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CW's "Vampire Diaries," four others get next-season order

Looking to generate some February-sweep buzz in the teeth of the Winter Olympics, CW announced it's picking up "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "90210," "Supernatural" and "America's Next Top Model" for the 2010-2011 TV season.

That, of course, leaves CW's other primetime series -- "One Tree Hill, " "Smallville," "Melrose Place" and "Life Unexpected," in the lurch, triggering an orgy of blogger handwriting, and twitter teeth gnashing.

CW noted its freshman drama "Vampire Diaries" is its most watched show, averaging 4.6 million viewers this season, and is tops among 18-34 year old viewers -- who are the Holy Grail of Madison Avenue.

"Supernatural" -- the last remnant of the old WB network in CW's Coming Back List -- will be back for a sixth season. "Gossip Girl" is CW's No. 1 ranked show among 8-34 year old chicks. "90210" is one of TV's most DVR'd shows, nearly doubling its 18-34 year old chick audience. Meanwhile, "Top Model" will return with Tyra Banks intact -- though she's retiring from the daytime talk show biz.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 16, 2010; 1:56 PM ET
Categories:  TV News  
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