It’s hard to fathom that any show with sexy Ian Somerhalder couldn’t boast a massive fan following, but believe it or not, it’s true. During the summer of 2000, he starred as Hamilton Fleming on a Dawson’s Creek spin-off called Young Americans. Despite its super loyal audience, the series ended after only nine episodes. After years of smaller parts (including his ill-fated Lost role), Ian is back in the spotlight as the dangerous, devoted, and delectable Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. We all owe The CW thanks for bringing him to our Thursday nights.