Ian Somerhalder, Anna Paquin, Sam Heughan, Danai Gurira, Ming Na Wen

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While you were busy enjoying your weekend, thousands of people descended on the geek mecca known as San Diego Comic-Con to learn secrets about their favorite TV shows, see previews of new movies and bask in the stench glory of it all. If you missed it, that's OK. We were there and have broken down the essential TV news, previews, etc. that you need to know.

Let's get started!

1. Damon and Bonnie were given that The Vampire Diaries season five cliffhanger because nobody likes Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham, according to the hilarious video the cast made. But they'll be back. Somehow.

2. Check out this Arrow season three teaser and see who the big villain will be. Look familiar, Batman fans? And a flashback episode about Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will be titled "Oracle." Dun, dun, dunnnnnn. More info here!

3. American Horror Story: Freak Show has a new cast member. John Carroll Lynch, a veteran of The Americans, Body of Proof and The Drew Carey Show, will play the terrifying new villain. Think Bloody Face of season two, Rubber Man of season one...but worse. We also learned character names! Jessica Lange will play Elsa Mars and the new season takes place in Jupiter, Florida in the 1950s. In our minds, that means she's Veronica Mars' great-grandmother.

4. The Simpsons crossover with Family Guy looks great.

5. Outlander is going to be epic. Just look at these opening credits and new trailer.

6. When Frozen invades Once Upon a Time, there's going to be...a wedding!

7. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is bringing in Lucy Lawless as a badass S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran, and Dollhouse veteran Reed Diamond will play the big bad of season two, Hyrda villain Daniel Whitehall. Nick Blood will also appear in the series as Lance Hunter. The ABC drama also teased the introduction of Bobbi Morse, better known to comic book fans as Mockingbird. Check out some bloopers!

8. Game of Thrones will have plenty of new faces in season five, including an Oscar nominee and a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine veteran. Plus, bloopers!

The Walking Dead

Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

9. The Walking Dead season five trailer is insane…in a good and terrifying way.

10. Orange Is the New Black for Booth in the Bones season 10 trailer. Somebody needs a hug.

11. Klaus is going to a dark place in The Originals season two. This new teaser is everything.

12. Mary-Louise Parker is coming to The Blacklist. Yes, this should be good.

13. The last five episodes of True Blood look predictably bonkers. As they should. Check out the last trailer.

14. Teen Wolf will have a super-sized season five.

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