Renewed: Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Originals, Reign. Axed: Drop Dead Diva.
The CW renews a round of fantasy and action dramas while Lifetime calls it quits on another.
It’s good news for the shows which screen in Australia on Nine, TEN and Foxtel.
Arrow will be back for its third season, Vampire Diaries its sixth and Supernatural will hit an impressive 10th season.
“This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said.
“The Vampire Diaries is No. 2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”
The Hollywood Reporter notes the fate of newcomers The Tomorrow People, The 100 and Star-Crossed, as well as Beauty and the Beast, Hart of Dixie and The Carrie Diaries, will be determined closer to the network’s upfronts in May.
Meanwhile revived series Drop Dead Diva has again been axed, this time by Lifetime. It was previously cancelled after efforts to cut costs in its fifth season stalled, then revived by Lifetime for a 13-episode sixth season which will now be its last.