Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune contacted me about something incredible she's doing with a bunch of TV memorabilia she's accumulated. On behalf of Watch Us Care For Haiti, she's put these items up for auction on eBay. This impressive list includes pieces from The Shield, American Idol, Human Target, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dexter, The Simpsons, 24, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Sons of Anarchy and of course...Supernatural.
Several items of the auction run for less than one day but plenty of others go for six more days, including the Supernatural books, magazines, and Comic Con bag. The entire listing can be found on her eBay page here:
There's more info on the overall charity effort at this link and the whole thing benefits the Haitian medical charity Partners in Health.
There's also a direct donation page, with a little extra added incentive for Lost fans out there.
Thank you so much Mo for letting us know about this auction and I hope that TV fans everywhere really step up for Haiti. Somehow, I believe they will!
I'll tell you, when I get my daily news feeds from Variety, it's once in a blue moon that anything is every mentioned about our show. Not only was there a mention today, it's a full fledged article! I got goosebumps reading all the love.
Read the full article at:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014263.html (There's a cool picture of Dean running!)
McG's Wonderland shingle and Warner Bros. TV are plotting a spinoff to the CW's long-running spooky drama "Supernatural."
But rather than produce it for TV, the new show -- "Ghostfacers" -- is heading straight for the Internet.
"Ghostfacers" reps the latest expansion into the digital studio space for Wonderland, which is producing the "Supernatural" spinoff with Warner Bros. TV's Studio 2.0.
In a twist, "Ghostfacers" will preem on TheWB.com -- the interactive/video-on-demand website that emerged from the ashes of the WB television network (where "Supernatural" first bowed). The series will also appear on the CW's website.
Wonderland has already begun production on the project, which will initially run as 10 three-minute episodes.
"Ghostfacers" follows a team of ghost hunters who tape their exploits in documentary fashion.
"It felt like the nature and style of what they do with their show-within-a-show would be fun to see in new media," said Wonderland TV topper Peter Johnson. "It's a fun, subversive way to allow these characters to play in the margins."
The somewhat comedic group first appeared on the first season of "Supernatural" (and were created for the show by Trey Callaway for the episode "Hell House") and also returned in season three, in the episode "Ghostfacers," by Ben Edlund.
According to Johnson, the "Ghostfacers" characters have already spawned a convention in London.
New series' first installment will follow the "Ghostfacers" as they investigate a theater believed to be haunted by the ghost of a young starlet (played by "Nip/Tuck" alum Kelly Carlson).
"Ghostfacers" stars A.J. Buckley ("CSI: NY"), Travis Wester ("Bones"), Brittany Ishibashi ("Supernatural") and Austin Basis ("Life Unexpected").
Besides starring in "Ghostfacers," Buckley and Wester are also writers on the project, along with Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano. "Ghostfacers" is exec produced by McG, Peter Johnson, Jeff Grosvenor, Eric Kripke and Phil Sgriccia.
The web series reps the latest cross-media extension for "Supernatural," which has spawned 18 comic books, several novels and an official magazine. Another round of six comic books are in the works as well.
"'Supernatural' has sprung forth beyond the TV show," said Johnson. "The mother series seems flexible enough to allow our creative talent to pursue some of these other arenas."
Beyond the webisodes, TheWB.com and CWTV.com will also include other "Ghostfacers" content, such as gag reels, behind-the-scenes videos, photo galleries and actor confessionals. More mythology will also be uploaded to a dedicated "Ghostfacers" website.
Wonderland has also been behind the web series "Sorority Forever" and "Exposed." Going forward, however, Johnson said the company's digital studio output will focus on extensions of the production shingle's TV and film projects.
"Supernatural" is in its fifth season on the air.
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