There’s no rerun of The Vampire Diaries on the CW tonight, because they’re airing the Young Hollywood Awards. But you might want to tune in, because Ian Somerhalder is among the presenters! The ceremony and TV broadcast begin at 8/7c. Reruns return next Thursday, August 8th, with Down the Rabbit Hole (EP414).
In the meantime, let’s catch up on some of the coverage from the CW’s presentation at TCA press tour this week, which included a panel on The Originals!
- Deadline: TCA: CW’s ‘The Originals’ Is About “Embracing Vampirism” Says EP
- Give Me My Remote: The CW at TCA: Panel Photos for THE ORIGINALS, REIGN, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?
- Give Me My Remote: The CW at TCA: Party Photos!
- Give Me My Remote: THE ORIGINALS at TCA: Live-Blog
- HitFix: Press Tour: ‘The Originals’ stars talk vampire fatigue, mermaids
- The Hollywood Reporter: ‘The Originals’ Boss Targets Broader Audience for ‘Vampire Diaries’ Spinoff
- IGN: The Originals Embrace Their Vampirism
- TV Guide: The Originals Boss Julie Plec: We’re Reveling in Being Vampires
Warner Bros. has just announced its plans for Comic-Con International, and both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have panels – and there’s a special Originals screening, too! Via Give Me My Remote:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 • BALLROOM 20
For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100 for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of The Originals on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of “The Originals” episode of The Vampire Diaries episode in April.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
They have not announced times for the panels yet, but we’ll let you know when they do. Please note that the exact panel lineups are subject to change, but it’s great to see that both shows are getting a share of the spotlight! Comic-Con International will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 18-21; read all about it at the official site.
Entertainment Weekly will be chatting with the cast of the Vampire Diaries at 6:30pm PT tomorrow (Saturday July 14th). Fans can watch it live on the Entertainment Weekly website and can submit questions for the cast by logging into the live chat.
Friday Night Bites is a weekly round-up for various tidbits of show and cast/crew news not quite big enough to warrant a blog post, not strictly Vampire Diaries-related, or that somehow just fell through the cracks. Please insert theme song by Explosions in the Sky here and enjoy.
- Someone’s having some fun filming at Mystic Falls High.
- We’re going to continue our shameless self-promotion, briefly: Please take a minute to vote for Vampire-Diaries.net in LOGO’s NewNowNext Awards. We really appreciate your support!
- Big congratulations to Matt Davis, who has been cast as a lead in the CW pilot Cult. (Don’t worry; he’ll still be available to appear on TVD.)
- Attention Texans! Kat Graham will be performing at Perez Hilton’s One Night in Austin on Saturday night.
- Did you like Candice Accola’s necklace from PaleyFest? She tweeted that it’s from Moon Raven Designs, and you can see their other designs on Etsy.
- And for more about PaleyFest looks, check out Nina Dobrev’s makeup routine and hairstyle.
- Kevin Williamson got quite the birthday gift.
- Real March Madness means it’s time for plenty of TV-related March Madness. Vote for Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson in the Blood Awesome Division of TV Addict’s Showrunner March Madness.
- And several Vampire Diaries pairings need your vote in Zimbio’s TV Couples March Madness.
- Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev talk about the importance of charity at the 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit.
- Price Peterson admits that The Vampire Diaries didn’t make the best first impression.
- Elena makes this list of Modern Day Southern Belles.
- The Vampire Diaries is good for the Newton County economy.
- 7 Ways Ian Somerhalder Proves Green Is Sexy
- And he also talks about his environmentalism and foundation with Mother Nature Network.
- We all know Joseph Morgan is all about reading, and so does this little fan.
- Kat Graham points out that witches enjoy hanging out together.
- Certain Originals like to play with toys, too.
- Better late than never: Take a look at some outtakes from Paul Wesley’s 2010 Vanity Fair Italia photoshoot.
- Nina Dobrev is a Scuba Diving Celeb.
- In other sporting news, Nathaniel Buzolic snowboards.
- Holmes & Hall has a nice appreciation of Joseph Morgan as Klaus.
TVD Chicago is only a month away, but don’t panic if you can’t make it. Creation Entertainment has two more Vampire Diaries on the schedule, and tickets are on sale now for both of these events. We’ve put all the relevant information in one place for you, complete with updated actor guest lists.
- When: July 28-29, 2012
- Where: Hyatt SFO
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Torrey DeVitto, Steven R. McQueen, Matt Davis
- Visit the website.
- When: August 18-19, 2012
- Where: Hilton Parsippany
- Scheduled guests: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Steven R. McQueen, Michael Trevino, Daniel Gillies, Torrey DeVitto
- Visit the website.
We’ll be updating you as more guests are added or if there are any schedule changes. Looking for more information before you decide? Read our review of Creation’s Nashville event.
Well, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that it looks like Ian Somerhalder will not be able to attend Creation Entertainment’s April event in Chicago as planned. The good news is that Creation has already announced three additional guests who will be appearing on Sunday.
Unfortunately we have been notified that due to professional commitments Ian Somerhalder is unable to attend this convention. While disappointed we are happy to say that we have three new guests booked for Sunday to replace Ian’s time with us: David Anders (John Gilbert), Kat Graham (Bonnie), and Malese Jow (Anna). Those with SEPARATE Ian autograph tickets or Ian photo ops or the duo Superstar Sandwich photo op please bring these printed out PDF tickets from your computer to registration and you will be issued with a voucher good for other tickets, autographs or photo ops or if you wish a refund for the amount(s) paid please send the VOUCHER (not the tickets) after the convention to Creation, 217 South Kenwood, Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed for a refund to your credit card.
This brings the total attendee numbers to nine: Paul Wesley, Matt Davis, Daniel Gillies, Michael Trevino, Zach Roerig, Torrey DeVitto, David Anders, Kat Graham, and Malese Jow. For more information about which day each guest is scheduled to appear, visit Creation Entertainment’s website.
Bad news, everybody. It looks like Joseph Morgan will not be able to attend #TVDChicago as planned. We’re
completely heartbroken wailing like banshees very disappointed over this turn of events, but we know Creation Entertainment will do their best to get another great guest for the convention. There’s information on the Creation page for anyone who already purchased specific photo op or autograph tickets, so make sure to check it out if you need to make any adjustments to your plans.
Hey, UK fans! Malese Jow has been confirmed via Twitter that she will appear at Insurgence 4, a convention taking place June 22-24 in Birmingham, UK. Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Steven R. McQueen, and Paul Wesley have already been confirmed for the event. We’ll be keeping you updated as more guests are announced, so keep an eye out for more Insurgence news as it becomes available. For more information about the convention, check out their site HERE.
Lucky Texas! Looks like Julie Plec (who is also on the advisory board for the festival) and Arielle Kebbel will be heading to the ATX Television Festival in Austin, TX. The event starts June 1st, 2012. TV Guide has the full story about the new festival, what it’s about and why it’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the area it definitely looks like something worth checking out!
Paul Wesley has been confirmed as a guest for Toronto Comic Con, which will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 14-15, 2012. (Thanks to TheTelevixen.com for the tip!) Paul will be appearing on Saturday only. (He’s scheduled for Creation Entertainment’s TVD Chicago Convention on Sunday.) There’s no exact programming schedule yet, but if we get more information, we’ll let you know!