TVLine Items: Vampire Diaries Goes Gay, Wire Vet Joins Ray Donovan, Getting On Renewed & More

Chris Brochu The Vampire Diaries GayThe Vampire Diaries is introducing some new blood — including its first-ever teen gay character.

The CW series has tapped Chris Brochu (CSI: NY, NCIS: LA) to recur as Luke, a charming gay student at Whitmore with a secret agenda who bonds with Elena and Caroline.

Meanwhile, Heather Hemmens (Hellcats) is joining the cast as Enzo’s love interest, Maggie, who was first mentioned earlier this season as Dr. Whitmore’s former lab assistant in 1953, reports E! Online. She will make her debut in Episode 19.

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Lastly, Raffi Barsoumian has landed a major arc as Markos, an imposing and charismatic presence with supernatural origins, per our sister site Deadline.

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Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, The Wire) has nabbed a recurring role on Season 2 of Ray Donovan. He’ll play Mr. Keith, a down on his luck parole officer who gets a payoff from Ray. The Showtime series is slated to return this summer.

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• HBO has renewed the medical comedy Getting On for a six-episode second season. The women’s geriatric wing-set show, from Big Love creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash.

The Crazy Ones has cast Marilu Henner, most recently seen romancing Boyle on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as Sydney’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) self-absorbed mom, TVGuide.com reports.

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• Dylan Bruce, aka Orphan Black‘s Hot Paul, will return for Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel, Petals on the Wind, reprising his role as Corrine Dollanganger’s (Heather Graham) husband Bart Winslow, per The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, Van Helsing actor Will Kemp will co-star as prima ballerina Cathy Dollanganger’s (Once Upon a Time‘s Rose McIver) abusive dancer boyfriend Julian Marquet, reports EW.com.

• Drop Dead Diva has tapped Pretty Little Liars‘ Janel Parrish to guest as a cheerleader who finds viral video fame after someone captures her epic on-field meltdown on camera, per EW.com. The final season of the Lifetime dramedy premieres March 23 at 9/8c.

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• May the force be with you, Goldbergs. Thomas Lennon (How I Met Your Mother, Reno 911!) will visit the ABC comedy, playing a die-hard Star Wars fan who encounters Adam and Erica in line for the opening of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, reports TVGuide.com.

• James Brolin (Castle) will guest-star on the Hallmark Channel original series When Calls the Heart, per The Hollywood Reporter. He will play circuit judge Jedidiah Black in the March 29 season finale.



Comments (37)

  • First gay character? Well there goes the Enzo and Damon homo-eroticism.

    Comment by Kalee – February 19, 2014 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, I was thinking that would be pretty damn hot :-)

      Comment by wrstlgirl – February 19, 2014 11:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ewww, just ewwww.

        Comment by T R – February 19, 2014 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hate how they pronounce his name “Endzo” when it should be “Entso”. If you don’t bother saying it correctly just stick to the English names.

      Comment by Hannah – February 19, 2014 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’ve known more than one (genuine Italian) Lorenzo’s who pronounced their name ‘endzo’ not ‘entso’.

        Comment by ben – February 19, 2014 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Remember Jeremy and Tyler in season 1? They Chickened out before.

      Comment by Hannah – February 19, 2014 12:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Never thought about that before, but going back, it could’ve made sense back then.

        Comment by AGB – February 19, 2014 01:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • this is intersting, I never saw it that way – this could have been so great.

          I’m getting the feeling, CW is “gaying it up” a bit this season – Roman’s sister on “star-crossed” is gay, “the Orignals” has one gay dude who they haven’t killed off yet… Well, better late than never!

          Or was I just not watching the right CW-shows? Someone else I am missing? I don’t watch “Arrow” or “Reign” – someone gay over there?

          Comment by aw – March 20, 2014 04:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Considering it’s been on five seasons, I’m shocked. But given it’s backwards view on women, also not.

      Comment by Josh – February 19, 2014 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Enzo is not gay? Bummer ;)

    Comment by Stefan – February 19, 2014 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • exactly my question.. i so felt the storyline somehow pointing that subtly.

      May be he plays Both ways?

      Comment by trainwreck – February 19, 2014 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Aren’t all vampires bisexual, or actually pansexual? That’s the way I’ve always understood it.

        Comment by Jon – February 19, 2014 01:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Only lady vampires on TVD, apparently…

          Comment by Angel – February 19, 2014 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh! We can have a new TVD & Originals crossover! Luke & Josh can start dating!!

    Comment by Jason – February 19, 2014 11:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • First ever gay character? What about Caroline’s dad?

    Comment by Steven – February 19, 2014 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are right. Fixed!

      Comment by Vlada Gelman – February 19, 2014 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is the first gay teen character on the show and not overall.Plus since it looks like Luke will be interacting with Caroline some he might have scenes with her father too in some capacity.

      Comment by Andrew Hass – February 19, 2014 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Her father is dead so those scenes would be tres awkward.

        Comment by Ari – February 19, 2014 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You literally made me LOL! Well-done.

          Comment by Meredith – February 19, 2014 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Didn’t he die?

        Comment by Dick Whitman – February 19, 2014 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think it’s good that The Vampire Diaries is introducing a gay character.I can’t wait to see what the show has planned for him because i don’t want it to turn out that they are bringing him on just to get publicity or something.

    Comment by Andrew Hass – February 19, 2014 11:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’ll probably kill him in 1 to 10 episodes. As usual.
      That show really needs to cast some new major character.

      Comment by Ben – February 19, 2014 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Caroline’s father was gay so this isn’t the first gay character on the show.

    Comment by rarefied – February 19, 2014 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nevermind, overlooked the “gay teen” part.

      Comment by rarefied – February 19, 2014 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It states “first-ever teen gay character” people.

    Comment by Linda – February 19, 2014 11:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • gay or not every new character would going to die eventually. It will be a surprise If Matt comes out of the closet

    Comment by Fernanda – February 19, 2014 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Heather Hemmens, I’ve missed her! Hope it’s a big role.

    Comment by Kaycee – February 19, 2014 11:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes! Enzo is staying around long enough for us to see Maggie. Great news. I guess Damon won’t make Enzo is meal plan.

    Comment by Lena – February 19, 2014 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does it really matter? This character will be dead within three to five episodes. No new character lasts for long on this horrible show.

    Comment by Justin – February 19, 2014 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • and yet you would have to watch it to know its horrible

      Comment by nate – February 19, 2014 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well I hope the best for him, he might have a chance on account of the gay character on “The Originals” is still alive with little to no screen time, but alive nonetheless, let’s just hope this cutie keeps his heart in his chest or his neck in one piece, and it’ll be pretty boring with him having no live interest ..

    Comment by Marquise – February 19, 2014 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I find myself bored with TVD. This season has been a bore. Originals has been better this season.

    That said, it’s cool that they’re introducing a gay character. I always thought they could have done so much more with Caroline’s dad, they killed him so soon.

    Comment by AGB – February 19, 2014 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope this character is integrated well with the core cast. Not like the April Young character that was a complete surprise to the viewers; while the cast pretended she was there all along. Where is she now? Don’t miss her one bit.
    On the other hand, love interest for Enzo? That’s great. means he’ll be sticking around for a while.

    Comment by Jon – February 19, 2014 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He’s purdy.. I may just have to start watching!

    Comment by Will – February 19, 2014 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TVGuide link in The Goldbergs item points to a TVLine article. :)

    Comment by Cyrax86 – February 20, 2014 02:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Marilu Henner? Aww, crap. I was really, really hoping they’d be able to get Pam Dawber to play her mom as SMG said she wanted. Was hoping for a Mork & Mindy reunion. ::sigh::

    Comment by AnnieM – February 20, 2014 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gay character – WILL LOSE THOUSANDS OF VIEWERS. SICK SICK SICK

    Comment by CAROL – March 21, 2014 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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