Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Party Down, The City and more

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Eliza Dushku appeared at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Australia last weekend and spoke to The West Australian about portraying Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Our favourite rogue slayer had the following to say about her character and the fans: “What I loved about her, was that even when she was completely in the dark side, completely out of her mind and killing people and torturing people, she was written in a way, and we player her in a way, that people still felt for her, people still pulled for her. It wasn’t just black and white, good and evil, it was this really complex grey area and people loved her in spite of everything she did.” FYI, you can catch Buffy reruns everyday on MuchMusic!

— While I still refuse to believe that Steve Carell will eventually leave The Office after the upcoming season, I’ve got some good news to share. Melora Hardin has confirmed that she’ll be coming back as Jan. Regarding Carell’s departure, Hardin told Digital Spy that she believes the show can continue without him and added: “I think there’s really strong characters on the show and I think they can focus on other characters for a while and expand their storylines. I think people are hooked in enough now that they can take the ride.” Carell is expected to drop by The Colbert Report on Wednesday and then The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday to promote his new animated flick, Despicable Me.

Brian Austin Green could be joining the cast of Desperate Housewives as Keith, Wisteria Lane’s new ladies man who could mix things up with Gabi and Bree.

Party Down star Lizzy Caplan is just as pissed as us fans regarding the show’s cancellation. How frustrating is it that a show like Two and a Half Men can lead in the ratings for years but a critically acclaimed and well-written comedy can’t make it past a 2 season, 20-episode order? Here’s an excerpt from Caplan’s interview with Hit Fix: “Our fans, even though we didn’t have huge numbers. [The fans] were exactly the type of people we were hoping to impress: smart and vocal and funny and almost snobby about their comedy preferences. You look at hugely-rated shows like ‘Two and a Half Men’ that get like a gazillion viewers – I have the sneaking suspicion that not one of them watches ‘Party Down.’ I think if a girl who liked ‘Party Down’ found out that her boyfriend liked ‘Two and a Half Men,’ she would break up with him.  I wish we could have reached a larger audience, because more people would have seen it and we might still be on, but it always sort of felt like the appeal for our fans was that the show felt like it was theirs. It belonged to them, and they discovered it, and they told their circles of friends. It was like a secret club of people in the know.”

Page Six is reporting that Stephanie Pratt could move over to The City once The Hills wraps up next week. This would reunite Pratt with her former BFF Roxy Olin, who duped Pratt for Whitney Port.

— Speaking of The City, I’m sorry Whitney, but I’m going have to go on Team Roxy. There’s no way that Roxy could have forced Lights to wear stuff from the Whitney Eve line…it was NOT her style at all. Whitney should be lucky that Lights even wore the jacket for those few seconds while going up on stage. I can’t believe this is what will force Roxy to move out of Whit’s place. I’m looking forward to this week’s episode when Roxy’s dad, actor/producer/director Ken Olin (Brothers & Sisters) appears to tell Rox that he won’t foot the bill for her new place.

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Jeevan Brar is a digital content producer and freelance entertainment writer based in Toronto. Jeevan has managed The TV Watercooler since 2008, the Canadian blog has focused on daytime soaps, primetime hits and reality TV guilty pleasures. The blog has also connected Canadian soap fans with exclusive interviews with the cast of enduring daytime dramas The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. 'Like' The TV Watercooler on Facebook. You can also follow Jeevan on Twitter and Google+.

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