Flashback: ‘Veronica Mars’ Premiered Ten Years Ago [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Flashback: ‘Veronica Mars’ Premiered Ten Years Ago [WATCH VIDEO]
Picture of Kristen Bell during a visit to the Veronica Mars set in 2007. Wikimedia Commons/Tom Bell

Ten years ago on Sept. 22, 2004, a youth oriented program called “Veronica Mars” had its debut on UPN. The teen series wasn’t exactly a hit on television. But the writers and producers may have done something right because despite this, “Veronica Mars” earned a cult following that, to this day, relive and rewatch the show for all its quirks and greatness. Read on as we observe the tenth anniversary of “Veronica Mars.”

“Veronica Mars” was like the Nancy Drew of her generation. She was a teenager who worked as a private investigator in the firm her father owned. Smart, snarky and sassy, a lovely and fresh-faced new star named Kristen Bell played her character, giving Bell her mark among TV fans.

The series ran for three short seasons; first on UPN, and then later on The CW, when it merged both UPN and The WB. But despite its short-lived tenure, the characters have endeared its viewers that to this day, talking about “Veronica Mars” would elicit good responses. The series was special because it was a brilliant masterpiece created by Rob Thomas. Like the main character, the series was smartly played out with the right drama, intrigue and sense of humor. Further, even as the show sometimes touched on a sensitive premise, it remained wholesome overall.

In 2013, a Kickstarter campaign to launch the movie sequel quickly earned $6 million pledges in just 24 hours. This was a testament to how well loved “Veronica Mars” was. Fans really wanted to see it back, even after its cancellation in 2007.

Where are they now: The stars of “Veronica Mars”

  • Kristen Bell was in two other TV shows after “Veronica Mars,” taking on more mature roles in “Heroes” and “House of Lies.” She also did several movies and was the voice of “Gossip Girl” for six years. Today, however, she will probably be more familiar to the younger audience as the voice on the hit movie “Frozen.”
  • Enrico Colantoni is into a lot of TV shows, most notable of which is “Person of Interest.” He was recently on “The Mysteries of Laura” as well.
  • Jason Dohring was in “Moonlight,” “Ringer” and “The Tomorrow People.” All these shows were only good for one season.
  • Chris Lowell appeared on “Private Practice” and the short-lived comedy “Enlisted” on FOX.
  • Percy Daggs III was part of “Southland” and was last seen in the film “In the Hive.”
  • Ryan Hansen has the spinoff web series “Play it Again, Dick.” He’s also going to be seen in the NBC comedy “Bad Judge.”
  • Tina Marjorino is in TNT’s “Legends” and had guest appearances in other programs like “Bones” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
  • Krysten Ritter starred in “Don’t Trust the Bitch on Apartment 23” and will soon headline “Mission Control” for NBC.
  • Francis Capra became part of “Sons of Anarchy” and “Touch” and also worked with Bell in “Heroes.”
  • Amanda Seyfried moved on to doing movies starring in “Mamma Mia!” and “Les Miserables” and the Linda Lovelace biopic “Lovelace.”

Were you able to follow “Veronica Mars” when it was on TV ten years ago? Were you a LoVe shipper? Check out what we found in the video below and let’s talk about the show in the comments!

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Tom Bell

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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P