Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries Get Early Renewals

And there was much rejoicing in the Dread Central offices today as it was announced by the CW Television Network that both Eric Kripke’s Supernatural and Kevin Williamson’s The Vampire Diaries have received full-season renewals.

Diaries was pretty much a foregone conclusion given its ratings and reviews, but Supernatural has been iffy since showrunner Kripke has pretty much stood by his “five years and out” business plan and stars Ackles and Padalecki have both been stretching their wings on the big screen. But obviously everyone worked things out since Season Six is now for sure according to

Unfortunately both shows are on hiatus until March 25th so we can’t celebrate by watching new episodes this week. Instead, here are previews of both upcoming eps.

Supernatural “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” – For more visit Supernatural on The CW.

The Vampire Diaries “A Few Good Men” – For more visit The Vampire Diaries‘ official site.

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  • Vanvance1

    I never managed to get into Supernatural, it seemed so neutered and weak.

    As for the Vampire Diaries, ugh, not horror. Teenybopper bs.

    • The Woman In Black

      Have you given TVD a chance or just written it off at face value? The show has its share of romance in its various subplots, but it can be quite nasty and violent at times — and you never know from one week to the next who might get killed off. Characters that you would have thought are “major” have already come and gone during this first season. And Somerhalder is deliciously evil as Damon. If you can get through the first couple of eps that set things up, you might be surprised at how good — and, yes, horror-based — it is.

      And Supernatural is anything but weak. It’s one of the best horror shows to grace the TV airwaves ever.

      • Vanvance1

        I haven’t seen Supernatural since the first season… I got through that with no interest in seeing a second. Maybe the writing improved, but I remember watching Carnivale at the same time and thinking “wow, that’s how you do it.”

        As for the TVD, sat through two, found them painful. I’m getting my girly vampire fix from Tru Blood which has more of an edge.

        When I want to really float in the pink bubble bath I put on Chuck (a guilty pleasure).

        • Terminal

          Eck I hated Carnivale. I tried my hardest to get in to it and watched it every Sunday, and when it ended I felt no sadness. It was just so damn complicated to enjoy.

          • Vanvance1

            Terminal: That was the joy of it (and the joy of many HBO shows). Carnivale was complex and layered, beautifully shot, honestly creepy. It wasn’t a ‘freak of the week’ show or something we’ve seen on tv a hundred times before. It was sophisticated and treading fresh ground with amazing style.

            It’s a tragedy that (and Deadwood minus the third season) died before their times.

            P.S. If you hated Carnivale avoid The Shield, Dead Wood and The Wire too… equally if not more complex.

          • Terminal

            Actually I loved Deadwood. Never got to see The Shield or The Wire. Always meant to though.

          • Vanvance1

            Go for The Shield, normally I don’t even like cop shows… but this is amazing. 7 seasons of the most consistently great writing I’ve ever seen.

            I would put it in the top 3 shows ever made (and it’s not even horror which loses it a point).

          • Terminal

            Thanks for the recommendation, Vavance.

  • Sirand

    I’m a bit worried since Kripke is stepping down as showrunner. I’m on the fence about this…

  • Minion

    I kinda figured they’d be wrapping Supernatural up this season. Great to hear there’s another one to look forward to, though I’m not sure how they’re going to prolong the apocalypse. Hope it isn’t a wind down season, I mean… Where do you go after the apocalypse?

    • The Woman In Black

      Kripke has said we’ll definitely see the Apocalypse storyline wrap up, and he already has a few ideas for Season 6 (and possibly beyond).

  • Terminal

    Fuck yes. More Supernatural is great news to this here feller.