Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vampire Diaries Paired with Supernatural

The CW network in a press release announced that they have confirmed that The Vampire Diaries based on the L.J. Smith books is a go for the fall and will precede Supernatural at 8:00 pm on Thursdays. Here's an excerpt from the press release.
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (New Series)
Four months after the tragic car accident that killed their parents, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, “DeGrassi: The Next Generation”) and her 15-year-old brother, Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen, “Everwood”) are still trying to cope with their grief and move on with their lives. Elena has always been the star student; beautiful, popular and involved with school and friends, but now she finds herself struggling to hide her sadness from the world. As the school year begins, Elena and her friends are fascinated by a handsome and mysterious new student, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, “Army Wives”). Stefan and Elena are immediately drawn to one another, and Elena has no way of knowing that Stefan is a centuries-old vampire, struggling to live peacefully among humans, while his brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder, “Lost”) is the embodiment of vampire violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers ─ one good, one evil ─ are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls, Virginia. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer”), Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Privileged”) and Bob Levy (“Gossip Girl,” “Privileged”). Marcos Siega (“Dexter”) directed the pilot.

9 comments:

  1. I'm half excited and half nervous about this show. It sounds like it is very-loosely based on the books.

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  2. Hi Doug!

    I haven't seen this yet. Too cool. I hope it's like the books. The only vampire shows on now are all in re-runs, Moonlight and Blood Ties (sadly no more Kindred either, which was one of my favorites - still watch it when SciFi channel has an all day marathon). I like Supernatural too, I think it will be a good combo. I'm eager with anticipation!

    Dottie :)

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  3. Abibliophile I am sure the Twilighters will tune in regardless. I liked the series so I hope they do it justice.

    A double whammy on Thursday nights Dottie!

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  4. Ok I am all for a vampire show but what about Smallville? Please tell me Smallville has not been canceled. I will so die without my Tom Welling fix! :-)

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  5. OK, I think my heart is beating again.

    I googled Smallville move and it looks like it will be on Fridays now. I guess that is the kiss of death slot so it will be the last season possibly.

    I agree that the script has gotten crappy, I just watch it drool over Tom Welling. The season finale kinda ticked me off. They should not have offed Jimmy then threw in the kid brother to be "the" Jimmy from the Superman stories. Lame!

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  6. Hi Kristen this means we get TWO vampire shows in one season - True Blood through the simmer and then Vampire Diaries. Woot!

    Hi Roxanne I read on SciFi.com that Fox is happy with the Friday Smallville slot and that the 9th season will indeed be the last. LOL Spoiler - I TIVO'd the ending EPs but haven't watched them yet.

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  7. I do think this is going to be good! I just hope it catches on... I really am tired of finding a show I like only to have it canceled on me.

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  8. Ladytink yeah it's hard to invest yourself in a show first season with the rotten track record the networks have especially for genre shows.

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