A week from today, The Vampire Diaries returns with its season 4 premiere. Need something to tide you over? Check out the new cast photo below. Click on the image to expand it and see everyone. Spoiler: Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham aren’t the only ladies showing some leg. And the men of Mystic Falls should have their own line of jackets. READ FULL STORY
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Take it from me: The Vampire Diaries is easily one of the most difficult shows to conduct interviews about because of the serialized nature of the story. Teasing — it’s an art. But I have to say, Daniel Gillies really held his own when he sat down on the Spoiler Room couch for a chat while in town recently promoting the Oct. 11 return of The Vampire Diaries and his film Broken Kingdom, out today.
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for the actor. The fruits of your labors have produced the following scoop on Elijah’s return, the next flashback episode, and much more. Click below to check it out — and to hear Gillies say the phrase “take our pants off.”
We are less than a month away from the Oct. 11 season 4 premiere of The Vampire Diaries, and The CW has released a clip of the moment Elena learns she’s in transition to becoming a vampire. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY
We’re only one week into season/series premieres and I want to share some embarrassing figures:
4: Number of times I cried during Parenthood‘s premiere.
3: Number of dinners eaten straight out of a container/box because I was too lazy/tired to cook.
1: Times I teared up during Glee (Lea Michele’s phone call KILLED me.)
4: Times I shouted at the TV during Sons of Anarchy‘s premiere.
~22: Number of times I laughed out loud during the New Normal. (I’m guessing it was once per minute)
My point? The fall TV season is already starting off AMAZING, and it’s only going to go up from here. Can’t wait? Not to worry; I have some nice scoop to hold you over until then. Enjoy!
(And don’t forget to keep in touch! E -mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @EWSandraG. Also, if you’re so inclined, share some numbers of your own below. Purely for my entertainment, of course.)
‘GLEE': FIVE MINI-SCOOPS
From what I can tell, Glee fans seem a little split on the new season. (Also, the Grand Canyon is a kinda big and cookies are sorta delicious.) So, in an effort to please as many people as possible, I’ve included a little scoop for everyone below. For more, check out this Glee post from earlier this week. Enjoy (and play nice, please)!
+ WHERE’S MS. PILLSBURY!? Around. And we’ll see her quite soon, Matthew Morrison promises. In fact, he says, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Will and Emma’s home life than you might think based on the first episode. “We have never seen them actually living together, and now they’re living together this season, cohabitating under one roof,” he says. “It should be interesting. It’s not as easy as I think he thought it was going to be!”
+ SKIN ALERT: Chord Overstreet claims he has a shirtless scene in episode 3. You’re welcome.
+ MORE BIEBER ON THE WAY? It’s no secret that I fell deeply in love with Overstreet’s version of “Baby.” And he says there’s a good chance there’s more Bieber in the works! “I’m a big fan of ‘As Long As You Love Me’ right now. [I] may be doing a couple of mash-ups of some different stuff — and maybe some acoustic stuff,” he says.
+ WHEN THE TWO PUCKERMANS MEET…expect fireworks. “It’s definitely kind of shocking for them both initially,” says Jacob Artist, who says we’ll soon see Puck come face-to-face with his half-brother. “Puck has never met [my character], and I’ve never met Puck. Obviously, the confrontation — there’s a lot of tension going on…it’s definitely a touchy moment for the both of them. [The outcome] definitely affects them.”
+ LOVE TRIANGLE NO. 100000000 Glee loves love triangles. I love a good one, too. And it sounds like Puck Jr. could be involved in one of the many we’ll see this season. “Jake is definitely going to have some romantic drama going on. He’s interested in the new ladies,” Artist says. “I think [he's looking] for somebody that can balance him out. He can be a little crass — so I think [he wants] somebody that can balance him [out].” Any guesses, gang?
‘90210’: 100th EPISODE SCOOP!
90210 will hit a big milestone this year — 100 episodes! That’s no small feat in TV land, and what better way to mark the occasion than with Homecoming Weekend! Showrunners Patti Carr and Lara Olsen recently gushed to me about this super-packed episode when we hopped on the phone ahead of the show’s upcoming premiere on Oct. 8.
“We get to go back and re-live a few memories.” Carr said. “And we also have things getting bigger and more out of hand. We got to the Playboy mansion, we have musical performers, and some very revealing moments for our cast.” Also expect some “fan favorites” to pop up.
But, adds Carr: “It’s not just the clip show where they all remember and come out of it unaffected. They’re all profoundly affected by what happens.”
Another treat? Denise Richards, who, as EW previously reported, will appear as an alum-turned-socialite. “There’s so much happening in the 100th episode, I don’t know how we’re going to fit it all in one episode,” says Olsen. Carr jokes: “Maybe it will be a two-part 100th episode — 99.5/100.”
‘GREY’S ANATOMY': QUICK HITS FROM KEVIN MCKIDD
True story: I adore Kevin McKidd. Not only is he a hard-working guy — currently, he’s editing the fourth episode of the season, which he directed — but he’s a massively good teaser. And while I’m going to wait to share our full convo with you, here are some really tasty bits from our chat. (And, yes, this is a totally mean way for me to do this. But, you have to admit, it’s also a little fun — for me):
SG: Is the cheating issue from last season still hanging over Owen and Cristina this season?
KM: I think we’ve kind of blown past that in a way because the cataclysmic events of what happened, especially everything with Cristina. It’s going to come back and affect Owen as well — even though he wasn’t on the plane. In retrospect, it’s going to come back and really affect him in a big way too and in a way that we don’t expect.
SG: We know that not all of the doctors are going to be working at Seattle Grace in the first episode (which is a flashforward). Obviously you can’t say who, but is it safe to assume that Owen and Christina are still in the same place working on these issues together?
KM: That is not safe to assume…[truncated]
SG: Let’s talk about the flashbacks.
KM: I can’t really say too much because that would be giving stuff away. Flashbacks are featured heavily in episode two and may appear in other ones.
SG: Did any of the characters reactions to the crash surprise you?
KM:…the writers have kind of turned everything on its head and under duress and under stress people do act in a way out of character…
Look for my full chat with McKidd, where he talks about directing and the new season, on Sept. 27, the day of the big season premiere!
The CW has released new photos from The Vampire Diaries’ Oct. 11 season 4 premiere. Here are 10 of our favorites. (There were none of Damon, sorry.)
From this smile on Michael Trevino’s face, we assume this is what EP Julie Plec meant when she told EW Klaus will enjoy some ”PG-13 fun” with Caroline as Tyler before returning to his own body. (“Nothing that’s gonna get the support groups up in arms,” she promised, with a laugh. For the record, we’re very okay with this.)
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
A new promo for The Vampire Diaries, which returns Oct. 11, shows Elena (EWwy nominee Nina Dobrev) in transition, Bonnie (Kat Graham) trying to save her from becoming a vampire (she has to feed on human blood or die), and Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) fighting as usual. Watch it below. We also see Caroline (Candice Accola) getting frisky with Tyler (Michael Trevino), who, we presume, is actually Klaus (Joseph Morgan) still in Tyler’s body. Though TVD exec producer Julie Plec has promised we’ll see Morgan on our TV screens quickly, she’s also told EW that Klaus will have some ”PG-13 fun” with Caroline as Tyler. “Nothing that’s gonna get the support groups all up in arms,” Plec promised, with a laugh. “What’s fun about that relationship moving forward is that Caroline is as committed as ever to Tyler, and Klaus kinda commits himself to this crush on Caroline for the long haul and starts to have a little bit of fun with it: How many different ways can I screw up her relationship with her one true love?” READ FULL STORY
Happy three-day weekend, gang! Hope you enjoy these end-of-week offerings before you retreat to your caves. (Just me? Ok…)
Remember to keep sending in your questions — @EWSandraG via Twitter or email@example.com. I’ll be able to knock out a few more next week and hopefully have a treat or two for loyal askers who have been waiting so patiently. READ FULL STORY
The blooper reel for The Vampire Diaries‘ third season features plenty of sex jokes, along with evidence that Ian Somerhalder — though he’s good at many things — is not so good at playing catch. Watch it below and enjoy. The show returns for a fourth season on Oct. 11, but TVD fans only have to wait until Sept. 11 for the season 3 Blu-ray/DVD to hit stores. Check out a sneak peek below! READ FULL STORY
told a lot of details about a lot of people that in the first episode back we’ll see have created a little bit of a domino effect,” says Plec, who teased a “powerful, surprising death sequence” during the premiere.
As a result, the big question in the first episode is not whether Elena will feed on blood, but rather how she does it, when she does it, and whether she’ll even survive the day.
Of course, it shouldn’t be too difficult for her to make it through. After all, she’s got two very able Salvatore brothers by her side. Both Stefan and Damon will help school Elena in vampology 101 this season…though they won’t exactly be on the same page. “They’re two very different kinds of vampires and they’re going to have two very different points of view about what kind of vampire Elena should be,” says Plec. “It’s going to make them fight a little.” READ FULL STORY
There’s a new girl coming to Mystic Falls.
Nine Lives of Chloe King actress Grace Phipps has landed the recurring role of 16-year-old April, described as “a natural beauty with a bit of an edge.” April has just returned from private school after the death of her father. She has some history with Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), and Elena hopes to protect her from the many secrets the town holds. April will make her first appearance in the second episode next season. I wonder if she has any connection to the big bad vampire hunter that’s coming this season?
Phipps has some vampire experience — she was in the recent big-screen remake of Fright Night. While doing press for the film she expressed her love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but knocked the Twilight saga (“I like my monsters to be monsters,” she said). The CW’s top-rated Vampire Diaries returns Oct. 11.
There will be some big changes in Mystic Falls when The Vampire Diaries returns, since Elena was changed at the end of last season.
During an interview with EW’s Tim Stack at Comic-Con, Nina Dobrev explained that “we don’t know” what kind of vampire Elena will be.
But Ian Somherhalder ventured a guess. “Damon and Stefan have been known to be extremely volatile,” he said. “By virtue of the fact that Elena is such a solid human being, even though she’s sort of this beacon of light, and shepherd through the valley of darkness for other people — who’s to say that she’s going to be this way when she becomes a vampire.”
Plus how do they feel about that other vampire show — True Blood? Watch the full Comic-Con chat below to find out.
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