This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.
One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between...
With its focus on power dynamics and war, The Originals appears to be the grown-up version of The Vampire Diaries. But executive producer Julie Plec promises the show will be chock-full of romance and angst too.
"The maturity of The Originals is rooted in a lot of that mafia-like tone, but when all is said and done, it's got not only the power of the family drama, but a romantic and bro-mantic history amongst all these characters."
On the Set with The Originals' Phoebe Tonkin: Can Hayley and Klaus get along?
Perception star Rachael Leigh Cook and her husband, The Vampire Diaries and Originals' Daniel Gillies, have welcomed a daughter.
"It's a girl," Gillies tweeted Sunday. "The tiny new empress of my everything. she's immaculate. We're delirious."
Is Hayley a dead werewolf walking on The Originals?
When the new CW series debuts, viewers will be reminded of the lack of love — or even like — that exists between Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and her one-time one-night-stand Klaus (Joseph Morgan). When he learns they have a baby on the way, he treats Hayley even worse until a little coaxing from his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) helps him warm up to the idea of having an heir. Given Klaus' ever-finicky personality and his penchant for making quick decisions without considering the repercussions, will he continue to keep Hayley and the baby safe?
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