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Alanis Morissette Books 'Up All Night,' Klaus Gets Brothers on 'Vampire Diaries' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:15PM
Alanis Morissette Up All NightAlanis Morissette is staying 'Up All Night.'

According to TVLine, Morissette will play a former member of Ava's (Maya Rudolph) music group, Sound LLC. Talk show host Ava's musical past was previously touched upon when Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone guest starred as her ex-boyfriend.

Morissette has previously done guest spots on 'Sex and the City,' 'Weeds,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'American Dreams.' Her episode is set to air in early 2012.

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TV Shows We're Most Thankful For

by AOL TV Staff, posted Nov 21st 2011 10:30AM
HomelandWe're thankful for a lot of things, but we're all about TV around here, and so is this list. Yes, it's time once again for the annual staff picks for TV Shows We're Most Thankful For.

There's plenty to choose from -- and obviously we had to narrow it down quite a bit -- but each of us has decided on one show that makes weekly viewing and analysis fun and worthwhile, for whatever reason.

Some of us appreciate a good laugh above all, some put dramas on a pedestal, and others are into vampire dramas with a hint of Somerhalder. You get the idea.

Take a peek at our quick list, then please share your own show that makes you thankful in the comments. Gobble gobble!

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3, Episode 9 Recap (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 10th 2011 11:00PM
the vampire diaries season 3 episode 9['The Vampire Diaries' -- 'Homecoming']

Oh my god. Excuse me, but those are the only three words that can come out of my mouth right now. After last week's twisty-turning episode, I didn't think 'The Vampire Diaries' could really get any better ... but it did. And it was awesome. So awesome that I still have a "witchy headache" trying to figure everything out.

But Delena fans rejoice! We got an almost kiss tonight! It looks like Elena is finally ready to let go of her ghost. Sorry Stefan, but there's always Katherine. After all, she did finally admit that she loves you -- and Damon. Now do you see how epic this episode is?

After some baiting from Stefan and Rebekah, Klaus returns to Mystic Falls ready to celebrate his father Mikael's death. There's only one catch: He's not dead. But Klaus already knew that. You see, what made 'Homecoming' such a great episode was the intense mental chess match between Klaus and Mikael. One was always one step ahead of the other.

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'Party Down' Star Heads to 'Happy Endings,' World Series Hero Books 'Work It' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2011 3:30PM
Ryan HansenYear of Penny continues! 'Party Down' and 'Veronica Mars' star Ryan Hansen will guest star on 'Happy Endings,' according to TVLine.

Hansen, who most recently starred in NBC's short-lived 'Friends With Benefits,' will play a new beau Penny attempts to help out in the style department.

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'Vampire Diaries' Star Michael Trevino on Getting Close with Klaus & the Rift with Caroline

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 10th 2011 12:00PM
Michael TrevinoMystic Falls has been painfully bereft of everyone's favorite werewolf-turned-hybrid for the past two weeks, but thankfully, all of that is set to change with tonight's action-packed midseason finale.

Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino) has been one of the most dynamic characters on 'The Vampire Diaries' thus far, evolving from misunderstood jock to angst-ridden lycanthrope to his new position as Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) right-hand hybrid over the course of three seasons. Where he'll end up next is anyone's guess, but according to Trevino, it's sure to be a compelling ride.

We caught up with the actor to get the scoop on Tyler and Caroline, his new bromance with Klaus and what fans can expect when 'TVD' returns from its two-month hiatus in January.

Proceed with caution, spoilers ahead!

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Nick Jonas Books 'Last Man Standing' Role, 'Southland' Plans '227' Reunion and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 9th 2011 7:00PM
Nick JonasNick Jonas is a deadbeat dad ... on 'Last Man Standing.'

According to TVLine, Jonas will play Ryan, the absentee father of Mike Baxter's (Tim Allen) grandson. Jonas will appear in the Christmas-themed episode of the ABC comedy.

Jonas popped up on Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine' and recently filmed a guest appearance for NBC's midseason musical drama, 'Smash.'

He'll be appearing in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' on Broadway starting this winter.

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'Glee' Leads 2011 People's Choice Awards Nominations

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 8th 2011 6:00PM
glee people's choice awards 2011Get excited, gleeks! Fox's 'Glee' just topped the list of People's Choice nominees, with seven nominations.

New Directions and Co. snagged a nomination for favorite network TV comedy and in several of the People's Choice TV acting categories: Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith for favorite TV comedy actor, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele for favorite TV comedy actress and Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth for favorite TV guest star.

The CW's hit drama, 'The Vampire Diaries' was close behind, with four total nominations, for favorite network TV drama, favorite scf-fi/fantasy show, Ian Somerhalder for favorite TV drama actor and Nina Dobrev for favorite TV drama actress.

Read the rest of the nominees after the jump.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3, Episode 8 Recap (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 3rd 2011 11:10PM
the vampire diaries ordinary people ['The Vampire Diaries' -- 'Ordinary People']

I honestly can't remember the last time a single hour of television had so many twists and turns -- and made me feel so many different emotions -- than this week's episode of 'The Vampire Diaries.' And for a few minutes, I even started to sympathize with Klaus. That's right, those pesky 'TVD' writers made me feel bad for Klaus. Klaus?!

Did I mention that we finally learned how vampires came to be? But that wasn't it. We also uncovered some pretty big secrets. Mikael, the vampire vampire hunter, is actually Papa Klaus and one of the Originals. And Mama Klaus? In an exciting twist, it turns out that she was the Original witch, and she's the one responsible for turning her family into vampires -- and believe me, it wasn't pretty. Of course, this means that it's Original Esther Klaus who's on the other side trying to stir up trouble with Vicki.

See, I told you this episode was amazing. In fact, it just may rank as one of my favorite 'TVD' episodes ever.

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EXCLUSIVE 'The Vampire Diaries' Behind the Scenes of 'Ordinary People': Rebekah's Flashback (PHOTOS)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 3rd 2011 10:00AM
'The Vampire Diaries' - Rebekah'The Vampire Diaries' is flashing back again! This time we're going back about 1,000 years to see Rebekah's past and the origins of her tumultuous relationships with her brothers Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), whom we haven't seen since last season.

We've got some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from tonight's episode, titled 'Ordinary People' (Thurs., Nov. 3, 8PM ET on The CW), that prove one thing: Rebekah (Claire Holt) sure does like to braid her hair.

This episode finds Rebekah revealing a few ancient secrets about the Original family. But will the revelations keep Rebekah from getting into an all-out brawl with Elena (Nina Dobrev)? There's some serious 'Mean Girls' stuff going on here, and we're sort of loving it.

Take a look at our behind-the-scenes photos (which include a horse and some kind of wolf-dog roaming around in the background) after the jump.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3, Episode 7 Recap

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 28th 2011 12:01AM
['The Vampire Diaries' -- 'Ghost World']

I wasn't exactly thrilled by Mason's return to Mystic Falls in 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' -- especially because I knew he was back to seek revenge on Damon -- but OMG I love Lexi. Seriously, she's probably one of my favorite characters in 'TVD' history, even though she's only really been in a handful of episodes. And after seeing the way she smashed Stefan's head into the window of a car, how could you not love her?!

All of the girls in Mystic Falls have some serious problems. Their boyfriends are either dead, undead, in love with dead girls or are crazy rippers. So it's nice to have a strong, badass female character in the mix -- because the status of Katherine's life is still TBD at the moment.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3, Episode 6 Recap (VIDEO)

by Crystal Bell, posted Oct 21st 2011 12:01AM
['The Vampire Diaries' -- 'Smells Like Teen Spirit']

After last week's amazing episode, I wasn't sure that the 'The Vampire Diaries' writers could possibly top it -- but they came pretty close with 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.' Elena stakes Stefan, Katherine possibly bites the dust (really!), Rebekah stakes Damon and Vicki comes back from the dead to try and kill Elena. There was so much possible near-death in this episode that I thought one of our main three would finally bite the big one, but alas, our love triangle remains -- unlike Katherine, who may very well be dead (like, dead dead.)

Perhaps Katherine should of thought twice before awakening Michael, the "badass vampire vampire hunter" because as it turned out, she became his midnight snack. Does this mean the end of Katherine? I hope not because let's face it, 150-year-old Nina Dobrev is so much more interesting than 18-year-old Nina Dobrev.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Star Steven R. McQueen On Whether Jeremy's Dead Exes Will Get 'Ghost'-ly

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 20th 2011 5:25PM
Steven R. McQueenDarn, those 'Vampire Diaries' actors are tough nuts to crack. Not since the days of 'Lost' has a cast been so tight-lipped about upcoming storylines ... we're starting to think that boss man Kevin Williamson threatens his stars with a gruesome on-screen death if they spill something they shouldn't.

We caught up with Steven R. McQueen (who plays Jeremy Gilbert) and, true to form, we discovered more about what he couldn't tell us than what he could.

Still, the few tidbits he did let slip hint at an intriguing few episodes ahead. We touched on Jeremy's relationship with Bonnie (Katerina Graham), his connection to the ghostly apparitions of Anna (Malese Jow) and Vicki (Kayla Ewell) and how his newfound ability links to Matt's (Zach Roerig).

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Michael Trevino on 'The Vampire Diaries' Power Couple Caroline and Tyler: Their Relationship Is Genuine

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 20th 2011 9:00AM
The Vampire DiariesLast week on 'The Vampire Diaries' brought us one of the biggest game-changers of the season thus far: Tyler, who was previously only burdened with the curse of turning into a werewolf every full moon, became the first successful (read: alive) member of Klaus' half-werewolf, half-vampire hybrid army.

When AOL TV caught up with star Michael Trevino on the Atlanta-area set of 'The Vampire Diaries,' he somehow very skillfully avoided spilling any of those secrets about his character, despite the fact that we watched him film a scene where he used his new vampire powers and didn't think anything of it.

While some of our chat is old news by now, read on for the still-relevant parts, including Trevino's thoughts on kissing scenes with Candice Accola, filming those intense werewolf transformations and Season 1 Tyler being a d-bag. And don't forget to check out our behind-the-scenes video from the set!

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'The Vampire Diaries' Stars Preview 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 17th 2011 4:00PM
The Vampire Diaries, Smells Like Teen SpiritIt was unseasonably warm for late September when AOL TV visited the Monroe, Ga. set of 'The Vampire Diaries' last month. But the 92-degree weather set the scene all the better for 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' the episode the cast and crew were filming that day.

Although it's the sixth episode of the third season, it's actually the Mystic Falls High gang's first day of senior year. (We've only gone a year since the pilot.) That means cheerleading practice, football practice, and everything else that comes with having good ol' fashioned school spirit.

We haven't been able to share the details of our visit until now, so please enjoy this behind-the-scenes peek at 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and watch Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino and Matt Davis doing their best to share some spoiler-free details about the episode. Plus, you'll get a look at the Mystic Falls Timberwolves' newest cheerleader. You might've seen her before somewhere...

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3, Episode 5 Recap (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 14th 2011 3:20AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Reckoning']

Well, tonight's episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' proved why I'm not one for superlatives. Two episodes after I declared 'The End of the Affair' my favorite episode ever, those evil masterminds in the 'TVD' writers' room went and topped themselves. Again. I used to wonder how the show could sustain itself at such a ridiculous pace -- this was a random Thursday night episode, not sweeps, not a midseason finale, not a very special timeslot -- but at this point I think we can all agree that these guys know what they're doing.

Honestly, I feel like Stefon from 'Saturday Night Live' when I try to describe this show to people. It. Has. Everything. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, hybrids -- like, you know when a vampire lady has an affair with a werewolf and creates an evil offspring with characteristics of both supernatural breeds?

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