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.