If The Vampire Diaries is supposed to suffer from a second-season curse, someone forgot to send the supernatural romance the memo. Feeding the public's continuing thirst for vampire love, lust and blood, Season 2's ratings have been steady and fan frenzy has multiplied. The CW's highest-rated series' place in the TV firmament was cemented when Nina Dobrev, who plays long-suffering teen heroine Elena Gilbert (plus her evil vamp doppelgänger, Katherine Pierce), was chosen for Jimmy Fallon's buzzy Emmy opening number. "We're definitely not in a sophomore slump," says exec producer Kevin Williamson. "The actors are still so enthusiastic."
Jane Badler, Laura Vandervoort and Morena Baccarin
After a year and a half hiatus, the New York Comic Con returned this weekend, drawing a reported crowd of 100,000 to the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. The event doesn't quite have the star power of San Diego's Comic-Con International, but it's quickly becoming one of the top fan events for sci-fi related movies and TV as well as video games and, of course, comic books.
One of the weekend's biggest draws was a panel for...
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Hold on to your hellhounds, kids. If Tyler (Michael Trevino) can convince Uncle Mason to come clean about the Lockwood curse, life — and death — in Mystic Falls will be getting a whole lot hairier.
"Our werewolf plot is our big story," says Vampire Diaries exec producer Kevin Williamson, adding that the reveal not only "launches the arc for the season" but also leaves Damon (Ian Somerhalder) with a new battle on his hands.
Maiara Walsh, who played Gaby's and Carlos' bratty, over-sexed niece Ana on last season's Desperate Housewives, is headed to Mystic Falls to cause more even trouble. In Vampire Diaries' Oct. 7 episode, the 22-year-old actress will appear as Sarah, a high schooler who likes to party....
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Villain vampire Katherine, who once turned the Salvatore brothers into sexy undead fangers, has returned to Mystic Falls — and boy, is she ready to cause some trouble. Vampire Diaries executive producer Julie Plec reveals that while the boys will discover her true identity quickly — since there was that little mix-up in the finale when Damon kissed Elena, but it was really Katherine! — the love triangle will get even more complicated in Season 2. Get the scoop on the new season below:
Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley
During Comic-Con weekend in San Diego, I was treated to an exclusive sit-down interview with Vampire Diaries executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec to discuss some of the Season 2 secrets they're plotting.
Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
Once Katherine returned to Mystic Falls in The Vampire Diaries' season finale, it didn't take her long to do some serious damage. Kissing Damon! Stabbing John!
Producers and cast say her tour of destruction has only just begun.
"I would like to see Elena take on Katherine. Elena's gone a long way," Nina Dobrev said at the show's Comic-Con panel Saturday. Despite Elena's evolution over the course of Season 1, Dobrev said it's still nice to step into Katherine's shoes. "She's badass. She...
What happens when you take a couple of aliens, a doofy superspy, two burgeoning superheroes, and a vampire diarist, and throw them all together? A lot of whoopin' and hollerin'. At TV Guide Magazine's Hot List panel at Comic-Con on July 23, some of television's most genre-riffic stars — V's Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell and Morris Chestnut; The Cape's David Lyons, Keith David and Summer Glau; No Ordinary Family's Julie Benz; Human Target's Chi McBride; Chuck's Zach Levi; and Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson — gathered for the ultimate Con-vergence...
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How long can House and Cuddy actually be together as a couple? It almost seems antithetical to the character and the show. — Dave T.
MICKEY: Executive producer Katie Jacobs has made it clear that Huddy is not a ratings ploy; she intends to see it through to its logical conclusion. If the snuggly promo photos are any indication, at least initially they'll be aiming for true romance. But House will still be a medical drama and Master Gregory will still be very, very cranky. So for now, wipe those Moonlighting-related thoughts from your mind.
Will Bones and Booth really be apart when Bones comes back? — Marta
MICKEY: It's looking that way, particularly now that we know that Booth will...