Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy are back as television's grisliest odd couple — and we can hardly mask our excitement. "It gets a little more demented," promises executive producer Kevin Williamson of The Following's unsettling second act for Bacon's former FBI agent Ryan Hardy and the erudite literature professor—turned—cult leader Joe Carroll, played with cheeky relish by Purefoy. Just don't expect The Following to hew to the same cops-and-psychos course it ran during its first season. It's still a scare-fest that excels at getting under your skin, but "we're changing the feel and the texture of the show," Williamson says. "We want to make sure that you're not watching the same old thing." (The second season premieres Sunday, Jan. 19 after the NFC Championship game on Fox, then moves to its regular timeslot, Mondays at 9/8c, on Jan. 27.)
Phoebe Tonkin and Claire Holt
Death and the maidens never looked so good! When sexy Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals returns tonight, it takes a break from the macho machinations of bloodsucking brothers-in-arms Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel...
You sci-fi fans sure are a crafty crowd! Responding to Fox and Almost Human's invite to remake the show's extended trailer, droves of viewers submitted their DIY renditions that varied in style, sophistication and, honestly, visual success. Now, the best bits of the batch have been patched together into a full-length clip that plays like a scene-for-scene substitute for the original cinematic promo created by Ari Margolis of Fox's Special Ops marketing brain trust. Just be warned: Some of this stuff is Almost too funny to take in with a single viewing.
LEGOS, little kids playing Kennix and Dorian, a laughable line-reading of "I was made to feel!," and a last-seconds shot of our beloved Fringe vet John Noble? Be still our Human hearts! What do you think of this homemade hybrid?
Howl to the yeah! "It doesn't surprise me," says Tyler Posey, who plays leading lycan Scott McCall, of Teen Wolf's big win in our Fan Favorites cover contest. "Our fans are the most dedicated people I've ever met."
And he's met ...
The mad geniuses at Bad Robot, Warner Bros. and Fox are at it again! After producing five seasons of stellar cinematic trailers for Fringe, they're now giving us "major motion picture" realness with the latest spot for Almost Human (premiering Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8/7c). Packed with clips we've seen before along with new scenes from upcoming episodes, the two-minutes-plus piece of work does a bang-up job of setting up the real cop-meets-robocop series while also whetting our appetites for the futuristic action beyond the two-part pilot.
Troian Bellisario and Keegan Allen
Forget Fifty Shades of Grey. It's all about black and white on Pretty Little Liars' Feb. 11 episode. "ABC Family noticed what we were doing visually on the show, going for very noirlike effects," says executive producer Joe Dougherty, "and asked if we wanted to go all the way and make something special in black and white."
Almost Human Experience
If the future involves coffee-spouting jetpacks and GIF walls, bring it on!
Yesterday and today, the streets of New York have been overrun by Almost Human, Fox's upcoming sci-fi series about a cop and his android partner, which is being showcased in an interactive exhibit outside of Macy's on Herald Square.
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."