The CW announced early renewals Tuesday (Feb. 16) for five of its most popular shows.
“America’s Next Top Model”, “Gossip Girl”, “Supernatural”, “The Vampire Diaries” and “90210” will all return to the network’s schedule in fall 2010.
“The Vampire Diaries” is the only freshman series on the list. No surprise as it is The CW’s most watched show, averaging 4.6 million viewers each week, while “Melrose Place” premiered to anemic numbers and was never able to pick up speed. The jury, however, is still out on whether or not “MP” will get a second chance. The fate of midseason series “Life Unexpected,” which has been critically praised but pulled just 1.8 million viewers Monday night, is still up in the air as well.
Also missing from this early renewal list are a couple veteran series — “One Tree Hill” and “Smallville,” which have been on the air for seven and nine seasons respectively. Creatively, they could be about ready to call it quits.
What do you think? Is it time for The CW to put “Smallville” and “One Tree Hill” out to pasture? Will you miss “Melrose” if it is indeed canceled?
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