The CW Renews 'The Vampire Diaries,' '90210' and 'Supernatural'

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May 3rd, 2012

Ok, it's official, The CW has renewed Supernatural, 90210 and The Vampire Diaries. Supernatural for an 8th season, The Vampire Diaries for a fourth season and 90210 for a fifth season.

here's the release:


May 3, 2012 (Burbank, California) - The CW Network has given early pickups to the network's top-rated show, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, and the world's most-famous zip code, 90210, with all three series to return for the 2012-2013 season.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES will return for a fourth season of bloody good drama this fall, SUPERNATURAL will mark its eighth season with the monster-hunting Winchester brothers on The CW, and on 90210, the gang from West Beverly will return for season five.

Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment 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 ("Gossip Girl," "Private") and Bob Levy ("Gossip Girl," "Privileged").

SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG ("Charlie's Angels," "The O.C."), Robert Singer ("Midnight Caller"), Jeremy Carver ("Being Human") and Phil Sgriccia.

90210 is produced by CBS Productions with executive producers Patti Carr ("Life Unexpected," "Private Practice") and Lara Olsen ("Life Unexpected," "Private Practice").

  • SteveO

    Not surprising. Hopefully they reveal all their renewals very soon then.

  • Aerilyn

    Totally excited about TVD, but we all saw it coming. :) And happy about Supernatural too.

    Hoping and praying CW renews TSC for a 2nd season soon!

  • PCT

    Yay TVD and 90210!

  • Tony

    Is Nikita cancelled yet?

  • Rocky


  • John A

    The vampire diaries for a 4th season not 3rd.

  • KS

    Vampire Diaries for 3rd season?

  • Kate

    YAY 90210!!! I can’t wait for the 100th episode and 5th season. I hope TVD returns to the high quality kind of writing it had in season 1 and 2

  • Gabriel

    Actually TVD was renewed for a fourth season.

  • Dillan

    Yay for VD and 90210! :D

    Hoping for TSC and GG to be renewed too. I want HoD to have a second season too, but I won’t be fussed if it gets cancelled.

  • John A

    So how come GG hasnt been renewed? People have been certain it is maybe not after all.

  • Kelly


  • Harris

    I doubt the rest of their renewals will come before May 17.

  • Ashley

    Hmmm so no Gossip Girl announcement. Interesting!

    YAY SPN!

  • GGMustDie

    Yay! Bad news for GG and TSC. It’s about time though! Hopefully, this will be SPN & 90210’s last seasons!

  • Emily

    I knew all of these would get pickups. I wonder if they aren’t announcing GG because it’s going to be 13 episodes, or if they really might cancel it after all?

  • SmG

    I am not sure but I think last year announcement for OTH came at the last second as well, so GG may still get renewed but it still has no showrunner.

  • JJA

    I wonder if the CW will cancel ALL other shows.

  • CK

    That pretty much guarantees a shortened final season for Gossip Girl. They wouldn’t want a final Gossip Girl season to overshadow these renewals so they will wait until their upfronts to announce it. That way there will be less attention on their cancellations too.

  • Kate

    Maybe GG wasn’t announced because they are waiting to pick a new show runner?

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