Vampire Diaries Adds Hit the Floor Star as 'Tough' New Doctor in Season 6

Vampire Diaries Season 6 Spoilers

Is The Vampire Diaries turning into a medical drama in its sixth season?

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Fresh off the news that The Client List‘s Marco James will be joining the series as med student Liam, EW.com reports that VH1’s Hit the Floor star Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is also coming on board as a doctor named Jo.

Described as “tough and accomplished,” Jo is a doctor at a university hospital — not to mention a dead ringer for former TVD-er Grace Phipps (April Young).

Other Season 6 newbies include Gabrielle Walsh as “shady” lady Sarah, Colin Ferguson as militia leader Tripp and Emily C. Chang as wild-child Ivy.

The Vampire Diaries‘ sixth season premieres Oct. 2 at 8/7c on The CW.

TVD fans, your early thoughts on Jo? Drop a comment with your hopes for Season 6 below.

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20 Comments
  1. Geo says:

    Good gosh almighty, STOP with all these new characters, and fix what’s wrong with the storylines for the [pardon the pun] original characters. Virtually none of the new characters they threw at us in the last season were interesting at all, and lately they just keep announcing more, and more and more new characters. If they want that many new characters, maybe they should start a new show. Right now it feels like they’re just flailing around, throwing new people into the mix ’cause they can’t figure out what to do with the actual cast people were watching the show to see.

    • KyleScott says:

      Well that’s your opinion cause personnally I loved the storylines (at least most of it) last season. Same thing for the characters. And there is actually a few new characters from last year that are really not bad : Enzo, Nadia, I even like the twins. So not everyone thinks there is anything to fix !

    • Actually some of us watch the show despite the main cast rather than because of it. I guess I just like the stories..couldn’t really care about the characters. Maybe that is because so many of them die and keep on coming back.

    • Nate says:

      Why the hell are you complaining? What Tv show doesn’t add new people. Get the hell over it

  2. Katie T says:

    Not surprised myself to see so many new characters get announced for TVD. After all, we need a new villain and the seemingly million random characters that get killed off in a season. I just have one hope that we don’t get stuck in yet another plot that revolves around doppelgangers. I’ve had enough of plots revolving around different versions of Stefan and Elena.
    On this latest casting in particular, I can’t be the only one that just thinks of She’s All That when it comes to Jodi, surely?

  3. Josh says:

    Is someone about to become a doctor, because given how terrible Elena and co. are I would NOT want them to be my doctor. “Oh do you need to kill my patient to live? GO AHEAD! Remember we’re the good guys who are okay with innocents dying if it means we’re okay…”

  4. Allison says:

    I’m assuming she is going to be playing a tough girl, because, not to be a bitch, but who’s gonna beat Taylor Vaughan?

  5. Baloney says:

    Umm…doesn’t the fact that they named the school Whitmore COLLEGE rule out the possibility of having a medical school? Only universities have graduate programs like that, right?

    I know, I’m nit-picky, but really TVD writers, must you always be so lazy with the details?

    • Jan says:

      This article says she’ll be a doctor at a “university” hospital. It does not say “Whitmore”. Also, it is possible that Whitmore is a “college” in name only.

    • Heels says:

      Not necessarily. Whitmore college could refer to the undergraduate institution that is a part of a larger university system that includes the medical school. For example , Yale College is a part of Yale University, which includes Yale Medical School. Or the medical school at Dartmouth college, Morehouse College,

  6. veepster says:

    How many recurring roles are they gonna cast thats number six so far! They don´t even have enough storylines for the existing castmembers. Nothing about i´ve heard about TVD is making me wanna tune in again.

    • Ginger Lee says:

      Lets not pretend half these people aren’t red shirts.

    • jbj says:

      Remember that recurring just means a minimum of two episodes out of 22. It doesn’t mean that each of these characters is getting his/her own storyline.

  7. Fran says:

    Whatever happened to Meredith? She was a doctor.

  8. please bring back Meredith fell, vicki donovan, april young, vanessa monroe and jenna sommers……

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