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Trivia : Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2004)

The lead character was originally going to be in a novel written by show creator, Rob Thomas.
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The theme song is "We Used to be Friends" by the The Dandy Warhols.
The sticker of the black circle with the banana in the middle on Veronica's locker is the album cover of The Dandy Warhols, the album that features the theme song 'We Used to Be Friends'.

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In the original project notes and the original pilot script for the show, there were some name changes. Lilly's name was Samantha, Lianne Mars's was Rebecca, then Abbie, Wallace's last name was Collier, Logan's last name was Hewitt and the Kanes' last name was Cain, then Caine.

The character of Meg was created specifically for Alona Tal. She auditioned for Veronica, and was Rob Thomas's second choice for the role.

He liked her so much he made a recurring role for her.

Amanda Seyfried initially auditioned for the role of Veronica Mars.

UPN, the network that airs Veronica Mars, were concerned during early episodes that viewers would confuse Teddy Dunn and Jason Dohring, who play Duncan and Logan, respectively. A color code was created where Dunn wore blues,

and Dohring wore earth tones (greens, browns, etc).

Jason Dohring initially auditioned for the role of Duncan while Teddy Dunn initially auditioned for the role of Logan.
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The only two actresses considered for the role of Kendall Casablancas were Heather Graham and Charisma Carpenter.
Graham was working on Emily's Reasons Why Not, and Carpenter was an actual fan of Veronica Mars, so she ended up being cast in the role.

Concepts included in the original project notes for the show that were later dropped include Veronica being 13 when Lilly was murdered,

Keith being fired because of evidence disappearing from the police station, with hints that Don Lamb was behind it, Strom Jenkins, a character who called in the Abel Koontz tip, and Veronica finding that Strom Jenkins, Don Lamb, and Jake Kane were part of a larger conspiracy to cover up Lilly's death.

The actress who plays Madison Sinclair, has a real-life cousin named Shelly Pomroy, which is also the name of the character at whose party Veronica is drugged.

Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars, says on the season 3 DVD extras that Ryan Hansen's character Dick Casablancas was not originally meant to be a series regular. He was first cast for the second episode, as a nameless, rich Neptune resident with one line ("Logan!"). Thomas said that they read many young actors for the line, and when it came down to a choice between Hansen or another actor, they cast Hansen purely because he had "good hair."

The only characters that appear in all of the episodes are Veronica and Keith Mars.

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Party Down (2009)
Many participants in Veronica Mars went on to help make Party Down: Party Down creator Rob Thomas was the creator of Veronica Mars; Party Down creators John Enbom and Dan Etheridge were producers on Veronica Mars; and Party Down creator Paul Rudd was a Veronica Mars guest star.

Party Down regulars Ken Marino and Ryan Hansen were also Veronica Mars regulars. Party Down regulars Jane Lynch and Adam Scott were Veronica Mars guest stars. Party Down guest stars Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Alona Tal, Ed Begley Jr., Daran Norris, Ryan Devlin, and (Veronica herself) Kristen Bell were all Veronica Mars regulars. And Party Down guest star Joey Lauren Adams was a Veronica Mars guest star.

On March 29, 2006 a fake press release entitled "Veronica Mars Canned" was released informing fans that the show had been canceled. After a few hours, creator Rob Thomas informed the fan base that he had been getting calls from the writers asking if they still had jobs, and the show had in fact not been canceled.

Actor James Jordan, plays two different characters in Veronica Mars. In season 2, he plays Thomas "Lucky" Dohanic

and in Season 3 he plays Tim Foyle.

Both actresses Alyson Hannigan and Charisma Carpenter were stars on the also iconic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Also, Joss Whedon has called Veronica Mars the "best show ever" and has worked on one episode.

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Originally, according to creator Rob Thomas, Veronica and Duncan were going to be related.

After it got picked up by UPN, a network channel, and not by HBO, Showtime, or FX, they decided not to push it into "Twin Peaks territory".

After the end of Season 2, TV critic Alan Sepinwall asked show creator Rob Thomas which elements revealed in the finale were planned ahead, and Thomas replied, "We knew that Beaver was the killer of Season 2 when we introduced him in Season 1. We knew his motivation, so playing him as the picked-upon, less-manly Casablancas boy was all by design."

But Thomas also told Sepinwall that they did not plan for the eventual reveal that Cassidy had raped Veronica until the writing for Season 1 was all finished.

In an attempt to keep the struggling show on the air after its third season, creator Rob Thomas filmed an extended pitch for the fourth season that advances the show's timeline considerably. Instead of being a college undergraduate, as she was at the end of season three, in the spec season four, Veronica has graduated from college and the FBI Academy and is starting her first day as a FBI agent. The pitch contained a whole new cast of heretofore unseen characters, and, except for Veronica herself, none of the characters from the show's previous seasons.
The CW failed to pick up this new version of "Veronica Mars," and the show was canceled.
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