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Nina Dobrev Leaving ‘The Vampire Diaries’

nina dobrev leaving vampire diaries Nina Dobrev announced on Instagram she is leaving “The Vampire Diaries.”

The actress who protrays Elena on The CW series revealed Monday, she is leaving the show after six seasons.

“I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own ‘TVD’ Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime. I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger. I got kidnapped, killed, resurrected, tortured, cursed, body-snatched, was dead and undead, and there’s still so much more to come before the season finale in May. Elena fell in love not once, but twice, with two epic soulmates, and I myself made some of the best friends I’ll ever know and built an extended family I will love forever.”

“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” Showunner Julie Plec said in a statement. “After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected. Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.

Will you miss Elena?

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The CW Renews Five Primetime Series

Arrow Renewed for a second season

The CW renews five series!

The network revealed Thursday, five of its primetime series have been picked up for new seasons. “Arrow” for a third season; “The Vampire Diaries” for sixth season; “Supernatural” for a tenth season; and new dramas “The Originals” and “Reign” for sophomore seasons.

“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series “The Originals” paired with “Supernatural,” giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “”The Vampire Diaries” is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with “Arrow” continuing to gain among young men, and “Reign” growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”

 

NBC Goes ‘Cuckoo,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Gets Full Season Pickup And More!

The first new series has been cancelled by ABC.  The “Lucky 7” has been cancelled after two episodes.

NBC gets “Cuckoo” for Andy Samberg’s new comedy series. [EW]

Set the date. ABC will televise the wedding of Bachelor Sean Lowe and fiancé Catherine Giudici on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at 8/7c.

“The Originals,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Reign” have each received three additional script orders, from The CW.

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PBS will debut “Return to Downton Abbey,” a retrospective look at the past three seasons of the smashing hit drama and a sneak peek at upcoming season, on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9/8c.

ABC Family renews “The Fosters” for a sophomore season.

New series “We Are Men” has also been pulled from CBS’s schedule. [TVLine]

“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is here to stay. ABC has ordered a full season of the new series. [EW]

Fall TV: The CW Premiere Week to Begin in October

The Reign

The CW is rolling out its Fall schedule starting Oct. 7.

New series “The Tomorrow People” debuts Wed., Oct 9. The network’s mid-season premiere includes: “America’s Next Top Model: Guys and Girls,” “The 100,” “Star-Crossed” and “Nikita.”

Here is the full schedule:

Monday, Oct. 7
8/7c: Hart of Dixie
9/8c: Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday, Oct. 9
8/7c: Arrow
9/8c: The Tomorrow People (series debut)

Thursday, Oct. 10
8/7c: The Vampire Diaries
9/8c: Reign (series debut)

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8/7c: The Originals (series debut)
9/8c: Supernatural

Friday, Oct. 25
8/7c: The Carrie Diaries

‘CSI: NY’ Alum Joins ‘Covert Affairs’ And More Casting News

Hill Harper joins covert affairs

“CSI: NY” star Hill Harper is heading to “Covert Affairs.”

The crime-procedural actor has been cast in the drama series as a series regular, according to The  Hollywood Reporter.

Harper will play an “ambitious, intelligent and slightly cocky,” CIA station chief in Latin America, who will be looking to make the transition from the CIA’s Latin America station back to Washington.

Harper’s character will try to enlist the help of Annie and Auggie to help him accomplish that goal.

According to TVLine, Harper will not continue with “CSI: NY” if the series get renewed for a Season 10.

“Covert Affairs” returns this summer.

More casting news…

Steven Weber is paying a visit to “Dallas.” Weber has been tapped to recur as Governor McConaughey, “an ambitious politico who conspires with Cliff Barnes and Harris Rylan” to bring down the Ewings. [TVLine]

Patton Oswalt is stopping by “Parks And Recreation” as Garth Blundin, a “strict constructionist.” [EW]

Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who currently stars on “Spartacus” has been cast to play Aja on “Vampire Diaries.” Aja is described as “a powerful witch, with a connection to Bonnie’s mother, who comes to Mystic Falls to help Bonnie control her magic” in the drama series. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” alum Constance Zimmer will play Taylor, “a press spokesperson for the Mitt Romney campaign” in “The Newsroom’s” second season. [Deadline]

The CW Renews ‘Arrow,’ ‘Supernatural’ & ‘Vampire Diaries’

Arrow Renewed for a second season

The hood will be back for a second season.

Freshman series “Arrow” will return for a second season, while returning series “Vampire Diaries” has been picked up for a fifth season and “Supernatural,” a ninth season, The CW announced Monday.

“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit “Arrow” and fan favorite “Supernatural” on Wednesday night, and the continued success of “The Vampire Diaries” on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “Not only do [all] perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”

“The Vampire Diaries,” “Arrow” and “Supernatural” currently air on The CW.

Garcelle Beauvais Leaving ‘Franklin And Bash’ And More Casting News

Garcelle Beauvais Leaving Franklin and Bash

“Franklin And Bash” is dropping Garcelle Beauvais.

Beauvais played Hanna Linden, a senior partner at the Infeld Daniels firm and Damien Karp’s ex on the TNT’s series.

The actress tweeted the news Wednesday: “Just found out that I’m not being ‘asked back on @franklinandbash #stunned.”

Psych’ Books Garcelle Beauvais

It appears Beauvais has been cast in “Arrested Development, according to her tweet. “[I] Had fun on @franklinandbash wish them a great season. lots of projects in the works #flight #whitehousedown #arresteddevelopment #psych.”

More casting news…

Rick Worthy has been cast on “Vampire Diaries” as Rudy Hopkins, Bonnie’s (Kat Graham) long lost father. [TV Guide]

“Bones” actor Ryan Cartwright will play Penny’s pal Cole on “The Big Bang Theory.” [THR]

Freda Foh Shen joins “Elementary” as  Joan Watson’s (Lucy Liu) mother. [TVLine]

Ethan Embry has joined ‘Once Upon A Time” in a recurring role. Deets about his role are scare, but Embry will be a visitor visiting Storybrooke. [TVLine]

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Gary Cole has been booked to play Kent in a multi-episode arc on HBO’s comedy series “Veep.”  [Deadline]

Gabby Douglas to Guest Star On ‘Vampire Diaries’ And More Casting News

The Vampire Diaries Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas has been tapped to guest star on “The Vampire Diaries.”

The CW confirmed the casting however, details surrounding Gabby’s role are being kept under wraps. Nina Dobrev, who plays Elena first tweeted the news.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Sneak Peek

Douglas is set to appear in the seventh episode of the upcoming season. “The Vampire Diaries” premieres Oct. 11 on The CW.

More casting news…

Hottie Eddie Cibrian has been tapped to guest star as Joy’s love interest in TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland.” [TVLine]

Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will play Dar Adul, “a brilliant intelligence operative in his 60-70’s. He has worked all over the world for the Special Activities Division of the CIA” in “Homeland”‘s upcoming season. [EW]

Tahmoh Penikett has been cast to guest star in The CW’s new series “Arrow.” The “Battlestar Galactica” alum will play Tom Salvati, the right-hand man to mobster Frank Bertinelli and The Huntress’ father,  Jeffrey Nordling[Green Arrow TV]

Leisha Hailey (The L Word) and Constance Zimmer (Entourage) will play a lesbian couple in an upcoming episode of NBC’s “The New Normal.” [THR]

“That 70s Show” alumna Laura Prepon has been cast in Jenji Kohan’s new series “Orange is the New Black.” [TVLine]

‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 4 Sneak Peek: Elena Wakes Up

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The CW shared a spoilery teaser of the upcoming season of “The Vampire Diaries.”

In the clip, Elena learns she is in transition to becoming a vampire in the clip below. Take a look.

“TVD” premieres Thurs., Oct. 11 at 8/7c on The CW.

John Shea Joins ‘The Good Wife’ And More Casting News

The Good Wife

Matt Czuchry’s on screen father has been cast.

“Gossip Girl” alum John Shea, who played Blair’s father on The CW drama will portray Cary Agos’ father on “The Good Wife.” TVLine reports, Shea’s character is a little “awkward and stiff.”

‘The Good Wife’ Season 4 Promo: Kalinda Vs. Nick

Additionally, THR reports “Ringer” alum Mike Colter, will return to “The Good Wife” as drug kingpin Lemond Bishop in the forthcoming season.

John Shea and Mike Colter join “TGW” season 4 guest stars: Christina Ricci, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy, Annabella Sciorra, Maura Tierney, Amanda Peet, and Marc Warren.

“TGW” returns Sun., Sept. 30 on CBS.

More casting news…

Chris Zylka, former “Secret Circle” star has dropped out of FX’s thriller “American Horror Story: Asylum.” As previously reported, Zylka was booked to play a deaf mute in a two-episode arc on “AHS.” [Zap2IT]

Matt Long will recur in “Private Practice.” The “Jack & Bobby” alum will play a hot new doc in St. Ambrose. [TVGuide]

Gil Bellows, “Ally McBeal” vet has tapped a recurring role on CBS’ new drama “Vegas.” Bellows is set to play George Grady, a mayoral candidate. [EW]

Funnyman Rob Riggle has booked a guest star role on Fox’s comedy “New Girl.” The 21 Jump Street star will play Schmidt, Schmidt’s cousin and nemesis (confused right?). Riggle will appear in the comedy’s Thanksgiving episode. [TVLine]

“The Vampire Diaries”’ has enlisted Blake Hood (The Young and the Restless) and Alyssa Diaz (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) to play Klaus new hybrids in Episodes 5 and 6, respectively, of Season 4. [TVGuide]

Mitch Pileggi has been promoted to series regular in “Dallas”‘ second season. The “X-Files” alum played Ann’s (Brenda Strong) ex-husband in the previous season. [Deadline]

“Everwood” alumna Debra Mooney has joined “Scandal” in a recurring role. Mooney will play a Supreme Court Justice in a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

Wilmer Valderrama will reprise his role as Chatswin’s go-to guru in second season of “Suburgatory” [TV Guide]