Ian Somerhalder is reportedly terrified that his TV series The Vampire Diaries is going to be cancelled soon and that he’ll be out of a job.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Ian Somerhalder has been tweeting up a storm trying to get people to tune into The Vampire Diaries, which has been moved to one of the worst times on TV: the 8 p.m. spot on Friday night, a night when most people aren’t watching TV. Ian has reportedly been trying to gather more viewership and basically going hard at promoting the show, which seems to be falling in ratings this season, which is the first season without actress Nina Dobrev.
Nina Dobrev left the Vampire Diaries after Season 6, because she said she felt it was time to move on from Mystic Falls and from her character, Elena Gilbert. The writers created a situation in which Elena was in a suspended sleep, which was linked to her best friend Bonnie Bennett’s life. So whenever Bonnie dies, that is when Elena will wake up. Since that time Damon, played by Ian Somerhalder, has been not so patiently waiting for the love of his life to return to him, and the other characters have been picking up the slack after Dobrev’s departure. The storylines are still good, but without the Damon and Elena romance, some fans just don’t, or won’t, tune into Season 7.
Rumors have also surfaced that Nina Dobrev decided to leave The Vampire Diaries because of her former relationship with Ian Somerhalder. The two dated for years, and when they decided to split, Somerhalder quickly moved on to actress Nikki Reed, whom he married in early 2015. Nina and Nikki’s on-set run-ins were allegedly enough to make Dobrev want to ditch the show and focus more on her acting career in the movie business.
However, the report suggests that there may be trouble not only in Ian Somerhalder’s professional life but in his personal life as well. Somerhalder and Reed have been married nearly a year and Nikki has yet to get pregnant. After wanting to settle down and start a family — one of the things that reportedly drove Ian and Nina to split — Nikki allegedly thought she and her hubby would soon start a family. However, Somerhalder has been reportedly putting the brakes on the baby-making process.
The report suggests that it is possible that if Ian Somerhalder is trying to gain viewership for The Vampire Diaries by asking fans to watch, he may also be asking Nina Dobrev to return. By asking Nina to return he could start some serious trouble at home with his wife, Nikki Reed, as it has been rumored she and Nina do not like each other whatsoever. How far will Ian go to make his show a hit again?
It seems Ian may know something that we don’t know. If Vampire Diaries fans don’t start tuning in more there is a possibility that the CW series will get cancelled and that the show that many of us have loved for seven long years could be coming to an end.
The worst part about the situation would be that if Nina Dobrev doesn’t want to return at all, in any form, if the show got canceled fans would never get any closure in the Elena/Damon relationship. Will they live happily ever after, or will Damon be doomed to walk the Earth without his true love for the rest of his days?
What are your thoughts on Ian Somerhalder hinting at a Vampire Diaries cancellation? Are you still watching the show?
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