Vampire Diaries fans have already heard that season 4 may very well end with Elena (Nina Dobrev) graduating from high school. But here’s why: “Paul Wesley looked at me this year, and he’s like, ‘I don’t have to go back to high school, do I?'” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW with a laugh. “I said, ‘Yeah, you do. You’re in high school.’ He goes, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ I’m like, ‘You’re in high school. If you don’t go to high school, what’s the point?’ ‘I look so ridiculous. We all look so ridiculous. We’re 100 years old, we shouldn’t be in high school.’ I said, ‘Well, there’s one more year to go, so suck it up.'” READ FULL STORY
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For our Fall TV Preview issue, we spoke with the cast of ABC’s new drama Nashville about the question that’s on everyone’s minds: Can Connie Britton really sing?
When ABC first started casting for the show, its creator, Callie Khouri, knew she wanted Britton for the role of country superstar Rayna Jaymes, even before she knew whether or not Britton could carry a tune. “I said, if we can’t get Connie Britton, let’s just not do the show,” Khouri tells EW. “Everybody thought I was nuts!” But Khouri held out for her first choice. “She’s a woman that other women really relate to,” she explains, “and I felt that was exactly the right way to go with this character.”
There was only one problem: Britton’s real voice would be used on the show. And that made the actress very nervous. “I grew up singing,” Britton reveals. “My mother was a music teacher and I trained for [musicals] in drama school. But when I started pounding the pavement in New York, I realized that people there have these majestic voices. I’m a perfectionist, so I let that go by the wayside.”
When Glee‘s third season finale aired in May, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was plenty popular — but it hadn’t yet taken over the world. That all changed this summer, when the Canadian import’s hit single became the season’s inescapable anthem. Unfortunately, Fox’s musical series would have to wait until its return to put its own spin on the ubiquitous song. And, happily, the wait is now over.
The network recently posted the Glee gangs full performance of “Call Me Maybe,” a fairly stripped-down affair that takes place in McKinley High’s auditorium. Why is Artie the only person in the audience, thoughtfully watching Brittany, Blaine, Tina, and New Directions newcomer Wade (Glee Project runner-up Alex Newell) perform this infectious song? Where did that full string orchestra come from? How many girls will faint when they hear Darren Criss croon that he’d “trade [his] soul for a wish, pennies and dimes for a kiss”? We’ll have to wait for the premiere to find out; in the meantime, here’s the clip.
Everything has changed in Storybrooke when the second season of Once Upon a Time begins.
The line between reality and fairytale was eliminated in the season finale after the curse was broken, and when we pick up with all our favorites, it looks like they’re all still getting used to their new, fully-aware psyches. “So what do we do now?” says Ruby. And that’s the big question.
On top of all that, as the new promo touts, “there is no telling what will be unleashed” as a result of all the changes in the town. (Belle certainly has some concerns. “Promise me you won’t give into your hate,” she begs of Rumple at one point.)
Get a glimpse at what else awaits us on Sept. 30 when the show returns by playing the video below! READ FULL STORY
While we won’t meet Joel McHale’s con man Warren (no last name) in Sons of Anarchy‘s Sept. 11 season 5 premiere (he first appears in episode six), you can watch him in action now in the latest installment of “Before the Anarchy” embedded below. We see him in makeup (there will be blood), and he talks about his chance to shoot guns and possibly a nude scene. (We hope/assume he isn’t joking about that.) READ FULL STORY
The first promo for Supernatural‘s new season left a slight Walking Dead taste in my mouth. That’s a good thing. Nay, a great thing.
As you’ll recall, Dean went poof at the end of last season and found himself stuck in Purgatory. This season finds the boys reuniting (d’awww!) and but the season will flashback to their year apart. And while we know that Sam spent his year getting to know a new lady friend, Dean’s time away was slightly more terrifying. (That zombie-style snarl from the monster attacking Dean? AWESOME.)
In the present day, as we learn from the first look, they are on a quest to close the gates of hell…forever. But don’t take that as a signal of the end of the show. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. New showrunner Jeremy Carver told EW earlier this summer that the boys’ quest this season would find them on a journey to obtain a “power source” (which we can now assume is this new tableau) that could set the show up for a bright future. “It’s something that will hopefully uncork knowledge about our Supernatural universe in this season and beyond,” he told EW. “We’re setting up things not just for this year but beyond.”
Check out the new promo below! READ FULL STORY
Leaving the planet seems to have had little impact on Howard’s relationship with his mother, who still loudly beckons for her son in this promo for The Big Bang Theory‘s upcoming season 6, which kicks off Sept. 27.
Back on Earth, however, there seems to be a little trouble with another pairing — Sheldon and Amy! We’d go into detail but it would ruin the myriad of emotions you’ll feel while watching their part in the promo below. Goes something like: “No!” “Aww!” “Wait.” “Oh, Sheldon.”
Watch it below: READ FULL STORY
Gleeks have to wait another eight days to see Glee‘s season 4 premiere, but Wednesday fans were treated to a taste of the music that the New Directions will be serenading us with this year. Wednesday evening, the Glee Facebook page featured a streaming presentation with five songs from the first two episodes of the season, all introduced by Darren Criss (Blaine) and Kevin McHale (Artie). No peeks at footage of the dance numbers for these songs, but the music was backed by stills from the new season.
EW tuned in to the stream, so if you missed it, we have the details on the music coming to the Fox musical show in the coming two weeks: READ FULL STORY
Rachel Berry, you’re not in Ohio anymore.
On the upcoming season of Glee, the one-time star of the New Directions is in for a rude awakening when she gets started at NYADA in New York. In a recently released season 4 promo for the Fox musical show, fans got a brief taste of Kate Hudson’s no-nonsense, say-it-like it is dance teacher. Now a full clip from Rachel’s Dance 101 class has hit the web. Bonus: An intro with Cory Monteith, plus Ike Barinholtz of new Fox show The Mindy Project. Check it out below.
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Another day, another Gleeful bit of scoop from Ryan Murphy’s Twitter. The busiest man in show business has whetted fan appetites with a pair of new posters for his musical dramedy’s fourth season.
The first evokes Glee posters of old and focuses on Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), who’s due to discover that NYADA can be just as icy as the halls of McKinley High. Only this time, the frost isn’t coming from mean-girl cheerleaders — but from her very own dance teacher.
The second is a group shot that features both new and returning cast members, with one glaring exception: Dianna Agron’s Quinn is nowhere to be found. And while the poster includes pointed signs for the various cities where McKinley’s alumni are now living — New York, Los Angeles, Lima, St. Louis — there’s no arrow reading “New Haven,” where Quinn is attending college. Does this mean the former Cheerio captain is off the show for good?
Not so fast, says Murphy: “Gleeks, please relax,” he tweeted shortly after releasing the second poster. “Dianna is still on the show. We love her and have great plans for Quinn.
#QuinnFabrayLives.” Unless she keeps texting and driving, of course.
Check out large versions of both posters below.
In season 1 of Revenge, we learned that Emily Thorne performs well under pressure. But I’m incredibly curious to see her Houdini her way out of the dangerous situation previewed in the promo for the show’s second season.
The video (see it below!) doesn’t give much context, but what we do see is Emily (Emily VanCamp) struggling to free herself before drowning in the ocean.
Find out how it all pans out when the show returns Sept. 30.
This September, school is back in session — even though the class of 2012 has moved on. (Well, mostly.)
Fox just released a new trailer for Glee‘s fourth season — and while it’s only a scant 31 seconds long, it holds plenty of hints for what’s in store for McKinley’s finest. A newly transported Rachel is doing her best to succeed at NYADA, despite snide comments from mean dance teacher Cassandra July (Kate Hudson); Sue has apparently given birth, or is at least holding someone else’s baby; and Brittany is being Brittany, mistaking a New Directions member for… well, we won’t ruin the joke. For all this, plus a snippet of Darren Criss’s rendition of “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons, watch the full clip for yourself:
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