‘The Originals,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ Midseason Crossover Event Confirmed

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The vampire gang is getting back together…for a crossover.

At the Television Critics Association’s winter session, CW President Mark Pedowitz announced that The Vampire Diaries along with its spinoff series The Originals will have a crossover episode later this season.

“You will see, organically, a crossover this year,” said Pedowitz. He adds that it won’t be “the size or scope that you see on The Flash and Arrow. They have to be organic and make sense. If it doesn’t make sense storywise, don’t force it.”

The fans have been hoping for a crossover episode for a while, so this will be an exciting event. Plus, this news comes after the network moved both series to Friday nights. Pedowitz responded by saying that “the move is not to exile the shows, but to strengthen Friday night.”

The Vampire Diaries returns Friday, Jan. 29 at 8/7 c followed by The Originals at 9/8c on the CW.

The CW Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,’ ‘The 100’; ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Originals’ Move to Friday

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The CW set midseason premiere dates for their new drama DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as well as returning post-apocalyptic drama The 100.  The network also revealed that their hit series The Vampire Diaries and The Originals will shift to a new night.

The newest offshoot of The Flash/Arrow-world about a ragtag team of both heroes and villains titled Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on Thursday, January 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT followed by the Season 3 premiere of The 100 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out the newest teaser trailer for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow below:

According to the release, starting January 29, The Salvatore brothers and the First Family of vampires head to Friday nights to kick off the weekend with two hours of high-stakes drama, with The Vampire Diaries at 8 p.m. ET/PT followed by The Originals at 9 p.m.

Similar to last season, Reign will have its winter finale on Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and return later in the season, night and time to be announced.

Here is the CW Midseason Premiere Schedule:

Thursday, January 21
8:00-9:00 PM DC’S Legends Of Tomorrow (Series Premiere)
9:00-10:00 PM The 100 (Season Premiere)

Friday, January 29
8:00-9:00 PM The Vampire Diaries (New night)
9:00-10:00 PM The Originals  (New night)

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: “I Never Could Love Like That”

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It’s been almost a month since Caroline and Stefan have turned off their humanity and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out what they’ve been up to. What sort of destruction have they been causing? I can only imagine. Here’s hoping they’ve just been sleeping their way all over town while “snacking” a bit.

Alas, that is not the case. They’ve actually left a slew of bodies in the path, leaving Jo to clean up their mess, pulling in Elena to help with Damon to figure out a way to turn Stefan and Caroline’s humanity back on.

After finding out about Jo’s pregnancy, Elena starts to reevaluate her own life, especially the life of being a vampire.

Meanwhile, Caroline has Tyler and Matt trapped the Skull Bar playing a twisted game of “How Well Do You Know Caroline?”

Will Damon be able to flip the switch in time before something horrible happens?

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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The official synopsis for “I Never Could Love Like That”:

KILLER KARAOKE — With their humanity turned off, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) begin wreaking havoc at Whitmore, leaving Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to come up with a risky plan involving Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). After rushing to help Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) treat victims of Stefan and Caroline’s latest killing spree, Elena (Nina Dobrev) discovers Jo is pregnant, prompting her to reevaluate her own life as a vampire. Meanwhile, when Sarah (guest star Tristan Mays) boldly turns the tables on an unsuspecting Enzo (Michael Malarkey), he is forced to open up about his tragic past. Lastly, at Scull Bar, a twisted round of karaoke leaves Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Matt (Zach Roerig) in a dangerous situation.

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”

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Caroline has lost her f*cking mind!! I thought she would be this fun vampire without her humanity but clearly I was so, so wrong. She made Liam perform open heart surgery on Sarah, or at least attempt to. She basically could give zero f*cks about what’s going on with her friends and didn’t even smile, let alone react when she realized Bonnie was back.

Speaking of Bonnie, that poor thing. She can barely handle living back in the real world with her friends again and people for that matter. She burned a guy just saying she’s hot and wanting to dance with her. The struggle is real, girl.

Let’s not forget the fact that Enzo is starting to have feelings for Sarah, which is totally weird. And by the end of it all, the only thing Caroline wants is for Stefan to turn off his humanity and come play with her. That’s it. No big deal. Except for the fact that he doesn’t have a system in place like Caroline does, to keep him in check. He turns into a freaking ripper! We all know how this could end.

Last we hear is Stefan telling Elena to bring him back. Sure. Easier said than done my friend. Remember the last time he did that?!

Meanwhile, Damon is dealing with the fact that his mother (Annie Wersching) is still alive and trapped in 1903. Damon and Elena travel back to the prison world to save her. Are you ready to meet Mama Salvatore?

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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The official synopsis for “A Bird in a Gilded Cage”:

DAMON TRAVELS TO THE 1903 PRISON WORLD — With the help of Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Kai (guest star Chris Wood), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) set forth a plan to rescue Damon’s mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching), who is trapped in the 1903 prison world. Meanwhile, when Caroline’s (Candice Accola) plan for Stefan (Paul Wesley) backfires, she is left to pick up the pieces. Elsewhere, back at Whitmore College, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) and Alaric’s (Matt Davis) attempt to reel Caroline back in doesn’t quite go as planned when they realize they’re outmaneuvered. Lastly, an unexpected gift from Bonnie leaves Damon shaken to his core. Joshua Butler directed the episode written by Neil Reynolds (#617). Original airdate 3/19/2015

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 17:

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: “The Downward Spiral”

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It’s been almost a month since we last saw our lovely vampires in Mystic Falls, and sh*t is getting crazy! Caroline is not handling the death of her mother very well. I mean, she turned off her humanity and snapped Elena’s neck! She even emptied her house like she never lived there, and cleaned out all her drawers in the dorm room. Damn, girl!

The good news is that our favorite witch is finally back in town, but sadly she has to come back to all this craziness and deal with the side effects of being back. Let’s not forget about the fact that Damon and Stefan’s mother has been alive this entire time and stuck in the prison world.

Fun fact: this happens to be Ian Somerhalder’s directorial debut and according to Caroline Dries, the episode is named after a Nine Inch Nails Album

The official synopsis for “The Downward Spiral”:

IAN SOMERHALDER MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — After shutting off her humanity following the death of her mother, Caroline (Candice Accola) gives her friends an unexpected ultimatum. Not knowing how to handle the new Caroline, Stefan’s (Paul Wesley) attempt to intervene sets off a dangerous chain of events, leaving him and Elena (Nina Dobrev) in a race against the clock. Meanwhile, after seeking answers from Kai (guest star Chris Wood) about the prison world, Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) world is turned upside when he learns some devastating news about his mother Lily (guest star Annie Wersching). Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) finds himself becoming increasingly intrigued by Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays), and Bonnie (Kat Graham) begins to struggle with the effects of being back in the real world. Ian Somerhalder directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 16:

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The CW Sets Season Finale Dates for ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash,’ ‘Supernatural’ and More

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The CW has announced season finale dates for The Flash, Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Reign, Jane the Virgin and The Originals. 

The season finale of The 100 airs Wednesday, March 11 at 9 p.m., while Hart of Dixie’s Season 4 finale will air Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m.

The third season of Beauty and the Beast premieres on Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m., while The Messengers premieres on Friday, April 21 at 9 p.m.

Monday, May 11The Originals at 8 p.m. | Jane the Virgin at 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13 – Arrow wraps up its third season at 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 14 – The Vampire Diaries at 8 p.m. | Reign at 9 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19 – The Flash will end its freshman season at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20 – Supernatural at 9 p.m.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: Caroline Says Goodbye to Her Mother and Bonnie Returns Home in “Let Her Go”

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Well, I hope you have a box of tissues ready, because this episode is going to tug on your heartstrings.

At the end of last week’s episode, Sheriff Liz Forbes lost her battle with cancer and now we have to say goodbye. Caroline is dealing with it the only way she knows how; by making her lists and putting her friends to work, and Elena isn’t so sure she’s handling it or even dealing with her emotions. Let’s not forget about poor Damon who has been tasked with giving Liz’s eulogy, and struggles with being a good guy and saying the right things. Liz was his best friend, a surrogate mother, and so much more. He tries to make up for the time he wasn’t there for his own mother in her last moments.

Meanwhile, Caroline is struggling to deal with what happened between her and Stefan. The kiss. The one we’ve been waiting for for so many seasons. She wants to talk to him about what it means, not just right now, but for their future.

According to TVGuide.com, Bonnie, who found Damon’s note about Nova Scotia, returns home at the perfect time, but she’ll have to deal with the trauma of being alone for so long and figure out how to acclimate back in the real world amongst her friends.

The official synopsis for “Let Her Go”:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JULIE PLEC MAKES HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT — After assigning tasks to each of her friends, Caroline (Candice Accola) attempts to deal with her current situation as reality begins to set in around her. While spending the day with Caroline, Elena (Nina Dobrev) grows concerned when she starts noticing a strange change in her behavior. Meanwhile, Alaric (Matt Davis) becomes wary when Kai (guest star Chris Wood), who has begun experiencing unexpected consequences from the merge, turns to Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe), desperate for her help. Elsewhere, while Bonnie (Kat Graham) finds herself in an unfamiliar situation, Matt (Zach Roerig) and Tyler (Michael Trevino) contemplate a major life change. And when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) offers Caroline advice on how to cope with everything going on around her, it forces him to revisit painful memories involving his own mother. Paul Wesley also stars. The episode was written and directed by Julie Plec

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 15:

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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: Jeremy Says Goodbye to Mystic Falls

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So apparently the time between applying to art school and getting in isn’t very long at all. Congrats, Jeremy, on finally leaving that crazy town we call Mystic Falls and doing what you love most. In the beginning, Jeremy had a lot more going on. We followed them in high school and he had a vampire girlfriend, probably more than one, and then we watched him grow up and fall in love with one Bonnie Bennett. This poor kid lost his parents, his best friend, his girlfriend (more than once), and now has nothing going for him. Literally. Jer hasn’t had a storyline in quite some time and frankly, we’re all a bit bored by it.

Remember when Jeremy was all sexy and had a hunter’s mark growing on his body?! Now he’s just a boring hunter who has a drinking problem, or I guess I should say “had” a drinking problem. Regardless, we are still saying goodbye to little Gilbert, who’s been around since the beginning.

Meanwhile, something is brewing, romantically speaking, between Caroline and Stefan. I mean, thank f*cking God! If they don’t have a make out session on tonight’s episode, I might die! I mean, she’s already an emotional wreck from adjusting to the idea of her losing her mom, and now Stefan is spending all this time with her fixing up the house and being all manly. (see clip below)

Let’s not forget about Enzo and his plan to destroy Stefan’s little secret he’s been hiding all these years from Damon. He’s roped in Matt along with Sarah Salvatore into his little scheming idea of a plan.

Are you sad about Jeremy leaving Mystic Falls?

Let us know in the comments below.

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

The official synopsis for “Stay”:

GOODBYE, MYSTIC FALLS — It’s Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) last day in Mystic Falls and Elena (Nina Dobrev) puts on a brave face as they reminisce about their past. Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice Accola) find themselves growing closer as they prepare Caroline’s family cabin for her mother to live out her final days. While packing up her office, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacInytre) turns to Damon (Ian Somerhalder) for help solving one of her remaining open cases involving Elena’s parents. Elsewhere, when a violent confrontation with Enzo (Michael Malarkey) leaves Jeremy wondering whether he should leave or not, Matt (Zach Roerig) finds his own life on the line after Enzo lures him and Sarah Salvatore (guest star Tristan Mays) into his dangerous plan. Lastly, Caroline rushes to the hospital after learning her mother has taken a turn for the worse.

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

Here are some stills from The Vampire Diaries Season 6, Episode 14:

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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Preview: “Woke Up with a Monster”

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Alright, everyone! It’s time to come out of your Vampire Diaries slumber, because there’s an all-new episode on tonight and you won’t want to miss it. This is also the first new episode since The CW announced they renewed the series for another season. High fives all around!

We left off with our favorite characters in a bunch of life-threatening situations: Liv and Luke are trying to help Kai so they don’t have to merge, only Jo is willing to take back her magic in order to defeat Kai and save her siblings. Kai, the sneaky little shit that he is, sucked all of the traveler magic out of the ground, thus removing the spell that has covered Mystic Falls this past year.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Forbes has brain cancer which in turn cause Stefan and Caroline to reconnect and stop hating each other, if only for a little while. Let’s not forget about Damon and Elena who are back to their usual flirty selves. Hopefully, we can stop playing this game of “I don’t remember loving you but I totally love you,” so they can just get back together already.

Let’s not forget about Matt and Jeremy, who are trying to kill Enzo but failed miserably because they thought driving over the Mystic Falls border would kill him. Unbeknownst to them, the spell was no longer in place, thus, Enzo is still his perfectly British self.

This week’s episode, titled “Woke Up with a Monster,” finds Kai, more powerful than ever, holding Elena captive while he learns to control his newly acquired traveler magic. Meanwhile, Liv and Alaric are prepping Jo for the fight of her life. You know, so she doesn’t merge with Kai and end up dead. NBD.

Stefan and Caroline are searching for a cure for her mother’s cancer, when they’re interrupted by Enzo, yet again, who will not stop until he finds out what Stefan is hiding.

On a side note, this episode was directed by the one and only Paul Wesley himself.

The synopsis for “Woke Up with a Monster”:

CONTROLLING YOUR MAGIC — More powerful than ever, Kai (guest star Chris Wood) holds Elena (Nina Dobrev) captive while he learns to control his newly acquired magic. At the Salvatore mansion, Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) and Alaric (Matt Davis) try to prepare Jo (guest star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) for the impending merge ceremony with Kai, but they quickly realize Jo is weaker than they thought. After bringing Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) home from the hospital, Caroline (Candice Accola) travels with Stefan (Paul Wesley) to North Carolina in search of a cure for her mother’s cancer. Meanwhile, Stefan, who has his own intentions for traveling to North Carolina, is caught off guard when Enzo (Michael Malarkey) shows up demanding to know what Stefan is hiding. Lastly, when Damon (Ian Somerhalder) discovers Elena has been kidnapped by Kai, he is forced to rethink his strategy after an unexpected visitor throws a wrench into his plan. Michael Trevino, Steven R. McQueen and Zach Roerig also star. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor.

Check out some clips from this week’s episode:

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The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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The CW Renews 8 Shows Including ‘Arrow,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ The Flash’ and More for 2015-2016 Season

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The CW Network has picked up eight of its current series for the 2015-2016 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, during the network’s session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

The renewals include some obvious choices like Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Originals and The Flash, which is the most-watched show in the CW’s history. Some shows that don’t have the best ratings but definitely fan-favorites include The 100, Reign and Jane the Virgin, for which title star Gina Rodriguez is nominated for a Golden Globe.

In essence, The CW picked up all of the scripted series from its Fall 2014 schedule to next season.

“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” said Pedowitz.  “By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season’s storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups.”