Kevin Bacon, Connie Britton
Before the networks unveil their fall lineups in May, TVGuide.com has chosen the 13 most promising pilots:
This week's episode of The Vampire Diaries featured a dapper Stefan, a hopeless Elena, a mean Klaus, a witchy Bonnie, an Esther dead set on a plan and, ultimately, a transitioning Alaric.
In lieu of this week's recap, head here for my post-mortem chat with Julie Plec as she talks "hardcore" Alaric, the love triangle, what we'll learn from the finale's flashback and how Klaus is about to "reboot" his villainous side.
Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev
After three seasons, The Vampire Diaries' vampire hunter has become the creature he once so greatly loathed.
On Thursday's episode, "Do Not Go Gentle," Esther (Alice Evans) carried out her plan to have Alaric (Matt Davis) morph into the most powerful creature she could create and one that she hopes could help take down the entire breed of vamps.
Vampire Diaries Bite: Esther will reveal her plan for Alaric
There's another St. Germain coming to Rosewood when Pretty Little Liars returns.
Former Vampire Diaries actor Sterling Sulieman will play Maya's cousin Nathan St. Germain, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Nathan, who is described as catnip to most members of the opposite sex, transfers to Hollis College where he's on the fast track to law school.
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Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
Welcome to May sweeps (albeit still in April) and, more important, the countdown to the end of the official broadcast season on May 23. Meaning an end, for now, to those pesky repeats and the start-and-stop scheduling of favorite shows. Reason enough to celebrate? Wait until you see what NBC has in store for you tonight (or at least for those choosy few who gravitate toward the network's better Thursday night comedies).
Matt Davis, Ian Somerhalder
Alaric will be more powerful than ever on this week's episode of The Vampire Diaries.
Exclusive first look at the Vampire Diaries Finale: Who terrifies Damon?
Last we saw Mr. Saltzman (Matt Davis), he — and viewers — were shocked to learn that Rebekah (Claire Holt) had her body taken over by Esther (Alice Evans). In Thursday's episode, Esther will be back as herself and our latest edition of The Vampire Diaries Bite, the very specific plan Esther has for Alaric and that ring of his. Plus: Which main character will be in mortal peril by the hour's end?
Hugh Laurie, House; Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy; Ted Danson, CSI
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So is Wilson definitely going to die on House? — Amanda
ADAM: Well, the promos for next week's episode don't paint a pretty picture, but let's try to stay positive. (His best friend is a pretty good doctor, after all!) I suspect that Wilson will stick around at least through the series finale. But it does raise the question: Can House exist without Wilson? "For better or for worse, they are bound together," Hugh Laurie says. "They share a way of looking at the world, and I think they need each other." But does that "need" portend a happy ending? "I think the audience will be happy, not because House has learned some life lessons — that's not what he's about," Laurie says. "I think people will be happy for him. The fact that he's still got a 'mud in your eye, to hell with you all' attitude, I sort of love." So let's keep the sackcloth and ashes under wraps for now, OK?
Please tell me you have more info on the big event in the Grey's Anatomy finale! — Sammy
Amy Poehler and Bradley Whitford
Parks and Recreation returned after a month off in a new timeslot to the same numbers.
Now in the post-Office berth, the NBC comedy drew 3.5 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic ...
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Our top moments of the week:
13. Most Frustrating Finale: After Ringer kept us hanging for the entire season, waiting for estranged twins Siobhan and Bridget to reunite, the twisty drama ends things with a mere close call. Ruthless gangster Bodaway finds "Bridget," who is actually Siobhan, and tries to kill her. And just when Siobhan, who has been trying to off her sister for months, appears doomed, Bridget arrives — gun conveniently in hand — to save the day. Although Bridget mistakes her twin for Juliet and never sees her, Bridget learns in the show's final moments that Siobhan is alive and wants her dead. We would love to see these two come face to face again — finally — in Season 2. Too bad the show's small audience means that will probably never happen.
No point in burying the lede on this one. Damon and Elena made out. It was hot. Jeremy interrupted. Elena continued to be confused. And a lot of other awesome stuff happened too, so let's get to recapping.
Alaric is locked in the dungeon where he'll hopefully morph into his crazy self and reveal where he hid the white oak dagger. Stefan decides to stay and hang with him (while Damon and Elena road trip it and get Jeremy) and soon the two are boozing to try to speed up the turning process. Alas, it doesn't work, and neither does Klaus "killing him" so they soon resort to physical violence.