The CW Network made an early announcement of the renewal of five of their top series. Returning for the 2011 Fall television season on the CW will be The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model and the Friday night action series Supernatural.
In moving to Fridays last September, Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, immediately helped make The CW more competitive on the night and dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers. Supernatural, which is currently in it’s sixth season, also made it onto not one, but two TV Guide Fan Favorite covers this season. The series, about two monster hunting, demon fighting brothers, continues to gain popularity, new fans and viewers.
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America’s Top Model has not only been renewed it has been picked up for two more seasons, including its first all-star edition featuring models from previous cycles.The Vampire Diaries, which continues to be the network’s most-watched show averaging 4 million viewers per week, will be going for it’s third season on The CW and as yet there is no word as to whether it will remain as part of the Thursday night line up or move to Friday nights to pair with Supernatural.
As of right now, Hellcats and Nikita are still on the bubble and no word has been given about these freshman series making it into a second season.