Mindy Kaling is back on the market! Well, at least her small-screen alter-ego on “The Mindy Project” is. After her break-up with Pastor Casey last week, Dr. Lahiri finds herself single in the city once again, and Mindy is pretty excited about exploring all those possibilities and love interests.
“We wanted to mix things up,” Mindy told MTV News, noting that Anders Holm, who plays Casey, also had to get back to his day job on “Workaholics.”
“I hope the fans are upset [they broke up]. One thing I think is kind of cool about the show is even if people like Danny and Mindy, or they want to write about that, people get very attached to the boyfriends,” she said. “It kind of was good because nobody wants to see a girl who is in love and dating a handsome guy for episode after episode. That’s not very likeable.”
by Jennifer Rivera
It looks like this time around, there's only room for one Matthews child.
The highly anticipated "Boy Meets World" spin-off, “Girl Meets World," recently made a change to their cast, letting go of actor Teo Halm. The teen was set to play Elliot Matthews, Cory and Topanga’s son and older brother to the show’s titular girl, Riley (played by Rowan Blanchard).
Teo took to Twitter to break the news, writing, “So guys, Disney decided that it wouldn't work to have an older brother on the show; I won't be on Girl Meets World. Thank you to everyone."
by Ryan J. Downey
Klaus isn't the only Original who has history with Marcel.
Last spring's backdoor pilot that kicked off "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off, "The Originals," saw vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus return to New Orleans, the city his family helped build 300 years ago. He found the town now under the control of his former protege, Marcel, who keeps the witches in check with some sort of secret weapon and lets the vamps party all night, "Lost Boys" style.
Last week's series premiere more or less told the same story, but from the vantage point of Klaus' brother, Elijah. There were some new revelations via flashback, plus that heartbreaking ending where Elijah gets a dagger as his reward for trying to help Klaus. Again.
Tonight's "House of the Rising Son" is the Rebekah-centric episode for all of you who think of Claire Holt as the greatest Australian export since the Hemsworth brothers. Ms. Holt spoke at length with Hollywood Crush and a small group of television reporters about tonight's episode, shortly after an advance screening—in the same room the Brisbane-born actress first auditioned for "The Vampire Diaries."
Break out your pointy hats and spell books! (Actually, witches don’t really wear pointy hats...) This week TV welcomes some new witch-themed shows to the fold, the slightly-campy “Witches of East End” on Lifetime and the much darker “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX.
While witches have always played an important role on supernatural shows as of late, including “The Vampire Diaries" and "True Blood,” it’s been a minute since witches served as the main characters of their own series. With two shows putting them at the forefront of the drama, it seems like a fitting time to remember the WB’s “Charmed,” which coincidentally premiered on the defunct network 15 years ago.
(Yes, I’ve previously written about “The Craft.” There seems to be a theme to my work.)
The countdown to "Coven" is on! In just two days, we'll all be transported to a witchy wonderland via the third season of "American Horror Story"—and this weekend, Hollywood got a head start on their horrorshow with a big, fancy premiere for the cast, crew and celebrity fans alike. The usual suspects were all there, including Taissa Farmiga, Sarah Paulson, and the series' resident heartthrob Evan Peters accompanied by his co-star and ladyfriend Emma Roberts, but there was also a bonus show by a bunch of "Glee" cast members who came to support showrunner Ryan Murphy.
Among the McKinley High students who stayed out past curfew to celebrate "AHS": Jenna Ushkowitz, who looked very demure in a simple black dress...until she turned around and showed off a decidedly daring back. Magic!
by Melissa de la Cruz
This past Sunday was the premiere episode of Lifetime's "Witches of East End" series, the television show based on my novel of the same name. Ever since the show was announced and publicized, I've been bathing in the warm afterglow of kudos, congratulations and well wishes. It's been a fun ride. And I've told everyone who's asked what I'll tell you now. What's it like to see your book on the screen? For me, the answer is: VERY PLEASANT.
I can't find another word to describe it. It's been a wonderful ride. I've been selling my books to Hollywood for over a decade. Many of my books have been optioned many times. I was tired of being seduced and abandoned by Hollywood. I'd had too many dreams, and too many dreams crushed.
So by the time "Witches of East End" came up for sale, I was old, chickens. I was old and tired and jaded and ready for nothing to come of it. I didn't even think about it much. The head of my management company, 3Arts, the venerable Erwin Stoff, told me he would like to produce it before it was published. I had no idea how BIG this was. I just took it for granted—oh, you too? Many, many people have wanted to produce my books, dear Erwin...get in line. But I said yes. I liked Erwin. I liked the movies and TV shows he'd made.
When we hung out with Darby Stanchfield yesterday (she plays redhead gladiator Abby Whelan on the hit ABC show), she was tight-lipped on spoilers for the highly anticipated "Scandal" season premiere, but did hint that it would be "explosive, dangerous and sneaky." Between Olivia's dad officially earning the honor of Worst Dad Ever and [*SPOILER ALERT*] learning that Fitz was behind the press leak about his affair with Olivia, we're already counting down the seconds until the next scandal-filled episode.
"Season 3 is just as scandalous, if not more so, than Season 2," Darby said. "It's crazy good! That shock-and-awe element with these bombs that are dropped every episode, it continues in Season 3."
Guys, there's soooo much good TV on tonight. In addition to the premieres of "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Originals," "Glee" returns with a brand-new episode featuring none other than Demi Lovato!
Demi will be playing Dani, a love interest to Naya Rivera's Santana. Make sure those DVRs are set!
by Cassie Title
For four seasons, I've been attempting to spread the gospel of "The Vampire Diaries." (I know it’s shocking, but a lot of people in their twenties and older don’t exactly appreciate hot twenty or thirty-somethings pretending to be teenage vampires and witches and werewolves. Crazy, right?) But I think I've finally succeeded! Because only something of serious cultural importance (ahem, “The Vampire Diaries”) would still be going on when the government’s shut down! Am I right?!
So, I've decided it’s my duty to prepare you for tonight’s season five premiere of this all-important cultural institution. Which I will do right now.
Here’s what we know:
Even if you're not a "Vampire Diaries" fan (WHY AREN'T YOU A "VAMPIRE DIARIES" FAN?!), you're going to want to tune in to "The Originals," the "TVD" spin-off debuting tonight following the "TVD" season five premiere. Why? Well, first off, have you SEEN the faces on this cast? Use your eyes, people. That should be reason enough.
But if you like some substance to go along with your sexy casts, you're in the right place. There are plenty of non-superficial reasons to add the series to your DVR lineup. The show follows the Original family of vampires as they try to regain control of New Orleans, the city they helped found, from the vengeful, power-drunk vampire they left in charge when they moved out a few hundred years ago. Mix in some witches, werewolves, an in-the-dark human and a half-werewolf, half-vampire/werewolf-hybrid baby (so, like, three quarters werewolf, one quarter vampire?) and you've got yourself one heck of a show.
What, that plot description didn't sell you either? Sheesh. Here are a few more things you'll find in "The Originals" premiere that should get you excited for the first season.