Bonnie Bennett's dad is finally coming to town!
Rick Worthy has been cast on The Vampire Diaries as Rudy Hopkins, the estranged father to witch Bonnie (Kat Graham), TVGuide.com has learned.
"It's time!" executive producer Julie Plec told us in June when we asked about Daddy Bennett's arrival. "This year is a big year of transitions. It's the end of senior year, and there's a rich home life for everybody we're going to explore."
The Vampire Diaries Season 4 premiere left off with an explosive ending — literally — leaving us with quite a few questions heading into next week's episode.
With the council gone (that was quick!), how soon before the Mystic Falls gang is fighting their next major enemy, vampire hunter Connor (Todd Williams)? Will Bonnie (Kat Graham) recover from causing the demise, yet again, of her Grams (Jasmine Guy)? And what's the fallout from that heart-wrenching scene between Original siblings Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt)? Find out the answers to these questions and more below in our interview with executive producer Julie Plec.
Jay Ryan and Kristin Kreuk
As exciting game-changers go, the only shows currently surpassing The CW's The Vampire Diaries in their new seasons are Showtime's Sunday blockbusters, the Emmy-winning Homeland (which just won't stop with the jaw-dropping twists) and the back-on-its-game Dexter (finally breaking new ground with Deb's realization of her brother's true identity). After several seasons of treading bloody water with increasingly convoluted plotting that didn't really move the show's core characters forward, Diaries has at last taken the leap in its fourth season (Thursday at 8/7c), turning its leading lady (Nina Dobrev as the tormented Elena) into the most reluctant of vampires, sending shock waves of guilt, anger and worry through the entire Mystic Falls supernatural brain trust.
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"I'm human — at least I was."
These are Elena Gilbert's fateful words in the brand-new cold open for The Vampire Diaries.
The Vampire Diaries Premiere Sneak Peek: Elena learns she's dead
It's finale week on The CW's Oh Sit!, and what better way to go out than with a performance from the network's own star, The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham?
In the video below, Graham sings her hit song "Heartkiller." Her performance is the culmination of the show's weekly guest artists, which have included Far East Movement, Neon Hitch and Orianthi, among others.
"You feed or you die."
Those are the words that The Vampire Diaries' Elena Gilbert must now live by.
In the first preview for the upcoming season, Elena (Nina Dobrev) wakes up from her fatal car accident to learn that she's in transition to become a vampire. With 24 hours to decide, Elena must either feed on blood to turn or die — unless Bonnie (Kat Graham) can find a spell to help her out of it.
The Borgias' David Alpay has joined the cast of The Vampire Diaries in a recurring role, TVGuide.com has learned.
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The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham says she welcomes the idea of Bonnie becoming the newest baddie.
"I'm never opposed to being a villain in a series, if it's justified," Graham told TVGuide.com. "People love Dexter!"
The Vampire Diaries' Accola: Caroline will be disturbed to learn she said goodbye to Klaus
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Just because Stefan is returning from the dark side on The Vampire Diaries, that doesn't mean Damon is out of the running for Elena's heart.
After Damon (Ian Somerhalder) finally locked lips — for keeps, this time — with Elena (Nina Dobrev), he begrudgingly stepped aside once his brother Stefan (Paul Wesley) began to show emotion again. Despite Damon's insistence that he's better off as the bad guy, executive producer Julie Plec tells TVGuide.com that he has not given up.
On Saturday's red carpet before for the show's PaleyFest event, which was moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Debra Birnbaum, Plec dished on all things Damon-Elena-Stefan, Alaric's future and the Originals' next challenge. Plus: Find out why the upcoming season finale made her cry...
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The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham says her character Bonnie isn't always the fan favorite — and she's more than OK with that.
"[They've] made Bonnie a character that people either worship or go against because she goes against the vampires," Graham told TVGuide.com on the Atlanta set. "All you can really ask for is that you give people those reactions, evoke something. I don't care what it is as long as you feel it."