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'The Vampire Diaries': Mia Kirshner lands recurring role

In an apparent last-minute casting move, Mia Kirshner -- whom audiences loved to hate as Jenny on Showtime's "The L Word," will join the cast of "The Vampire Diaries" when the series returns in January.

Though the Jan. 21 episode was already in the bag, E! reports that an "11th hour reshoot" has given Kirshner the opportunity to play Isobel, the wife of Alaric Saltzman (Matt Davis) -- who, in addition to being everyone's favorite vampire-hunting history teacher, has mentioned being a widower.

There's no word on whether Isobel will be playing a living or (un)dead character, but since the role is recurring, it certainly incites questions about whether she'll be returning as Mandy for the eighth season of "24."

Weigh in on Kirshner's casting in the comments below!  Are you psyched for Isobel's arrival in Mystic Falls, or would you rather her stick to "24"?

-- Carina MacKenzie (follow me on Twitter @cadlymack)

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Excellent! Mia Kirshner is a great, if underrated, actress and certainly has the right look to play a vamp.

I've never seen 24.

But I think she's great and great on screen in both look and style (I really like her voice).

I really don't know how all these new character will interact, but I think they'll be killing off a bunch of them.

Gotta love the was vampire hunting history teacher just rolls off your tongue. I love that story line.

I think that she will be great on Vampire Diaries !!

She was awesome in Black Dahlia.

Also really in involved human rights causes too which is important.

How come no pictures?

I'm hoping very much that Mia will be a vampire on the show. I thought she was incredible on The L Word and think she would make the perfect vampire. P.S. I wish she would have been cast as Jane in the Twilight Saga, the character in the book was not blonde (cough cough).


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