'Arrow', 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Supernatural' Renewed for Next Season

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February 11th, 2013

via press release:


“Arrow,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Supernatural” to Return Next Season


February 11, 2013 (Burbank, California) ? The CW Network has given early pickups to three of its hit series for next season, including freshman hit ARROW, its top-rated drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.  All three shows will return in Fall 2013.


“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit ARROW and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL on Wednesday night, and the continued success of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that,” said Pedowitz. “Not only do ARROW, SUPERNATURAL, and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”


One of the true breakout hits of the season, ARROW posted The CW’s best series premiere since 2009 and currently stands as the network’s most watched show (4.3mil).  Heading into its fifth season next fall, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES remains The CW’s highest rated series in target demographics, including adults 18-34 and women 18-34.  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES also continues to be one of the network’s top performing shows digitally and socially; in fact, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES recently topped Trendrr’s list as network TV’s #1 social program for the week of January 21–27


The Winchester brothers of SUPERNATURAL will continue to fight the forces of evil for a ninth season.  Since being paired with ARROW on Wednesday this year, SUPERNATURAL has seen a dramatic uptick in its ratings from last season, rising 15% among total viewers, 10% in adults 18-34 and 18% in adults 18-49.


  • iMember

    And so begin early renewals!!

    ABC renew Revenge, Scandal, and Once early so max can go away.

  • Ashley

    I’m thrilled they put out the renewals so early. Shows a lot of confidence in the shows

  • POI

    Yes finally The Cw are doing things right, Love all 3 shows.

  • Ashley

    Also, it sounds like the Arrow/SPN Wednesday night combo might stay where it is

  • Lara

    Hope the renew 90210 for a final season.

  • Ricky


  • Edward

    Not surprising but wonderful news!!

  • rob60990

    Nothing about Nikita, LOL

  • Philibt

    Heck yeah! SPN and Arrow! Woot!

  • Restless

    Awesome! :D

  • Dillan

    Obviously no surprises, but I’m surprised at how early this was announced.

    I hope with The CW announcing this, they’ll announce that the current season of 90210 is the final season.

  • Ricky


  • Steve

    No surprises but good news!

  • Barbie

    Shocked. Not! Happy for the fans ;)

  • guss

    Yeah ARROW¡

  • Justin

    Congrats on the early renewals! Arrow, TVD and Supernatural are really great shows. :)

    We probably won’t hear anything about the bubble shows until May. It was a given that these three shows would be renewed because they’re The CW’s highest rated programming. Only time will tell what happens next.

    Also, I agree with @Dillon above. I’m surprised at how early this was because The CW usually doesn’t reveal until after everything airs.

  • KS

    Surprised that it was actually this early!!

  • Mon

    Yes for Arrow!

  • probel

    why is rob also acting like a butthole towards Nikita, I’m okay with not liking it, but he doesn’t have to bash it everytime something related about it comes up.

  • AcE

    Arrow most watched show on CW. Sweet.

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