'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.


  • JC

    Lol. No surprise that the three best and highest rated shows were renewed, though I’m glad it was early :)

  • The Rookie

    I don’t watch Supernatural but love the show as its the last remaining show from the WB. Just saying that makes me remember Buffy, Dawson, Angel and all those awesome shows from my youth.

  • Greg

    Okay, now can NBC announce the renewal of Parenthood, please? That would be great.

  • aiden

    @Lara I hope toooooo we need a final season for 90210

  • Kavyn

    Funny thing is if they had done renewals this early last year, TSC would have probably been renewed.

  • Mark3

    Please renew 90210!! Its been on to long just to get canceled. And shut up haters. Its pathetic when people ACTUALLY WANT A SHOW CANCELED. Just.cuz u hate.it doesnt mean everyone does. DONT WATCH IT THEN AND SHUT UP!

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    Shocker!!! they renewed the no-brainers … what we want to know is which of the bubble shows will die! (die 90210, die already!)

  • Kavyn

    @Rob3008 the Nikita hate started when it got renewed over TSC and Ringer last year. Fans of those shows only blame Nikita for their cancellation.

  • Holly



    That’s precisely the problem, not enough people are watching it.

  • Melanie

    SPN Season Nine!!! WOO HOO!!!

    Love Arrow and Vampire Diaries too! This is a VERY good day!!!

  • Freyja


    I wasn’t surprised by the renewals just happy it came early =)

  • Brandy

    Yay for VD!Its the only show of the three I watch.I expect well hear about 90210_ wheather renewed or cancelled_ in the next couple days.

  • Kavyn

    Nikita will get the fourth season renewal. If it can maintain the 0.5s it’s getting next season, then it wouldn’t surprise me if it gets a 5th season too. It really depends on how the CW’s upcoming pilots do. The minor uptick with Nikita is promising and if it reaches that 0.6 (which it almost did last Friday), the CW might be able to give it the 90210/GG treatment while leaving it on Friday.

    I think Nikita’s cancellation will arrive when the CW can get more 1.0+ shows besides the three they renewed, and I don’t think they’ll get there next year. I feel the same way for HOD.

  • Rocks

    YAY, love Arrow and Supernatural

  • ytimynona

    I LOVE the Arrow/Supernatural pairing, but wish they wouldn’t credit Arrow alone with SPN’s higher ratings this season. I’m more inclined to thank the fact that SPN has finally left the Friday night death slot. :)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    No surprises here, but welcome news anyway.

    The Nikita haters need to shut up. The show is going to get another season, anyone with a brain can see that.

    Because if they DON’T shut up, I’m going to ram it down their throats DAILY when it does, just like I had to endure the Fringe BS! You want to see butthead posts here on this site, hey, I can accommodate you! :-)

  • thesnowleopard

    Nikita’s cancellation will arrive once it hits syndication numbers (i.e., after next season). Then the network probably won’t be able to cancel it fast enough.

    There is no way you can slice, dice, or bring the Friday Factor into it enough to justify Nikita’s renewal at this point except for reaching that syndication number. Its ratings are dire by any stretch.

    Nikita fans have been given a gift. Their show barely slipped through the season two gauntlet into Syndication Renewal territory, thus giving them an extra season (more like an extra season and a half, considering those appalling fall numbers). Yet, you would think, the way some of them talk, that it is probably going to be renewed because Nikita every so often ticks up from Horrible to Really Quite Bad. Even as they crow that the Syndication Factor makes their show absolutely safe. Only a really desperate fan can hold to that kind of paradoxical thinking and such fans tend to be really annoying.

    While I think it’s possible the network will bite the bullet and renew Nikita early (bowing to the Syndication Factor), past experience indicates they are more likely to wait until the last minute and make the show’s fans sweat.

  • thesnowleopard

    @Richard Steven Hack
    Is there any particular reason you’d want to waste your time acting like NuBondoel on the site?

  • Olka

    I knew Arrow was going to be renewed, but anyway I’m very happy to hear that, or read that :).
    Now I have to wait until Nikita will be renewed for season 4.
    Hope it’s soon :).

  • Carl

    I didn’t realize Greg Berlanti was involved with Arrow. That surprises me a little, it seems so different from his other shows.

    @The Rookie, sometimes I forget that the show started at the last stand of the WB. That seems like such a short time ago and yet such a long time ago. The WB had such good branding that I sort of forget part of them turned into the CW, which has been kind of a mess in comparison.

    The press release – Since Arrow has more room to grow (or go back to numbers earlier this season), I get why the two shows were grouped together in the press release. SPN holding steady or sometimes gaining a little even with a slightly smaller lead-in makes them more even for now, and I’d be happy if that continued.

    I think SPN has finally managed to find a good future path (the MoL), seems to have sorted out the brother relationship, and has a possible slate of good supporting characters who could become more. If they keep this going and have Cas more often, in a good role, I could enjoy the show the next season, or two seasons, or more.

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