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Our top moments of the week:
12. Most Brutal Setback: After nearly dying trying to save a baby from a fire in the fall finale of Chicago Fire, viewers are surprised to see Casey alive and well and acting like nothing ever happened. His physical wounds may have healed, but the emotional toll is brutal. Moments after helping a hostage escape from a robber during another fire, Casey takes the bad guy to task and punches him to a bloody pulp. Yeah, that's definitely not part of the job description.
11. Safest Ending: On the buttoned-up season -- and likely series -- finale of the low-rated Hostages, Ellen saves the president's life and...
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The Good Wife, The Walking Dead and The Vampire Diaries were among the big winners at the People's Choice Awards Wednesday.
The Good Wife was named Favorite Network TV Drama, and star Josh Charles was named Favorite Dramatic TV Actor.
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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.
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Looks like Elena (Nina Dobrev) is the latest test subject for Dr. Wes (Rick Cosnett) in his quest to wipe out all vampires ...
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The Vampire Diaries may have some new competition in the vampire department... from its own spin-off!
The Originals has been The CW's strongest rookie performer, with its latest episode drawing 2 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-49 demographic, nipping at the heels of its predecessor, which drew 2.6 million and a 1.2 in its latest outing. The Vampire Diaries spin-off, which was picked up for a full season on Monday, also cracked the Top 5 in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, receiving a 57 percent approval rating from TVGuide.com users. (Fox's Sleepy Hollow came in first with 85 percent.)
The CW orders full seasons of The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign
But it's not just the ratings that prove The Originals has found a following. After only a handful of episodes, The Originals has...
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."
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The Vampire Diaries Season 5 got off to a running start with a fast-paced premiere that set up Elena's upcoming internal struggle with Stefan's torturous summer. Meanwhile Damon strives to keep everything in Mystic Falls under control, Bonnie refuses to reveal her death and, most of all, Silas sets off on his incredibly villainous path of destruction while trying to track down Katherine and her now-cure-laced human blood.
Read on to find out what happens when the summer ends and the death, destruction and drama that was on hold picks up again.
Paul Wesley has played several reincarnations of his Vampire Diaries character, from sensitive Stefan to Ripper Stefan and various shades in between. But at the start of Season 5 (Thursday, 8/7c, The CW), Wesley takes on his biggest challenge yet by playing two characters — a physically destroyed Stefan and his immortal and manipulative doppelganger Silas.
A Threesome! Swoon-worthy Silas! 5 Teases from The Vampire Diaries' Season 5 premiere
One threesome, two bubble baths, a few deaths and a sly, yet surprisingly swoon-worthy, Silas? Judging back the craziness of the Vampire Diaries Season 5 premiere, fans are in for one heck of a (sexy) season.
The show picks up with everyone well-aware that the carefree summer is coming to an end and the next chapter of their lives is about to begin. Confirming what Ian Somerhalder recently told us, Damon and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are nothing short of adorable (and horny!). Caroline (Candice Accola) is as Type-A as ever while preparing her dorm, Bonnie (Kat Graham) is still pretending that she's away for the summer so her friends don't have to deal with her death ...
If the newest villain on The Vampire Diaries seems a little familiar, it's because he's a lot like an early version of Damon Salvatore, Ian Somerhalder says.
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"Silas doesn't give a sh--," Somerhalder says in the video interview below from TVGuide.com's visit to the show's Atlanta set. "He's like Damon in Season 1. [He thinks,] 'I am almighty, all-powerful, I will mess you up. This is what I want. I'm going to kill everything in the wake if you screw this up for me, but I'm going to toy with you a little bit.'"