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The 2015 People’s Choice Awards will take place on January 7th, 2015 at 9/8c on CBS. The Vampire Diaries’ and The Originals’ cast/crew are nominated in the following categories. Be sure to cast your vote(s)!

FAVORITE SCI-FI/FANTASY TV ACTOR: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley
FAVORITE TV DUO: Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)

Will we see interactions on The Originals between characters who haven’t interacted like Josh/Elijah, Elijah/Kol, Finn/Mikael, etc.? — Tom
With the return of Mikael in the Originals midseason finale, the always-and-forever siblings are going to have a lot of plotting to do. “As everyone’s gathering for the holidays, the villain count is growing, and it’s all going to come to a head,” executive producer Julie Plec says. Most importantly, Mikael’s return will result in the Destroyer coming face-to-face with wife Esther for the first time since Klaus killed her. But will he kiss her or kill her?


Here’s the preview of The Originals’ midseason finale airing Monday (December 8th) on The CW

FAMILY TRADITIONS — After reuniting with her brothers, Rebekah (Claire Holt) convinces Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) to participate in a family tradition from their childhood.

Here’s the preview of The Vampire Diaries’ 6×09: “I Alone” airing December 4th on The CW

Here is the webclip of The Originals’ upcoming episode airing this Monday (November 24th) on The CW

Airdate: Thursday, Dec. 11 (The CW, 8/7c)
Why You Need to Watch The Vampire Diaries: Because you’re in for a “bittersweet” holiday featuring “cute little flashbacks to Christmases of the past [with] the girls all together,” teases executive producer Julie Plec. (Sadly, Bonnie is forced to celebrate alone in her “prison world.”) And here’s more scoop to stuff in your stocking: There are “some big, big, big chapter-ending moves at the end of the episode that change a lot for everyone.”

Airdate: Monday, Dec. 8 (The CW, 8/7c)
Why You Need to Watch The Originals: The conclusion of Rebekah’s two-part visit to the Big Easy finds the Mikaelson siblings — three of them, anyway — coming together like never before. Joseph Morgan promises “great moments of levity” (finally!) as well as some “heartwarming stuff” for fans of TV’s most dysfunctional family.


The Originals is so good this season! Any scoop? — Michelle
Now that Klaus faced (and killed!) his real father, everything will now build to Esther and Mikael’s reunion — which will happen sooner than you think. “Esther and Mikael have an interesting problem — [they’re] not together romantically, but share a responsibility for their children,” executive producer Michael Narducci says. “Esther wants to find salvation for her children, while Mikael clearly wants to kill Klaus. Would Esther stand with her children against Mikael? Would Esther stand with her children against Klaus? When that reunion takes place, it’ll be fraught with parental conflict.”


Yusuf Gatewood, who plays Finn/Vincent has been promoted to a series regular on The Originals;

“We’re thrilled to annouce that Yusuf Gatewood has been promoted to series regular as of this winter,” executive producer Julie Plec said. “In addition to his incredible talent, he has been a joy to work with—committed, passionate, professional, kind and inspiring. We’re honored to have him as part of the family.”


Here’s the webclip of The Vampire Diaries’ 6×08: “Fade Into You” that airs tonight (November 20th) on The CW

Here’s the preview of The Originals’ next episode “The Brothers That Care Forgot” airing November 24th on The CW;

GUEST STAR CLAIRE HOLT RETURNS AS REBEKAH MIKAELSON — Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt), who has spent months away living a normal life with baby Hope, finds herself on the run when she realizes Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) has uncovered her whereabouts. Convinced that Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) would be powerful allies in his fight to take down Esther, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) sets a plan in motion to turn his brothers against their mother. Meanwhile, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is conflicted when she and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) stumble upon an ancient ritual that would get their werewolf packs out from under Esther’s control, but would require her to make a tremendous sacrifice. Elsewhere, Rebekah is concerned when she notices something is off with Elijah (Daniel Gillies). Finally, Davina (Danielle Campbell) takes matters into her own hands by turning to dark magic, and Cami (Leah Pipes) finds herself at the center of Esther’s dangerous plan. Charles Michael Davis also stars.