2:10 pm EST, February 11, 2013

The CW renews ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Arrow,’ and ‘Supernatural’

Three of The CW’s biggest dramas have been renewed for another season: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and freshman series Arrow.

It is getting to be around that time when networks will begin issuing renewal/cancellation statements for their shows, and today The CW has announced the early renewal of three of its most popular series.

It should come as no surprise that the successful supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries has been renewed for a fifth season; executive producer Julie Plec has recently stated that she could see the show continuing on for as much as 10 seasons.

And Supernatural is almost there already! The fan-favourite show will be coming back for a ninth season in the fall, while its lead-in Arrow will be returning for a second season.

CW president Mark Pedowitz has commented on the decision, saying, “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.”

The three series not only pull in a significant viewership for the network, “they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially,” Pedowitz says. “I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”

Today’s news is very exciting for fans of all three shows, who by our count are all for additional seasons.

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