CW President Teases The Vampire Diaries Spin-Off

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Dawn Ostroff is the President of Entertainment of The CW Television Network.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she talked about the future of various shows, including a possible spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. Excerpts from the conversation are below:

Why has The Vampire Diaries been so successful? Great writing, great casting, a topic that's in the zeitgeist and a known franchise is always what we look for. It's the perfect example of the kind of qualities we stress in every show we pick up.

Might there be a spin-off? Hopefully in a few years.

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Will One Tree Hill be renewed? We're encouraged. We think [Creator] Mark Schwahn has done a great job with the show. The fans are the most loyal and dedicated I think I've ever seen. They have some 1.6 million fans on Facebook. Creatively, we feel the show is in a really good place.

On low ratings for Gossip Girl and 90210: I wouldn't say they haven't done as well. You have to realize that you have a lot of people time-shifting our shows and watching in different ways. Mondays have been particularly tough this year -- it has become more competitive. 90210 creatively is light years away from where it was last year. Sometimes that show is watched more on DVR than live.

Will Smallville remain on Fridays next season? Viewers have not only followed it, but have endorsed the show creatively. I think it's too early too tell [where it will go], but it's been doing well on Fridays.

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Wait there is NO spin off as of now?! I thought there was! The Originals set in New Orleans! :(


Angel was a spin-off of Buffy and that worked. I don't see why a Vampire Diaries spin-off wouldn't. I would watch.


November 7th, 2010 10:03 AM
LOL "will smallville remain on friday next season?" whaaaat? it's in its final season already?!? so she as the president doesnt even know that her own show is in its final season" Hello!! If you read the date the interview was done you would find that it was during season 9. Also if they were to do a spinoff to Vampire Diaries I highly doubt that one of the brothers would leave the show. It would more likely be Bonnie or Caroline it would be centred around. Also who cares if it is riding Twilights success. It is a great show on its own. Also no matter what anyone says, Melrose Place had its good points. And yes Private Practice is a great example of a good spin-off.


A vampire diaries spin off is insanely dumb. They will Probably take one of the salvatore brothers away to the other show. There are some storylines theu coild explore but will be a huge mistake in the end. About smallville: either she is really dumb (which is a probability) or the hollywood reporter tried to catch her off guard and reveal the truth behind the rumors and she just said what she said to be coy. I dont know. Spin offs arent so bad, Private Practice is a great show.


LOL "will smallville remain on friday next season?" whaaaat? it's in its final season already?!? so she as the president doesnt even know that her own show is in its final season


Lol Dawn will say anything to protect her shows. How does it feel like Dawn, that Smallville on a FRIDAY is doing better than your precious GG and 90210?


Lol, Vampire Diaries is successful because it's about vampires, and you know how the teenagers love em. So it's just eating Twilight's success.


90210 is doing well!! and i agree with the president , it's way better this year!! and it will probably be renewed for next season!! yayyy!! the only shows i think CW will cancel is Smallville (it's sure), and Life Unexpected...


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Spin offs on shows that are still airing are so DUMB!
Keep the characters around! That is what makes the show amazing!
hence how gossip girls "spin off" didn't happen. And most spin-offs don't work. see Joey spin-off of Friends.


Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


When 9 Russians tell you you're drunk, you lie down.

Enzo [to Bonnie]