The CW has issued early renewals for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, which means TVD Season 6 and OGs Season 2 are officially a go.
From Deadline, re: The Originals:
After an inauspicious launch behind mothership series The Vampire Diaries, The Originals has flourished in the Tuesday 8 PM slot despite gloom and doom predictions about its face-off with ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Its potent pairing with Supernatural has doubled the CW’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 1.7 million) versus last season.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the casts, writers, producers, and crews of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals!
UPDATE: Here’s the press release from The CW!
THE CW ANNOUNCES EARLY PICKUPS FOR
THE 2014-2015 SEASON
February 13, 2014 (Burbank, California) – The CW Network has ordered early pickups for the 2014-15 season for its hit series ARROW, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL,which will be returning for itstenth season next fall. The series pickups were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW.
“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 #2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with ARROW continuing to gain among young men, and REIGN growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” said Pedowitz. “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 CW’s lineup of breakout freshman hit series THE ORIGINALS and fan favorite SUPERNATURAL has doubled the network’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 1.7 million) versus last season. In its ninth season, SUPERNATURAL has seen double-digit increases year-to-year in total viewers and all key demos, and recently had its most watched episodes since 2010.
In its second season, ARROW is The CW’s most-watched series (3.9 million), and is #1 in its time period among men 18-34 (1.4). THE VAMPIRE DIARIES remains the network’s highest-rated show in all key demos in its fifth season, and season to date is ranked #2 in its time period among adults 18-34 (1.8 – tie), and #3 in adults 18-49 (1.8), ahead of ABC and NBC. Season to date, REIGN has improved its time period in total viewers (+4%, 2.35 million) and in women 18-49 (+8%, 1.3).
This season, both ARROW and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES have also seen a 25% jump in digital viewing versus last season, and SUPERNATURAL has seen a huge 57% jump in digital viewing over last year. THE ORIGINALS was also named the most social new series of the fall season by ListenFirst Media.
The Originals Facebook page (click that link and hit LIKE if you aren’t already following!) has been posting one of these photos a day for the past week, and now there’s finally a full set to enjoy. Check out Sophie (Daniella Pineda), Cami (Leah Pipes), Davina (Danielle Campbell), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), Rebekah (Claire Holt), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) below and in our Gallery.
The cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals converged on Atlanta to celebrate the landmark 100th episode of The Vampire Diaries, culminating in a big celebratory bash put on by Warner Bros. 100 EPISODES, GUYS. Crazy.
Bust out those daggers, it’s time for some cake!
- Breaking: Kevin Williamson and Ian Somerhalder are adorable [Naira_TVD]
- Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev & The Vampire Diaries Cast Celebrate 100 Blood Sucking Episodes! [Perez Hilton]
- The Vampire Diaries 100th Episode Celebration: Cast Photos and Tweets from the Party! [Alloy Entertainment]
- TVD 100th Episode Party! [The Vampire Diaries Facebook page]
- ‘Vampire Diaries’ Cast Celebrates 100 Episodes In Atlanta — Red Carpet Pics [Hollywood Life]
- Fugs and Fabs: Vampire Diaries 100th Episode Party [Go Fug Yourself]
- ‘TVD’ Cast Talks Overwhelming 100th Ep Emotions [ETonline]
Yay!!!! It's all because of you! Thank you TVD family!!!! pic.twitter.com/woCuBAnusY
— Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) November 10, 2013
Tonight we get to celebrate #tvd100. I'm even going to wear a dress. It's basically prom, at a really fancy hotel, with booze.
— julieplec (@julieplec) November 9, 2013
— Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) November 10, 2013
On way to the vampire diaries 100 episode WB extravaganza. Congrats to all of the hard working crew and cast.
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) November 10, 2013
100 fricking episodes!Huh?You're allso amazing-thanks 4 this insane spaceship ride.I truly thank&love you Love IS&DS pic.twitter.com/4gKNWybpgz
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) November 9, 2013
Thank you Vampire Diaries for changing my life and stuff ;) #TVD100
— Joseph Morgan (@JosephMorgan) November 10, 2013
#TVD100 Slay together. Stay together. Xx
— DANIEL GILLIES (@danieljgillies) November 10, 2013
— Candice Accola (@CandiceAccola) November 10, 2013
Have you wondered how Jeremy’s hunter’s mark was created? There’s a bonus feature about just that on The Vampire Diaries season four DVD set, and thanks to ETonline and Warner Bros. Home Video, we can see it now. The DVDs will be released in the U.S. tomorrow, September third.
And here’s the sizzle reel from the panel for The Originals that happened earlier today at San Diego Comic-Con. Enjoy!
Here’s the sizzle reel that was just aired at the beginning of the Vampire Diaries panel at San Diego Comic-Con. It features both the Stefan/Elena and Damon/Elena love stories as well as the Silas storyline and a first look at season five!
It’s that time of year: The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are heading to Comic-Con International 2013 in San Diego and TV Guide Magazine is featuring both shows on their now-annual run of special Comic-Con issues, available in stores and at the con itself. Check out more at TV Guide and make sure to pick up both! Click the images to see bigger versions in the Gallery, courtesy of TV Guide Magazine and Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has just announced its plans for Comic-Con International, and both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have panels – and there’s a special Originals screening, too! Via Give Me My Remote:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 • BALLROOM 20
For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100 for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of The Originals on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of “The Originals” episode of The Vampire Diaries episode in April.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
They have not announced times for the panels yet, but we’ll let you know when they do. Please note that the exact panel lineups are subject to change, but it’s great to see that both shows are getting a share of the spotlight! Comic-Con International will be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 18-21; read all about it at the official site.
It’s the news we know many of you have been waiting for: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Claire Holt will indeed be playing Rebekah in a co-starring role on the potential Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals. She’ll join Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies in playing members of the Original family making the transition. The backdoor pilot will air April 25th.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has confirmed this casting to Give Me My Remote.
THANK. YOU. WARNER BROS. The WB has released shiny, official, crystal-clear footage of the Vampire Diaries Comic-Con panel in its entirety, INCLUDING the two brief new Season 4 scenes. ENJOY. This post is a sticky! Please keep scrolling down for new posts.