Last week, "The Vampire Diaries" loaded the deck for a bang-up winter finale -- Damon's fellow prisoner Enzo popped up, Damon and Elena both fell under Wes' inhospitable care, and Katherine continued to (quite literally) fall apart. I spoke to executive producer (and the writer of tonight's episode) Caroline Dries to get a sense of what's in the works. There's some torture and suffering ahead, which isn't great news for our vampires, plus Katherine, well, she's not getting any younger. But the good news? If you like seeing Elena enjoying herself instead of being racked by guilt all the time, you're not the only one -- which can only mean good things... at some point.
What one character learns will have 'lasting effects in seasons to come'
Jeff Probst will be back, too
The battle between the witches and Marie Laveau takes a turn
Oh, "American Horror Story: Coven," how you do love to surprise me. This week, pretty much everything we knew has been proven, if not wrong, at least somehow different than we thought it was. How so? Let's start with Hank. The show does, after all, and what we learn about him puts an interesting new twist on the world of witches as we know it -- at least it does for the time being.
Both stars agree the friendship might be 'forever changed'
If you've been watching "Scandal," you know we're leading up to one heck of a midseason finale (Thurs. at 10:00 p.m. on ABC). Olivia's mom (who is alive, hello) isn't who we thought she was, Sally dealt with her husband's infidelity in a pretty definitive way, and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) did bad, bad things to Baby Huck (Quinn, played by Katie Lowes). I got the chance to speak to both Diaz and Lowes on the phone, and while they were cagey about what's to come (as expected), they had some insight into how last week's naked, duct-taped torture fest has probably impacted their friendship, which was already shaky at best. But hey, you never know what to expect from gladiators, do you?
She reveals why you cannot miss the last five minutes
The "Grey's Anatomy" winter finale airs this Thursday (Dec. 12 at 9:00 p.m. on ABC), and a wedding is on the books (isn't that the best time for a wedding, after all?). Dr. April Kepner (played by Sarah Drew) is set to walk down the aisle with paramedic Matthew (Justin Bruening), but more than a few people are rooting for a last minute save from Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams). Of course, actually getting hitched is just one of April's problems, according to Drew. I talked to the actress briefly about the midseason finale, whether April turns into a bridezilla, and why the last five minutes of the show's script made Ellen Pompeo stop the table read.
The Christmas special promises the siege of Trenzalore - and Daleks!
Not to put a lump of coal in your stocking, but come Christmas we'll all have to say goodbye to 11th "Doctor Who" Matt Smith. Still, from the looks of the trailer for "The Time of the Doctor" (airing Wed. Dec. 25 at 9:00 p.m. on BBC America), he's going out with a bang. We get Daleks, Cybermen, a weeping angel and the Silence. Oh, and lots of pretty snow. It is Christmas, after all!
RuPaul promises 'most outrageous' cast to date
The two-night miniseries doesn't reach 'Bible' levels
While the adventures of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow kept Americans on the edge of their seats in the 1930s, 21st century television viewers weren't quite as captivated by "Bonnie & Clyde." While the first night of the two-part miniseries drew in a healthy 9.8 million total viewers, that number was below History's "Hatfields & McCoys" (13.1 million) and "The Bible" (14.3 million). Still, "Bonnie & Clyde"'s numbers were good enough to make it cable's best miniseries opening in total viewers since 2006's "Broken Trail."
The History series is set to return this February
If you've been anxiously awaiting the second season of the scripted series "Vikings," good news -- not only is the show returning to History in February, the teaser trailer just released hints at drama to come.
Fans can open up a variety of tantalizing photos and clips
Leave it to "Sherlock" to release a trailer loaded with twisty reveals that require just a bit of work from loyal viewers. BBC One has released an interactive trailer for the show (which returns to the air Jan. 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS in the U.S.). Click on the text that pops up intermittently throughout the trailer and see additional photos, additional footage, and even a hint as to how Sherlock may have survived that fall after all (think diagrams).