It's starting! Networks are beginning to show their cards for next season. And, for the
The network has given its first new series order of the season with "The Originals," the much talked about spinoff of "The Vampire Diaires." The news comes just a day after the backdoor pilot aired, drawing a solid-for-the-network 2.2 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 -- though it took a double-digit drop from the vampire drama's season average.
The offshoot, from "Vampire Diaries" co-creator and showrunner Julie Plec, centers around the Original family that lives in the supernatural hotbed of New Orleans.
“As soon as we saw last night’s episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ we knew we wanted more of ‘The Originals,' " CW President Mark Pedowitz said. "Julie Plec and [co-creator]
"The Originals" is one of two pilots Plec has in the running with the network. The other is an adaptation of '70's British series "The Tomorrow People." A decision on that series, which has Plec teaming with
The network also announced it would bring back
The three pickups join previously-announced orders for "Arrow," "The Vampire Diaries," and "Supernatural."
[For the record, 4:10 p.m. July 29: A previous version of this post said the backdoor pilot for "The Originals" had a .09 rating among adults ages 18-49. In fact, it had a 0.9 rating.]