THE ORIGINALS Extended Season 4 Preview: Klaus and Hope Reunite

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Bad things are happening in New Orleans in the new extended preview for season 4 of THE ORIGINALS. But there’s some good news as well, so let’s tackle that first. After five years of being in a magically-induced coma, Freya, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol were woken up, thanks to Hayley. Now the Mikaelsons are heading back to New Orleans to save Klaus, who has been kept captive by Marcel for all of these years.

According to the preview below, Klaus will be reunited with his siblings and with his daughter. But here’s where the bad comes in: something strange is happening to Hope. And to other children in New Orleans, and it seems like Vincent is in the thick of it.

Elsewhere in the preview we see Cami’s “spirit” guide Klaus and Jason Dohring’s Detective Kinney also pops back up this season.

New episodes of THE ORIGINALS airs on Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE 100 Sneak Peek: Survival Requires Sacrifice

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As we head into the second half of season 4 of THE 100, the situation on the ground is only getting worse. Last week’s plan to go into space and make Nightblood so that everyone can survive the coming radiation abruptly ended when Clarke, Bellamy and King Roan lost a barrel of hydrazine on their way to Becca’s Island. Without the necessary amount of fuel to power the rocket, they’re all now permanently stuck on Earth.

So it’s time to change directions yet again, and Abby’s next plan could turn deadly. In this week’s episode, titled “Gimme Shelter,” the good doctor wants to continue running tests for a possible cure to the radiation, but she’s going to need a human test subject. Her plan requires injecting someone with Luna’s bone marrow, then exposing that person to massive amounts of radiation. If it doesn’t work though, and they won’t know until they try, that person will suffer a painful death. Clarke and Abby must make a choice on whether to go forward.

Back at Arkadia, the black rain they’ve planned for has finally arrived, and it will push everyone to their limits. Trapped together in what’s left of the Ark, families and loved ones will be separated from those left outside, including Octavia. Bellamy heads out into the storm in search of his sister. Emotions are running high, and everyone will have to face some uncomfortable truths by the end of the night.

Watch some sneak peeks from the new episode below. THE 100 airs tonight (March 22) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

iZOMBIE Season 3 Preview: Rise of the Zombies

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Liv’s zombie secret is out in season 3 of iZOMBIE. Now that Clive and Peyton are both fully aware of the fact that she and Major are zombies, their little group dynamic will be very different. And not only that, but Liv has become aware that there are far more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed.

Season 3 will really introduce fans to a private military contractor that is actually employing a zombie army — an army that is preparing for the day that humans become aware of zombies. We’re also going to see Major deal with the fallout of being falsely labelled the Choas Killer — he may have been exonerated, but he’s still being shunned.

In a new preview below we also see some of the fun coming our way — including the fact that Major dines on teenage girl brains (which leads to a lot of selfies).

Don’t miss the season premiere of iZOMBIE on Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

The CW Teasers: A SUPERNATURAL Lead, the LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Finale and More

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What’s coming to The CW the week of April 3? Sam and Dean get a lead on Kelly on SUPERNATURAL, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is ending its season, iZOMBIE is starting season 3 and more. THE FLASH, ARROW, SUPERGIRL and JANE THE VIRGIN won’t be airing new episodes, but there’s plenty more to watch during the week.

Tuesday, April 4

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW 2.17 “Aruba”: As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim.

iZOMBIE 3.01 “Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother”: Liv (Rose McIver) has discovered there are more zombies living in Seattle than she previously believed. In fact, there’s a private military contractor employing a small zombie army, and that army is preparing for the day humans learn of their existence. Major (Robert Buckley) was exonerated for the crimes of the Chaos Killer, but is still considered a pariah. He manages to land a job with the one and only place that will hire him. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) is accused of lying. Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli and Aly Michalka also star. Dan Etheridge directed the episode written by Rob Thomas.

Thursday, April 6

SUPERNATURAL 12.17 “The British Invasion”: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get a lead on Kelly Kline’s (guest star Courtney Ford) whereabouts. Mick (guest star Adam Fergus) drops by the bunker unexpectedly and decides to join the hunt. John Showalter directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner.

RIVERDALE 1.09 “Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion”: Archie (KJ Apa) reluctantly agrees to escort Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) to her family’s official start of maple syrup tapping because he gets an offer that could help his future. Archie starts to become skeptical of the real reason the Blossoms are so eager to help him, however he gets some helpful information for Betty (Lili Reinhart) about her sister. Veronica (Camila Mendes) is trying to be nice and unbeknownst to her, befriends a classmate that her father’s illegal doings has hurt. Hermione (Marisol Nichols) is conflicted about telling Fred (Luke Perry) the truth. Meanwhile, Alice (Madchen Amick) is ready to get revenge on the Blossoms once and for all with the help of her two daughters. Cole Sprouse also stars. Lee Rose directed the episode written by James DeWille.

Friday, April 7

THE ORIGINALS 4.04 “Keepers of the House”: Desperate to save her daughter, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) remains behind with Hope (guest star Summer Fontana), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and a reluctant Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Finally, Freya (Riley Voelkel) and Keelin (guest star Christina Moses) must put aside their differences as they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever. Joseph Morgan directed the episode written by Beau DeMayo & Christopher Hollier.

REIGN 4.08 “Unchartered Waters”: As Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) upcoming wedding looms, a terrible tragedy pushes Mary and Darnley (Will Kemp) apart, forcing Mary to enlist in Catherine’s (Megan Follows) help. Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) encounters a traitor to Spain, who petitions her to support an expedition to the New World. Craig Parker, Spencer MacPherson, Ben Geurens, Rose Williams, Dan Jeannotte, Jonathan Goad and Celina Sinden also star. Fred Gerber directed the episode written by Ben Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt.

THE 100 Sneak Peek: Clarke and Roan Defend Mankind’s Last Chance for Survival

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The pressure to survive the coming nuclear apocalypse is mounting, and in this week’s new episode of THE 100 we’ll see if Skaikru can rise to the occasion. But in the meantime, it seems like everything that could go wrong has gone wrong so far.

First, their plan to get a hydro-generator and create water wasn’t successful. Then they thought they’d have six months to come up with another solution, but people are already starting to suffer from radiation sickness. They’ve also lost the flame, their bargaining chip to keep King Roan (Zach McGowan) and the Grounders at bay. Instead, Roan has declared war on Skaikru. And just as Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Roan came to an agreement last week to share safe haven at Arkadia, their beloved ship is burned to the ground.

To make matters worse, Raven (Lindsey Morgan) and Abby (Paige Turco), who are searching for a cure on Becca’s island, have both suddenly become sick from ALIE’s chip. But the fight must go on! On Wednesday’s episode, titled “We Will Rise,” Clarke and Roan will need to work together in hostile territory to deliver the last ten barrels of explosive hydrazine to Abby. They’ll travel over rough terrain with Bellamy (Bob Morley) in tow for the survival of all mankind.

Meanwhile on Becca’s island, Raven isn’t having much luck either, running simulation after simulation to try and take a rocket back to what’s left of the Ark. There they hope to be able to recreate Becca’s experiments and make Nightblood in zero gravity. She’ll only have 75% fuel to make it, and so far all Raven can do is crash and burn.

Check out some sneak peeks from the new episode below. THE 100 airs tonight (March 15) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH Musical Crossover Photos: Darren Criss Guest Stars

Three former GLEE co-stars will be reuniting in an upcoming crossover between SUPERGIRL and THE FLASH: Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin and Darren Criss.

Criss will be making a guest appearance on both shows as Music Meister. The crossover begins in late March on SUPERGIRL, when The Music Meister attacks SUPERGIRL in an episode also guest starring Teri Hatcher as a new villain who targets Supergirl.

The musical extravaganza continues the next night on THE FLASH, when Mon-El and Hank Henshaw come to Earth-1 carrying a comatose Supergirl who was rendered unconscious by the Music Meister. They’ve turned to Team Flash for help in waking her up after their own attempts have failed, but the Music Meister shows up and puts the Flash in a similar coma. Where does the musical aspect come in? While comatose, Kara and Barry wake up in an alternate reality without their powers and discover that life is like a musical. The only way to escape is to sing and dance their way to the end of the script.

Browse through photos for the crossover above and tune in for SUPERGIRL on March 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and THE FLASH on March 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Series Finale: Bits, Bites and Bye

Please permit me a personal observation: It has been eight years since Stefan first gazed into Elena’s eyes that day in the cemetery on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES.

Having read the books, I admit that I had been taken aback at the casting of Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert. Dobrev’s dark hair and eyes were hardly those of the blonde/blue-eyed heroine of the book. I was a bit old for her DeGrassi years, and I admit that I was not familiar with her work. But, she won me over as she incorporated the best parts of the “book Elena” and made the part her own.

Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) was another matter. I had seen him guest star on several series and had no doubt that he would be a star, as well as a fine actor, someday.

Then, there was Ian Somerhalder…Adam Wayne of SMALLVILLE…the man with the fascinating eyes and wicked smile. There only was a glimmer of how far he could take the character of Damon Salvatore back in those days, but Somerhalder took him far and then some.

The other “kids” in the cast were hardly reflective of their characters in the book, but there was a magic there that was unto itself, and before the credits rolled on Episode 1, I was hooked.

Partially, perhaps, because I was rooting for Julie Plec. We had met a couple of times, in what seems like a thousand years ago, through a mutual friend and again through work when we both were young women struggling to make it in a profession that did not look like us back then. I liked her immediately. I was extremely happy for her when THE VAMPIRE DIARIES took flight and owned the night.

Julie was working with Kevin Williamson, who was working with another mutual friend on DAWSON’S CREEK, and whose penchant for storycraft was fabulous.

This juggernaut of talent ensured that THE VAMPIRE DIARIES could be a success at the moment that Plec and Williamson penned the pilot. And tonight, the juggernaut rolls full (secret) circle as our time in Mystic Falls comes to an end, with Plec and Williamson writing us off the stage.

Dobrev returns as Elena and Katherine Pierce, who schemes to burn Mystic Falls to the ground. Perhaps Katherine is justified. I am not sure what constitutes “appropriate behavior” when your doppelganger’s BFF marries your ex. Having never had that problem before, I must defer to Katherine’s devious judgment and consider it within the realm of acceptability.

I am thrilled that I get one more chance to spend time with Katherine before TVD rides off into the sunset. Yes, I admit it. I love watching actors chew scenery when they do it well. Heck, I even delighted at the trained crow who doubled as Damon in the first episodes.

There is not much in the week’s press release to give any insight into tonight’s episode, “I Was Feeling Epic,” which reads, “With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle.”

The guest cast, however, gives a clue about how epic the evening will be. Returning to reprise their original roles are David Anders as John Gilbert, Erin Beute (Miranda Gilbert), Sara Canning (Jenna Sommers), Kayla Ewell (Vicki Donovan), Arielle Kebbel (Lexi Branson), Jason MacDonald (Grayson Gilbert), Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) and Chris Wood (Kai Parker).

Season 8 guest stars Kristen Gutoskie (Seline), Demetrius Bridges (Dorian Williams), Joel Gretsch (Peter Maxwell), Lily Rose Mumford (Josie Saltzman) and Tierney Mumford (Lizzie Saltzman) return, and Edgar Roche and Sebastian Vegas guest.

In addition to writing “I Was Feeling Epic” with Williamson, Plec directed tonight’s episode.

Enjoy a full night of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES tonight when the series retrospective, “Forever Yours” airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW and CTV Two in Canada, followed by the series finale, “I Was Feeling Epic,” at 9:00 p.m.

The CW Renews THE 100 for Season 5

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There’s some good news for fans of THE 100: the show has been renewed for a fifth season. The show currently airs as a 13 episode midseason series, but there’s no word yet on how many episodes season 5 will have or will the show will return next season.

THE 100 currently airs on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

The CW also recently made the announcement that freshman drama RIVERDALE has been renewed for a second season, in addition to the earlier announcements that seven of the network’s shows have already been renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Currently the future of THE ORIGINALS, FREQUENCY, iZOMBIE and NO TOMORROW are unknown.

SUPERNATURAL Photos: Werewolf Hunting with the British Men of Letters

Sam told Dean that he’s working with the British Men of Letters in the last episode of SUPERNATURAL and his older brother took the news surprisingly well. After all, the BMOL are doing a good job…for now. But if things go sideways with this organization, Dean wants to make sure the boys have an exit strategy.

SUPERNATURAL is going on a little hiatus, but when the show returns the Winchesters will learn about a werewolf case. Dean is convinced that it’s nothing more than a “milk run”, so Mick Davies invites himself along. While investigating the case the men stumble upon Claire, who is also working the hunt. But Claire ends up bitten and the brothers race against the clock to save her before she is turned. Will Mick try to kill Claire or will he learn a valuable lesson about how dealing with monsters isn’t always black and white?

Browse through photos above for the March 30 episode of SUPERNATURAL airing at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

SUPERNATURAL Sneak Peek: Hunting Hellhounds

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Sam and Dean Winchester go on a good old-fashion Hellhound hunt on this week’s SUPERNATURAL.

In “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” it looks like a guy made a deal with a crossroads demon and then got dragged off to Hell when his bill came due. The brothers go talk to his girlfriend and they come to realize that Hellhounds are responsible for several deaths. With a little help from Crowley they put on their trusty glasses and go Hellhound-hunting.

Meanwhile, Lucifer is still being kept captive by Crowley, who is enjoying taunting the Devil. But as photos for the episode show us, Crowley’s secret prisoner will be discovered by two of his demons and it looks like Lucifer might be free of his shackles soon enough.

Finally, Castiel is on the hunt for Kelly Kline and her nephilim baby.

Don’t miss an all new episode of SUPERNATURAL tonight (March 9) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.