and Gilmore Girls. Sadly, no new Joss shows. More...

May 16 2006

Veronica Mars renewed. It may have Charisma Carpenter appearing in season 3.

May 11 2006

Good news, bad news on pilots. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the early word about pilots is that ABC is "handing a series order" to "Day Break," the Taye Diggs series that co-stars Adam Baldwin, but that "Him and Us," the sitcom starring Anthony Stewart Head, is a "no-go" but might be shopped elsewhere. The article also reports that Christian Kane's "Close to Home" is "looking good to return next season" on CBS. More...

May 03 2006

"Veronica Mars" Season 2 Coming To DVD (R1). The season that features appearances by Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, and Joss Whedon himself will be released on DVD on August 22nd. More...

April 20 2006

Veronica Mars Season 2 UK Airing. Living TV to air Season 2 from June, and in a more sensible slot than they aired Season 1. More...

April 16 2006

Veronica Mars star Michael Muhney talks about working with Amber Benson. "Amber and I have worked together twice, and I've name-dropped her to the producers of VERONICA MARS." - Michael Muhney.

April 13 2006

Veronica Mars is no Buffy. What it was that Buffy had that is missing on Veronica Mars.

March 14 2006

(SPOILER) Charisma Carpenter talks to TV Guide. Cool interview which covers Veronica Mars, Buffy, Wonder Woman, her family and lots more.

March 10 2006

The television will not be revolutionized. "Good shows, like Firefly and Veronica Mars, will prosper if freed from the whims of TV executives."

March 02 2006

(SPOILER) My next Buffy person would be Seth Green says Veronica Mars' Rob Thomas in the second part of this iFMagazine interview. Part one has Rob talking about emailing Joss about fan phenomena (contains spoilers for the latter half of Veronica Mars season two).

February 16 2006

Tonight's Veronica Mars is the one with Joss. Just in case you didn't see it the first time around.

February 12 2006

Veronica Mars creator chats about Joss Whedon and The CW in this UPN internet show hosted by E! Online's Kristin. Prompted by her 'three actors come out of a building' scoop, Rob Thomas says he'd love a Joss show on The CW as long as it doesn't replace his own one. (Starts at 50:45 min, rest of chat contains spoilers for Veronica Mars). More...

January 27 2006

Last night's ratings for Bones. Remember back in December when it was announced Bones would go head to head against Lost and Veronica Mars? Well last night it happened, so how did David Boreanaz's new show fare? More...

January 24 2006

UPN, WB to be replaced by new network. A new merger means the end of the WB and UPN networks (to be replaced by new CW network). More...

January 09 2006

Guest role on Veronica Mars nixed. Those hoping for James Marsters or Andy Hallett to appear on Veronica Mars as a result of last week's TV Guide poll will be disappointed to hear that it won't happen. Rob Thomas told Mike Ausiello that he's "$100,000 over budget on that episode and we're losing the role."

January 07 2006

The results of E! Online's 2006 Save One Show Poll. Various shows, which have Buffyverse alums starring in them, make the list.

January 04 2006

(SPOILER) Marsters and Hallett feature in Veronica Mars guest star poll. The poll as voted for by readers of TV Guide's Mike Auseillo's column has been forwarded onto Rob Thomas (numerous spoilers for US shows on this page as well).

January 02 2006

TV Gal's Best of the Best in 2005. Joss gets awarded 'Best Cameo' for his appearance on Veronica Mars, Amy Acker gets 'Best Guest Star' and find out which show was the best place for Buffy alum.

November 29 2005

(SPOILER) Herc reviews Veronica Mars 2.9 with the return of Alyson Hannigan. Spoilers are mild, even the invisotext. Details about how to view the alternate ending over at The Futon Critic.

November 21 2005

(SPOILER) Pics of Alyson and Charisma in next week's 'Veronica Mars'. Would it have killed UPN to actually have a pic of them together?

November 16 2005

(SPOILER) Charisma Carpenter praises Joss Whedon in this Veronica Mars TV Guide interview with her and Jason Dohring.

November 09 2005

(SPOILER) Joss talks Veronica Mars, Internet fandom and take-charge women. More from Mr Whedon on his guest stint on Veronica Mars and some other goodies as well. Big spoiler for Serenity in this article.
Bizarre Love Triangle: Joss, Buffy . . . and Veronica. In honor of Joss's cameo, L.A. Times' Calendar section tomorrow talks Veronica, Buffy, hey and Whedonesque too (with *that* post). Like, self-referential, dude. More...
Veronica Mars better than Buffy? An article highlighting the similarities between the two shows and suggesting the Veronica Mars might actually be superior. (BTW: Major spoiler for those who haven't watched VM S1 yet).

November 04 2005

(SPOILER) Joss on UPN's Veronica Mars Website. He appears in the online advertisements for the show, and he also looks good on TV. More...
People Magazine speaks to Charisma Carpenter. Nice interview with her which covers Veronica Mars, the Playboy photo shoot, her Buffy chums and how she balances her career and family.

November 01 2005

(SPOILER) A chat with Jason Dohring of "Veronica Mars". A cool interview with Jason Dohring (Logan from VM) with lots of cute mentions of Alyson, Joss and Charisma.

October 25 2005

(SPOILER) Kristin reveals Veronica Mars info concerning Charisma and Alyson. There is also a mention of Kitchen Confidential. More...

October 20 2005

(SPOILER) UPN reveal details on November episodes of Veronica Mars featuring Joss, Aly and Charisma. And the plot thickens. More...

October 19 2005

Joss the Testy Car Rental Manager! Yes, Joss makes his primetime real face debut in the Veronica Mars episode airing Nov. 9th and the Ask Ausiello column has a photo. Warning: numerous spoilers about other shows as you scroll down through the column.

October 12 2005

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon praises Charisma Carpenter in the latest 'Ask Ausiello' column at TV Guide (numerous spoilers for TV shows).
Veronica Mars Season One (R1) DVD out today. A quick slightly random recap in Whedonesque's coverage: "Think Buffy" said Robert Bianco back in September of last year. "Hey! Alyson's going to be guesting!" said fans in January. And then of course, Joss Luvs Veronica.

October 08 2005

Joss Whedon reviews Veronica Mars on DVD for Entertainment Weekly. "Last year, Veronica Mars' best friend was murdered. Some months later, she was drugged at a party and raped in her sleep. Welcome to the funniest and most romantic show on TV..."

September 28 2005

(SPOILER) Tonight: The Season Two Premiere of 'Veronica Mars' with special guest star Charisma Carpenter. More...
Ask Ausiello Interviews Joss. Mike Ausiello at Tvguide.com asks Joss questions about Serenity, his upcoming appearance on Veronica Mars, what's up with the possible Spike movie, how far he's gotten on the Wonder Woman script, and more. Quite comprehensive, but short. No spoilers.

September 27 2005

(SPOILER) It's good to be a Buffy fan in Mars. This season on Veronica Mars: Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, and Joss Whedon. More...

September 24 2005

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon article in the Toronto Star. Very slightly spoilery article from the press junket in LA. More...

September 17 2005

Salon.com awards the Buffy to Veronica Mars. This year, Salon.com names Veronica Mars "the most underappreciated show on all of television," carrying on the great Buffy tradition of wonderful shows not enough people are watching. More...

September 15 2005

Joss Whedon to guest star on Veronica Mars? I just received a 'Letter to Fans' email from Rob Thomas' website, and in it Rob says, "...you heard it here first - Joss has agreed to guest star on the show. We're firming up plans to have him play a testy, rental car manager in episode six." Also, Rob's finally going to watch Buffy season two! More...

September 14 2005

(SPOILER) A Joss-penned episode of Veronica Mars is not to be. Joss responds to Mike Ausiello's plea to write an episode of the show. More...

August 31 2005

(SPOILER) A Joss-penned episode of Veronica Mars? Rob Thomas shares his feelings on the possibility in this week's Ask Ausiello column. More...

August 25 2005

Charisma Carpenter just wants to have fun. Great interview where she talks about the Buffy legacy, the UPN sitcom that never happened and her upcoming stint on Veronica Mars (very minor spoilers for that btw).

August 23 2005

(SPOILER) Charisma Carpenter 'Veronica Mars' promo pics. This episode should air September 28th.

August 12 2005

Joss Luvs Veronica. More...

July 27 2005

(SPOILER) E! Online's Kristen Chat's about Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters. She sees Charisma at the UPN party and talks about the WB announcement about James being on Smallville. The article may contain spoilers.

July 14 2005

(SPOILER) Another Whedonverse cast member joins "Veronica Mars". Link contains mild spoilers for next season of "Veronica Mars." More...

July 07 2005

BBC buys rights to 'How I Met your Mother'. BBC2 and BBC3 will broadcast Alyson Hannigan's new comedy series sometime next year. In related news, the UK satellite channel LIVINGtv has bought the rights to show Veronica Mars.

June 30 2005

'Veronica Mars' headed to DVD this fall. The new UPN show, which featured Alyson Hannigan in a few episodes, will be released on DVD on October 11th. More...

January 21 2005

Aly's episode of Veronica Mars is part of UPN's February sweeps plans. Air date set for Feb 22 at 9pm. More...

September 22 2004

'Veronica Mars' - UPN's new Buffy? Don't get Lost in the hype for other new shows, this could just be the Buffy substitute you've been looking for. Airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT. More...

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