Supernatural Vampires Shoot Arrows |
How’s that for an original heading? Today, the CW made an announcement that everyone really saw coming – renewing three TV shows that many of their viewers actually watch. Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow will be returning for their ninth, fifth and second seasons, respectively. CW President Mark Pedowitz released a statement with the announcement
“We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit Arrow and fan favorite Supernatural on Wednesday night, and the continued success of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, we’ve been able to do that. Not only do Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries perform well on-air, they’re also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I’m thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season.”
The Walking Dead Shatters Records |
Forget competition from the Grammys, the return of everyone’s zombie lovin’ show shattered records yet again. Season 3 resumed Sunday night with an all-time high of 12.3 million viewers tuning in, breaking the record by 1.4 million. With amc encores, the premiere reached upwards of 16 million eyeballs. These numbers make Dead basic cable’s highest rated show ever. 7.7 million viewers checked it out in the 18-49 demo. These ratings are putting network TV’s big guns up for a challenge. The post-show Talking Dead reached 4.1 million viewers, which is impressive as it moves to it’s new time.
In reality news, Dancing with the Stars will announce it’s latest cast during Good Morning America on February 26. The new season premiering March 18 is rumored to have Victor Ortiz, Kourtney Kardashian, Mama June from Honey Boo Boo and The Bachelor’s Emily Maynard. Reports claim Lindsay Lohan turned it down, but don’t count out Dina.
Lost fans can rejoice as Josh Holloway signed on in a new CBS pilot, Intelligence. The show focuses on a unit that has been created around an agent with a special gift. What is the gift, you ask? The agent has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Sound like another NBC show to anyone else? Also in casting news, Psych‘s Maggie Lawson has signed on to sit opposite James Caan in an ABC comedy pilot. Does this spell the end for Psych, which premieres February 27. The eight-episode eighth season has been rumored to be its last.