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VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE
Air Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#2J6660) "After School Special"
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

"After School Special" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

REBEKAH IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE - Appearing unexpectedly at Mystic Falls High, Rebekah (Claire Holt) wastes no time trying to force Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Caroline (Candice Accola) to answer her questions about the search for a cure, leading to a bombshell piece of information from Elena. When Bonnie's (Kat Graham) father, Rudy Owens (guest star Rick Worthy, "Supernatural"), accepts the role of Interim Mayor, he makes it a priority to protect his daughter, who isn't at all comfortable with the role he suddenly wants to play in her life. Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) continues to encourage Bonnie to believe in her powers, but he soon finds himself in danger when he reveals too much to the wrong person. Later, Caroline does her best to comfort Tyler (Michael Trevino) after a violent confrontation. Meanwhile, at the lake house, Damon and Matt (Zach Roerig) train Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), trying to raise his game as a hunter, but Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is impatient with their progress and intervenes to speed up the process. David Von Ancken directed the episode written by Brett Matthews (#410).

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VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
Returns Thursday, October 2
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's sixth) on 2/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2014) Season five of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES began with a sense of hope for Elena (Nina Dobrev). After a passionate summer with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline (Candice Accola), not knowing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) sacrificed her life to save Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen). As Bonnie's friends fought to bring her back to life as the Anchor to the Other Side, Stefan (Paul Wesley) had to face-off with his doppelganger Silas, and a newly human Katherine (Nina Dobrev) struggled with mortality and motherhood. Damon's relationship with Elena was put to the test when Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey), an old vampire friend from Damon's past, revealed he was still alive and looking for revenge. Stefan and Caroline's friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. Finally, having lost his town and fearing losing his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, Damon made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back - to catastrophic results. While the cliffhanger will send our characters reeling, season six will be the story of their journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves on their quest to reclaim their home. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. The series was developed by Kevin Williamson ("The Following," "Scream") & Julie Plec ("The Originals," "Kyle XY," "Wasteland"), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "Pretty Little Liars") and Caroline Dries ("Melrose Place," "Smallville").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Candice Accola as Caroline Forbes
· Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
· Joseph Morgan as Klaus (Season 3- )
· Katerina Graham as Bonnie Bennett
· Michael Trevino as Tyler Lockwood
· Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
· Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
· Steven R. McQueen as Jeremy Gilbert
· Zach Roerig as Matt Donovan
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Kayla Ewell as Vicki Donovan (Season 1)
· Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman
· Sara Canning as Jenna Sommers (Season 1-2)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brett Matthews as CO-PROD
· Brian Young as PROD
· Caroline Dries as CO-EP
· Chris Grismer as SP
· James Thompson as CO-PROD
· Jose Molina as CO-EP
· Julie Plec as EP
· Julie Plec as WRTR (Pilot)
· Kevin Williamson as EP
· Kevin Williamson as WRTR (Pilot)
· L. J. Smith as BOOK
· Lance Anderson as CO-PROD
· Leslie Morgenstein as EP
· Marcos Siega as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Narducci as PROD
· Pascal Verschooris as PROD/UPM
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alloy Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios
· Outerbanks Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television