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'Vampire Diaries': Kat Graham will be wearing this same outfit for the seeable future

The Vampire Diaries season 5 premiere was a dramatic one for Kat Graham’s Bonnie. The dead witch witnessed Silas (Paul Wesley) murder her mayor father. “I remember that we shot that on location in Covington, GA, at the town square. The people who live in the town, and sometimes people who travel and are fans of the show, come to watch us. So all they see is the mayor standing and talking, and then they hear this bloodcurdling scream from me. So there were literally fans watching us shoot the scene, so I’m surprised there were no spoilers that got out because it was very public.”

Of course, don’t expect Graham to give spoilers on what’s next for Bonnie. In Thursday’s episode, Bonnie will be coming to terms with her dad’s death and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) will again try to convince her that it’s time for the others to know she died resurrecting him.  (Watch a clip below.) Won’t people expect Bonnie to return for a funeral? “There’s definitely gonna be some questions asked, for sure,” she says. Will Bonnie want to make Silas pay? “Well, whatever her options are on other side, she’s definitely gonna try to exercise them,” she says. “There are a few people who want Silas dead. I can’t say too much. But you know what, all these questions will get answered in the next few episodes.” READ FULL STORY

'The Vampire Diaries' sneak peek: Damon, Elena, and a bubble bath -- VIDEO

Alright Delena shippers, it’s officially less than a week until you finally get what you’ve been waiting for… a happy couple! (At least for now.)

So to tide you over until The Vampire Diaries returns, The CW has released a (half-naked) first glimpse at the loving couple. As Elena prepares to head off to college, she spends her last night reveling in everything a relationship with Damon has to offer, including his rather incredible bathtub. While Elena sits amongst the bubbles and asks Damon to support her attempt at normalcy, he has something else on his mind: “I’d rather ply you with champagne and spend the night convincing you to stay.”

If we hadn’t seen pictures, we’d never believe Elena was stupid strong enough to actually leave that tub and go to college.

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'The Originals': Showrunner Julie Plec's do's and don'ts of launching a spinoff

We’re one week away from the premiere of The Originals, the CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff built around Original siblings Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and Rebekah (Claire Holt). We asked exec producer Julie Plec for the rules of launching a spinoff. Here, expanded from EW’s Fall TV preview issue, she shares seven of them:

• Establish a new heartbeat — if romance drives TVD, family drives The Originals. “People are always asking how will it be different, and why should I care about watching two versions of the same world. And that is the key: You just can’t retell the same story with different players in a different location,” Plec says. While The Vampire Diaries is best known for Damon and Stefan battling for Elena’s heart, the war in The Originals is over control of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a former protégé of vicious vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus, has created a community where vampires rule by exiling the werewolves and oppressing the witches. When the witches demand that Klaus do their bidding against Marcel, noble Elijah sees a chance to reunite his bickering family in a town they used to call home. “The Originals want it because they helped build it. Marcel wants it because he’s developed a community of vampires who can run around without a lot of restrictions. The witches can’t leave without giving up access to all their ancestral magic. And the humans are like, ‘Hands off, everybody. We’ve been here just as long as you have. It’s still a human’s town,’” Plec says. “Everybody’s fighting for a home to call their own and a place to plant their roots for themselves and for their family.”
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'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Meet six fresh faces for season 5

When The Vampire Diaries returns for its fifth season on Oct. 3, fans may feel like they’re watching a new show: Elena (Nina Dobrev) is officially with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and she and Caroline (Candice Accola) are now students at nearby Whitmore College. Damon is living with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), who’s still the only one who knows Bonnie (Kat Graham) died while resurrecting him. And Stefan (Paul Wesley), villain Silas’ surprise doppelgänger, remains trapped in a water-logged safe drowning over and over again. “He has all these weird dreams and visions,” Wesley says, “and when he gets out, it’s almost like PTSD.”

All those changes mean many new, and very pretty, faces will be joining our Mystic Falls favorites. We asked exec producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries to make some introductions. Click on Launch Photo Gallery for the who’s who.

'The Vampire Diaries' extended promo: 'The rules have changed' -- VIDEO

The newest promo for The Vampire Diaries season 5 gives us a glimpse into Elena’s college life — dorm rooms! bonfires! — and our first look at Silas pretending to be Stefan in front of Damon. Does anyone else think Damon looks a little scared? Perhaps he’s worried about how Stefan’s “return” will affect his relationship with Elena?

Speaking of Elena, she’s off “giving it the old college try,” while Damon is stuck in Mystic Falls assuring her that the distance won’t hurt their relationship, even though Katherine has made herself right at home — in his bathtub. However, he doesn’t seem to be taking the bait, which is more than can be said for Silas, who seems to be flirting with the now-human Katerina, though we’re sure he has an agenda. But most importantly, let’s all take a moment to appreciate that Katherine is shaving her legs with a straight razor. The woman’s classy.

Elsewhere, Jeremy’s getting in fights at school, and Elena has a “feeling like something bad is about to happen.” Well, if she’s involved in that car crash, she might have a point.

Watch the new extended promo below:
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'Vampire Diaries' music supervisor: How 'The O.C.' started a trend that could save indie music

If you want to hear about the latest Katy Perry song or find out when Miley Cyrus’ sure-to-offend new album comes out, all you have to do is open the page of any magazine, check out the homepage of any (and every) blog, or just head on over to your favorite form of social media and see what’s buzzing. But how do you discover smaller indie bands anymore? If they’re not creating chaos at an awards show or topping the Billboard charts, it’s not always as obvious as music fans would like it to be. Enter Chris Mollere, music supervisor for hit shows The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars.

Mollere recently spoke to Rolling Stone about how he sees his job as an opportunity to feature great bands, both known and unknown, on a possibly unexpected (but rather large) platform — television — a trend that he credits to the 2003 hit show The O.C.

The O.C. was where music really jumped out at me on TV,” Mollere said. “Easy Rider was one of the first movies to have a song soundtrack, but The O.C. was the show that changed that format on television and showed that you could do things like have a song with lyrics play during a scene with dialogue. Before The O.C., that was not an accepted thing. The O.C. also broke bands like Death Cab and the Killers. A placement on that show took bands to another level.”
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'The Vampire Diaries' season 5 promo: Flirting, fighting, and ... spelling? -- VIDEO

Vampire Diaries fans have been waiting all summer for their first glimpse at a human Katherine, a happy Delena and, of course, the big bad who looks a whole lot like Stefan. And now, the first season five promo gives us all those things, with an added bonus of bathtub bubbles and a few (literal) sparks.

From Damon and Elena exchanging heartfelt “I Love You”s to what appears to be Silas (?) getting up close and personal with Katherine — who’s in Damon’s bathtub — and telling her that “human looks better on you than I would’ve thought,” this promo is full of all of the right kinds of tension. And could that flirtation be what tips Damon off that Silas is not Stefan? We all know that Stefan isn’t exactly Katherine’s biggest fan. Unless, of course, that’s Stefan flirting with Katherine, in which case things are really going to get interesting.

Other notable moments: What looks like Jeremy getting in a fight, and somebody’s car crashing into a pole. Oh, and Damon doesn’t know how to spell doppelganger.

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'Vampire Diaries' scoop: Meet Caroline and Elena's new 'enemy'

It seems higher education is going to bring A+ drama for some of our favorites on The Vampire Diaries.

EW has learned that Rick Cosnett has been cast in the role of Dr. Wes Maxfield, a brilliant biology professor at Whitmore College who “makes fast enemies” with new college students Caroline and Elena. And the plot thickens when Caroline and Elena begin to think the prof is “hiding a dark and dangerous secret.”
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'Supernatural' alum to recur on 'The Originals' -- EXCLUSIVE

Dracula is coming to The Originals…sorta.

EW has learned exclusively that CW’s forthcoming Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, has cast Supernatural alum Todd Stashwick, who fans of that show will recall played a Dracula-impersonating shapeshifter during season 4′s “Monster Movie.” The actor is set to recur in the role of Father Kieran starting in episode 4 of the show’s freshman season, which kicks off Oct 3.

“Kieran is a tortured Priest with a dark past,” executive producer Julie Plec says. “Once a powerful and pragmatic diplomat between the humans and the various supernatural factions in New Orleans, he returns home looking for answers about a personal tragedy but finds a very different landscape than when he left.”
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'Vampire Diaries' season 5 scoop: Showrunner teases sexy Damon and Elena scenes

The Vampire Diaries may have wrapped up season 4 with some major cliffhangers, but you won’t see the immediate aftermath in the fall premiere.

“It’s a time jump,” exec producer Julie Plec tells EW. “Summer has passed in which poor Stefan has been suffering at the bottom of the quarry and Damon and Elena have been having hot lovin’ sex.”

Though the premiere will pick up with move-in day at college (yes, they’re actually enrolling!), Plec promises fans will get to see some of the steamy action that went down over break.

“We found a stylized way to show the audience how things went over the summer, what everybody was up to,” says Plec, who reveals that the title of the episode is “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Keep reading for a breakdown of what’s coming up in season 5…
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'Originals' vs. 'SHIELD': CW president 'confident' the 'Vampire Diaries' spin-off will survive

The biggest foes for the bloodsuckers on CW’s Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals  this fall aren’t in New Orleans; they’re in the show’s timeslot Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.

Come September, the series from TVD creator Julie Plec will go head-to-head against the buzzy Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and television’s highest-rated show, NCIS, among others. But CW president Mark Pedowitz today told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour that he isn’t worried about its ratings. “We’re comfortable where it’s sitting,” he said when asked if the network ever considered a timeslot switch.

“We believe these are people that the fans have known for the last three years and we hope that built-in equity allows the fans to come. And we hope Julie Plec, who is such a talented showrunner, will create a show that allows others to come,” he said. “I’m actually somewhat confident that that will continue its fanbase that’s very different than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Moreover, when asked of a possible crossover, Pedowitz said those are “not the intent,” as he hopes Originals will stand on its own. “If it’s organic, yes, but I’m a big believer that when you have a spin-off, it has to be self-sustaining,” he said.

'Supernatural,' 'Suits,' 'Covert Affairs,' 'Blue Bloods': Find out what's next in Spoiler Room

Welcome to Spoiler Room’s FALL SEASON!

Ok, I know it’s still technically summer, but all your favorite shows are back at work and the scoop is coming fast and furious.  So, here we are.  Group hug!

With that: PLEASE send your questions in to Spoilerroom@ew.com. You can find your answers here every Thursday.

‘COVERT AFFAIRS’: WILL SPARKS FLY WITH ANNIE AND TEO?

In the July 30 episode of USA’s Covert Affairs, Annie (Piper Perabo) heads back to Colombia to determine the true allegiances of Arthur’s son, Teo (Manolo Cardona), after she receives intel that the terrorist group he’s involved with is planning an attack. There are some tense scenes between Perabo and Cardona, who previously worked together on the slightly less suspenseful 2008 film Beverly Hills Chihuahua. “I can’t tell you everything that happens to him [this season], but it’s dangerous,” Perabo says, with a laugh. “He gets a lot of stunts, car crashes, and shootouts. That’s another reason I was glad they cast Manolo: I was glad to have a really brave, macho guy.”

While we’re happy Annie is finally with her handler, Auggie (Chris Gorham), we can’t help but wonder if we’ll see sparks fly with Teo. “We shot this scene recently with Teo in a foreign city,” Perabo says carefully, “and he rescued me in the middle of this fight. Both the hair and makeup girls came up to me afterward, and they said, ‘What’s gonna happen with Teo and Annie?! It all seems like it’s gonna go off!’ I went up to Manolo, and I was like, ‘All right, keep it on a simmer. You can’t put out that much heat. You’re Latin. A little is a lot!’” – Mandi Bierly

‘SUPERNATURAL’: SCOOP-A-PALOOZA

In addition to what was dolled out during the Supernatural panel, this year’s press room was a wonderful flood of scooplets. Here, I pull out some highlights:

+ CROWLEY = CURED? – Mark Sheppard scooped to me during our chat on the EW Comic-Con couch that Crowley was most certainly going to struggle with certain side effects from almost being cured at the end of last season, but, he maintains, Sam and Dean “did not cure him.” “I mean, as far as the canon is concerned, if you don’t complete the task then it hasn’t happened. I’d be more interested to see…if there is any residual effects.”

+ DEAN’S SECRET– So, Dean’s got a secret. Exactly what it is, we’re not sure. Neither is Jensen Ackles, but, he teases, it’s “one of the bigger issues of the series.” “So it’ll be interesting to see how that plays out,” he says. Jared Padalecki teased a little further: ” It does really heavily involve Sam, and even has a lot to do with why Sam’s still alive. So Dean is just kind of lying to Sam.  And he’s hating it every step of the way and Sam can’t really tell,” he says. “But when Sam finds out, s–t’s going to hit the fan.”

+ WILL ACKLES DIRECT? Ackles is also waiting to hear whether or not he’ll step behind the camera to direct another episode. After directing one episode per season for the last three seasons, “I’m not directing this year — well not yet. They haven’t given me one. I usually direct the first one out of the gate, but because I have a 7-week-old daughter I opted to stay home with the newborn instead this year,” he says. But there’s still a chance he can. “There’s still a few episodes that are not slated yet with the directors and I think they’re trying to figure out how they can slide me in there storyline wise.”

+ CASTIEL’S NEW CHALLENGES – Lots of scoop on what’s coming up with powerless Cas in my chat with Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard, but Collins, who is slated to appear in more than a dozen episodes throughout this season, added on the matter: “I certainly hope that at the very least, Cas is going to change his underwear now that he’s human. But I will tease for you – this is pretty juicy stuff since we’re getting into the wardrobe, there is a Laundromat scene in episode 1. So this very question has been forefront in the writer’s minds.” As for his relationship with the boys? Ackles says, “It’ll be interesting to see how the relationship evolves given his new lack of skills.”

‘SUITS’ ALMOST STAGED A BIG BREAK-UP

The new relationship between law firm associate Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) may get rocky on Suits, but it is here to stay – at least for the length of the USA drama’s summer run. But it wasn’t always that way.

“They were planning on breaking us up at episode 10,” Markle reveals. “I know that it has now been completely restructured and re-conceived because they are enjoying Mike and Rachel as a couple too much. They don’t want to do it.”

The decision is one she definitely supports. “It’s really kind of cool and sweet to just not have to keep slapping him,” she jokes. But on a serious note, she adds, “Because the show is doing so well, and we’re so lucky — you can see that we probably have a few more seasons in us — the idea of ‘will-they-won’t-they, will-they-won’t-they, okay, they will, but only for 10 episodes and then it’s going to go away’ felt like then where do you go from that? If it took us two seasons to try to figure out if we could make it work, then maybe they take that time and really give us an opportunity to have something. Just like with any character, with any relationship that you have onscreen, when you can settle into it a bit more, you get to find what’s interesting about it, find layers and nuances. So I’m really happy that they’re really happy with it.” – Mandi Bierly

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At TCA, we want answers about 'Homeland,' 'American Horror Story: Coven,' 'Agents of SHIELD,' more

Summer is typically a pretty quiet time for TV fans, but July is full of television news, thanks to last weekend’s Comic-Con and today’s kickoff of the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

As entertainment reporters (including EW’s Inside TV team) settle in for two weeks of TCA presentations, we’re looking forward to the new and returning shows we didn’t catch up with down in San Diego, plus reminding you of all the great news we scooped up during our Comic-Con interviews. Stick with EW.com through Aug. 7 for everything you need to know about these shows and more:
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