TV Casting Scoop: Has 'NCIS' Found a Replacement for Cote de Pablo Already?

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(Getty)NCIS has found a new agent, a Veronica Mars brooder is embarking on a quest for superhero revenge, and The Mindy Project has found a new love interest for everyone's favorite daffy OBGYN — check out all the latest small screen casting news!• Could 24 alum Leslie Hope be Cote de Pablo's eventual NCIS replacement? The actress has booked a guest starring role on the upcoming season of the CBS procedural, and according to producers Leslie's role “is one that has tremendous importance in...Read Full Story

TV Casting Scoop: Anna Torv Joins Ryan Murphy's Racy New Pilot, 'Elementary' has a New Big Bad, and More

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Natalie Morales, Anna Torv (Getty); Yael Grobglas (IMDb)• Fan favorite Fringe actress Anna Torv has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's buzzy new pilot Open. Torv will play the longtime lesbian lover of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character. [TVLine]• Reign's Mary Queen of Scots has a brand new rival — and she's from another CW pilot. Yael Grobglas, who was cast as the lead in the network's failed reboot of its Selection pilot, has been tapped to play a romantic rival for Mary's betrothed on Reign...Read Full Story

Good News — 'The Vampire Diaries' Is Premiering a Week Early

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(The CW)The CW knows how torturous these long summer months have been without new Vampire Diaries drama, so it's giving fans a break and premiering the fifth season a week early!The network announced on Monday that it has moved up the premiere of the fan favorite bloodsucker series from October 10 to October 3. Spin-off series The Originals has also been moved up and will now premiere right after TVD (the Klaus-led New Orleans drama was originally slated for Tuesday, October 15). Period drama...Read Full Story

CW Announces Fall Premiere Dates: Find Out When 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Arrow,' and More Return!

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(The CW)Following the footsteps of CBS and NBC, The CW has announced its fall premiere dates for the 2013-2014 season. Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast will kick things off on Monday, October 7, with most of the network's new and returning series debuting later that week. But sorry Carrie Diaries fans — you'll have to wait until October 25 to see Miss Bradshaw and the rest of her pals again. Check out the full list of The CW's 2013 premiere dates below!MONDAY, OCTOBER 78:00-9:00pm Hart...Read Full Story

WATCH: New Trailers for The CW's 'The Originals,' 'Tomorrow People,' 'Reign,' and More

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(The CW)The CW has finally released new trailers for its upcoming 2013-2014 line-up, including Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, period drama Reign, and alien/human love story Star-Crossed.Press play to get a better look at all the network's new offerings, then give us your snap judgments. Which shows look like they'll definitely be earning a place on your DVR? And which shows are you less excited about? Hit the comments below with your thoughts!The Originals (Tuesdays at 8/7c)A spinoff...Read Full Story