Kayla Ewell, Vampire Diaries
"People die around you," Elena tells Damon just after Stefan has staked Vicki, his brother's conquest, to prevent her from attacking Elena. In the end, Vicki was unable to control her newbie vampire hunger, and it cost her her life. The Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson talks to TVGuide.com about how and why they decided to kill Vicki (Kayla Ewell), what her death will mean for Jeremy and whether Vicki could return.
It's that time of year: The networks are looking ahead to January and their midseason schedules, but some fall shows will have to be canceled to make room for the new stuff. Here's our list of 15 at-risk shows, many of which have posted significant ratings declines. Others are expensive to produce, a little long in the tooth, or just aren't performing as well as their timeslot competition — or even other shows on their own networks. Read about the issues each faces and then weigh in on which deserve to stay — or go.
(We'll keep updating the list of renewals and cancellations at the bottom of the page, so check back for the latest scheduling news.)
24, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives
Every week, editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant answer your burning questions. Want some TV scoop? Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's the story with new episodes of 24? — Randy
MICKEY: Are you a baseball fan, Randy? Even if you're not, you should tune in to the World Series because that's when Fox will unveil the first preview of the new season of 24, which starts in January 2010. But until then, here's a tidbit: Within the first hour of Season 8, Jack will meet his granddaughter. No word yet on whether Baby Bauer is rooting for New York or Philadelphia. (Go Phillies!)
Any news on what's ahead for Cristina and Owen on Grey's Anatomy? I don't want Kim Raver's character to break this couple up. — Lisa
ADAM: Sorry, Lisa, but Raver's Teddy is definitely going to...
Friends Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox will reunite on Cougar Town, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Kudrow, 46, will play an accomplished dermatologist whose services...
Benjamin Bratt will return as Detective Reynaldo Curtis on Law & Order, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Curtis will reunite with his former boss, Lt. Anita van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson), on an upcoming episode. Bratt was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy for the role in 1999. After four seasons, he left the show that same year to pursue a film career.
Benjamin Bratt to guest-star on Modern Family
"I am thrilled that Ben is coming back for a return appearance," executive producer Dick Wolf said in a statement. "He joined us for our recent 20th anniversary celebration and it was like he never left."
Bratt's casting was first reported by Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello.
Bratt starred in the A&E series The Cleaner for two seasons and will guest-star this fall on ABC's hit sitcom Modern Family, playing Sofia Vergara's unreliable but charismatic ex-husband.
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Dianne Wiest, Gabriel Byrne
In Treatment, HBO's innovative shrink drama, has been renewed for a third season, the network announced.
The five-times-a-week series revolves around the patient sessions of Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne), a psychologist who lives in Brooklyn.
In Treatment was one of TVGuide.com's biggest Emmy surprises
Dianne Wiest appeared in both Seasons 1 and 2 as Paul's therapist, Gina, and a rotating cast of actors (Blair Underwood, Embeth Davidtz, Josh Charles, Hope Davis and John Mahoney, to name several) have played his patients.
The casting of Paul's third-season patients has not been announced.
Production is scheduled to begin in New York in early 2010, with the season to air later in that year.
Sebastian Roché has been cast in a recurring role on Fringe, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Roché will play The Leader, a mysterious humanoid soldier from another universe who is...
The CW has picked up nine more episodes of The Vampire Diaries, for a total of 22.
The show, executive-produced by Dawson's Creek's Kevin Williamson, has been...
Joss Whedon will direct an episode of Glee, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The wunderkind, who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse, earned his musical stripes with a singing-and-dancing episode of Buffy titled "Once More, With Feeling" and the Emmy-winning Internet musical sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
Glee cast to perform at World Series
Whedon posted a message on the...