Variety reports full season pickup for One Tree Hill; more scripts ordered for Vampire Diaries & Melrose Place
According to Variety, One Tree Hill has been picked up for a full season, and the CW ordered a back 9 — of scripts, but not episodes, for The Vampire Diaries. Vampire Diaries has been CW’s biggest hit so far this season, and has CW’s biggest premiere ever with 4.9 million.
Some might question why CW didn’t just pick the show up already? I’m not sure what, if any, negotiation takes place over a back 9 pickup, but the pickup seems a mortal lock regardless. CW gets some time to see how the show fares against a full slate of competition.
Melrose Place got an order for 6 additional scripts:
Then there’s “Melrose,” which has so far been a disappointment for the Dub. But net execs are still holding out hope for a turnaround – especially once Heather Locklear shows up in November.