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'The Secret Circle' EP Andrew Miller Talks Overwhelming Fan Reaction, Cassie's Father & Nick's Bad Boy Brother

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 19th 2011 4:15PM
Andrew MillerLast week's shocking episode of 'The Secret Circle' (Thursdays, 9PM ET on The CW) elevated the supernatural drama series to a whole new level, proving that it's not afraid of killing off a beloved character to drive the story forward. Since then, fans have taken to message boards and Twitter to react to Nick's demise -- both positively and negatively (and loudly) -- and their passion has obviously taken the producers by surprise.

Earlier this week, I spoke to executive producer Andrew Miller to gauge his reaction to the outpouring of online opinion -- suffice it to say, he's pleased. During our chat, Miller also touched on the ever-evolving love triangles that populate the show, discussed the arrival of Nick's troublemaking brother Jake (Chris Zylka), and teased a little more about the role Cassie's father will play in the ongoing story.

We also have an exclusive preview clip from this week's episode to whet your appetite for tomorrow night, so hit the jump for the video and our conversation with Miller. Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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'The Secret Circle' Cast Talks Character Deaths, New Romance and Truth or Dare

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 13th 2011 3:30PM
The Secret Circle castOne murky Vancouver evening in early October, a sodden group of out-of-towners stumbled through the densely-knit woods, seeking shelter from a sudden, brutal downpour that had caught them unprepared. The mud was caked up to their knees, the ground was treacherously slick, and the only solid structure in sight was a lake house belonging to a dead man.

Unaware of the building's sinister history, the shivering procession snuck past cameramen, grips, PAs and boom operators to find refuge in the drafty basement, above which an oblivious coven of witches was engrossed in an alcohol-fueled game of Truth or Dare.

Just a typical night on the set of 'The Secret Circle.'

AOL TV (along with an intrepid band of fellow reporters) braved the rain -- both real and man-made -- to talk to the cast of the supernatural drama (which just received a full season pick up) while they shot on location at an atmospheric lakeside property. We grilled them on the show's ever-evolving love triangles, upcoming deaths, and the truth about Cassie's father. Spoilers ahead.

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CW Spoilers: Scoop on 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Secret Circle,' 'Nikita' & More (Plus: 'Secret Circle' Giveaway!)

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 15th 2011 1:00PM
Last Saturday, many of the CW's brightest stars dropped by the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to celebrate the start of a new fall season, and AOL TV was on hand to grab some fresh scoop about your favorite shows straight from the source.

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We caught up with the casts of 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Nikita,' 'Supernatural,' 'Ringer' and 'The Secret Circle' for a sneak peek of what's coming up after new episodes premiere, so join us after the jump for a cavalcade of spoilers.

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TCA Report: 'The Secret Circle' Explores Magic, Family and Love Triangles

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 5th 2011 9:00AM
'The Secret Circle'Executive producer Kevin Williamson and the CW might be two for two with the launch of 'The Secret Circle,' a bewitching new drama that will air Thursdays alongside 'The Vampire Diaries' this fall.

Though both series are based on novels by LJ Smith, the world of the 'Secret Circle' witches will not intersect with the established magic in 'The Vampire Diaries' -- Williamson was fast to dispel any notion of a crossover between his supernatural dramas. "We need to start at ground zero and create our own story and create our own mythology and build from there, so that we can tell just as great a story as 'The Vampire Diaries'," he pointed out.

The series focuses on Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson), a seemingly normal teenager whose world is turned upside down by the mysterious death of her mother and her subsequent relocation to Chance Harbor, Washington -- a town where everyone seems to know her name, whether she likes it or not. Magic, murder and secrets spanning generations soon come to light.

Check out highlights from the panel after the jump.

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'The Secret Circle' Cast Talks 'Vampire Diaries' Adoration, Witchcraft & Love (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 23rd 2011 10:00AM
Everybody on 'The Secret Circle' totally loves their boss, Kevin Williamson. The supernatural show's witchy trio of Jessica Parker Kennedy, Shelley Hennig and Phoebe Tonkin couldn't sing the man's praises enough at The CW's Upfronts red carpet in May. The same goes for stars Britt Robertson and Thomas Dekker.

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In fact, Robertson said she didn't even read the script before wanting to do the series. " Kevin -- ugh, he's amazing," she told AOL TV. "Before even reading the script I was like 'I want to do this project' because he's such a talented human being and has such a vision and is a really exciting presence to work with."

'TSC' has plenty in common with The CW's other Williamson show, 'The Vampire Diaries' -- namely love triangles, attractive leads, supernatural occurrences and insane cliffhangers. Oh, the cliffhangers. "What's a show without cliffhangers?" asked Kennedy.

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Kristoffer Polaha to Star Opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in 'Ringer' and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 10th 2011 5:03PM
Kristoffer Polaha'Life Unexpected' star Kristoffer Polaha is set to romance Sarah Michelle Gellar in CBS's 'Ringer.'

According to TVLine, Polaha will play Gellar's Siobhan's lover. Here's the catch -- he's currently married to Siobhan's best friend! In the pilot, Gellar plays twin sisters, Siobhan and Bridget, both women with quite a few secrets -- and bounties! Bridget poses at Siobhan, thus romantic entanglements begin. Oh, Siobhan is also married.

Get all that?

In other casting news ...

HBO has added an impressive list of names to its 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' TV movie. Joining Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman are Molly Parker, Parker Posey, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro, Lars Ulrich, Santiago Cabrera, Saverio Guerra, Peter Coyote, Diane Baker and Tony Shalhoub. [Deadline]

Jordana Spiro has been tapped to star in ABC's 'Lost and Found.' The former 'My Boys' star will play Jo, a New York City-based bartender/party girl whose life is changed when the son she gave up for adoption 18 years ago shows up on her doorstep. [Deadline]

Thomas Dekker has joined The CW's 'Secret Circle.' Dekker will play Adam, the oldest member of a coven and a potential love interest for Cassie (Britt Robertson). [TVLine]

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Thomas Dekker Lands Key Role in HBO's 'Cinema Verite'

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 17th 2010 11:29AM
thomas dekkerTV's former John Connor is traveling back in time to play a '70s teen in HBO's 'Cinema Verite.'

'Sarah Connor Chronicles' star Thomas Dekker has landed a supporting role in the TV movie, which goes behind the scenes of the pioneering '70s documentary 'An American Family,' according to the Hollywood Reporter. The doc was the first to depict a real-life American family struggling with problems like sexual identity and divorce.

Dekker joins a cast that includes Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini and Diane Lane. Robbins and Lane will play the mother and father of the family, and Dekker will play their son, who comes under fire after revealing that he is gay on camera.

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Yup, it looks like The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been terminated

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 14th 2009 8:35PM
The Sarah Connor ChroniclesAnd yes, I am probably the 50th person to use that headline for this story. Thank you.

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting (from various sources he has skulking around the television world) that FOX is just about to cancel The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The ratings haven't been great for the sci-fi show. FOX paired it with Dollhouse on Friday nights and there has been no reason to keep the show alive for another season (ratings-wise, anyway - I'll leave it to the fans to judge the quality of the show itself). Things don't look that great for Dollhouse either, but that's another story.

Officially, the network won't announce its fall schedule for another month or so, at their annual upfront presentation. Unofficially, you probably shouldn't look for the show on that fall schedule. Now I guess we'll just have to wait for the premiere of the movie where Christian Bale yelled at everyone.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Adam Raised a Cain

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 4th 2009 11:07AM
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(S02E21) Wow. Just, wow! This was one of the best episodes of the season. It was also one of the most heartbreaking episodes of the entire series.

I loved everything about this ep -- the pacing, the storytelling, and the surprises. It was all great. But did I mention the heartbreak? Click through for the spoils.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Last Voyage of the Jimmy Carter

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 21st 2009 2:36AM
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John Connor finally earned my respect. Did he earn yours?

This episode might have started out telling Jesse's story, but it was really about John and why he's destined to become the savior of humanity. Jesse has been scheming all season to turn John against Cameron and trusting reprogrammed "metal." Mistakenly, she assumed that John's decision to employ Terminators in the resistance was influenced by an emotional attachment he had to the machines.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Desert Cantos

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 21st 2009 12:10PM
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(S02E15) Have you ever been to a funeral? They're not usually very thrilling. All that awkward silence, standing around, and the hard-to-watch mourning will deflate anyone's day. So why set an episode of Sarah Connor at a funeral?

I guess the writers wanted to remind us about the Skynet war death toll. It's high. We get it. Can we move on now?

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Dekker dishes on Sarah Connor Chronicles mid-season premiere - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 7th 2009 3:01PM
thomas dekker sarah connor chroniclesThomas Dekker has confirmed that his character, John Connor, will meet a very important family member in the mid-season premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

I'm sure most of you die-hard Terminator fans have already guessed who this family member is. Click through for the answer and a few more minor T:TSCC spoilers that came straight from the savior of humanity himself.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Earthlings Welcome Here

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 16th 2008 9:02AM
The Sarah Connor Chronicles(S01E13) "We all know how reliable bloggers are." Words spoken by John Connor, the future savior of humanity. Therefore it must be true.

It's hard to believe the season is so far along. If this season is the traditional 22 episodes, then there is only nine to go when the series returns in February. On Friday nights. On Fox. I hope it makes the full nine.

This episode didn't thrill me and was disappointing for something hyped as the "Fall finale". I was hoping for more of an action-oriented episode rather than a Riley backstory. Even the Riley flashbacks and flash-forwards weren't as interesting as previous episodes.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Alpine Fields

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 9th 2008 12:29AM
Sarah Connor(S02E12) One of the major differences between this television series and the movie upon which its based is that time travel in this series is more complicated than anybody in the movie universe could have imagined. That is probably one of the reasons why the show has adopted such an unusual method of telling a story as of recent.

Mind you, time jumps and parallel storytelling is not a new method. I think Pulp Fiction started the craze and the show Lost has pretty much been built on such a concept. However, in this instance the three separate stories involving past, present and future (or perhaps more accurately cause and effect) tied into one instance. There is even a parallel to John Connor himself (who played a virtually non-existent role this episode) when the baby Sydney born at the end (although fully grown in the future-flashes) became the savior of humanity. If John Connor is supposed to be a modern take on Jesus Christ, who would Sydney be? I liked how they ended the show with Sydney's birth, an experience your average story tends to associate with hope.

I got a laugh when the Fields named the dog Charles Barkley. Get it? "Bark"ley? This show does a lot of play on words.

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Self Made Man

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 1st 2008 11:57PM
The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Self Made Man
If ever the show Cold Case did an episode involving killer robots from the future, it would be tonight's Sarah Connor Chronicles. The reverse is also true.

Cameron certainly earned her "most efficient killing machine on the planet" title tonight. And she didn't even have to do laundry. Obviously, the mystery of her constant attendance at the hall of records at night is not going to be solved this episode (since it was only brought up this episode). The real mystery is what happened to Eric at the end? Did he succumb to his cancer? Did he take sick leave? Did he just up and quit? I wouldn't mind knowing.

This episode was entirely Summer Glau, and she was brilliant in it. I think this is her best acting on the show to date. John Connor did play a minor role in the B plot with some development of his relationship with Riley (who is, at this point, either playing with his head, insane or both).

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