Coming Soon: A Vampire Diaries Spinoff?

... The CW is holding onto one of its major talents by giving him another show. Kevin Williamson, the brain behind The Vampire Diaries, has reportedly been asked to make a "companion" show for his blood-sucking hit, though it's unclear how the whole "companion" part will work out. The new show follows a group of researchers who track paranormal activity and could break into next year's lineup. [E! Online]

... J.J. Abrams' next show, Alcatraz, has found its star. Sarah Jones, who played Ethan Zobelle's daughter on the last season of Sons of Anarchy, will play the police officer Rebecca Madsen. Alcatraz will have Abrams' trademark sci-fi twist, as FBI agents try to figure out why guards and inmates who went missing from the prison decades ago have mysteriously turned up today. Jorge Garcia of Lost was announced as a cast member last week. [Deadline]

... Buffy alum and Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku is returning to television, courtesy of TNT. She's landed the female lead role in Bird Dog, a drama about a father and daughter who work together as partners for a small town in the Pacific Northwest. [Deadline]

... ABC has announced the premiere date for Body of Proof, a new procedural starring Dana Delaney as a neurosurgeon-turned-medical examiner. Body of Proof will debut March 29 at 10pm and take over the slot that Detroit 1-8-7 currently occupies. [The Live Feed]

... Grey's Anatomy creator and ABC workhorse Shonda Rhimes is busy working on yet another project for the Alphabet. Rhimes is tackling the world of PR with a drama about the tricky world of high-profile PR management. And because this is a Shonda Rhimes show, people will be making out with each other a lot. [NY Mag]

... CBS isn't giving up on its soap operas. The network has renewed The Bold and the Beautiful for two more years and The Young and the Restless for three more years. Score one for long-lost identical twins, step-siblings sleeping with one another, and old people with eyepatches! [Deadline and Deadline]

... Cartoon Network has renewed three Monday shows: Adventure Time, Regular Show, and MAD. [The Live Feed]

... CBS is creating an unofficial Blues Brothers reunion. And no, it's not with John Belushi's corpse). Dan Akroyd will guest star in a January episode of Jim Belushi's The Defenders. This is amazing news for anyone still living in the early '90s! [Variety]

... FX has announced the return date for Archer and premiere date for Lights Out. Archer, also known as the funniest show on TV, returns January 27 at 10pm. Lights Out, the new boxing drama, premieres January 11 at 10pm. [FX via press release]


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Buffy is the better show by far, the books TVD did come come out in 91, the readers wanted a fourth installment, then came a second trilogy called TVD The Return, which by the way is about Damon, (2007) Then came the tv show, you put buffy against tvd buffy would kill the tvd in ratings
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Sorry but Buffy is a rip off of TVD. The first VD books came out in 1991 while Buffy came out in 1997. Buffy has a lot of similarities with the books.
Besides TVD tv show is a million times better than Buffy.
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If they want a show about people who chase paranormal activity, you don't need to spin of vampire diaraires. You can just spin off Supernatural and give the Ghostfacers their own show.
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I don't know if it's necessary a spin-off for TVD but the idea of a new supernatural show sounds great :)

And altough it's JJ's I don't like the idea of Alcatraz at all :S

Good for Eliza!!!
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Please don't even start to compare Twilight to Vampire Diaries the only thing they have in common is Vampires thats it. And if you took your time to watch 2-3 episodes you would know that.
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the vampire diaries is NOT twilight for tv!
its completely different. for instance the lead female HAS a personality and isnt suffering from depression, shes Not obsessed with a boy and wants to die because he doesnt like her! and she DOES NOT want to become a vampire every second of the day
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The Vampires Diaries is much better than Twilight and wonder its companion show would go which way? But I'm not interesting in Magical Law, 'causes setting to complicated may lose its focus. And same with JJ's Alcatraz. I will give the show a chance to watch and hope it's would not like "Undercovers" .
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Vampire Diaries is just Twilight for TV - the show is terrible, not to mention the first half of the first season is a blatant Buffy rip-off.
Yeah for Blues Brothers! Whoo!
Alcatraz sounds cool and Dushku is hot, so there's that.
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interesting for the vampire diaries, amazing for Alcatraz, Eliza Dushku is hot, blues brothers forever
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The VD spinoff could, like TruetvWatcher said, be good if done the right way. Feels too early for a spinoff, though. It hasn't been on that long
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If Eliza Dushku is returning to TV, I think we can safely assumer that there won't be any real debate over which show will get the axe first.
That is, of course, unless Summer Glau stars in another series, in which case we'll be face-to-face with the ultimate jinx-fest.
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Yes to more Archer! I feel like I'm in the 'DAaaanger Zone.'
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Yes to more Archer! I feel like I'm in the 'DAaaanger Zone.'
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Alcatraz sounds interesting.
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TheCW should be looking for a Smallville spin-off or since they love making them so much, a remake of Lois & Clark set in the Smallville universe if Welling/Durance are down for it. I think its too early for a spinoff as well not that i have caught up on the show or anything. And i guess thats good news for Eliza Dushku getting away from Fox but i think this is the first time she has starred in a non-sci-fi element series. Idk if im going to tune in or not for that one...whic will also be the first time i dont watch her show
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Meh, too early for a spinoff, plus the show itself needs some improvement in certain areas so this shouldn't be the time to be working on another show.
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The Vampire Diaries Spinoff could be interesting if done the right way. Perhaps it will be similar to the guys in Supernatural who have their own reality show within the show. I only hope it will have a more serious take than Supernatural. It was perfect for supernatural, but the vampire diaries doesn't make fun of itself in the same way.
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Excited for Eliza Dushku, will have to see what the show is actually ABOUT before i watch it though. Shonda Rhimes new show will be canceled, it's not about doctors and that's apparently all she knows to write for. way to be! Also, The Vampire Diaries 'companion' sounds like a ripoff of Ghost Facers from Supernatural, but less good. and I don't care if it is JJ Abrams, Alcatraz sounds lame
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Shonda Rhimes is working on ANOTHER SHOW?! ARE YOU FRAKKIN' KIDDING ME? Please don\'t cast anyone I like this time, I DON\'T want to watch it!
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Though Alcatraz was already on my list Sarah Jones absolutely sells it. And isn't Dan Akroyd guest starring on every show of Jim Belushi?
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