According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Vampire Diaries will return for a sixth season, Supernatural will be back for a tenth season and The Originals will return for a second season.
The CW president, Mark Pedowitz said in an official statement: “This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series, The Originals, paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. The Vampire Diaries is number two in its time period in the young adult demos, … we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”
The Vampire Diaries is still the CW’s highest rated show and has regularly out performed two of the big four networks, ABC and NBC, this season, The Hollywood Reporter said. TVD averages a 1.8 rating among 18-49 year olds.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TVD’s spin-off, The Originals, has also seen great success this season. The show is now the network’s number two with a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49. Supernatural has also seen a three year high in ratings. This is the only show left from the WB. If you forgot, the WB and UPN joined forces in 2006. The Hollywood Reporter said that “Supernatural is up double digits from last year”.
TV shows don’t usually get official renewals until May, but it shouldn’t be a surprise that these three shows have been renewed.
The Vampire Diaries hit 100 episodes this season and has been the CW’s top show for a while now and has a very loyal fan following. One Tree Hill had a loyal fan following and although it lacked in ratings, fans were able to keep the show on for nine years.
The Originals took a lot of fans from TVD with it when it previewed the show in season four of TVD, not to mention it’s CW’s number two show.
As for Supernatural, according to TV.com, Mark recently said that Sam and Dean will be around as long as they want to be, ” as long as the show’s ratings hold steady” and their ratings are not just holding, but doing well.
Fans should be pleased with this news and can look forward to new episodes after the Olympics. The Originals and Supernatural will return on February 25th and TVD will return February 27th.