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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Friday, January 06, 2012

MTV: 'The Secret Circle' Recap: 'Darkness'

Last night was a CW-supernatural-soap-watchers' dream as both "The Vampire Diaries" and "The Secret Circle," which share executive producers, returned with juicy mid-season premieres that set Twitter accounts ablaze. Plenty of little kids these days get "half birthdays," and us avid televised-drama fans get "mid-season finales" and "mid-season premieres," and we certainly aren't complaining. CLICK HERE to read the rest of my recap of last night's episode of "The Secret Circle."

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