via press release:
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE CW AND
“THE” WEEK-LONG MARATHON,
BEGINNING MONDAY, DEC. 14
The CW to Rebroadcast All 10 Episodes of Freshman Hit “The,”
Airing Two Episodes Each Night (8:00-10:00p.m. ET/PT) From
Monday, Dec. 14 Through Friday, Dec. 18
November 16, 2009 (Burbank, CA) ? The CW Network today announced plans for a specialMarathon starting on Monday, December 14. This week-long event offers fans the opportunity to relive The saga from the very beginning and allows the uninitiated the chance to get into one of TV’s breakout hits.
Airing two episodes each night from Monday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 18 (8:00-10:00p.m. ET/PT) beginning with the season premiere episode, The CW will rebroadcast every episode of its smash hit The Vampire Diaries in consecutive order across its entire primetime schedule that week. After just 10 episodes, The Vampire Diaries has become The CW’s most-watched and highest-rated series among adults 18-34 this season.
Based on the best-selling series of books by L. J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries is the story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same beautiful girl, and battling to control the fate of an entire town. Beautiful high school student Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev, “DeGrassi: The Next Generation”) has no way of knowing that the handsome and mysterious new boy in school, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley, “”), is a centuries-old vampire. While Stefan struggles to live peacefully among humans, his older brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder, “Lost”) is the embodiment of vampire violence and brutality. Now these two vampire brothers ? one good, one evil ? are at war for Elena’s soul and for the souls of her friends, family and all the residents of the small town of Mystic Falls.
The Vampire Diaries is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson (“Scream,” “Dawson’s Creek”), Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“,” “Private”) and Bob Levy (“ ,” “Privileged”).