In the immortal words of the Beatles: Here comes the new season of "Glee"! FOX's song-and-dance series returns tonight, kicking off a two part-premiere dedicated to all things Fab Four.
While this season will have a decidedly different tone than previous ones, owing to the death of star Cory Monteith, the show will go on, honoring Finn (and his real-life alter ego) in a tribute episode airing October 10. And with season-four cliffhangers and cast changes aplenty, there's much to be resolved in the coming season.
To wit, here are our five burning questions ahead of the season-five premiere.
The annual "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween special has taken us on many a wild ride—whether via flashback or deadly locomotive—and this year's episode, "Grave New World," will be no different, as Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna descend upon nearby Ravenswood to find their maybe-not-dead friend Alison. And they're doing it in high style, evidenced by a slew of new stills recently released by ABC Family.
Draped in Victorian attire, the little liars crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in A's lair. But without knowing who their greatest nemesis truly is (Ezra!), they may end up leading him straight to the person he wants to find (and destroy?) most. (Though, we've got to admit, he does look quite dashing in a uniform...)
Lock your doors, bar your windows and grab your blankie—the first trailer for "Pretty Little Liars" spin-off "Ravenswood" is here, and it makes treacherous Rosewood look like an inviting idyll.
The one-minute clip opens with new-boy-on-the-block Caleb Rivers (played by Tyler Blackburn) examining a headstone, creepily baring his name and likeness (albeit an old-timey likeness). But when he questions the town mortician about the curiosity, he's told not to worry about it. A clear sign that he should totally worry about it.
What can fans expect from the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off, "The Originals"? We're so glad you asked! Because stars Claire Holt and Charles Michael Davis brought their laundry list to last weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival. Among the items: a lot of hot vampires, war, family, war (again) and waterboarding. Wait...waterboarding?!
"That's not what we do on our show! That's 'Homeland'! Wrong one!" Claire exclaimed, correcting co-star Charles before adding more seriously: "Tonally, it's a little darker than 'The Vampire Diaries,' maybe skewed a little older."
"Sexier. And a little cooler...just slightly," Charles chimed in.
"Being set in New Orleans, it has more of a mystical element," Claire continued.
Sure, production on the final two installments of "The Hunger Games" film franchise began this week in Atlanta, but there are still casting announcements to be had, you guys. Like this latest via the studio's official Twitter: Omid Abtahi has joined the cast as Homes.
A soldier from District 13, Homes is prized for his facility shooting long-distance targets and is among those who aid District 12 tribute Katniss Everdeen during the revolution.
Omid's own resume is chockablock with roles on shows like "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Last Resort," "Revolution" and "Covert Affairs." He also appeared in the Oscar-winning film "Argo."
Ducks Mockingjays fly together!
Ready for some casting news "Hunger Games" fans and "Mighty Ducks" enthusiasts can squawk about? Elden Henson, otherwise known as the hard-hitting "Bash Brother" Fulton Reed in Disney's hockey film franchise, has been cast as Pollux in "Mockingjay," according to an announcement from Lionsgate.
Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian series know Pollux as the Avox who becomes heroine Katniss Everdeen's cameraman and guide to Panem's underground. Big and burly, Pollux works alongside his brother Castor, who was also cast today. "The Help" actor Wes Chatham will assume that role. This rounds out the District 12 tribute's camera crew, which already included Cressida (played by Natalie Dormer) and Messalla (played by Evan Ross).
We can't say for certain whether Bonnie Bennett is in possession of a Facebook profile, but if she is, it's probably in need of a little updating. After all, "The Vampire Diaries" witchy woman isn't so much among the living after the season-four finale of her CW series—a fact we brought up to actress Kat Graham during the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
"Oh yeah, my status. I'm a ghost," Kat said with a grin.
"I love that that should be a Facebook status," chimed in co-star Candice Accola. "Like, 'Ghost. On the other side right now, BRB.'"
All joking aside, Candice was actually on to something, Kat revealed.
All you Katniss Kids can rest easy tonight—the District 12 tribute's protector has been found.
Lionsgate announced today that actor Mahershala Ali will join the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2" as Boggs. Fans of Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy upon which the films are based will recognize the name of President Coin's (played by Julianne Moore) right-hand man, who's tasked with watching over Katniss as she films propaganda. (He's also the guy who unfortunately ends up on the wrong side of Gale's fist, resulting in a bloody proboscis...)
Mahershala will be a familiar face to TV watchers, as he's appeared on a number of series over the past decade, including "Crossing Jordan," "Treme," "Alphas" and "House of Cards." He's also starred in several feature films, "The Place Beyond the Pines" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," among them.
We've been following the progress of "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale's country album for more than a year now—though the actress has had musical aspirations since she was a teen. (Remember her appearance on "American Juniors"?) And as she puts the finishing touches on her debut, Lucy recently opened up in the October issue of Self about her apprehension regarding the release and the one thing she'd like to change about herself.
"I'm scared as hell," Lucy admitted to the magazine. "Some days I go to sleep and I'm like, What am I doing? People aren't going to take me seriously. Music is my favorite thing, and I'm going to fight to make it happen."
It isn't often we find ourselves titillated by Town and Country (as much as we do enjoy artisanal ice creams and high-society family feuds), but the magazine's September issue stopped us (and basically the entire internet) dead in our tracks with a nautical-themed photo feature starring actor Scott Eastwood. Yes, Dirty Harry's son went ahead and made our day with a fresh-faced fashion spread and quotes like, "I want to be a man's man—not a kid actor or a glitzy pop star but a no-bullshit leading man."
Scott's certainly on his way with a role in the upcoming Brad Pitt film "Fury," and he's not the only son (or daughter) of Hollywood making their parents proud. Let's check out five up-and-comers you need to know now:
Pedigree: Dad is Clint Eastwood; mom is flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves.
The buzz: Scott (who, for a time, went by Scott Reeves) has appeared in a number of his father's projects, including "Flags of our Fathers," "Gran Torino" and "Trouble With the Curve." In addition to "Fury," he's got several projects on the docket, "Mercury Plains" and "Dawn Patrol," among them. And with all the furor over his Town and Country photoshoot, we have a feeling this handsome face will be around for many years—just like his father.