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Ryan Hansen talks playing himself in 'Play It Again, Dick'

The latest chapter in the world of Veronica Mars, Play It Again, Dick, does not focus on Veronica’s crime solving abilities, nor is it about her pals and enemies in Neptune, Calif. No, the web series Play It Again, Dick, which premiered this week on CW Seed, focuses on the antics of Ryan Hansen, one of the show’s real-life actors. The Ryan Hansen on screen, however, is not really Ryan Hansen, instead it’s a version of Ryan Hansen invented by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, back as creator and executive producer of Play It Again, Dick.

As Hansen (the real one) told EW, this Ryan Hansen has more than a little in common with his Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas, a jerky, but strangely affable surfer bro. The series imagines fake-Ryan attempting to get a series about Dick off the ground. A number of Hansen’s Veronica Mars co-stars are also back to, like Hansen, skewer their own personas and takes on their Mars characters in this twisted world. EW talked to Hansen about playing this warped version of himself and continuing the Veronica Mars legacy in this zany fashion. READ FULL STORY

'Play It Again, Dick' is for those who love 'Veronica Mars' stars, not 'Veronica Mars'

How meta do you like your entertainment? That’s a good question to ask yourself going into Play It Again, Dick, the new web series from the Veronica Mars team airing on CW Seed. If you are fine with a show being as self-referential as they come, then Play It Again, Dick is for you. If you grow weary of fan service, you should perhaps refrain.

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'Veronica Mars' makes fun of 'The Newsroom' in 'Play It Again, Dick' trailer (Updated)

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Last month HBO released a very dramatic teaser for the final season of The Newsroom, in which a copier printed script pages, giving viewers a taste of the dialogue to come. Dialogue that’s doesn’t feature lines like “Everyone else is outside at the clothing-optional pool” and “Aaaaaarrrrgggghhh!!!” Those, however, appear in the latest trailer for Veronica Mars spinoff, Play It Again, Dick, which expertly spoofs HBO’s Sorkin seriousness.

The Hollywood in-joke nature of the trailer fits given the meta approach of Play It Again, Dick, which doesn’t exactly take fans back to Neptune, California. Instead, the series follows Ryan Hansen, playing himself, making a Veronica Mars spinoff about his character, Dick Casablancas. Other Veronica Mars alums like Kristen Bell (Veronica, of course) and Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls) will play versions of themselves and their Veronica Mars characters. The show will consist of eight episodes, which vary in length between seven and 10 minutes. CW Seed will premiere the first two on September 16, and there will be a new one each following week.

Update: Due to a scheduling change, the second episode will air the week following the premiere of the first. This post has also been edited to reflect the correct spelling of Kristen Bell’s name. EW regrets the error.

Kristen Bell, Ryan Hansen return to 'Veronica Mars' with a webseries

It’s a melding of two great worlds: the characters (and cast of) Veronica Mars meet the L.A. “reality” of Party Down. At least, that’s how Rob Thomas, who created both shows, has described his next project.

EW has confirmed that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will lead a return to the world of Veronica Mars in a new web series for CWSeed, the network’s digital-only network. BuzzFeed first reported the news.

Titled Play It Again, Dick, the show will feature Ryan Hansen (who appeared in both Veronica Mars and Party Down) trying to rekindle his career by writing a spinoff of the CW cult series and later Kickstarter movie. Hansen will star as himself and reprise his role as resident Neptune bro Dick Casablancas. Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) and Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls) will also appear as fictionalized versions of themselves and as their characters .

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'Veronica Mars' spin-off starring Ryan Hansen coming to CW Seed

And Veronica Mars lives on: CW Seed, The CW’s digital-only studio, announced Monday they’re launching a Veronica Mars spin-off starring Ryan Hansen called Play It Again, Dick. 

The show will be co-written and produced by Mars creator Rob Thomas and will star Hansen as himself as he tries to get the character he played on Mars, Dick Casablancas, a spin-off of his own. What this means, Marshmallows? Expect to see multiple guest appearances by Veronica Mars alums as Hansen tries to get them in on the faux project. READ FULL STORY

PaleyFest full lineup announced: 'Lost' reunion, 'How I Met Your Mother,' and more

We already told you Veronica Mars would kick off PaleyFest 2014, the Paley Center for Media’s TV fan festival. Now, the whole schedule has been released — and if you’re still not over Lost, you’re going to want to book some tickets to Los Angeles, stat.

In addition to a 10-year reunion panel for the iconic drama, the festival will also feature panels from How I Met Your Mother, The Vampire Diaries, and Parks and Recreation (a group that is, no surprise, always hilarious at the festival).

“With this amazing mix of new shows, returning favorites, and two high-profile cast reunions, PaleyFest 2014 will be a must-attend event for TV fans who attend every year from all over the world,” said Pat Mitchell, the president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, in a release. “The caliber of talent participating in PaleyFest this year is absolutely unrivaled in the industry and we hope fans will not only have a great time interacting with the casts and creators, but will also learn about how their favorite shows get made.”

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'Veronica Mars', 'American Horror Story: Coven' set for PaleyFest 2014

PaleyFest 2014 will be full of marshmallows this year.

No, not literally. But the annual TV conference will kick off its March 13-28 schedule with a panel reuniting the cast of Veronica Mars. The cast, including titular Kristen Bell, will surely have lots to tease: The Kickstarter-funded movie continuation of the tale will be released the following day. Other panels announced so far at the annual festival include American Horror Story: Coven and Pretty Little Liars. The full lineup will be announced Jan. 8.

But a reunion panel isn’t the only good news for Veronica Mars fans today. Pivot announced that it will begin airing reruns of the show, as well as repeats of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, in a new block featuring back-to-back episodes Mondays through Fridays at 10 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET beginning Jan. 13, 2014. READ FULL STORY

'Veronica Mars' alum Jason Dohring to seek revenge on 'Tomorrow People' -- EXCLUSIVE

Jason Dohring has been nabbed for an ultra cool role on The Tomorrow People.

EW has learned exclusively that Dohring, well known for playing swoon-worthy Logan on Veronica Mars, has been tapped to guest star on the upcoming CW sci-fi drama as Killian McCrane, a former paranormal operative who once worked with John (Luke Mitchell) at Ultra, the paramilitary group that hunts down the Tomorrow People. In the episode, airing later this year, we learn Killian went off the grid but has resurfaced to exact revenge. Dohring, who in the role will reunite with onetime VMars writer and Tomorrow People exec producer Phil Klemmer, will appear in the fourth episode of the show’s freshman season, premiering Oct. 9.

Recently, the actor wrapped production on the much-buzzed-about Veronica Mars movie, the first footage of which was screened last month at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Speaking of SDCC, that’s also where EW caught up with the cast of The Tomorrow People, who stopped by our studio to talk about what fans can expect from the show. You can watch that interview below.
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Kristen Bell to guest on 'Parks and Recreation' -- EXCLUSIVE

A cast member of Veronica Mars and House of Lies is about to spend some time with Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), and her name will definitely ring a bell.
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'Veronica Mars' movie first official photo -- EXCLUSIVE

It’s the first official photo from Warner Bros.’ Veronica Mars movie — and you don’t even have to pledge a donation to see it!

Exclusively on EW.com, here’s the first behind-the-scenes pic of Kristen Bell from the upcoming feature film based on the beloved cult series. Production got under way earlier this month in Los Angeles.

Veronica Mars, of course, was Kickstarted back to life thanks to creator Rob Thomas, the cast and fans raising more than $2 million to help fund the film in April (in fact, the grand total was $5.7 million — why, they’re going to have to add some CGI orcs or boat chases to spend it all). The movie reunites the show’s cast (last seen on The CW in 2007), including Bell, along with Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Ken Marino.

Check out the exclusive image below (oh, and hey Bell — congratulations!):
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'Veronica Mars' movie: Max Greenfield confirms Deputy Leo's return -- VIDEO

Rejoice, Marshmallows: Deputy Leo is back!

Emmy-nominated New Girl star Max Greenfield revealed during a Google Hangout with Gold Derby on Tuesday that he plans to reprise his old Veronica Mars role for Rob Thomas’ upcoming crowd-funded movie. Greenfield played Leo, a sheriff’s deputy and a onetime love interest for Kristen Bell’s Veronica, in 11 episodes of the original series, appearing infrequently throughout all three seasons.

“I will be there — so will Deputy Leo,” Greenfield said with a grin. “It’s gonna be like a fun reunion. You wanna go in there and do some really solid work because obviously, people put up their own money to see this. I think everybody who’s playing a part in this thing has a responsibility, which is fun and exciting.”

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Tina Majorino to reprise 'Veronica Mars' role in upcoming movie

Neptune High’s big class reunion just got a little more complete.

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced late last night that Tina Majorino has officially signed on to reprise her role as hacker extraordinaire Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie in his upcoming Mars film. Non-Mars fans may know the actress best as Deb, the title character’s side ponytail-favoring friend in 2004′s Napoleon Dynamite.

“To say I wrote Mac with Tina in mind would be an understatement,” Thomas said in an email sent to the film’s 91,585 Kickstarter backers. “I wrote Mac for Tina, and Tina only. Veronica needed a female friend, and a Q to her Bond. Tina felt like just the sort of girl that Veronica would like and respect. I couldn’t be more pleased that she’ll be with us for the movie.”

Majorino, who’s currently playing medical intern Heather Brooks on Grey’s Anatomy, joins a cast that already includes repeat players Kristen Bell (Veronica), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Chris Lowell (Stosh “Piz” Piznarski), Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro”), Sam Huntington (Luke), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair), and Daran Norris (Cliff McCormack). Production on the film is scheduled to begin this summer.

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'Veronica Mars': Kickstarter campaign closes with $5.7 million

It’s a wrap for the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign. Since EW exclusively revealed the game-changing fundraiser last month, Rob Thomas & Co. accrued a mind-blowing $5,702,153 — well above the $2 million Kickstarter goal and Thomas’s personal goal of $5 million. READ FULL STORY

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