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Posted by | January 7, 2010, 19:37 (MST) | No Comments
Category: The Vampire Diaries TV

While we’re sure everyone knows that the Vampire Diaries won the favourite new drama category at the People’s Choice Awards, we also imagine that not everyone was able to see it happen. So, for your viewing pleasure, Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) announcing the Vampire Diaries as the winning show.

Regular forum member and proud Elena fan thedean786 has written an interesting article explaining just why the Vampire Diaries appeals to a regular guy such as himself:

So I’ve got a confession to make. I like TVD – no, wait, scratch that – I actually love TVD. *sigh* much better. I really needed to get that off my chest. But here’s the kicker – I’m actually a guy that actually enjoys watching a TV show which for all intents and purposes I should be shunning. I mean c’mon, what “full grown alpha male” in his right mind would ever admit to liking this show? Especially since it’s supposedly for the “screaming sappy girl fans of Twilight” – ok that was a bit harsh, but you get my point. Yet here I am readily admitting my admiration of all things TVD. Could I possibly be insane? Read on dear friends read on.

Read the rest of the article over at Vampire Diaries Online.

You can catch a glimpse of Ian, Nina and Paul on the dance set of episode 12, “Unpleasantville”, in the video below:

And finally, Marcos Siega tweeted a picture from his phone of some of the cast hard at work on set… on their own phones. ;)

Posted by | January 6, 2010, 23:14 (MST) | 5 Comments
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The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesWell, we tried to be spoiler-free on Twitter, but that went out the window once the cast and production team started tweeting their thanks – sorry, West coasters! In case you’re not on Twitter (le gasp!), everyone will be happy to know that you voted Vampires Diaries Favorite New TV Drama in the 2010 People’s Choice Awards. Nice job! The award was presented by Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Kathryn Morris of Cold Case, who added a nice personal touch to proceedings as a lot of Vampires Diaries‘ crew used to work on Cold Case. They accepted the award on behalf of Vampire Diaries since, as you all know, cast and crew are back filming new episodes in Atlanta.

TVD cast and crew had this to say on Twitter:

Marcos Siega:

Wow! Congrats to all my Vampire Diaries family! And thanks Kathryn for the shout out!

Julie Plec:

holy shit, we won??? Wow. And to think I only voted 243 times. Thanks, everyone! Way to mobilize.

I’m still in awe that a show w 25% of the competitions’ viewers can win. Really does show the power of fandom (and the TVD Twitterverse)!

Rob Pralgo:

Congrats to friends, fans, cast and crew of ‘People’s Choice Award Winner” ‘THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!!!

Ian Somerhalder:

Thank you everyone for the People’s Choice Award!!!! Very very very cool

Michael Trevino:

Thank you soooooo much to all the fans who voted for us.. Love you guys… THE VAMPIRE DIARIES WON BEST NEW TV DRAMA!!!! #peopleschoice

Nina Dobrev:

@ dinner w/ @iansomerhalder and Paul – we just heard the news- THANK YOU TO THE FANS FOR VOTING! We <3+appreciate u more than you know!!!!!! Going to bed now bc I have to wakeup at 5am to start shooting so u guys can get your TVD fix! :) the people (you) voted, we won, THANK YOU!! And from all of us thank you to our incredibly hard working crew,talented cast, amazing writing team @julieplec @kevwilliamson etc! U rock!

Daphne (Production Assistant):

Thank you for voting for us, people!! we at The Vampire Diaries love you!

UPDATE: Kevin Williamson:

Best New Drama! People’s Choice Award! Thanks for all the votes people!!!

And Congrats to an amazing cast and crew in Atlanta and Hollywood! You guys are amazing!!!

UPDATE: Katerina Graham:

I just found out we won the people’s choice award!!! Thank you to the fans, you did it!!! Congrads to you guys and the rest of the tvd fam!

UPDATE: Paul M. Sommers, Director of Photography:

Thanks everyone for voting. Thanks to KM for the shout out. Congrats to the Vamp family

And remember that Hollywood Style “Hottest Couple” award Paul and Nina won back in October? Tonight’s People’s Choice Awards broadcast aired a (super, super-brief) “thank you” video with Paul and Nina.

If you can manage to work around the carpal tunnel, pat yourself on the back, fandom!

Posted by | December 17, 2009, 17:59 (MST) | 5 Comments
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Marathon week is all about re-experiencing the Vampire Diaries, so how about a little blast from the past with some behind the scenes pictures from “Night of the Comet”? We’ve got to admit that Ian’s devilish grin in the first picture gives us a thrill of fear. Reassuring to know he’s not that evil in real life.

Stefan and Damon

Damon, Elena and Stefan Marcos Siega, Stefan and Damon Vicki on wires

Posted by | November 21, 2009, 1:21 (MST) | 7 Comments
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The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesWeird seeing a fandom pet name pop up in TV Guide Magazine. William Keck has just posted that actor James Remar, aka Harry Morgan from Dexter (aka One of the Greatest TV Shows There Ever Was), has been cast as Giuseppe Salvatore (Stefan and Damon’s father). He starts filming December 2nd and also reveals he may be making more than one appearance on the show.

Keck: You seem like a great choice to play Papa Salvatore. How did you get the role?
Remar: I was brought in by Marcos Siega, who has directed several episodes of Dexter and Vampire Diaries. He’s now the show runner on Vampire Diaries and thought I’d be right for this role.

Check out the interview at TV Guide Magazine. (Two of my favorite things colliding – thanks, Marcos!)

Posted by | November 10, 2009, 23:54 (MST) | 5 Comments
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The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesAs many of you have undoubtedly heard by now, The Vampire Diaries is a contender in the People’s Choice Awards. We first relayed their potential nomination in the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show category weeks ago and encouraged you to vote – and vote you did! The Vampire Diaries not only made it into that category – where it’s up against Heroes, Lost, Supernatural, and True Blood – but it’s also up for Favorite New TV Drama (along with Eastwick, FlashForward, Melrose Place, Mercy, The Forgotten, The Good Wife, Three Rivers, NCIS: Los Angeles, and V). We think you know what to do: VOTE!

UPDATE: Looks like the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category is mobile-only. Sorry for the confusion!

TV Guide’s MegaBuzz has another Kevin Williamson-sponsored tease for upcoming episodes:

“We have another flashback episode scheduled,” says executive producer Kevin Williamson. “We’re going to learn more about the night [Stefan and Damon] died.” This flashback will give us more information about Katherine, which will eventually lead to a surprising reveal about the Elena doppelgänger.

Thanks to Denise for hooking us up with a few scans from the upcoming issue of TV Guide Magazine. First up, we have the inclusion of Vampire Diaries in a piece on how vampire shows are “hotter than hell,” and then a piece from Matt “I talked so much smack about this show after the pilot” Roush in which he changes his tune – for the most part.

TV Guide Magazine TV Guide Magazine

Thanks to Marcos Siega for clarifying the director line-up for the next handful of Vampire Diaries episodes. J. Miller Tobin (Supernatural, Cold Case, did we mention Supernatural..?) is helming episode 11, the aforementioned Liz Friedlander will direct episode 12 (we incorrectly said episode 11 – oops!), Mr. Siega himself will step back behind the camera for episode 13, and Julie Plec mentioned some time back that Vampire Diaries editor Josh Butler will handle directing duties for episode 14 (re: production code 113).

Posted by | November 3, 2009, 22:37 (MST) | 12 Comments
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The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesThe Vampire Diaries Wednesday night re-run spree continues with an encore of last week’s episode, Haunted. And Thursday brings a brand new ep: 162 Candles. Talk about both in the discussion forum, where the back and forth is already in full swing (seems a lot of people aren’t sure what to make of Lexi). Oh, and you can still chime in on the Haunted poll, of course.

If we told you how many hits this humble website receives off “vampire diaries music” keyword searches alone, you’d be more than a bit surprised. Hell, we still boggle at it and we’re total music junkies. TV Guide Magazine has taken note of the show’s unique soundtrack and chats with Julie Plec about the challenges and song choices thus far:

“There’s something about the indie artists that really works well for our vibe,” says co-executive producer Julie Plec, stressing that the tunes heard in Vampire Diaries aren’t just background music, but help advance the romance and drama of Damon, Elena and Stefan.

What’s your favorite song from the series so far? (Our picks? Red loved Sea Wolf’s “You’re a Wolf” from Friday Night Bites and the Submarines’ “Brightest Hour” during Bonnie’s candle-lighting scene in Family Ties. I personally loved White Lies’ “Death” from the pilot, and I especially liked how the Black Keys’ “Strange Times” and that Moby cover of New Order’s “Temptation” were used in Friday Night Bites. Actually, we’re both in agreement that FNB has the overall best songlist. Agree? Disagree?) Props to series music supervisor, Chris Mollere.

Marcos Siega announced that Liz Friedlander – who’s also been known to direct a music video or two, including one for Blink-182 – will be taking over TVD directing duties. We believe she’ll be helming episode 11 (#110).

And, finally, TV Guide’s Mega Buzz has a “WTF?” tidbit about an upcoming character development that’s sure to set all of you buzzing for all sorts of different reasons (please don’t forget your spoiler tags in the comments!):

[spoiler]Witches and vampires aren’t the only supernatural creatures in Mystic Falls. It won’t be right away, but a major male character will reveal himself to be a werewolf. And don’t think having read the books will help you figure this one out. In fact, the werewolf in question won’t even know he’s a werewolf, initially at least.[/spoiler]

Posted by | October 29, 2009, 12:19 (MST) | No Comments
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The Vampire Diaries TV SeriesThe L.A. Times has a fantastic interview with Kevin Williamson, where he touches on everything from high school as one big horror movie, the importance of Marcos Siega as supervising producer, how the cast of The Vampire Diaries came to be (and yes, he touches on The Hair Affair), and the scene he can’t wait to write.

We’re going to have some more flashbacks. Of course we are. We haven’t written them yet, but we’ve got an episode in the planning stages. One of the stories I’m most looking forward to is the night that Damon and Stefan died. That’s one of the biggest moments. I can’t wait to tell that story of how they died and their transformations.

Read the entire interview at the L.A. Times.

Kayla Ewell chats with Fancast about Vicki’s transformation, filming the underwear dancing scene with Ian Somerhalder, how much fun she has playing Vicki, and hints at what to expect in tonight’s new episode, Haunted:

Which guy from Vicki’s life would you say is in greater jeopardy – Jeremy, Tyler or Matt?
I don’t think Vicki would feed on her brother, so Tyler or Jeremy – but for different reasons. Tyler because Vicki doesn’t like him right now, and with Jeremy, there’s this whole thing where when you get sexually aroused you want to feed on someone. That gets to be a problem.

Read the entire interview at Fancast.

E!Online’s Watch with Kristin has a few quotes from TVD cast members about tonight’s episode and warns: “Get Ready to be Shocked and Confused.”

“There’s actually so many surprises, and it [something] is very much a shocker to audiences,” star Paul Wesley (Stefan) told us during a break on set. “It’s a sort of brutal-and-violent-and-sudden-and-out-of-nowhere-something that happens, and I think people will be very shocked and confused. Blindsided I should say.”

Katerina Graham talks about the cast’s friendship with each other over at Hollywood Crush:

Kat said she thinks the reason the show has caught on with viewers is because of the real-life relationships the cast members have with one another. “I think the reason certain shows succeed and certain shows fail is because you can’t trick an audience, no matter if they’re 10-years-old or 45. People just know what’s real and what’s not. On our show, we go out of our way to make sure that we connect with everyone. I said before — and this is my Bonnie-ism coming out — the reason that the show is a success [is because of] how we are and the love that we have for each other. And the fans of course! Without that chemistry and that bond, I don’t know how successful the show would be.”

Here’s another reminder that the People’s Choice Awards nominations are still running! Head over to their site and vote Vampire Diaries into the category! Only the top five vote-getters will actually make it into the final round of voting.

Kat filmed an appearance on BET’s Mo’Nique show yesterday and she says it will air next week. We also have word that another cast member will pop up as a guest on the late night talk show circuit within the next two weeks, but we’re waiting for the show’s official schedule to post. Keep an eye here on the blog for dates and times!

An interview with Nina Dobrev is featured in the November issue of Savvy magazine.

And, finally, Television Without Pity asks: Are Dawson’s Creek and Vampire Diaries really the same show?

Posted by | October 28, 2009, 10:32 (MST) | 11 Comments
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For those of you who missed the SCREAM Awards last night, you can see Ian, Nina and Paul presenting the ‘Best TV Show’ award here. Here’s to the cast and producers of the Vampire Diaries being on the stage next year accepting an award. ;)

We also have a behind the scenes video interview with Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and Marcos Siega, talking about the series from back when the pilot episode was being shot. Nothing we don’t already know by now, but it’s fun to watch, and I think this may be the first time we’ve seen Marcos Siega talking on camera about the series.

Posted by | September 24, 2009, 22:28 (MST) | 5 Comments
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Thanks to KryptonSite, we have the trailer for next week’s episode, “Family Ties” (below) and also the official synopsis for episode six, “Lost Girls” (which was directed by Marcos Siega and written by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec). This is the episode that a lot of fans have been waiting for. Why? Flashbacks, baby! You can read the synopsis over on the episode index if you want to know a few more spoilery details.

The ‘exotic, exquisite Katerina Graham’ chatted to Stardish Radio earlier this evening, and she proved to be a very cool lady. It’s impossible to summarise the show (it’s an hour long, after all), but it’s full of Vampire Diaries goodness, with a range of topics, including: Katerina’s music career, her taste in fashion and design, auditioning for the Vampire Diaries, Bonnie’s background, changes from the books, and working with everyone on set. You can listen to a recording of the show over on the Stardish Radio website.

Finally, Pop Vox has an interview with Ian Somerhalder, who goes into some more detail about the difficulties of auditioning for Damon:

How did you end up in The Vampire Diaries?
I desperately wanted it. My girlfriend and I were in the desert in Vegas, and I realized I’d missed this meeting. My agent called me back and said, “They need you there at 11 in the morning, having memorized nine pages of the script.” It’s now 9 o’clock at night in Vegas. We got up very early and I drove across the desert while she slept. I taped my pages together; that’s how I worked on the material.

Posted by | September 14, 2009, 20:54 (MST) | 10 Comments
Category: Books, The Vampire Diaries TV

We’re aware that sites such as KryptonSite and SpoilerTV blogged about this before the weekend: Episode six (#105) appears to be titled “Lost Girls” (wonder what that’s a play on?), and you can see a HQ promo from Vampire Diaries Show below.

Elena and Stefan

We do so love following the cast and crew on twitter, because they feed their followers all kinds of cool comments and pictures. Sometimes they slip us by, like this ‘another night with the vampires in the forest’ pic that Paul M. Sommers posted on the 4th. Other times, we see them pretty much right off the bat, like this spiffy pic of some extras in 19th century costumes from Marcos Siega, which can mean only one thing: Flashbacks. Waistcoats, please?

On the subject of Twitter, you can now follow Chris Mollere, music supervisor for the Vampire Diaries TV series, at @cmollere. He’s going to be tweeting the music tracks used in the show after the episodes air, so he’s the guy to watch to find that song you loved.

For those who get a kick out of this information as much as we do, ratings for the Sunday night airing of the pilot episode in the USA came to 1.35 million viewers.

In book news, it looks like the Vampire Diaries are really rocking those bestseller lists. They’re at #2, #3 and #6 on the Barnes & Noble teen bestsellers list, and #13, #14 and #23 on the Amazon Teens bestsellers. Thanks @1Sjes and @AprilRoxX for that information!

Finally, if you’re interested in learning some more about myself and Vee along with some of our thoughts on The Vampire Diaries, you can head on over to read an interview with us over on Innsmouth Press that we took part in for their Vampire Diaries week. Be warned, the interview is full of bookish spoilers. And shoes.

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