The CW Renews The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Arrow

It’s official! There’ll be a ninth season of Supernatural , a fifth season of The Vampire Diaries and a second season of Arrow , as US network the CW gives early orders for new seasons of each of those shows. Notably no mention of Beauty And The Beast at this stage.

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“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on,” says CW president Mark Pedowitz, “and now with our new hit Arrow and fan-favourite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that. 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.”

Arrow has been a major ratings hit for The CW’s and is currently the network’s most-watched show with audience up to 4.3 million. The Vampire Diaries remains a hit in important target demographics women 18-34 (all those shirtless shots and smouldering glances work, y’see) and is also a massive hit on the social networks (OMG! Damons shirt OFF! Skweee!). Supernatural has actually seen audiences increase year (up to 15%), partly because it’s been paired with Arrow , and partly because it’s got its mojo back.

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