Vampire Diaries is moving into Melrose Place‘s Wednesday night encore spot, effective immediately. On Wednesday at 9/8c, you’ll have the chance to catch the previous week’s episode the night before the new one airs, and it all starts October 28th with a re-airing of Lost Girls. According to the Futon Critic, only Lost Girls, Haunted (November 4th), and 162 Candles (November 11th) are currently scheduled repeats. The CW has not announced what they plan to do once November sweeps are over, but enjoy it while it lasts, we say.
And on October 27th (tomorrow night!), the 2009 SCREAM Awards – filmed October 17th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – airs on SpikeTV, 10pm ET. Don’t miss Paul, Nina, and Ian (maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of Kayla during the broadcast, too?) presenting Best TV Show during the (unconventional) ceremony.
REMINDER: Paul Wesley’s breast cancer bear auction ends in hours. Less than 14 hours, to be exact. The only bear in LisaWalks.com‘s most recent batch making more than Paul right now is the Nathan “Captain Tightpants” Fillion bear. That’s pretty epic, so let’s see if Vampire Diaries fans can’t push Paul’s over the top.
Winner of the auction not only receives the autographed bear and the photo of Paul, but Lisa’s throwing in a copy of Ian Somerhalder’s picture (2006) as well.
(Not sure what this is all about? Catch up here.)
Thanks to Nina Dobrev Fan for the heads up on this – a behind the scenes video from this TV Guide Magazine photo shoot. Paul, Nina, and Ian each talk about their characters and their relationships with each other, anticipating each script, and some of the usual. But the outtake photo booth photos they flash are great – hope they turn up!
Ian Somerhalder is featured in the November issue of August Man and Just Jared has a slew of photos and choice quotes from the accompanying interview.
On his ideal role: “The one I’m doing right now, actually.”
Even the geeks are at it now! GeekSugar picks the newest gadgets that Stefan Salvatore should own, including a MacBook Pro, a Buster Brown Box Camera, a Luxeed Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard (Vee note: WANT!), a BlackBerry Storm 2, and (our favourite) a Book and Gadget Vault. Snazzy!
Kayla Ewell graces the October cover of Salon City’s BE! (Beauty Entertainment) magazine:
During her Beauty Entertainment interview Kayla reveals, “Our series is filled with love, mystery, sex and an unquenchable longing for something that’s just over the other side. That is the allure of the vampire.” Famed Hollywood photographer John Russo shot Ewell for BE!’s cover and feature.
And finally, we have an assortment of random videos that some of your may be interested in. Hollywood 411 asks celebrities what makes me scream – Ian and Paul are briefly featured near the end, Nina signing autographs at the SCREAM Awards show, and a behind the scenes video of a Kayla Ewell photoshoot with photographer Kate sZatmari.
Videography talks to Retrofit Films co-founders Chris Hanada and Tanner Kling about A Darker Truth, the Vampire Diaries webisode series.
In conjunction with the Web series’ director of photography, Fred Schroeder, the Retrofit team decided to use two different cameras to provide these two different looks, so that viewers would be able to distinguish immediately between what was supposed to be the product of a character’s video camera and those shots that were designed to look like objective coverage of the events that transpire.
Thanks to the Futon Critic, we have a peek at a CW press release detailing their plans for November sweeps, and it includes details on two upcoming episodes of The Vampire Diaries. Click the name of each episode to read the summary in the Episode Index.
Paul Wesley talks to MTV about the inherent differences between Stefan and Damon, reveals that he originally auditioned to play Damon, and likens Stefan’s ongoing desire for human blood with that of a drug addict:
“Stefan is fully aware of hurting others and harm, and so for him he’s, like, always unhappy,” he said. “It’s almost like someone who’s dependent on some sort of drug and then being in rehab, and you’re never the same.”
And Hollywood Crush caught up with Katerina Graham, who is refreshingly candid about her portrayal of Bonnie Bennett:
Of course, Kat knew that bringing Bonnie to life would be difficult, especially because of the physical differences between her and the character in the “Vampire Diaries” books, which she reads between takes on-set. “I can see why [the books] have had such a long-term fan base, which I think I’ve slowly won over. At first they were like ‘Well, you’re supposed to be a redheaded white girl,’ so I knew I’d have to really prove Bonnie to them. They’re going to have to really see Bonnie in me because the physical characteristics are so far from where the books were.”
As we wait for next week’s brand new Vampire Diaries episode, vote in the poll! Can you pick just one episode? Or is your favorite leaps and bounds ahead of the others? Tell us why your choice is the favorite in the comments, and let us know the moments, lines, music, and everything else you’ve enjoyed so far this season. (Yeah, that’s right – SEASON. As in Season ONE, natch.)
And Latin American fans – don’t forget to vote in the Pilot poll after tonight’s series premiere on Warner!
Yes, tonight’s episode of The Vampire Diaries is a repeat of Night of the Comet – but you don’t really think that gets you off the hook, do you? Celebrate the series’ full season pick-up by tuning in anyway and start trending Vampire Diaries on Twitter. (We know a few people who live for that Thursday trending topic pick me up; make their day and let ‘em know a repeat doesn’t make a lick of difference.)
A REMINDER: If you have sound problems (or have excessive skipping, stuttering or glitches) while watching the broadcast, please help out the show (and yourselves!) by dropping a comment here in the blog or replying to @julieplec on Twitter with the following information:
- Your CW affiliate and city
- Whether you have cable, DirectTV, antenna, etc.
- Optional (but helpful if you know): Whether your station broadcasts in 5.1 Dolby sound.
There’s been lots of new stuff to help tide you over until next week’s episode, Haunted:
- Read the Haunted synopsis
- See episode stills
- Watch promos 1 | 2
- Help fight breast cancer by bidding on a bear autographed by Paul Wesley
- See new promotional posters Damon | Elena & Stefan
- SCREAM Awards photos | video
- Get another look at Matt Davis as Alaric
- CW Connect interview with Ian
- Another look at 162 Candles stills
As always, you can talk about tonight’s episode (and the rest!) in the discussion forum.
TV Guide has a new interview with Katerina Graham and she sheds some more light on Bonnie’s witchy heritage, whether Bonnie would be supportive of a relationship between Stefan and Elena, and how no character is safe:
TVGuide.com: Will there be more deaths?
Graham: In our first meeting with the director and writers in Atlanta, we were sat down and we were told bluntly that this isn’t The Elena Diaries, this isn’t The Stefan Diaries and this isn’t The Bonnie Diaries, this is The Vampire Diaries, and anyone can die and anything can happen. Every episode somebody dies. Yeah, there are going to be a lot more deaths, a lot more sex, a lot more magic, and fire and power.
Also, thanks to Rachel for the heads up on a new release date for Shadow Souls, the second volume in The Vampire Diaries: The Return trilogy. Mark your calendars: March 16, 2010, and head over and pre-order it on Amazon.
If you missed the live chat with Katerina, never fear: it is now yours for the viewing. (And yes, it’s true: Kat called Ian during the chat and he answered and said hi to fans.)