The upfronts for television are two weeks away, and The CW will officially unveil their schedule. While there’s no official word on what shows will be cancelled, there are obvious frontrunners in who will be coming back this fall. Today, not only will a pair of monster-fighting brothers return for their eighth season, but a band of werewolves and vampires, along with the privileged kids from Beverly Hills.
Zap2It has officially confirmed with The CW that Supernaturalwill be returning for an eighth year, while the network then decided to announce the series pick-up, along with a fourth year for The Vampire Diaries, and a fifth season for 90210. The biggest surprise out of these three happen to be 90210, who has struggled with ratings this past year. It’s unclear whether or not this will be the final year for the drama, but similar word has also been expressed regarding fellow drama Gossip Girl.
Supernatural‘s eighth season was anything but enivitable, as an all-new showrunner for the series Jeremy Carver (Being Human) signed on after the announcement that Sera Gamble would step down. Executive producer Robert Singer will be co-showrunning with Carver, and the only confirmed cast returning to series regular roles happen to be Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Misha Collins and Jim Beaver have both expressed interest in returning for regular roles in the next year, but given their character developments this past season, their fates remain very much up in the air.
What will join the three renewed series now? That all remains to be decided when The CW announces their schedule in New York City on May 17th. Early word has claimed that potentially all of the new series that debuted in 2011 may be out the door, such as Hart of Dixie, Ringer, and The Secret Circle, with buzz about a possible third season renewal for spy dramaNikita. Out of the eight pilots the network has in contention, six are said to be in an incredibly impressive spot. Among the frontrunners, Arrow, The Carrie Diaries, Cult, and Beauty and the Beast will apparently make the cut.