The CW Renews Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and 90210

By Tim Surette

May 03, 2012

Sam and Dean Winchester, Damon and Stefan Salvatore, and whoever is on 90210 will be back next year! The CW made three early renewals today, announcing new seasons of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and 90210 for 2012-2013. Hooray and stuff!

The renewals of Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries didn't come as much of a surprise as they are two of the network's most popular series. Heck, Supernatural recently named a new showrunner (former Supernatural writer Jeremy Carver) for next year, and if there was no Season 8 that would have been pretty stupid. The Vampire Diaries has become the new face of The CW, and as long as Price is willing to photo-recap each episode, the show will continue. 90210 was the only series of the three that wasn't a lock, but it's become a big part of the network's brand since spinning off from Beverly Hills, 90210.

However, the rest of The CW's schedule still has some pretty big question marks. What's to come for The Secret Circle, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, Ringer, and Nikita? Of those shows, Gossip Girl has the best chance at renewal, followed by Nikita. Ringer is almost certainly a goner, and The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie are both in danger.

The CW will hold its upfront presentation on May 17, so we'll know what its 2012-2013 schedule looks like by then.


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  • AshleY_182 May 24, 2012

    Love Supernatural! Can't wait to see what's going to happen this time around!

  • bezziebabe May 12, 2012

    Oh yay, TVD rocks. Loved the finale OMG. Shame The secret circle has been cancelled, had major potential for season 2. :(

  • TamekaWhite1 May 12, 2012

    VD is definitely a MUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nikita, Ringer and Secret Circle must come back as well!!!!!!!

  • MattSmith8 May 12, 2012

    supernatural & Vampire Diaries no bad news there. love those 2 shows. They better renew Secret Circle and Ringer, although they are new shows they should be given the chance to develop their story lines. the seeds have been sewn, so let them grow.

  • VanessaKiekeb May 12, 2012

    Omg, the secret circle needs to be renewed... I'd choose that over nikita (which i never watched to be honest) or hart of dixie (which is pretty boring) :/

  • AmberNTicino May 08, 2012

    I think Nikita and Gossip girl should be cut.. And Im pretty bored with ANTM now days.. I think All 3 of the new shows deserve a second chance.. I would keep TVD and TCS joined on thursdays..Put Ringer with SN or put both with a new show.. 90210 and HOD together as well..

  • MichaelCurran1 May 06, 2012

    Figures - the only shows I really still watch on CW are Secret Circle (which has gotten awesome) and Ringer .... well sometimes Supernatural but they really should have pulled the plug when Sam took Lucifer to the cage.

  • KevinG87 May 06, 2012

    TVD renewal was a no brainer.. and I love Supernatural, honestly I do, but it should've gone away after season 5.. everything else after that is just like CW making them into a show that's similar to the people who still hang around high school after they graduate trying to relive glory days..



    I think Gossip Girl will be back, isn't next year going to be the last anyway? might as well finish.



    Personally I enjoy The Secret Circle more than TVD this season actually, so I hope it gets renewed. and even though Hart of Dixie is pretty much using the typical southern stereotype for the most part (I am FROM Alabama, and it's nothing like HOD), I like Scott Porter and Rachel Bilson so I hope it comes back too.



    I don't watch Ringer or Nikita so I personally don't care either way lol I'd rather one of them have been renewed instead of 90210 though, that show was pretty bad even in first season and has gone more and more downhill every episode after.

  • Derrick1479 May 06, 2012

    Hart of Dixie should stay. Nikita and TSC can go as far as I am concern !

  • sunnysfunny May 06, 2012

    Pleeeeeease CW - renew Nikita! (And move it to a better time-slot, damn it!)

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