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VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE
Air Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#2J6667) "Because the Night"
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THURSDAY, MARCH 21

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

"Because the Night" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

FLASHBACK TO DAMON'S LIFE IN 1970s NEW YORK / THE BAND DEAD SARA PERFORMS - Realizing that Elena (Nina Dobrev) needs some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) takes her to New York City, where he lived and partied hard in the 1970s. When Rebekah (Claire Holt) also shows up in New York, she's impressed with Elena's secret agenda. Flashbacks reveal Damon's hedonistic life in the underground club scene and a complicated encounter with Lexi (guest star Arielle Kebbel). Meanwhile, Caroline (Candice Accola) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) try to convince Klaus (Joseph Morgan) that it would be in his own best interest to help them track Silas down, and Bonnie (Kat Graham) struggles to keep her grasp on reality and do the right thing. Garreth Stover directed the episode written by Brian Young & Charlie Charbonneau (#417).

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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