CW Renews ‘The Vampire Diaries’ For Season 4

Published 3 years ago by

Vampire Diaries Renewal TV CW Renews The Vampire Diaries For Season 4

The CW has announced that it’s giving early renewals to a few of its heavy hitters – including renewing teen-thriller The Vampire Diaries for a fourth season. While fans of the show are unquestionably excited, the news of the series return comes as no big surprise, considering The Vampire Diaries is the highest-rated scripted show on the network.

Based on the series of books by L.J. Smith, the third season of The Vampire Diaries featured young heroine Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) in deeper danger and even more romantic entanglement with vampire-brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).

In what has been dubbed “The Year of the Originals”, Vampire Diaries season 3 marks the upgrade of previous guest-star Joseph Morgan to the main cast as original vampire Klaus, who is hell-bent on using Elena to raise an army of  vampire-werewolf hybrids, all while dealing with his recently resurrected family of originals. In typical Vampire Diaries fashion, this season has also seen enemies turn into allies, and friends into foes.

The season 3 finale of The Vampire Diaries is set to air on May 10th, and will give us a look at the way things were before vampires were a staple in Elena’s life. Consisting of flashbacks, the show will jump to a time when Elena and Jeremy’s parents are still alive and well, giving fans a first glimpse of the Gilbert parents, Grayson (Jason MacDonald) and Miranda (Erin Beute). Also returning for the season finale will be Sara Canning guest-starring as Aunt Jenna, who was killed by Klaus at the end of season 2. We’ll also get a peek into the relationship of Elena and human ex-boyfriend Matt ( Zach Roerig), which ended before the series began.

Vampire Diaries Renewal TV 2 CW Renews The Vampire Diaries For Season 4

Along with The Vampire Dairies, The CW has also renewed 90210, a revamp of the 1990s series Beverly Hills, 90210 for a fifth season – and as previously announced, cult-hit Supernatural will be back for its eighth season next year. Still no official word on the fates of CW veterans Gossip Girl or Nikita, as well as freshman series The Secret Circle, Ringer and Hart of Dixie. Furthermore, The CW has remained tight-lipped about which new pilots have made the cut – including Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries, DC Comics superhero drama Arrow or the Beauty and the Beast remake starring Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk.


Catch the season 3 finale of The Vampire Diaries Thursday May 10th

The Vampire Diaries season 4 premiere this fall on The CW.

Source: TV Line

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. While I have my issues with some elements of season 3 I’m in no way going to stop watching TVD so I’m all in for season 4.
    Actually it doesn’t matter what I think. My daughter loves the show so I’ll be watching if I want to or not :)

  2. This season was great!
    Caroline was awesome!

    Now that Klaus is out of the picture, do we get some Katherine screen time next season?



    • What do you mean Klaus is out of the picture? If you meant that he is dead – he isn’t. Bonnie did a swapping spell on him with Tyler, that is what the little Bonnie-Tyle’s body talk was about. I am not sure what kind of body Klaus will take next season(his original one got ruined when Alaric staked him), but I am pretty sure – I am hoping – that the Originals do come back in season 4.

    • klaus took over of tylers body so he is still alive

    • no Klaus is not dead he had Bonnie but him in Tyler’s body. and as far as Katherine goes i’m not sure lol. i hope so she always spices things up.

  3. ugh, I can not wait til next season!!!! I’m super excited to see whats going to go down :)

  4. OMD- That was uhmazzinng! What a great season finale! I only just started getting into TVD in season 3, at say episode 17 or so but i’m totally hooked!


    • well now you get to watch tvd all the way threw!

  5. I cannot wait for season 4! I’ll be on the edge of my seat until then! I was lucky and got to catch up before season 3 started with seasons 1 and 2 on netflix. I spent 30-some hours over two days and watched every episode. I love this show!

  6. Personally I think that season 3 should have been the last, I dont know how the show can go on when elana is the way she is (you know what i mean if you saw the finale), the show just wont be the same anymore. Still I wasnt expecting season 3 to be that good but WOW, boy was I wrong. Vampire diaries is awesome, who knows whats coming next.

    • Read the books she’s turned in them and there were still more

  7. Everything was good .. But elena chose stefan.. It s quite disappointing coz am a delena fan.. Lets see what happens in next season..

  8. Everything was nice.. But elena chose stefan .. It is quite disappointing becoz am a delena fan… Lets see what happens in next episode..

  9. Is Klaus dead or not? What’s going on? Somebody tells me plzz

    • Well he did the same thing before, transferred bodies, with the help of Bonnie. He will have to keep transferring bodies because his is burned to ashes anyway.

      But now that I think about it, WHERE THE HELL DOES TYLER’S SOUL/SPIRIT GO NOW? Is he like…dead…inside? Poor kid.

      • I know right?! I was wondering the same thing about Tyler’s spirit. And that sucks for Joseph Morgan. He got killed off but his character is still in the show being played by other people? lol

        • He didn’t get killed off. JP already announced that Joseph Morgan would be playing Klaus for the S4 but that we can expect him to be in Tyler’s body in the first ep.

      • He’s alive same as Alaric

    • If there was some kind of spell Bonnie could do to make Elena change back to human form, dont you think she would have done that for her mother? Jus sayin

  10. Elenaa chosee stephaannn :D

  11. Season 3 was amazing and the finale had me in tears! Yes, she made her decision but who’s to say it is set in stone. Stephan had a flashback from when he first met her plus will she make the full transition? I know Klaus is not dead thanks to Bonnie and her spell. What is to happen next season. I don’t want to wait but I have to..

  12. Season 3 was amazing and the finale had me in tears! Yes, she made her decision but who’s to say it is set in stone. Stephan had a flashback from when he first met her plus will she make the full transition? I know Klaus is not dead thanks to Bonnie and her spell. What is to happen next season. I don’t want to wait but I have to..

  13. I knew Elena would be turned into a vampire and it will be so exciting to see what this brings to the show. I absolutley love VD!! Does anyone know when Season 4 is starting?


  15. Omg like ive been a vampire diaries fan for forever, and i ship delena, but i do love stefan, hes a kind heart. BUT OMFG DAMONS FLASHBACK OF MEETING ELENA BEFORE STEFAN DID?! Shes going to remember that durning her transitition omg and what happened to tyler, and what is caroline going to do to klaus when she finds out?! And what is elena gonna do what if she chooses to die?! I doubt it but still! But what is caroline gonna do to Bonnie cuz of what she did to tyler? Is tyler still a hybrid or just a werewolf now? OMG im freaking out?!?!?!

  16. OMG cant wait till fall for season 4… seaon 3 was ttotally full of surprises

  17. Vampire diaries original family are all so gorgeous and great actors.


  19. I love the vampire diaries, i hope stefan will be able to live with what he did (changing elena to a vampire). . . Delena all the way

  20. I can’t wait to see season 4. i want to see Elena and Damon together. Elena and Stefan was great at the beginning but now she’s past what had brought them together-her parents death-, now it’s time for Damon to get her. Maybe Stefan can get Katherine.

  21. CANT WAIT FOR SEASON 4!!!!!!!!!

  22. I want Damon and Elena together…now she is going to remember when Damon told her he loved her in her room since he compelled her after he did it…PICK DAMON!!!!!!!!!!

  23. anyone has any idea when season 4 will be out?

  24. well, honestly, no offence to anyone, but i think that turning elena into a vampire was very and very stupid. i thought the writers weren’t going by the book, and that’s what i loved most about the show because personally for me the book wasn’t that good. but if they really are going by the book then what’s the use rooting for DELENA(and that’s the couple i’m actually rooting for)? i mean she like chose stefan, yeah he’s a great guy, i love him too, but she fits damon better. i think caroline should be with klaus, bonnie and jeremy, and stefan and katherine. i’m going to continue watching TVD but ithas really started dissapointing me lately(((

  25. I dont like the idea of turning Elena into vampire may be she should be left to act as human for awhile

  26. I cant wait till season 4 , I watch the 3 seasons again , I’d love very much to know what happen in the next season