It's been seven weeks since the last original episode way back on Dec. 9, but tonight the vampire-werewolf saga picks right up where it left off. Rose, who was bitten by a werewolf, begins exhibiting strange and increasingly violent behavior. Damon confronts werewolf Jules in a desperate attempt to find a cure for Rose, but Jules' advice is to stake her. Not what Damon wants to hear. But can he bring himself to kill Rose, now that he has developed feelings for her? And speaking of feelings, Tyler and Caroline reveal their true thoughts for each other, as their relationship heats up. — Tim Holland
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The American Idol audition train rolled on to Milwaukee, which served up yet another batch of really young youngsters, a few more impressive standouts and the most ridiculous auditions we've seen thus far. But while watching and judging the wannabes, some interesting things happened to the judging panel: Steven Tyler became an even more inappropriate softie, Jennifer Lopez finally looked comfortable crushing people's dreams and Randy Jackson ... actually said something smart? So which singers inspired these changes? Let's find out....
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca
Maggie Q assures fans: There'll be no love triangle on Nikita.
The trio involves Michael (Shane West), who once trained Nikita — and has a romantic past with her — and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca), his Division trainee who has graduated to agent. As Michael and Alex grew closer, fans worried that the show's main couple was going from a twosome to a threesome, especially since Alex's previous love interest is now dead.
Nikita Scoop: Will Alex betray Nikita?
"I don't see the triangle," Maggie Q tells TVGuide.com. "She's 19! That would be...
Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)
After a long holiday break, the winter run begins with questions lingering around Sam and his long-lost soul. Namely, was Death able to restore the poor boy's essence of humanity without driving him bonkers? Dean and Bobby are on pins and needles as they wait, but they've got other things lighting a fire under them. Most notably, a dragon (!), which seems to be the cause of a series of disappearances of virgins. Dean as dragonslayer? Reason enough to welcome this show back. An hour earlier, on Smallville, all hail the return of...
Michael Trevino, Michaela McManus
It's not easy being the new girl in town and Vampire Diaries' mysterious Jules is certainly being made an outsider.
When the CW series broke for winter hiatus, Jules (Michaela McManus) strolled into town claiming she was looking for her friend Mason. It didn't take long for the Salvatores to realize she was a werewolf and was in Mystic Falls not just for a friendly visit, but to take newbie wolf Tyler under her wing.
"She comes with a purpose and I think it's from a good place — she wants to protect Tyler," McManus says.
Just as Steve Carell is on his way out of Dunder Mifflin, Will Ferrell is moving in.
The 43-year-old funny man has signed on for a multi-episode arc on The Office, NBC announced Wednesday.
Ferrell will play...