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The CW Gives 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Supernatural' and '90210' Early Pickups

May 4, 2012 (1:25 am) GMT
All three drama series will return for another new season, while the likes of 'Gossip Girl', 'Nikita', 'The Secret Circle' and 'Ringer' are still in the bubble.

"", "" and "" have been given new season orders by The CW. The renewal will bring back the vampire-themed series for a fourth season, the ghost-hunting show for an eighth season, and the spin-off of "Beverly Hills, 90210" for a fifth season.

The renewal announcement for "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" doesn't come as a surprise. The former is currently the highest-rated show for the network, while the latter had tapped Jeremy Carver as a new showrunner to replace Sera Gamble, who would step down from the position, although it had not been officially renewed at that time.

Previously, The CW had given a new season order to "". Meanwhile, "", "" as well as freshmen "", "" and "" are still awaiting word on their fate.

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