Apparently I just use all of the Life Unexpected people as my guinea pigs now! Back when I decided I wanted to start a new video column called Wii with the Stars (and I know it's been awhile, but another one is coming soon, I promise!), I used Kristoffer Polaha (Baze) as the test subject, so to speak. He came and played Wii and put up with my dog climbing in his lap, and it was a success! And now I have armed myself with a Flip camera (mostly because it was completely customizable, and I felt the need to have a piece of equipment with my logo on it) and made Liz Tigelaar my first interview in that format.
Since Life Unexpected won't be represented at the TCAs this week, My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture managed to snag a few minutes with Tigelaar before she-- and star Shiri Appleby-- took the stage at the Writers Junction in Santa Monica over the weekend. Of course I wanted to know all about season two of her hit show, but I did ask about her involvement in and endorsement of the Writer's Junction, as well. It's a great resource for any scribe in L.A.! For what she had to say about that, or for details from her time on stage, head over to my Examiner page.
Onto Life Unexpected! When Polaha came to play Wii, he gave us the awesome exclusive of debuting part of the song he wrote-- in character-- for Lux that he spilled he hoped would make it onto the show. When asked about this Tigelaar laughed and said that she still didn't know if it ever would, which is code for "I have written that scene yet." But she knows how much you all liked it, so don't rule it out completely!
Tigelaar has her hands full writing for all of the great, rich characters she introduced in season one and will finally be able to expand upon, as well as some new additions whose casting notices have sent fan sites and Twitter all abuzz. Hear in her own words* what Tigelaar has to say about "new meat" Arielle Kebbel, Emma Caulfield, and Shaun Sipos:
But just because there is so much amazing new blood on the show doesn't mean old recurring favorites will be forgotten. Tigelaar also teased who will be back, if the premiere will jump forward in time, and if the series will ever consider flashing back to show us Cate and Baze's early days of...courtship?
Be sure to tune into Life Unexpected only on The CW when it returns for season two on September 14th. Set your DVR season pass now!
*And yes, I did purposefully edit around my voice asking the questions in this video. Also, I apologize for the shakiness of the video. I tend to nod vigorously and talk with my hands, and I'm still adjusting to the fact that I have to actually hold the camera steady...