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'Vampire Diaries': Paul Wesley on 'Daunting' Directorial Debut and Unexpected Hiccups

'Vampire Diaries': Paul Wesley on 'Daunting' Directorial Debut and Unexpected Hiccups

Paul Wesley is making moves behind-the-camera with his directorial debut on The Vampire Diaries.

It isn't rare for a star on a popular, long-running show to direct down the line, but Wesley marks the first member of The CW drama's core cast to do so. For the 31-year-old actor, directing seemed a natural progression for his career.

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MAR
22
4 WKS

'Vampire Diaries' Stars and EPs Reveal Season 5 Secrets

'Vampire Diaries' Stars and EPs Reveal Season 5 Secrets

Three words to describe The Vampire Diaries session at PaleyFest: ear-piercing screams.

The three main stars of The CW's vampire drama, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, returned to the PaleyFest stage Saturday evening fielding multiple questions about the series-long love triangle and selfie requests (but mostly the latter) from a crowd of 2,600 at the Dolby Theatre, made up of the show's core demographic (teenage girls and twentysomething women).

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FEB
13
2 MOS

'Arrow,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals,' 'Supernatural,' 'Reign' Renewed at CW

'Arrow,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals,' 'Supernatural,' 'Reign' Renewed at CW

The CW has handed out early renewals to five of its biggest hits.

Returning for the 2014-15 broadcast season are veterans Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural as well as rookies The Originals and Reign, the network announced Thursday. Arrow will be back for its third season, Vampire Diaries its sixth and Supernatural will hit season No. 10.

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JAN
23
3 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Boss on Katherine's Shocking Fate: Things Will Get Tricky (Q&A)

'Vampire Diaries' Boss on Katherine's Shocking Fate: Things Will Get Tricky (Q&A)

[Warning: Major spoilers ahead from Thursday's 100th episode.]

The Vampire Diaries pulled the mother of all twists at the end of a nostalgia-filled 100th episode.

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JAN
23
3 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' EP Reveals 7 Things That Almost Changed the Series

'Vampire Diaries' EP Reveals 7 Things That Almost Changed the Series

The CW's top drama, The Vampire Diaries, hits its 100th-episode milestone Thursday, but it's been a long road for producers and stars behind the supernatural hit.

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JAN
8
3 MOS

PaleyFest Lineup: 'Lost' Reunion, 'Community's' Fifth Trip and 'How I Met Your Mother' Farewell

PaleyFest Lineup: 'Lost' Reunion, 'Community's' Fifth Trip and 'How I Met Your Mother' Farewell

This year's PaleyFest lineup has been set.

The 31st annual television festival, which takes place March 13-28 at its new home at the Dolby Theatre, will feature evenings honoring the 10th anniversary of the Lost premiere, How I Met Your Mother's swan song, a two-panel event with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff, as well as the unprecedented fifth straight appearance for Community.

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DEC
12
4 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' EP on Fall Finale: 'It Will Have Massive Effects' on Show (Q&A)

'Vampire Diaries' EP on Fall Finale: 'It Will Have Massive Effects' on Show (Q&A)

[Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.]

Elena is in trouble on The Vampire Diaries.

Things between Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) are rockier than ever following Elena's discovery that Damon had been secretly killing off Whitmore family members as part of his sketchy Augustine past, as recently as several months prior when they were happily together. The Dec. 12 fall finale, "Fifty Shades of Grayson" (more on the meaning behind the title later), kicks off with Elena trapped on Dr. Wes Maxfield's (Rick Cosnett) medical slab and learning that Damon's former friend Enzo (Michael Malarkey), whom he betrayed, is actually alive and kicking.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Bloody Character Posters Debut

In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter previewing the fall finale, executive producer Caroline Dries discusses Elena's sticky situation, Damon and Elena's shaky future and pairing up Katherine and Stefan.

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NOV
14
5 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Doppelganger Central

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Doppelganger Central

[Warning: Major spoilers from Thursday's "Death and the Maiden."]

The Vampire Diaries continued on its quest to bring Bonnie back from the dead.

Thursday's episode also spotlighted the acting of Nina Dobrev (times three; Elena, Katherine and Amara) and Paul Wesley (times two; Silas and Stefan) in what will be called The Doppelganger Diaries in an hour that brought the doppelgangers front and center.

STORY: 'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

What becomes of Stefan, now that he has regained his memories -- thanks to Qetsiyah/Tessa? Will Elena and Damon's plan to bring back Bonnie from the dead be successful? Is Katherine dying? Will Nadia get her happy ending with Katherine? Will Silas be killed? The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the episode's biggest moments.

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NOV
12
5 MOS

'The Originals': Michael Trevino on Tyler/Klaus' Big Brawl and 'Unexpected Allies'

'The Originals': Michael Trevino on Tyler/Klaus' Big Brawl and 'Unexpected Allies'

Tyler trades in Mystic Falls for New Orleans when The Vampire Diaries regular drops by The Originals.

The werewolf officially broke things off with Caroline, his then-significant other (though the term is used loosely), in his brief return on The Vampire Diaries. His official reason? Unfinished business with archnemesis Klaus. After all, the hybrid did kill Tyler's mother.

When Tyler comes into the fold on The Originals, don't expect rainbows and butterflies in New Orleans. "A lot of things will come out of the crossover that are going to shake things up among the core group dynamic of the Original family," was how co-executive producer Michael Narducci recently characterized Tyler's trip south.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Bloody Character Posters Debut

Michael Trevino talks to The Hollywood Reporter about tense reunions, turning a dark corner and the mayhem that's in store for Klaus and Co.

When did you find out that you would be making the jump from The Vampire Diaries to The Originals?

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NOV
7
5 MOS

'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

'Vampire Diaries': Olga Fonda on Nadia's Past and Katherine's Motherly Connection

[Warning: If you haven't watched last week's episode, "Monster's Ball," do not proceed. Spoilers ahead.]

The Vampire Diaries revealed a mother of a bombshell when it was uncovered that Katherine was the mother Nadia had been seeking all this time.

For actress Olga Fonda, who plays the enigmatic Nadia, the reveal "was a big surprise," she admits to The Hollywood Reporter. "For us, it is as exciting to shoot every episode as it is for fans to see it, because we don't know ahead of time where the writers are going to take the characters and their stories. There are so many twists and turns and new information."

STORY: 'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

Fonda talks to THR about Nadia's Katherine connection, uncovering her character's past and Nadia's plan with Gregor and Matt.

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NOV
4
5 MOS

'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

'The Originals' Producer Promises 'Vampire Diaries' Crossover Will 'Shake Things Up'

Executive producer Julie Plec has made it known that the worlds between The Vampire Diaries and The Originals spinoff are interwoven, so expect to see another familiar face make the trek from Mystic Falls to the French Quarter.

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OCT
31
6 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Impossible Kill

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: The Impossible Kill

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's episode.]

The Vampire Diaries spent Halloween with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Previously on The CW supernatural drama, Elena (Nina Dobrev) and co. were mourning the death of Bonnie (Kat Graham), Dr. Maxfield (Rick Cosnett) began his final stages of turning Jesse (Kendrick Sampson) into a vampire and Katherine's blood became the new cure for immortality, the one thing Silas is desperately after.

PHOTOS: 'The Originals' Character Posters

The Hollywood Reporter compiles the biggest storylines from Thursday's episode, "Monster's Ball."

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OCT
24
6 MOS

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Funeral for a Friend

'Vampire Diaries' Recap: Funeral for a Friend

[Warning: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's episode.]

It's Remembrance Day on The Vampire Diaries, which means one thing: reliving the past.

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OCT
24
6 MOS

'Vampire Diaries': Kendrick Sampson on Jesse's 'Ulterior Motives,' Romancing Caroline

'Vampire Diaries': Kendrick Sampson on Jesse's 'Ulterior Motives,' Romancing Caroline

Is Caroline moving on from Tyler?

On the Oct. 24 episode of The CW's The Vampire Diaries, Caroline (Candice Accola) makes a move to put her Mystic Falls past behind her by closing in on Whitmore College upperclassman Jesse, who's made his attraction to the college freshman quite clear.

"The first thing that attracts him is she's beautiful and he sees that," actor Kendrick Sampson, who plays Jesse, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She's a real challenge for him. He's used to getting what he wants and this is a good challenge."

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