The Vampire Diaries comic book
Get ready for a whole new way to feed your Salvatore addiction, folks! Starting Thursday, DC Comics will begin releasing chapters of a digital comic based on The Vampire Diaries. "The first issue is going into the mythology behind vervain," previews Colleen Doran, who's writing the tales on an alternating schedule with fellow comic-book contributor B. Clay Moore. "I've always wondered how they got all of the vervain out of Mystic Falls...it's a really common plant, what happened? Since there's never been an explanation, I came up with one."
Megan Boone, James Spader
Part crime thriller, part mind game, NBC's new drama The Blacklist has us seeing Red — and loving it. From the moment James Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the most wanted miscreants in the FBI database, turned himself in, the series has been hooking fans while heaping on the questions about this inscrutable "concierge of crime."
Karl Urban, Michael Ealy
It's almost time for Almost Human, Fox's new crime drama set in the year 2048 from J.J. Abrams and Fringe-meister Joel Wyman. Pushed back from its planned Nov. 4 premiere, the effects-filled tale of a prickly cop (Karl Urban) and his new bionic partner (Michael Ealy) will now launch as a splashy, two-night event on Nov. 17—18.. But for those of you who just can't wait to feast your eyes on what the future of crime fighting looks like, here's a video profile of Ealy's android, Dorian.
After months of waiting and wondering, Pretty Little Liars's spooky spinoff Ravenswood (Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC Family) is finally here. In the ominous opener (which follows the bananas PLL Halloween episode), Tyler Blackburn's character Caleb Rivers decides to stick around the little town — which is about 90 minutes away from our beloved Rosewood — and finds that there are forces even more messed up than "A" in the new locale. Needless to say, we're hooked already.
Forget eye of newt. With a record-breaking premiere audience of 5.5 million viewers, Coven, the witch-centric third season of FX's American Horror Story franchise, is casting a spell on viewers. And no wonder: It's campy, creepy and "the cast is completely off the hook," says executive producer Tim Minear, who sums up the show's ability to attract major...
Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison
Glee bids farewell to Cory Monteith, who passed away on July 13 — and his character, Finn Hudson — with a tribute episode this Thursday (Oct. 10, 8/7c, Fox) that's been heavily guarded and also awaited with heavy hearts. "It's beautifully done," says Jacob Artist (Jake) of the hour, which brings back several veteran cast members amid news of Finn's death. "Everybody coming together for Finn and for Cory is the best way to heal." Here's what we'll remember most about the young man, who was taken from us too soon.
Emily Bett Rickards, Stephen Amell
Between the Dark Knight films, Teen Titans Go!, and the Amell-icousness of Arrow, DC Comics and DC Entertainment have given us a lot to be happy about lately. Now they're giving fans the chance to score some sweet, once-in-a-lifetime goodies and do some serious good with "We Can Be Heroes," the comic-book empire's ongoing charity-giving campaign benefiting hunger-relief groups in the Horn of Africa. Built around members of the Justice League, each week in this latest leg of the WCBH push features perks like set visits, signed books and other awesome swag, all up for grabs to goodhearted folks who donate to the cause. Here, DC Comics creative chief officer Geoff Johns, and Arrow executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg explain the campaign and how TV's hottest hooded vigilante factors in to the philanthropy this week.
Get ready for your new sci-fi obsession, kids! Here's your first look at the extended promo for Almost Human, which Fox will debut Sunday's Family Guy premiere (9/8c).
The buddy-cop-with-a-twist series is the brainchild of J.J. Abrams and Fringe vet Joel Wyman. Starring Star Trek's Karl Urban and Common Law 's Michael Ealy, and set in the year 2048, Human tells the story of John Kennex (Urban), a human detective who's paired with a synthetic sidekick named Dorian (Ealy) after an ambush kills his entire crew.
Stephen Amell, Michael Jai White
Watch your back, Ollie! Arrow's central bow-slinger will be facing more than just inner demons when the superhero hit returns for Season 2. "Michael Jai White is playing Bronze Tiger and he is such a badass," executive producer Marc Guggenheim says of the claw-bearing killer about to rock Starling City. "His performance, our kick-ass stunt department, our incredibly talented costumer designer, and our very gifted props master...they've all combined their A-games to create a really great representation of this DC Comics character."