May 3, 2012
The CW has announced that The Vampire Diaries has received an early renewal for a fourth season. The undead drama has been one of the network's top series since hitting the airwaves in 2009.
Also getting early pick-ups today were 90210 and Supernatural. The three pick-ups leave a number of other shows' fates unknown until The CW's upfront presentation later this month on May 17. Fans of shows like The Secret Circle, Nikita, Ringer, Hart of Dixie, and Gossip Girl will have to wait a little longer to find out which of those series will return for the 2012-2013 season.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)