The Cricket's Daily 3: Veronica's fans pay for trip to 'Mars'
Published: March 14, 2013 07:40AM
Updated: March 15, 2013 09:04AM
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FILE - This 2007 publicity photo supplied by the CW shows Kristen Bell, who plays the title role in "Veronica Mars" on The CW Network. “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas and stars of the TV show that aired from 2004-07 have launched an online fundraising campaign for a big-screen version. (AP Photo/CW, Michael Desmond, File)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• After fans raised $2 million in 11 hours on Kickstarter, a “Veronica Mars” movie is going to happen. Filming starts this summer (after star Kristen Bell has her baby), for a 2014 release. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Looks like NBC's Broadway-musical drama “Smash” is entering the slow death march. First step: It's being moved to a Saturday time slot. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Also moving to weekends: MSNBC's Ed Schultz, whose “The Ed Show” will leave its five-night-a-week time slot for an evening shift on Saturdays and Sundays. Reportedly, Chris Hayes (who now has a two-hour morning show on weekends) will take over Schultz's old time slot. [The Huffington Post, The New York Times]