Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Vampire Diaries Dish, Shield Vet Joins Drew Peterson Pic, OTH Encore and More

The Vampire Diaries will kick off its third season on Sept. 15 with — yep, you guessed it — a big party! “Our first episode is Elena’s 18th birthday,” exec producer Julie Plec tells TV Guide Magazine. “But as is the pattern in Mystic Falls, the event never reaches its climax.”

Speaking of Elena, her love life … READ MORE

Fall TV Preview

Fall TV Recasts: Damon Wayans Will (Briefly) Live with New Girl, and More Updates

Fox’s New Girl, Zooey Deschanel, is still going to live with Damon Wayans Jr. — but not for very long.

With Happy Endings renewed by ABC and also scheduled for fall, Wayans’ New Girl guy, who goes by the nickname “Coach,” is but one of several roles that need to be recast, replaced or revisited for the 2011-12 TV season. READ MORE

Happy Dad: Damon Wayans Talks About Jr.'s Hit Sitcom, His Own Pilot, and TV's Reality Illness

Damon Wayans Jr. brings top comedic chops to his role as Brad on ABC’s Happy Endings (Wednesdays at 10/9c) — no surprise given the very funny family tree from which he fell. So when the producers of the freshman comedy got wind that Damon Wayans Sr. was game to return to the small screen via his son’s show, they immediately got to work breaking Brad’s dad.

Here, the alum of such TV fare as In Living Color, My Wife and Kids and The Underground previews his Happy father’s day, shares a peek at his CBS comedy pilot, and weighs in on what’s wrong with TV today. READ MORE