Playing catch up from being on hiatus … adding new stills from season seven of The Vampire Diaries.
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In exciting news, The CW has renewed The Vampire Diaries for Season 8!
Here is the news from Variety.com!
In an unprecedented move for a broadcast network, the CW announced Friday that it has given early renewals to every current series on its schedule.
Ratings may not be all that great for some of the shows, but CW President Mark Pedowitz showed extreme confidence in his slate, ordering pickups for the 10 series comprising its current schedule as well as “Reign,” which resumes its third season next month. Given that CW has numerous pilots in contention to join the lineup next season, it’s clear that the network’s strategy will be to spread out these renewed series across fall, midseason and summer.
Among the pickups are rookie series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” and veterans “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries.” “Supernatural,” which began on The WB in 2005, will be back for its 12th season, which will include the drama’s 250th episode.
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“The CW has become home to some of the most critically acclaimed shows on broadcast television, with a wide array of fantastic scripted series across the week, ranging from musical comedy, to superhero action, to gritty sci-fi dramas,” said Pedowitz. “As we continue to further our strategy of more year-round original programming, picking up these 11 series for the 2016-17 season puts us in a great position of having proven, high-quality shows to launch in the fall as well as midseason and summer of 2017.”
The series being ordered for the 2016-17 season are: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (season 2), “Jane the Virgin” (season 3), “The Flash” (season 3), “iZombie” (season 3), “Arrow” (season 5), “Supernatural” (season 12), “DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” (season 2), “The 100” (season 4), “The Vampire Diaries” (season 8), “The Originals” (season 4) and “Reign” (season 4).
In 2009, Candice was a guest star on an episode of the CW series Supernatural and I have added some stills from her episode to the gallery!
I thought this was beautiful and thought that Candice’s fans would enjoy Joe’s Instagram post.
A new still from last night’s episode of the Vampire Diaries, This Woman’s Work is now in the gallery.
Thanks for watching “This Woman’s Work,” written by Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux (a.k.a. the Live Lego Tweeters) and directed by our much loved production designer Garreth Stover. This week’s topic is about deadlines. As in, the deadline I have to deliver this blog entry. It’s been a busy week. I just returned from directing a TVD episode, I’ve been juggling multiple cuts in progress editorially. We are in the process of locking in and delivering the final scripts of the season on both shows, and I’m lending an extra helping hand to the smart and talented TVD executive producer Caroline Dries as she gets ready to produce her very first pilot. And currently I am on a plane to meet my parents for the weekend, and “I have to write a diary entry” isn’t a legitimate excuse for being late. Feeling a bit under the gun, I reached out to Twitter to help me with this week’s column.
“Dear Twitter,” I asked. “Here’s your chance to ask me anything. I am in deadline panic. The first ten questions (as deemed legitimate, intelligent and non R-rated by me) will be answered in my @EW blog tonight. Hit me up and check our if your question made the cut tonight after the show at ew.com.”
@klaroheart wrote, “What can be expected from this crossover?” Klaroheart means next week’s episodes, in which Stefan makes his way to New Orleans in the present, and Caroline hits up magic-free zone St. James Infirmary in the flash-forward. You can expect some great scenes reminiscent of season 3 Klaus and Stefan moments. A surprising generosity from one Klaus Mikaelson. An awkward moment where Stefan realizes he’s not sure if Klaus knows he and Caroline are a couple, and a really beautiful phone call between Klaus and Caroline. Also a little Easter Egg surprise that will make you ask some big questions about how The Originals will end their season. In the OGs, you can expect Stefan to get sucked into the Mikaelson’s sire line drama. As one of Klaus’s sire line, Stefan finds himself in quite a predicament as Klaus’s life is threatened by the return of the White Oak.
@syliergonz didn’t mince words as they asked the question on everyone’s minds: “Season 8?” Well I sure hope so! I know we have a very large crew and cast of people who really want to be doing what we love on this show next year, so keep your fingers crossed.
@kendravictoria wanted to know “Why does Rayna look like Elena?” Well, Kendra, the answer is total blind, and I do mean blind, coincidence. It wasn’t a resemblance we noticed right away, but once someone pointed it out, it was all we could see. We threw in a couple jokes about it, but truthfully, there is no mythological reason for it.
@EldestDamon seems upset, asking “Why is Damon’s character development falling? He takes one step forward and so many steps back.” Yes, that’s true. I would argue, and you might not agree with me, that the day Damon Salvatore is a perfect angel is the day we should stop making this show. People don’t ever grow up to be perfect, and I’m not sure I’d like that Damon. We love exploring his depth, his vulnerabilities, and his deeply heroic core. But we also love to hate the part of him that’s selfish, stubborn, manipulative and — let’s face it — kind of an asshole. You have to take the bad with the good.
Who is ready for the Vampire Diaries/Originals two-hour cross over?!?! Well let’s check out the new trailer!
Found this article by E!Online talking about when Candice will return from Maternity leave.
Ladies and gentlemen, Candice King has left the building. And by building we mean The Vampire Diaries season seven set, because the mom-to-be is officially on maternity leave and ready for a little baby King to arrive soon.
Co-creator Julie Plec tells E! News exclusively that the actress is officially done filming her CW series while she waits for her baby to come. “She hasn’t given birth yet,” says Plec. “She’s due in a couple of weeks. But she’ll be back for the end of the season.”
King and husband Joe announced her pregnancy just before the start of season seven, and the writers worked it into the show by having Alaric’s (Matt Davis) twin daughters magically transferred into Caroline after the horrific wedding day massacre at the end of season six. Now, Caroline is carrying the newest generation of Gemini twins.
Plec says that King shot scenes through episode 15, and she’ll only be gone for about four episodes total. “She actually won’t be gone that long. I think 16 to 20, maybe. Actually, it’s the same contracted amount she’s in every year, it’s just all in one stretch. It turned out to work out okay!”
The Vampire Diaries is moving to Friday nights when it returns at the end of the month. The first episode back will follow Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) torturous time trapped in the Phoenix stone, and the second episode back, episode 11 of the season, will feature a familiar face and a big development for Caroline. Tyler (Michael Trevino) is returning to Mystic Falls for Alaric’s baby shower as Caroline “makes an upsetting discovery” involving Alaric’s plan for the babies.
TVD airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the CW beginning Jan. 29.
TV Guide spoke with Caroline Dries and gives us a sneak peak on what to expect as The Vampire Diaries is going into the second half of the season. Be sure to tune in tomorrow night!
The last time we saw the Salvatore brothers onThe Vampire Diaries, their souls had been trapped inside the Phoenix Stone. And if you can believe it, things are about to get a whole lot worse. When the drama returns on Friday (8/7c, CW), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will be facing his inner demons head-on, an experience that will leave him reeling throughout the back-half of Season 7 and potentially put his friendship with Bonnie (Kat Graham) in jeopardy.
And Bonnie and Damon aren’t the only beloved pair facing some serious trials this season. Check out what executive producer Caroline Dries reveals about what’s next for Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Caroline (Candice King) and who might not survive this season.
Stefan and Damon are both trapped in the Phoenix Stone. What can you reveal about their different experiences inside?
Caroline Dries: Episode  will be primarily in Damon’s experience of the Phoenix Stone. Through the course of the season, Damon struggled with his relationship with his mom and his willingness to open up his heart to her, open up his heart to the concept of forgiveness. So the Phoenix Stone in our minds is like one’s own personal hell, handcrafted specifically for the person who gets stabbed with that sword. So for Damon, we get to explore the consequences of his inability to forgive people, and the mistakes he’s made in the past surface and he needs to deal with them.
The soul put inside Jo’s body didn’t remember her past or who she was. Is that a potential side effect facing either Damon or Stefan?
Dries: It’s a side effect if they don’t figure out how to get the soul into the right body. Jo’s soul was never in that stone, so they didn’t understand how the science of it worked. Now, the guys understand that if your soul is in that stone and your body is still corporeal, in a way you can fix it so the soul returns to your body. So that’s a minor complication as they figure out, “We’ve got to do this spell right since we’ve seen it go horribly wrong.”
In the first half of the season, Stefan and Damon were very divided over how they felt towards Lily (Annie Wersching). Now that their mother is dead, and under such heartbreaking circumstances, will that affect their relationship?
Dries: It will affect their relationship, but it’s more about how Damon’s ability or inability to deal with it just makes things worse in Damon’s life in general. His relationship with Lily is a microcosm for Damon’s relationship with the world. I think once he figures out how to not be selfish in every single situation that involves his emotions, he won’t really be able to move on in any relationship, and that involves his relationship with his brother too.