Get happy, CW fans!
You will not have to work your voting fingers to the bone this year to represent for The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, 90210 and America's Next Top Model in this year's upcoming E! Online Save One Show campaign, because the CW is being all smart and has issued early pickups for those shows. Whee!
Still, three CW series that some of you guys love remain in limbo. Which three are they, and when might we learn their fates?
Pickups for One Tree Hill, Nikita and Hellcats are still to be determined. OTH, if it returned, would be coming back for an astonishing ninth season. As for newbies Nikita and Hellcats, well, we're definitely rooting for a Nikita renewal. Nikita show runner Craig Silverstein told us earlier this year, "I am feeling good. We're making plans for it. We don't have any official word. I am not sure that any show on the network does officially. But I am very hopeful."
Not only will we get a regular cycle of ANTM, but the CW is kicking off a first-ever All-Star Edition in the fall. The ANTM All-Star series will not only include winners of past cycles, but also "breakout characters who had the most memorable stories" from previous seasons. No contestant names, judges, or prizes have been announced yet.
One of the first tweets of excitement didn't come from a cast member or writer…it came from a spouse! Danneel Harris, wife of our Alpha Male Madness Winner Jensen Ackles, tweeted her happiness over her hubby's show Supernatural getting a pickup: "Thanks guys! We are super excited for season 7!!!!"
So are we, Mrs. Ackles. And even though TVD's renewal came as a surprise to absolutely no one, it was still nice to hear from executive producer Julie Plec: "Yes, it's official! Season 3 is happening. Thank you all for your love and support!"
We'll likely learn the fates of OTH, Hellcats and Nikita in May at the broadcast networks annual upfront presentations to advertisers. So if you could only have one of those three, which would it be?