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Scary Stefan, Sexy Caroline in 'Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Preview

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 15th 2011 3:00PM

Scary Stefan, The Vampire DiariesI was all set to talk about how scary Stefan is in this new promo for season 3 of 'The Vampire Diaries' -- he is very, very scary -- then something else caught my eye.

As EW pointed out, the trailer features a split-second shot of a lingere-clad Caroline straddling a shirtless Tyler. Racy! Even racier than the first peek at season 3 we got from Comic-Con, and Damon was naked in that one.

So, essentially, season 3 of 'TVD' is going to feature more sex, more nudity and more vampire violence. Why is Sept. 15 still a month away?!

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TCA Report: CW Exec on the Future of 'One Tree Hill,' 'Supernatural' & Superhero Shows

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 4th 2011 2:30PM
SupernaturalNew CW president Mark Pedowitz came to the network's executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday morning in good spirits. Bringing three new scripted shows and the promise of three new reality offerings, The CW seems optimistic that this season will be their strongest yet.

Pedowitz was on hand to assuage the fears of 'Supernatural' fans, revealing that, despite internet rumblings and rumors, the network has "no plans" for Season 7 to be the last year of the spooky drama series, revealing that he and the rest of the network's brass hope the series "keeps on going" and that they'll be examining the show's future on a season-by-season basis, depending on how the ratings hold up.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 3 Sizzle Reel = Soapy Damon

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 29th 2011 2:00PM
The Vampire Diaries, Vampire DiariesI'd like to say that the thing I took away from this sizzle reel for season 3 of 'The Vampire Diaries,' which went into production a few weeks ago, was how impressively they condensed two seasons of crazy-ass plot twists and supernatural phenomenons into one trailer, but I can't.

I can really only focus on one thing: Naked. Damon.

Yep, following the pretty exciting rehash of the main plot points of the series, we're treated to a soapy, nude Ian Somerhalder -- well, he's about as nude as he can be on The CW.

So, you know, watch the following trailer (via TV Guide) for a neato recap teasing 'TVD' season 3, stay for the shirtlessness.

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TV's Sexiest Vampires: 'True Blood,' Vampire Diaries,' 'Moonlight' & More!

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 23rd 2011 12:30PM
Bill, Eric, True BloodOh, to be Sookie Stackhouse.

Simple waitress one day, object of affection for multiple supernatural beings the next -- it's a hard life she leads.

Alas, we can't all have multiple sexy vampires fawning over us. Instead we'll all have to make due with watching the new season of 'True Blood' when it premieres on HBO at 9PM Sunday night. In the meantime, and in honor of the Bill-Sookie-Eric love triangle, I've compiled a list of the sexiest vampires to ever grace TV screens.

Check out who made the cut after the jump, then weigh in on your favorite sexy vampires.

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The CW Fall Premiere Dates: When Will 'The Vampire Diaries' Return?

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 20th 2011 3:35PM
The CWSummer hasn't even officially begun yet, but The CW is already planning for fall.

The network announced the premiere dates for its fall shows today. While The CW traditionally debuts its shows earlier than the other networks, this year it's scattering the return of its original programming throughout the month of September.

Returning series include 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Gossip Girl,' '90210,' 'Nikita' and 'Supernatural,' while the channel's three new scripted series are 'Ringer,' 'The Secret Circle' and 'Hart of Dixie.' The network's reality night will see 'America's Next Top Model' paired with the new 'H8R.'

So, when will your favorite vampires and your soon-to-be favorite witches come back? Check out the schedule after the jump.

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'Vampire Diaries' Stars Talk Ghosts, Romance & Season 3 Start Date

by Laura Prudom, posted Jun 7th 2011 1:00PM
Steven R. McQueenBright and early last Tuesday morning, reporters from across the globe gathered in a chic London hotel to sit down with three of the luminous young stars of The CW's 'Vampire Diaries,' Candice Accola (Caroline), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Steven McQueen (Jeremy) -- needless to say, it was an attractive room.

Though Graham informed us that they couldn't reveal much about season three's mysteries, since the writers were returning to work the very same day, she did confirm the tentative airdate for the season three premiere: Thurs., September 8. Better start stocking up on vervain, 'TVD' fans.

Spoilers were off-limits, but the three stars were willing to offer some speculation on the direction of their characters next year, including Jeremy's newfound abilities and Caroline's tumultuous love life.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Cast Talks Season 3 & Strip Clubs

by Jean Bentley, posted May 25th 2011 12:00PM
The Vampire DiariesSince filming on season 3 of 'The Vampire Diaries' is still months away, when AOL TV caught up with the cast at The CW upfront red carpet yesterday none of the stars had any real clue about what their characters will be up to come fall.

They did, however, have a few suggestions for when Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and the rest of the writers finally sit down to brainstorm the season.

"I'd like to see Elena stand on her own two feet and fly solo for a second," Nina Dobrev suggested.

Ian Somerhalder's hopes for Damon were a little less lofty. "I just hope that Damon and Stefan and Klaus can go on a bender or two," he said.

Paul Wesley was into the partying idea: "Get hammered, go to Tijuana, strip clubs, tequila."

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 22 (Season Finale) Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted May 13th 2011 12:01AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'As I Lay Dying']

I've started enough of these 'Vampire Diaries' recaps recalling the exact expletives I uttered during particularly exciting episodes. But if you'll allow it, I have to do it one more time -- OH MY GOD.

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from 'As I Lay Dying.' (Rookie mistake, I know.) It just seemed that all the events of this season led up to last week's episode, which truly did have a finale-esque feel (the sacrifice, the deaths, the bite, the Klaus not actually dying, the more deaths). Even while I was watching last night, I wasn't sure how they'd manage to go out with a bang.

But oh, me of little faith. I must've forgotten what show I was watching, because the final ten minutes -- capped with the epic last scene -- left me shaking in silence on my couch more than an hour after it ended. (Not kidding. I've never had such a visceral reaction to a TV show before.)

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 21 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted May 6th 2011 10:45AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Sun Also Rises']

Well, we can't say we weren't warned.

'The Vampire Diaries' executive producer Julie Plec told reporters last week that "there will be some severe and tragic consequences [as a result of the sacrifice], and loss of life would be extreme over the last several episodes."

Last night's sacrifice-a-palooza certainly followed through on that promise. And while I expected plenty of gasps and "oh my god"s, I did not expect the uncontrollable sobbing. (Although I probably should by now, it basically happens every other day in Mystic Falls.)

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 20 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 29th 2011 12:30AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Last Day']

Woah. Woah, woah, woah.

I was all set to talk about what a perfectly nice filler episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' was, then AH MAH GAH. The end? The end! Only on 'TVD' are the filler episodes just as exciting as ever.

Last night's episode, which chronicled the final day in Mystic Falls before the sacrifice as Klaus and his right-hand witch gathered the necessary components (including luring Tyler back to town), introduced the possibility of the game changer of all game changers: Could Elena become a vampire?

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 19 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 22nd 2011 12:35AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'Klaus']

I'll defer to the wise words ancient vampire Elijah gave Elena on last night's 'Vampire Diaries' after he told her that he and Klaus are brothers: "I'm a little behind on the times, but I believe the term you're searching for is OMG."

And I'll defer to poor Elena when she told him moments before, "I heard that, I'm still processing."

...you mean I have to string words together and form sentences to discuss this episode? All I really want to do is type Klaaaaaaaaus over and over again. I'll try my best, though, after the jump.

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 18 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 15th 2011 12:30AM
The Vampire Diaries, Alaric, Klaus['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Last Dance']

In another world, Matt Davis would've made a fantastic villain.

Alas, though we weren't sure of Alaric's true nature when he first arrived in Mystic Falls last season, Ric turned out to be a pretty good guy (neglecting to tell his girlfriend about his not-so-dead wife being her niece's birth mother notwithstanding).

Thankfully, Davis was able to flex his bad-guy muscles on last night's episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' as the first living embodiment we've seen of the ultimate bad guy: Klaus, the first vampire. It was nice easing into Klaus' wickedness via a friendly face, though he truly is evil -- he made Katherine stab herself in the leg repeatedly just for funsies. Don't worry about her, though, because he doesn't plan on killing her anytime soon -- "I've searched for you for over 500 years. Your death is going to last at least half that long."

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 16 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 25th 2011 12:48AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The House Guest']

With a title like 'The House Guest,' we knew at least one person on Thursday's episode of 'The Vampire Diaries' would arrive unannounced to cause some major trouble for our Mystic Falls residents. Well, let's be honest -- someone causes trouble every week. Mystic Falls would actually be a terrible place to live, despite the adorable waiters at the local watering hole and near-constant stream of town-wide parties. People die at an alarming rate for a sleepy Virginia town.

But that's all beside the point, because OH MY GOD. Just ... wow. What started out as the most lighthearted, high school-centric episode of the season turned into yet another heartbreaking, gasp-inducing, masterfully written installment. And how about that Nina Dobrev? Girlfriend can ACT, am I right?

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Joshua Jackson Wants You to Watch 'Fringe' Tonight, 'The Vampire Diaries' Casts Klaus and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 18th 2011 6:30PM
Joshua Jackson, FringeJoshua Jackson wants YOU! ... to watch 'Fringe' tonight.

If you're a fan of the show, you should probably do as the man says and tune in this evening.

Following a second dramatic ratings dip for his cult hit show that Fox doomed to the Friday death slot, the star has started to campaign for fans to watch the show on Fridays, as opposed to later in the weekend on their DVRs.

"I'm a positive person in general, but we really need our 'Fringe' fans to tune in and watch us on Fridays," Jackson told Entertainment Weekly. "We did good when we first moved, but last week we did not have a good week, ratings wise. It is going to take the people that like the show to watch the show and start the campaign and show their support if they want to see us stick around for another season."

In other TV news ...

After an exhaustive worldwide casting call, 'The Vampire Diaries' has officially found its Klaus. Confirming previous reports, British actor Joseph Morgan will play the villainous original vampire. [Deadline]

'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' star Kat Dennings scored the lead in a new CBS pilot, 'Two Broke Girls.' The show follows, well, two broke New York girls who are trying to live the dream in Brooklyn. [Vulture]

When 'Two and a Half Men' resumes taping at the end of the month, it could forgo studio audiences. Apparently producers will decide once they see what condition Charlie Sheen arrives in on his first day back at work. [E! Online]

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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 2, Episode 15 Recap

by Jean Bentley, posted Feb 18th 2011 12:45AM
The Vampire Diaries['The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Dinner Party']

Overheard while watching last night's episode of 'The Vampire Diaries': What? Ah! WHAT?! EEEEE! NO WAYYYY. WHAT? Is that-- wait, is he-- what? Holy crap! Ahhhhhh!

Now imagine that with three times as many inappropriate expletives and you'd have a realistic transcript of my verbal interjections during what was hands down the best episode of the season.

To make a long story short: Stefan had sexy long hair and was evil and killed lots of ladies, Lexie came back (!!!) and made him good again, Alaric killed Elijah (yes I said ALARIC), ELIJAH CAME BACK TO LIFE, Elena STABBED HERSELF, Elena KILLED ELIJAH (yes I said ELENA), Katherine came back. But the long story's much more fun ...

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