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").

  • Dillan

    LOL, GG definitely isn’t getting cancelled. The CW would want to give it at least the final season it deserves.

  • willow

    i will not be surprised if every other show gets canceled

  • A.

    I really hope they cancel Nikita!

  • Tony

    Nikita is definitly getting canned
    otherwise it would have got renewed with other genre shows

  • Simon

    Hardly surprising, but still good news! Where the heck’s all the hate for Castiel coming from all of a sudden?! In any event the only two shows I watch from the CW (UK viwer) are SPN and NIKITA which I hope is renewed too.

  • Tessa

    Congrats SPN fans. Not that we didn’t already know it. :D

    Also congratulations to TVD and 90210 fans (not that you guys didn’t know it either.)

    It’s sweet to know the Friday genre trio all ended up getting renewed. Hugs for Fringe and Grimm fans.

  • KS

    I am even more happy that season 8 is not the last(as of now).

  • Pete

    TSC is likely to score a 0.6 or 0.7 either tonight or next week given that its the final weeks, I expect a Season 2 will be announced any time.

  • Just

    Where’s The Trash Circle?



  • rob60990

    I have to say I am also surprised Gossip Girl is not included.

  • Adrian

    I didn’t think we’d get early renewals this year. Happy for VD and SPN. And no GG renewal yet? Interesting.

  • Julia

    I love this time of the year. Cancellations and renewals are so interesting.

    Fingers crossed for GOSSIP GIRL

  • Simon

    We don’t know this yet, it could just be taking longer to work out.

  • Tod


  • Person of Interest

    YES no surprise there i just need them to renew Nikita and then they would have renewed the programs that i watch on this network. Although it is a surprise to me that i liked 90210 and kept watching but it is a good show.

  • Emily

    Smart thinking, CK! I really do want a final season now that Josh Safran has stepped down as showrunner. I think even a toddler could successfully fix the things he ruined.

  • Hades

    I would think that they would want to announce GG separately with a new show runner, regardless of it being the last season or not?

  • Michael

    Secret Circle is getting renewed, but this is a bad indication of how low Secret Circle fan-base is.

  • DW

    low fees.

  • Melanie

    WOOOOT!!!!!! Yay for Supernatural!!! And Vampire Diaries too! No surprise about 90210.

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