The sixth season for any series featuring young actors is always crucial. Typically, the network signs the relative newcomers for six seasons at the beginning to lock them down. Naturally, some usually jump ship when their contract is over to pursue other endeavours or leave because not enough money was offered to stay.
In Nina Dobrev’s case, it seems it’s the former. The 26-year-old actress wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to go along with a picture of herself with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec. Here’s a snippet below.
“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.”
Plec confirmed Dobrev’s exit with her own statement.
“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” she said. “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.”
The Vampire Diaries showrunner also revealed that another series regular is stepping down. Find out who below.
After six seasons, Stephen R. McQueen bid farewell to The Vampire Diaries on last night’s episode. The CW supernatural series definitely lost one of its hottest pieces of man candy. The 26-year-old stud has played Jeremy Gilbert since the show’s premiere.
In a short but sweet video, McQueen says goodbye to his fans and thanks them for all their support. If you’re fan of the series and of Stephen, check out the brief clip below.
Gladiators came out in full force for the Season 3 premiere of Scandal last Thursday. The ABC political drama roared back with a series best. It was up 71% over its year-ago season premiere and surpassed its previous series highs by 13%. The only show that fared better that night was CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Looks like Olivia Pope isn’t just top dog in Washington, D.C. but on the Twitter-verse as well.
Nielsen in conjunction with SocialGuide began a new metric last week, tabulating the number of people tweeting about TV programs and the audience of people who actually view those Tweets. With social media becoming such an integral part of viewing, due to all those hashtags popping up on the bottom corner of the screen, it only makes sense this new chart exists. You can thank Pretty Little Liars for starting this trend.
Topping the first ever Top 10 chart, is none other than Scandal. The show notched almost 713,000 tweets in the seven hours before, during and after its premiere. Those tweets reached an audience of roughly 3.65 million unique Twitter users. Miley Cyrus dominated the next two spots with her MTV documentary and guest host stint on Saturday Night Live. Find out how many tweets she generated and the rest of the Top 10 below.
Next week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries serves as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff titled The Originals. If it goes well, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) will be fronting his own show for 2013-2014 season. If it doesn’t go well, it could end up like that ill-fated backdoor pilot Gossip Girl tried with a young Lily in the 80s.
Originally, a spinoff was planned a couple of years ago with Vampires creator Kevin Williamson but that was put on the back burner so that he could focus on The Secret Circle. Thankfully he rebounded with FOX’s The Following. Soooo good. The second spinoff attempt will have no involvement from Williamson, but will be carried out by Julie Plec.
The network just released an extended promo for next week’s anticipated episode. Klaus heads to New Orleans- a city that his family helped built but then fled 100 years ago. He sees his former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) ruling the Big Easy. He’s envious of his power and wants it for himself. The clip ends with Klaus saying, “I want to be king.” Check out the promo below.
Arguably, The CW has some of the hottest guys on network television. Hell, that’s why I tune in most of the time ;) Without a doubt, Stephen Amell from Arrow is at the top of that list. With his chiseled body and handsome face, this man just oozes sex appeal. Between you and me, the Oliver McQueen actor is as stunning in person. I often bump into him at the gym. Sufficed to say, I always try to get the treadmill with the best view.
As the old saying goes, it takes one to know one. The 31-year-old was put through a test from the folks over at TV Guide. His task was to identify which ripped set of abs belonged to a CW stud. Not surprisingly, dude earned a perfect score. Someone’s apparently been studying his fellow network colleagues’ assets. Watch the video below. After that, check out how I ranked the five guys. It’s pretty obvious who my No. 1 pick is. Be sure to comment on whether you agree or disagree with my rankings.
If you’re an avid Nielsen Ratings follower, The CW’s decision to renew these three shows shouldn’t be shocking. The only thing remotely surprising is that the network did it this early. The upfronts where networks reveal their 2013-14 schedules are still a few months away. That said, the news is always nice to hear especially to fans and the cast and crew of each show. Another year of regular pay cheques is always a good thing.
There’s no denying Arrow is the season’s breakout hit on The CW if not on all the broadcast networks. It arrived with a bang with 4.3 million viewers and consistently brings in viewers weekly. It’s the network’s most-watched show. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries is tops when it comes to the target demographic of adults and women between the ages of 18-34. The supernatural series will return for a fifth season.
I originally crushed on Taylor Kinney back in 2010 as he was about to make his debut as Mason Lockwood on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries. Since the 31-year-old actor is one of the stars of NBC’s upcoming Chicago Fire, I thought it was time to update this post and lust over this stud again. As two years have passed since my initial writeup, I’ve added many more photos to this post. After you check out my updated collection of Kinney’s shirtless pics, I’m sure you’ll agree he’s worth selecting as a Man Crush once again.
Kinney was raised alongside his three brothers by their single mother. Before developing an interest in acting, he studied business management at West Virginia University. Like all aspiring actors, he practiced his craft in theatre in such plays as Fallout and A Streetcar Named Desire. His feature films credits include Furnace, White Air and Diary of a Champion.
Before appearing on Chicago Fire, this Pennsylvanian native was best known as Luke Gianni on Fashion House (MyNetworkTV) and for his recurring role on NBC’s now-canceled Trauma. That all changed when he joined The Vampire Diaries cast on The CW. He became even more well known when he began shacking up with Lady Gaga. Taylor even appeared in one of her music videos. Without further ado, let’s check out his chesticles, man nips and washboard abs below.
Many apologies for the delay with this week’s Man Crush. Definitely got side-tracked with a few site administrative items I had to take care of yesterday. Hopefully, this week’s selection will make up for the fact I left you hanging for a day. Meet Steven R. McQueen. He comes via a suggestion by one of our Homorazzi.com readers. McQueen is best known for “The Vampire Diaries” which I don’t watch, so I’m extremely thankful that he was pointed out to me.
The 23-year-old actor is the grandson of iconic film actor Steve McQueen. Only time will tell if he’ll be able to match his family’s legacy. He’s off to a solid start already. In his relatively short career, he’s racked up some notable credits. Along with the aforementioned Diaries, he had a recurring role on “Everwood” and guest spots on “Number3rs“, “Without A Trace” and “CSI: Miami”. His film credits include “Piranha 3D” and Disney’s “Minutemen”.
Just in case you were wonder what the “R” in his name stands for, it’s a shout-out to his stepfather, Canadian NHL hall of famer Luc Robitaille. When I first saw Steven, I could tell there was a bit of something/something in his lineage. Upon further research, I learned his grandmother Neile Adams (wife of Steven McQueen) was born in the Philippines and of Spanish, German, Filipino, Chinese and English descent. That mixed heritage definitely worked out in the genetics department for Steven R. McQueen. See if you agree after perusing through the selection of pictures I’ve picked out below.