UK fans rejoice! We finally have the date that the Vampire Diaries returns to UK screens! Season 3 premieres on ITV2 at 9pm on the 11th October! The date has been confirmed on the official ITV2 Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Previously on The Vampire Diaries: Our show came back, and there was much rejoicing and hand-wringing. As we mentioned last Friday morning, TVD hit our screens with total confidence, picking up with our characters and making the two-month time jump between the Season 2 finale and the Season 3 premiere feel completely natural. Nearly every character and their current crises were present and accounted for while we were introduced to the new, horrible reality of Season 2′s last-minute cliffhangers. Are you ready for The Hybrid (EP302) tomorrow night at 8/7c?
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And we’re back! Our favorite show has returned with a killer episode (pun intended, sweet peas) that jumps ahead two months from the finale to a Mystic Falls that’s trying its darnedest to be a normal, boring human town. But moving on from the past proves to be impossible — and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
How’s everyone feeling the morning after premiere day? We’re having a blast reading all of the comments here in the blog, in the forum, and on Twitter, and marveling at how last night’s episode seemed to have something for everyone. And was it just us or did The Birthday have an overall vibe of complete and total confidence? Our show’s back with a swagger and, according to TV By the Numbers, about 3 million viewers tuned into last night’s Season 3 premiere.
UK FANS: As of this post, The Birthday has not been added to iTunes for UK fans. We will let you know if it’s added. Also, there is still no OFFICIAL announcement on The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere on ITV2. “October” has been floating around but until there is official confirmation, we’re going to tell you “Nothing official yet” when you ask.
In case you missed ‘em:
- Reaction post & poll: The Birthday (EP301)
- Complete songlist for The Birthday (EP301)
- Short promo + extended promo for The Hybrid (EP302)
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Somehow, some way, we have survived an interminable, excruciating summer hiatus to arrive at this: The Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere, The Birthday (EP301). Whose birthday, you ask? That would be Elena Gilbert’s 18th birthday, complete with friends, (what’s left of her) family, and a party in her honor at the Salvatore mansion. And it seems that while Damon’s attempting to hold down the fort in Mystic Falls, Stefan and Klaus are ripping their way through the South delivering their own brand of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Also, don’t forget that directly after The Birthday you can watch The Secret Circle, the new Thursday night companion for The Vampire Diaries from Kevin Williamson, based on another L.J. Smith series.
Watch and then swing by here to rate the new episode of The Vampire Diaries. Spoilers are welcome in the comments, though if you want some more in-depth discussion then head on over to the forums! (You’ll need to register, but it takes two seconds.)
Quick guide to the poll options: A party in the Salvatore boarding house with a gorgeous group of friends and Alaric as the only responsible adult? Someone has to be jumping out of a birthday cake shirtless, right? 5 birthday cakes = LOVE. 1 birthday cake = MEH.
In case you weren’t able to crawl out of bed in time or just missed the livestream, Joseph Morgan was on KTLA Morning News this morning chatting up tonight’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries. Thanks to Zap2It, there’s finally video!
So this is random – US Magazine seems to have yet another webclip from The Birthday, the Vampire Diaries Season 3 premiere. This scene is between Damon and quite a different Stefan than what we are used to. We don’t know about you, but we can’t WAIT until tomorrow night – TVD IS BACK!
E!Online has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at filming of The Birthday (EP301) and some spoilery tidbits from Candice Accola, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Kevin Williamson.
“Actually Elena’s birthday goes really well. Everyone gets along. There’s no drama. No! Of course not,” Accola tells us. “It’s the season premiere! Of course every thing goes crazy.”
And AOL TV‘s Maggie Furlong talks with Ian Somerhalder about Damon’s new, uncomfortable position in Season 3. Ian touches on Damon’s frame of mind:
So he’s not thrilled to finally have a shot with Elena?
No. I don’t think he ever saw being stuck in Mystic Falls, taking care of this young, beautiful creature he’s totally in love with … he is totally in love with this girl, but he can’t have her. A) She doesn’t want him, and B) it’s his brother’s girl. Even Damon’s not gonna stoop that low. So he’s thinking, alright, so she’s 18, right? She’s gonna live another 70 or 75 years, with modern medicine, so he’s thinking, “Sh*t man, I’m stuck in Mystic Falls for another three-quarters of a century, taking care of this girl that I can’t have.” That is not something that I think sits very well with him. He wants to take care of her, he wants her to be happy, he wants her to live a full, amazing life — but she wants Stefan back.
The new issue of TV Guide Magazine has a brief interview with Ian Somerhalder, who previews what fans can expect when The Vampire Diaries returns to the CW on Thursday, September 15th at 8/7c. Check out the interview below (click to see a much bigger version in the Gallery). Big thanks to Denise for the scan!
Heads up, Vampire Diaries fans: The lovely Kat Graham will be on MTV’s 10 on Top TOMORROW – Saturday, September 10th – at 11:30am to talk up TVD’s Season 3 premiere (this Thursday!). Check out a bonus clip of Kat talking about recording her debut album below: