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").

  • Alan

    Not surprising, but I’m excited for TVD and 90210! I want TSC and Gossip Girl to be renewed too :( keeping my fingers crossed.

  • josh

    hahahah take that bubble !

  • to cw

    dont forget to cancel TWARD of Dixie!

  • Alan

    Final choices:
    Cancelled: Ringer, Nikita, LA Complex, Remodeled, H8R (already cancelled)
    Renewed: Gossip Girl (final season), TSC (full season) and HoD (13 episodes, order more if the ratings are acceptable or cancel if they are lower).

  • KS

    Sera Gamble is writing the season finale of Supernatural. I am sure, its gonna be awesome. Its probably the last episode for Sera on Supernatural. So, she is gonna make it look in a way, that even the biggest haterr would say “I miss Sera!”

  • Richard Steven Hack

    No surprises here. Yawn…

    Still see TSC being renewed and moved to Fridays.

    Still see Nikita, Ringer, Hart of Dixie doomed. Gossip Girl should be but probably won’t be for no known rational reason.

  • Googly

    Kavyn-A 1 away makes it 2 away going by your math. And would much rather be 2 ft away than 1 from a 12 inch blade…

  • Googly

    TSC isn’t much different than NIKITA. They are paired with the CDubs #1 and 2 shows and they still manage to get absolute crap ratings. At least the other shows do bleh together. It’s so much worse when your numbers suck an hour before the numbers go way up. That Friday excuse gets pretty weak. And the love triangle
    on Friday belonged to NIKITA.

  • Sam

    Seen it coming!

    This will be the final renewal/cancel;

    The Vampire Diaries – Renewed
    Supernatural – Renewed
    90210 – Renewed
    Nikita – Renewed
    America’s Next Top Model – Renewed
    Gossip Girl – 13 episode final season
    The Secret Circle – Cancelled
    Hart of Dixie – Cancelled
    Ringer – Cancelled

  • AJ

    Frankly I didn’t expect anything to get renewed so I’m pleasantly surprised at the announcement regarding Supernatural. Vampire Diaries I gave up on awhile ago though it’s not a shock it was renewed and i expect Nikita will be as well. 90210 on the other hand, I don’t get that renewal at all.

    Last I remember (admittedly I haven’t paid attention in ages) 90210 had tanked in the ratings, did it make some sort of comeback when I wasn’t looking?

    Back to Nikita I don’t really care about either lol but I will be paying attention to see what happens with The Secret Circle. I love that show almost as much as Supernatural…almost. Sadly I’m afraid Brit Robertson is one of those actors who’s going to continually see her shows canned after the first season.

  • Simon

    @Richard Steven Hack
    Your like a broken record, aren’t you? Playing the same exact tune over and over again.

  • Michael

    TSC will be canceled. CW isn’t satisfied with writing, and rating ofc.

  • Hades


    90210 has better ratings than Nikita, Ringer, GG, HOD and for the past few episodes TSC. There is no suprise it was renewed. It happens to be one of the most stable shows on the network.

    Nikita on the other hand has the season lowest average rating I believe so its renewal would have been more of a shock to most.

  • FredT

    My 2012/13 season on the CW:

    20.00 Gossip Girl (13 ep)/The Carrie Diaries (13 ep)
    21.00 Hart of Dixie

    20.00 90210
    21.00 Cult

    20:00 Beauty & the Beast
    21.00 ANTM

    20.00 The Vampire Diaries
    21.00 Arrow

    20.00 Nikita
    21.00 Supernatural

    + The Selection (spring – 13 ep)

  • enes

    Renew Ringer ! Great drama , great cast, great storylines ! And i love the creators Eric and Nicole the are the best ! This show was the best new drama show for me this fall of 2011-2012 ! If Mark Pedowitz president of the cw wants quality this is a quality show, not like the rest of the dramas that are teens trash shows !

  • dave

    my guess

    20.00 Gossip Girl (13 ep)
    21.00 The Carrie Diaries

    20.00 90210
    21.00 Beauty & The Beast

    20:00 Cult
    21.00 ANTM

    20.00 The Vampire Diaries
    21.00 The Selection

    20.00 Arrow
    21.00 Supernatural

  • Jamie

    90210 has a 24-episode order which will begin shooting in July.

    Jessica Lowndes just said in an interview.

  • shuail

    i am a Nikita fan so i wish they could just end the show with a 13 episode so we could have a good ending because if the show is in danger it will be canceled afterwords so its safe to end it by next year than hoping for a renewal although this show could go on for 5 seasons and more ,plus i think hart of dixie and ringer will be canceled , gossip girl for a series finally and to be truthful secrete circle is unknown

  • Rachel

    Not sure how much it means, if anything, but the UK got the season finale of Ringer last night, and before it started, the announcer made a comment about ‘now, the final EVER Ringer’, really putting emphasis on the ‘ever’, basically saying ‘this is the last new episode you’ll ever get’. Made me think that maybe Sky has been told the show is ending, as I guess they’ll need to know in advance what shows they plan on buying in for September. Either that, or it’s performed so poorly on Sky they’ve decided not to buy it regardless of if it gets picked up. It was just the way it was phrased, it didn’t sound like it was just the network dropping it, it sounded like they knew the show itself was ending for good. I mean I know it’s pretty certain Ringer’s a gonner anyway, but hearing that made me think the UK may have been told it’s gone. Probably means little to nothing, but just thought I’d mention it.

    In other news, yey for TVD! Was never in any doubt, but still thrilled to see it confirmed =)

  • zee

    KS you are an idiot!

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