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.
Is it Beauty and the Beast? Or Beauty and the Beauty?
One look at the promo material for The CW's Beauty and Beast — a remake (starring Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan) of the 1987 series — and it's clear that the titular beast is not the hirsute ...
The CW's Beauty and the Beast may not have singing teacups and dancing candelabras, but it is still a story of forbidden romance.
This B&B is actually based on the 1987 CBS series, with a similar procedural twist. Instead of Ron Perlman as the beast and Linda Hamilton as the beauty, now there's Jay Ryan and Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk as Vincent Keller and Catherine Chandler, respectively. The titular duo's journey to romance is at the heart of the new series.
Smallville Reunion: Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders join CW's Beauty and the Beast
"All the romance is still there," executive producer Sherri Cooper told the packed ballroom at Comic-Con on Thursday. "It's...
Scottish actor Darius Campbell has been cast in ABC's reimagining of Beauty and the Beast, TVLine.com reports.
Campbell, primarily known for his theater work, will play Shiro, a bodyguard who forms an unexpected bond with Grace, a princess.
Zachary Levi doesn't have any regrets that Chuck is ending with only a 13-episode fifth season.
"I don't feel like we were cut short, as difficult as it is to shut this last chapter on this journey," he told reporters at a December set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "I think five seasons is actually a really good amount of time. ... For something like this, which is definitely story arcs and serial, how many bad guys and missions can you go on before you feel like you're repeating the same thing? So I feel like we've gotten a really perfect amount of time together and it's been special from Day One."
From Chuck to Nikita: TV's sexiest crime fighters
After five years of the geek getting the girl, far-flung fantasy spy missions and a cavalcade of nerd-dom's finest guest stars, it's easy to see why Levin isn't exactly complaining. In fact, he and his fellow castmates were only too happy to reminisce.
Check out the Chuck cast's memorable moments and their emotional reaction to the final season: