Are The CW and ABC Family running out of talent, or just playing favorites? ’cause over the course of the past few years, the networks’ biggest shows — The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars, respectively — have swapped more cast members than the number of Little Liars. That’s a lot considering there isn’t exactly a shortage of young stars out there who could potentially star on the hit dramas.
Most recently, a TVD Original’s making his way from Mystic Falls to Rosewood. See who in the gallery below, along with five other cast crossovers!
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Claire Holt
(a.k.a. TVD's Rebekah and PLL's Samara)
Prior to sinking her teeth into the vamp-y TV series, she hooked up (literally) with Shay Mitchell's PLL character. Steamy.Photo: The CW/ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Sterling Sulieman
(a.k.a. TVD's Harper and PLL's "Nate")
Although he wasn't exactly a mainstay on either show -- being killed off by John Gilbert on TVD and Caleb on PLL -- he definitely stirred the pot for our favorite characters.Photo: The CW/ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Bianca Lawson
(a.k.a. TVD's Emily and PLL's Maya)
We don't need to explain who she is. You must know who she portrayed on the shows. Oh yeah, and did we mention? She's also had recurring roles on The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Teen Wolf. Girl just doesn't quit!Photo: The CW/ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Sean Faris
(a.k.a. TVD's Ben and PLL's Officer Holbrook)
Serving even less of a purpose than Sterling, this hottie was minimally featured on The CW. (Remember, Anna turned him into a bloodsucker, then Stefan killed him. The end.) On the plus side, we're sure we'll be seeing more of him on the ABC Family series now that he's replaced the late Wilden on the police force.Photo: The CW/ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Torrey DeVitto
(a.k.a. TVD's Meredith and PLL's Melissa)
We learned to loathe her from her One Tree Hill days as Nanny Carrie, and that fire's only further fueled every time she comes to Rosewood. Which is why we're not exactly fans of Meredith Fell over in Mystic Falls (even though we think we're supposed to like her since she's a doctor and, like, a good person).Photo: The CW/ABC Family
Pretty Little Liars/The Vampire Diaries Crossovers: Nathaniel Buzolic
(a.k.a. TVD's Kol and PLL's Dean)
Klaus' fallen brother, Kol, has gone from dead vampire -- well, vampires are always dead, but still -- to PLL hunk Dean, who reportedly arrives in town to help Spencer. Stay tuned!Photo: The CW/ABC Family
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