Shaun Sipos, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Damon Salvatore is heading down a dark path — and he might destroy his relationship with Elena along the way.
In what was an eye-opening episode of The Vampire Diaries last week, Elena (Nina Dobrev) learned some of the history behind the Augustine vampires, including the fact that her boyfriend Damon (Ian Somerhalder) was locked up and tortured for five years. While his anger upon escaping was certainly reasonable, Damon revealed his revenge was to kill every generation of Whitmores, with the exception of one person per family, which also happened to include Aaron (Shaun Sipos)'s parents and aunt. In the final moments of the hour, Damon found himself alone in the cell while Elena was trapped in the lab alongside Damon's former cellmate, Enzo (Michael Malarkey), who had been presumed dead.
Perennial bad guy Robert Knepper is heading to Arrow, TV Line reports.
Knepper will play DC Comics villain William "Clock King" Tockman, a brilliant criminal who prides himself on his precision. He'll appear in the 14th episode of the season.
The Fosters' Callie will find a new mentor in Rosie O'Donnell.
In the final moments of the Season 1 finale, Callie (Maia Mitchell) left the Fosters' home in the middle of the night after her little brother saw her kissing foster brother Brandon (David Lambert). When the show returns, Callie will have found herself at Girls United, a transitional home, where O'Donnell plays a social worker named Rita. In our first look photo from the second episode of the season — and the beginning of O'Donnell's arc — Rita is questioning Callie about an incident with one of the other foster kids.
Showtime has renewed Episodes for a fourth season, the network announced on Wednesday.
Season 3, which premieres on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 10:30/9:30c, follows Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) after their reconciliation, while the star of their show, a fictionalized version of Matt LeBlanc played by LeBlanc, continues to struggle with his plummeting career.
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek will not be competing in Sochi, he announced on Today.
"It's very difficult for me to say that, but my road to Sochi ends here," Lysacek told Matt Lauer on Tuesday. "It's been a difficult decision for sure. Right now my focus has to shift from training and preparing for Sochi ... to getting healthy and trying to heal this injury once and for all."
Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year.
"So much of what he has done in his brief nine months in office has really changed the tone that is coming out of the Vatican," Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said during the reveal on Wednesday's Today. "He is saying, 'We are about the healing mission of the church, and not about the theological police work that had maybe been preoccupying us.' [He's stood out as] someone who has changed the tone and perception and focus of one of the world largest institutions in an extraordinary way."
Michael Aronov, Toby Regbo, Megan Follows, Adelaide Kane
What happens when Reign's Mary and Francis are taken hostage?
On Thursday's episode, the castle is under siege, and Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) must do whatever they can to save themselves. But before that, Catherine (Megan Follows) makes a surprising declaration by offering up Mary in a trade.
Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC in the wake of his controversial comments about Sarah Palin.
"After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation," Bashir said in a statement Wednesday. "It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments. I deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers - who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences.