TV Buzz: ‘Arrow’s’ Katie Cassidy Returning for ‘Gossip Girl’ Series Finale; ‘Vampire Diaries’ Return Snags 3.5 Million Viewers

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Arrow’s Katie Cassidy is returning to The CW’s Gossip Girl for its series finale. The actress, who played Juliet Sharp on the show during Season 4, was spotted on set of the drama. No details are known yet regarding what bring Juliet back to town. [EW]

Who won the ratings game on Thursday?

It was another good night for The CW as the premieres of The Vampire Diaries and the Beauty and the Beast re-boot had 3.5 and 3.2 million viewers respectively. Not surprisingly thought, CBS juggernaut The Big Bang Theory led the pack in the 8 PM hour with more than 13 million viewers and contributed to CBS’ win of the night. Meanwhile, ABC edged out FOX for second place. Numbers for the vice presidential debate were down from the presidential debate but still performed respectably. [Zap2it]

Oprah’s Favorite Things is back! The two-hour special will air on OWN and feature Oprah Winfrey revealing her must haves to a group of military spouses. This year, viewers will also get a chance to get in on the action with a watch and win opportunity during select segments of the program. Oprah’s Favorite Things: 2012 will air on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 PM. [OWN]

Colton Haynes is leaving MTV’s Teen Wolf. The actor, who played Jackson Whittemore on the drama, is reportedly being forced out of the show, as producers only wanted him to appear on 12 of the upcoming 24 episodes of Season 3. When the second season ended, his character had transitioned into a werewolf. The actor tweeted Thursday: “These past few yrs have been the best of my life. I’m sad that this chapter has ended, but excited for a new one to begin. Thanks for the love.” [US Weekly]

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