Co-Executive Producer Michael Narducci Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, Original Family Flashbacks, Future VAMPIRE DIARIES Crossovers, and More

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On Season 2 of The CW drama series The Originals, the newly empowered werewolves are controlling the city, leaving the vampires in a very dangerous position.  Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) have vowed to make New Orleans a safe home for their daughter, Hope, but they also have their own inner demons to battle, as she adjusts to life as a hybrid and he finds himself regularly weakened as the werewolves use the moonlight rings forged in his blood.  And if they survive all of that, there is still plenty of unfinished Original family business to contend with.

During this recent interview to discuss the new season, co-executive producer Michael Narducci talked about what fans can expect from the overall story for The Originals Season 2, getting to learn more about the Original family through flashbacks, what Davina (Danielle Campbell) is up to, a possible love interest for Josh (Steven Krueger), where things are at for Hayley and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), learning more about Marcel’s (Charles Michael Davis) background, where Cami (Leah Pipes) fits in, Nina Dobrev’s flashback appearance as Tatia, possible future cross-overs with The Vampire Diaries, and whether anyone will come to suspect that baby Hope is not actually dead.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Joseph Morgan Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, How Fatherhood Has Changed Klaus, His Self-Destructive Nature, the Return of Mikael, and More

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In The Originals, returning to The CW October 6th, Joseph Morgan plays Klaus – the original werewolf-vampire hybrid first introduced as a big bad in The Vampire Diaries‘ second season.  Over the years audiences have watched Klaus evolve from outright villain to villainous antihero, learning his backstory, meeting his family, and eventually following him to New Orleans for an entirely new series.  Undoubtedly, it’s Morgan’s keen balance of menace and charm that allows audiences to invest in him both as protagonist and antagonist within a single mythology.

At Comic-Con last weekend I sat down for a roundtable interview with Morgan.  He talked about how fatherhood has changed Klaus, the possibility of finding redemption, Klaus’s self-destructive nature, his level of self-awareness, the return of his dreaded father Mikael, and more.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say. 

Danielle Campbell Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, Davina’s Quest for Vengeance, Resurrecting Mikael, New Characters and Relationships, and More

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In The Originals, returning to The CW October 6th, Danielle Campbell plays Davina – an exceptionally powerful witch on the path to take charge of her own life and exact vengeance on the titular Original family.  Last season on The Originals, Davina was kept on Marcel’s tight leash, but with season two we can look forward to Davina embracing her power and taking strides towards her independence.

At Comic-Con last weekend I sat down for a roundtable interview with Campbell.  She talked about her first Comic-Con experience, how Davina will explore her powers and independence this season, getting out of Marcel’s attic, how much control she really has over Mikael, new relationships on the horizon, and more.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say.

Comic-Con: Charles Michael Davis Talks THE ORIGINALS, What’s up for Marcel in Season Two, New Relationships on the Horizon, and More

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of The CW’s sexy supernatural drama The Originals is the way characters swing freely from the role of hero to villain.  Perhaps none so much as Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) – the sometimes friend, sometimes foe of the titular Original family.  Last weekend at Comic-Con I sat down for a roundtable interview with Davis He talked about how things have changed since his first Comic-Con visit, Marcel’s journey in the second season, new relationships on the horizon, why Marcel craves power, and more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con: Phoebe Tonkin Talks THE ORIGINALS Season 2, Hayley’s Mental State, Her Relationships with Elijah and Klaus, and More

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The titular family in The Originals is always caught between having each other’s back and going for each other’s throat, so it’s no easy trick to be the girl stuck in a love triangle with two Original brothers.  Yet somehow Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), the lady in question, managed to make it through the first season – kind of.  Before taking the stage for a Comic-Con panel I sat down with Tonkin for a roundtable interview.  She talked about Hayley’s mental state at the start of season two, how she’s dealing with the loss of Hope, her relationships with Elijah (Danielle Gilles) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan), her experience filming the emotional season one finale, and more.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say about The Originals season 2, and please be aware there are major season one spoilers.

Comic-Con: Julie Plec Talks THE ORIGINALS, What’s Coming in Season 2, New Characters, the Possiblity of a Caroline Crossover, and More

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Spin-offs are a tough gig, but with The Originals the CW has an undeniable success on their hands. Building on the mythology established in The Vampire Diaries, creator Julie Plec followed original vampires Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) to New Orleans where they forged new alliances, battled old foes, and of course, had it out with each other on the regular.

In anticipation of the second season, the cast and crew were on hand at Comic-Con 2014, but before their panel I sat down for a roundtable interview with executive producer/showrunner Julie Plec. She talked about some new characters heating things up in season two, if we can ever expect to see Caroline, what is going to be the biggest threat to the original family, Klaus’s biological father, and more. Check out what she had to say about The Originals season 2 after the jump.

The CW President Mark Pedowitz Talks THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Season 6, THE ORIGINALS Season 2, SUPERNATURAL Spin-off Possibilities, and More

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the-cw-mark-pedowitz-sliceWhile at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about new and returning programming.  During the interview, he spoke about why he decided to let go of the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and that he’s still hoping to expand the franchise, at some point, how Jane the Virgin came to the network, what made them decide to bring back Beauty and the Beast and where it’s headed in Season 3, why Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People ultimately didn’t get renewed, what made The 100 a success, and where things are headed on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 and The Originals Season 2.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Comic-Con 2014 Bags to Feature ARROW, THE FLASH, GOTHAM, CONSTANTINE and More

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San Diego Comic-Con bags aren’t really good for everyday use beyond Comic-Con, but every single year I still manage to squeeze it into my suitcase so I can take it home and never use it again.  Perhaps it’s a little silly, but the designs tend to be pretty cool and when I score one for a show I like, I’m hanging on to it.  And this year will probably be no different; I’ve already got my eye on a few.

For the fifth year in a row, Warner Bros. Entertainment teamed up with Comic-Con to create 13 different bags to be distributed upon check-in.  This year, the line-up includes designs for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE and The Originals.  Hit the jump to check out all 13 Comic-Con 2014 bags.

The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, Plus Returning Series ARROW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REIGN, and More

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The CW Network has set the premiere dates for their fall slate of shows:

  • The Flash series premiere will air Tuesday, October 7th, at 8pm
  • Jane the Virgin series premiere airs Monday, October 13th, at 9pm
  • Arrow returns for its third season Wednesday, October 8th, at 8pm
  • The Vampire Diaries and Reign return Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm and 9pm respectively.
  • The Originals returns Monday, October 6th at 8pm, followed by a retrospective of the past nine seasons of Supernatural, which has its tenth season premiere on Tuesday, October 7th, at 9pm
  • The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9pm

Hit the jump for more.

The CW Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; Sets THE FLASH for Tuesdays at 8pm; THE ORIGINALS Moves to Mondays

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Now that NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS have unveiled their 2014-15 schedules, it’s time for the last of the network channels, The CW, to do the same.  Here are the highlights:

  • The new comic book series The Flash (click here for the trailer) will play on Tuesdays at 8:00pm followed by Supernatural at 9:00pm.
  • The Originals will move to Monday nights at 8:00pm.  It will be followed at 9:00pm by the new comedy series Jane the Virgin.

Hit the jump for The CW 2014 fall schedule.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Finale Holds Steady; GLEE Finale Falls to Series Low

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TV ratings are in for Tuesday, May 13th, including a number of season finales.  Briefly:

  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. closed out its uneven freshman season with a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.23 million viewers, which matches last week’s performance.  ABC has already renewed the show for a second season, so Agent Coulson and Co. will return this fall.  Read Evan’s recap of the episode here.
  • On the flipside, Fox’s Glee closed out its fifth season with a series low 0.6 rating and a mere 1.92 million viewers, dropping 25% from last week’s numbers.  Though Fox has already ordered a sixth and final season, don’t be surprised if the episode count for next year is lower than normal.

Hit the jump for the full ratings report for Tuesday, including Person of Interest, Supernatural, About a Boy, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: NEW GIRL Rises with Season Finale; AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops

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TV ratings for Tuesday, May 6th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • The odd third season of Fox’s New Girl came to a close last night with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.39 million viewers, which is up a tenth over last week’s episode.  Elsewhere on the network, Glee dropped one tenth to a series low 0.8 rating and scored 2.16 million viewers, while The Mindy Project rose two tenths to a 1.3 rating and 2.45 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was down three tenths versus last week, hitting a 1.8 rating in the demo and notching 5.08 million viewers.  Read Evan’s recap here.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings for Tuesday, including Person of Interest, The Goldbergs, About a Boy, Supernatural, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Holds Steady; SUPERNATURAL Ticks Up

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TV ratings for Tuesday, April 29th are in.  Here’s a brief look at the highlights:

  • Last night’s installment of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC was even with last week’s 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.45 million viewers.  Read Evan’s recap here.
  • The latest episode of the CW’s Supernatural, which served as a backdoor pliot for the potential spinoff Bloodlines, ticked up 11% to a 1.0 rating and garnered 2.13 million viewers.

Hit the jump for the rest of the ratings report, including New Girl, Person of Interest, About a Boy, Glee, Chicago Fire, and more.

Tuesday TV Ratings: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Drops; SUPERNATURAL Rises

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TV ratings for Tuesday, April 22nd are in.  Briefly:

  • ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suffered another drop, falling three tenths to a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scoring 5.69 million viewers, which ties its series low rating.  Read Evan’s recap here.
  • Over on NBC, About a Boy ticked up a tenth to a 1.9 rating and scored 7.16 million viewers, while Growing Up Fisher matched last week’s 1.5 rating and hit 5.98 million viewers.
  • Fox’s Glee dipped a tenth to a 0.9 rating and garnered 2.49 million viewers, while The Mindy Project was even with last week’s 1.0 rating and brought in 2.14 million viewers.
  • At The CW, The Originals dropped a tenth to a series low 0.6 rating and 1.42 million viewers, and Supernatural rose two tenths to a 0.7 rating and notched 2.17 million viewers.

Leah Pipes Talks THE ORIGINALS, Being the Only Human among Supernaturals, Evolving Storylines, Surprising Reveals & Reading the Season Finale Script

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In the next episode of The CW series The Originals, “An Unblinking Death” (Episode 19), Cami (Leah Pipes), who is desperate to help her uncle Kiearan (Todd Stashwick), insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode.  Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) disagree over the best way to handle the Crescent Wolves, and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) learns a surprising piece of her family history from Marcel (Charles Michael Davis).

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Leah Pipes talked about being the only human among the supernaturals of New Orleans, where things are headed with Cami and Kieran, how happy she is with the way her storyline has evolved, the most surprising story reveal for her character, how Cami isn’t safe with Marcel or Klaus, that she’s constantly worried about the fate of Cami, and her reaction when she read the season finale script.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

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