Ryan Murphy's got a plan for Glee this year. It includes a full-time writing staff and a focus on stories over artist tributes. He even knows how it all ends for the McKinley High School seniors (though not all of the kids in New Directions are seniors.)
"The season ends with the core group, with many of them graduating and figuring out what their futures are," Murphy told reporters Thursday after a screening of the Season 3 premiere. After acknowledging that he made the mistake of prematurely talking about which actors he thought about writing out after graduation — "I've learned my lesson! I'm never doing that again!" — Murphy said he's refocused.
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"I have my passion for it back," he said. "Things took a bit of a nasty turn and now I feel great about it again." No word on who is coming or going, you'll just have to wait and see where things end up in the finale. And that spin-off you heard about is still on the shelf — and if resurrected, it might not be what you thought (originally, it centered on Rachel and Kurt making a go of it in New York.) "I don't know what it would be and I don't know who would be on it," Murphy said.
But let's talk about this season already! Spoilers from the premiere and beyond... read at your own risk:
The Secret Circle
Move over vampires: It's time for witches to shine.
Thursday marks the premiere of The Secret Circle, a fish-out-of-water tale about an orphaned girl who discovers she's part of a secret coven of young witches who are coming into their own and discovering their powers.
For those who haven't read the L.J. Smith novels the series is based on — and even if you have, the Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller-produced CW show will be quite different — we asked the actors portraying the six witches of the coven about what's brewing with their characters. Let's meet the witches:
Archie Panjabi, Michael C. Hall, Candice Accola
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ADAM: Archie Panjabi says viewers will get new insight into Kalinda's relationship with Will. "The two of them look out for each other a lot," Panjabi says. "I think we'll definitely get to see that in Season 3. They used to spend a lot of time drinking in bars." Given what we now know about Kalinda's history with Peter, we certainly hope nothing happened after those drinks.
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NATALIE: The season premiere opens on...
Benjamin Bratt, Kate Walsh
Addison is not wasting any time on her mission to have a baby.
In the Season 5 premiere of Private Practice, we'll discover that Addy's mystery man from last season is not only a doctor, he's a fertility specialist!
After blowing her chance to go to NYU, Silver is cutting out college altogether... to work for Navid? When 90210 returns for its fourth season (Tuesday at 8/7c on The CW), Kelly's little sis will have a whole new set of priorities.
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Over the summer, Silver has sprinted into adulthood: she's now living with Navid (Michael Steger) and playing surrogate mom to his little sister, all while trying to figure out a career for herself. Jessica Stroup, 24, talks to TVGuide.com about her own post-graduation anxiety, why Silver isn't as tight with Naomi this year and teases a "major arc" for her character and ex-beau Teddy.
Fear not, Walking Dead fans: The man who replaced Frank Darabont as series boss wants to calm your fears. "There's been all this concern that I'm going to f--- up this show, and really, we're just trying to get it done," Glen Mazzara told a handful of reporters who screened the Season 2 premiere on Thursday.
Glen Mazzara replaces Frank Darabont as Walking Dead showrunner
Mazzara certainly has some big shoes to fill. Darabont, who adapted the AMC hit from the comic books created by Robert Kirkman, parted ways with the series just days after attending its Comic-Con panel in July. (Fortunately, he had already mapped out the entire season with around eight episodes already written.)
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Who says turning 18 is just about being old enough to buy lotto tickets?
In the new promo for the third season of Vampire Diaries, Elena (Nina Dobrev) certainly seems to be enjoying her introduction to adulthood. Her 18th birthday, featured in the season premiere (Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8/7c on the CW), is marked by racy sex scenes, an almost violent love triangle and lots of blood, natch — at least, based on the trailer for the third season. Check it out below: