Nikita, Maggie Q
Among Maggie Q's three tattoos is a large, ornately drawn Phoenix rising. It covers most of her left hip, and stands on proud, leggy display in the advertisments for Nikita, The CW's high-octane continuation of the 1990 French thriller-turned-basic cable series about a beautiful assassin in the employ of a sinister organization.
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains some key plot details from Season 2.
When we learned that Katherine was not among those unfortunate vampire souls sealed inside the tomb, it was clear that Stefan and Damon's complicated lover would show up on The Vampire Diaries at some point. Her sneak attack on Damon during the season finale was just the beginning. Season 2 promises to be, as the CW's promos shout, the year of the Kat.
Aly Michalka, Hellcats
Welcome to the Fall 2010 TV season. New shows will be fighting like cats and dogs for your approval, and the first to debut, perfectly enough, are Hellcats and Terriers.
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Nikita, Vampire Diaries
Who knew the little CW network could become such a player in Thursday's overcrowded TV battleground? All it took were a couple of hot vampires. (Something not lost on HBO these days, either.) Tonight's major TV event: the return of the addictively twisty The Vampire Diaries for its second season of "Bite me, Twilight" supernatural-romance angst. As a bonus, the newest version of the Nikita franchise immediately follows, and it's well worth your time, too. (I'll miss Supernatural on Thursdays, but it will help fill the void on Fridays now that Syfy is turning to wrestling) ...
Britney and Lane, Big Brother 12
On Wednesday's episode of Big Brother 12, another houseguest was sent packing as the final three were locked in. But before any evicting was done, the Brigade alliance revealed themselves to fellow houseguest Britney, ending their season-long reign of secrecy. How did Britney take the news? And could she save herself from eviction by winning the power of veto? Let's find out!