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The Vampire Diaries Season 7: Who Could Be Out?

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Yes, you read this headline correctly.

While The Vampire Diaries Season 6 doesn't premiere until October 2, we can't help but speculate about The Vampire Diaries Season 7 for one very good reason:

Only two of the show's three leads have signed on for a potential renewal, according to E! News, although it's unclear whether Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley or Ian Somerhalder is the one holding out.

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Don't you die on me, Jeremy! Damon did not react well when he nearly lost Elena's brother.

Despite decreasing ratings, network sources confirm that Season 7 would be a strong likelihood if all three main stars stick around, though the early numbers for Season 6 will clearly play a factor in this decision.

Kristin Dos Santos, however, also says it's possible the series will go forth with only two of the three leads returning.

This is all speculation, of course. It's very early to make any kind of prediction.

But Julie Plec has said she has "plans" for Season 7 and executives at The CW have made it clear they want the show to go on... and on... and on.

As for which star may be hesitant to sign back on?

Nina Dobrev has a burgeoning film career (she currently stars in Let's Be Cops); Paul Wesley has hinted at times that he's a bit sick of playing nice guy Stefan; and Ian Somerhalder has a number of interests, most notably his charitable foundation, that could take him away from Mystic Falls.

Which actor/actress do you think hasn't signed a new contract yet? And would you want The Vampire Diaries with only two of Stefan, Elena and Damon?

The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 1 airs on Thursday, October 2 at 8/7c.

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Sorry but there is NOT a conformation of TVD returning. I was at Eyecon and nothing was said. Stop filling the fans head with lies.

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Ian and Nina stick together, don`t hate each other. You don`t know how much you both look amazing. I still wish you get together in real life. My love for you both.... Paul!!! You are my super star. You don`t like your play in the show but actually your personality inspires me and make me believe there are people like you. Your face is as nice as your personality in the show. Ian, I love your heart and your unlimited love for Elena. Nina, I love you as Elena and your being strong in such pain attracts us. Ian, your face expressions and your attractive eyes and your heart are the best in you ;) Paul!!! I am your big fan because of your personality and your pretty face ;) MY LOVE FOR YOU ALL.

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But obviously I dont want any of them to leave. The person I want least to leave is Elena...
But I also don't want Damon to leave, Damn! I can't handle Elena leaving.. And Damon would be heartbreaking.. And Stefan would be very difficult. But I feel like I could survive very difficult. (Not that I don't love Stefan.. I love Stefan!) I guess i could also potentially possibly maybe survive without Damon but it would be heartbreaking I don't want to imagine it.

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@ ophelia

If stefan leaves the show is death. Just saying. If Damon ĺeft I could live with it. Seeing I think he is Elena's bitch anyway. Elena is actually the core of the show so if she left they can write off having another season. Even though she annoys me now.

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If Stefan left I could keep watching

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If any of those three leave the show is dead...period.

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I don't want any of them to leave...the show wouldn't be the same I love the brother bond between Damon and Stefan... brothers who can do anything for eachother , if Ian leaves im never watching TVD again and Damon and Elena are meant to be no one can replace either of them... the three of them make this show really great and I would hate it if one of them leaves especially Ian.

Pauldailly92

i believe it will most likely be Ian. If i'm being honest though Vampire Diaries is losing quality fast. I would wrap it up with the sixth season, migrate Caroline over to The Originals and potentially launch another spin-off.

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Honestly, if either Ian or Nina's out, then I'm out.

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@ Ellen Speybrouck

Yeah

Sarah silva

I love this show and would like to see it last a few more seasons,
That being said personally, I can not imagine the show without any of those 3. So if they all do not sign on for Season 7, then I say let Season 6 be the last and finish strong.

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I don't want any of them to leave nina paul and ian are the show they cant leave :( please don't leave xx

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.

Damon

I wanna say thank you for giving me everything I always wanted. A love to consume me, and passion, and adventure. There's nothing more I could ever want than for it to last forever, but it can't. This is the last time I'm gonna see you. This is goodbye, Damon.

Elena [to Damon]