This misfortune of Rob Thomas's new old show (the resurrection of his 1998 Jeremy Piven show "Cupid" just had its first season order cut from thirteen to eight) may be the good fortune for fans of his previous show, "Veronica Mars".
With the free time on his hands, Thomas is planning to write the script the for the "Veronica Mars" movie with Kristen Bell returning to star (I don't think he could do this movie without her) and Joel Silver producing. Thomas says he's also spoke with Jason Dohring (Veronica's on-again-off-again boyfriend and scene-stealer Logan Echolls) and Enrico Colantoni (Veronica's father, Keith Mars).
As for where the show would pick up, it's not going to launch with Veronica as a G-woman, as was Thomas' pitch for getting the show renewed for a third season. Thomas says that the movie would be set a few days before Veronica's college graduation.
I want to be excited about this movie since I think the first season of "Veronica Mars" is a great year-long arc of television. It's just afterwards the mysteries became too dragged out and too convoluted, even when Thomas attempted to shorten them for the third season. The "Who" of the whodunit becomes so crucial to these mysteries and when Thomas gets it right, the show is fantastic. When he gets it wrong, it becomes laughable. Maybe the importance of the culprit will diminish in the span of a two-hour a movie rather than 22-hour television season.
The resident private eye / vampire, Mick St. John is back in repeats of Moonlight. Moonlight stars Alex O’Loughlin, Sophia Myles & Jason Dohring and will air on The Sci-Fi Channel.