If you wrote off The CW’s The Vampire Diaries as nothing more than “Dawson’s Twilight”, then you obviously haven’t been watching the show. Stars Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley are hitting all the rights notes in their portrayals of star-crossed lovers Elena and Stefan, and we doubt you can find a villain on TV right now who’s more fun than Ian Somerhalder’s Damon. So it comes as no surprise that the network has given a full season order of 22 episodes for the series.
After all, as THR’s The Live Feed reports, Diaries has been performing strong for the network and even demonstrated growth in recent weeks. When DVR playback is added, it is averaging 4.5 million viewers, making it the network’s most-watched show, and is the CW’s #2 show among women 18-34 (3.2)
Like its sibling Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries is showing a rerun tonight but will return in full force on October 29th with a Halloween-themed episode entitled “Haunted”. A batch of stills follow the synopsis courtesy of TV Over Mind:
As Vicki’s (Kayla Ewell) behavior becomes more dangerous, Stefan (Paul Wesley) tries to help her. Elena (Nina Dobrev) tries to convince Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to stay away from Vicki. Caroline (Candice Accola) gives Bonnie (Katerina Graham) a necklace she took from Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to wear with her Halloween costume, and when Damon tries to take it back, he is surprised by Bonnie’s abilities. Bonnie discusses the incident with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy) and learns more about her family’s past. Trying to cheer Vicki up, Matt (Zach Roerig) takes her to the high school’s haunted house, but the evening soon takes a terrifying turn.
Then, on November 5th comes “162 Candles”, in which Stefan is reunited with an old friend. Again we have a batch of stills followed by a synopsis courtesy of TV Over Mind:
On his birthday, Stefan (Paul Wesley) is surprised by a visit from Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebble), one of his oldest friends. Still upset by the events at the Halloween haunted house, Elena (Nina Dobrev) does her best to stay away from Stefan, but Lexi gives her some unsolicited relationship advice. Elena and Jenna (Sara Canning) are surprised by a change in Jeremy’s (Steven R. McQueen) behavior. At Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) insistence, Caroline (Candice Accola) tries to get his medallion back from Bonnie (Katerina Graham). Finally, Damon’s offer to help Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) has sudden and tragic results.
For more, visit The Vampire Diaries‘ official site.
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