9 items from 2017
Vulture WatchWill the very heart of Mystic Falls stop beating? Has The Vampire Diaries TV show been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of The Vampire Diaries season nine. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's this TV show about?For its first six seasons on the television network, The Vampire Diaries featured the love triangle between (the at first human and later vampire) Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and the blood thirsty Brothers Salvatore, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder). To account for Dobrev's departure at the end of season six, the Elena character was placed in a magical coma that tied »
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode, "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch", written by Neil Reynolds, Penny Cox and directed by Geoff Shotz, airing January 20, 2017 on The CW:
"Then Stefan, Damon, Caroline, Bonnie and 'Enzo' all attend the 'Miss Mystic Falls' pageant where Sybil continues to taunt Damon with memories of 'Elena'..."
- Michael Stevens
The Vampire Diaries returned last night with an episode directed by Ian Somerhalder and it proved to be one of the most devastatingly satisfying yet as Stefan returned to his ripper ways while Damon was able to relocate a piece of his long lost conscience. Next week's episode will take the Salvatore brothers back to Mystic Falls where they reunite with Sybil, who has a new mission for them. Meanwhile, Bonnie & Enzo also return and may have made a major decision about their future. Plus, Damon seeks help from Caroline in handling an out-of-control Stefan, but runs into unexpected trouble when Stefan retaliates by recruiting Sybil, who promptly begins taunting the elder Salvatore with memories of his past. Check out the new promo for episode nine, titled "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch", below: "The Simple Intimacy of the Near Touch" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (TV- »
As far as mid-season returns go, The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 8 felt a little slow. Not unimportant to the overall story of our final season, but slow.
Contrasted with the episode Paul Wesley directed, wherein Stefan sold his soul to Cade in exchange for Caroline's daughters, this Ian Somerhalder directed episode was a little more filler and a lot less thriller.
View Slideshow: The Vampire Diaries Photos: Season 8 Episode 8
Maybe that's necessary from time to time. In a typical, full-order season, it wouldn't be uncommon to have a few episodes that don't shine quite as brightly as their counterparts.
Sure, there's new information by way of Matt's family history, but even that feels forced so that a connection between the Sirens and Mystic Falls can be made. Now the Maxwells are the original Founding Family (when the Mikaelsons were already the original Original Founding Family...)
At least we know Ric's second intern's name now. »
- Miranda Wicker
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" episode "Black Hole Sun" that aired October 23, 2014 on The CW:
"...when 'Damon' (Ian Somerhalder) and 'Bonnie' (Kat Graham) realize that uncovering a time in Damon's past may provide clues to finding their way home, Damon is forced to relive one of the worst days of his life.
"Elsewhere, 'Stefan' (Paul Wesley) attempts to show 'Elena' (Nina Dobrev) what it's like to start over and create a new identity, while an unsuspecting 'Matt' (Zach Roerig) finds himself in a disturbing situation when 'Tripp' (Colin Ferguson) lets him in on a dark secret. Meanwhile Stefan, who is desperate to regain some normalcy in his life, is stunned »
- Michael Stevens
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
When Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday’s Golden Globes, the actress used her time on stage to call out President-elect Donald Trump, though she avoided mentioning him by name.
Streep spoke of the importance of empathy in today’s world and referenced the moment that Trump mocked New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski during a rally in 2015 for his disability. “This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in thee public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life because it kind of »
There are two big questions about the remaining five episodes of the CW’s long-running drama series The Vampire Diaries, which is ending its run with the current 16-episode eighth season: How will the show wrap and will original star Nina Dobrev make a return. The CW president Mark Pedowitz had been cautiously optimistic about reuniting the original trio of Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. At TCA today, he would not confirm whether Dobrev would return or not to… »
SeaWorld announced Friday that the whale, believed to be 36, passed away early in the morning after months of deteriorating health. SeaWorld veterinarians believe the cause of death was a persistent and complicated bacterial lung infection, though a necropsy will be performed to confirm. He had been fighting the illness since March.
In a statement, SeaWorld’s president and CEO Joel Manby said, “Tilikum had, and will continue to have, a special place in the hearts of the SeaWorld family, as well as the millions of people all over the world that he inspired. My heart goes out to our team who cared for him like family.”
In 1982, a fishing net captured Tilikum in Iceland. He spent the next few years in a zoo in Reykjavik and at the Sealand of »
- Dani Levy
Sneak Peek footage, images and synopsis from "The Vampire Diaries" Season 8 debut episode "Hello Brother", written by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and directed by Michael A. Allowitz, that aired October 21, 2016 on The CW:
"...after saying an emotional goodbye to 'Elena Gilbert', some will recover while others falter. 'Bonnie will explore her new lease on life.
"Lily', the mother of 'Damon'and 'Stefan' tries to drive a wedge between the 'Salvatore brothers'...
"...but there is hope that the love between 'Stefan' and 'Caroline' will survive.
"Damon will do whatever it takes to take down his mother and her band of 'Heretics', while 'Enzo' will struggle with where his loyalties lie.
"'Mystic Falls' is now in disarray..."
Cast includes Nina Dobrev as 'Elena Gilbert'/'Katherine Pierce', Paul Wesley as 'Stefan Salvatore', Ian Somerhalder as 'Damon Salvatore', Kat Graham as 'Bonnie Bennett', Candice King as 'Caroline Forbes', Zach Roerig as 'Matt Donovan', »
- Michael Stevens
9 items from 2017
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