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The Vampire Diaries to Add New Character

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It looks like The Vampire Diaries is about to get even better looking.

The new CW series is adding a series regular in its sixth episode this fall, and he'll be a familiar name for loyal followers of the book series.

Alaric Saltzman is a twenty-something history teacher that is described by executive producer Kevin Williamson in one word: "hot."

Also, residents of Virginia (where the show is filmed) ought to take note: it will soon be casting a handful of locals to portray several townspeople, such as parents, the town sheriff and a pastor.

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The pictures above are courtesy of The Vampire Diaries' pilot episode, in which Elena (Nina Dobrev) bonds with the new kid in school, Stefen, soon after she gets spooked by smoke in the cemetery where he parents are buried.

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