Thursday, April 28, 2011

‘Supernatural’, ‘Vampire Diaries’ renewed

Two of my favorite TV shows were renewed this week for next season. Thank heaven they’re on the CW.
A top-rated show on the CW or any cable network would be a bomb for the big four networks. So I’m glad “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries” are on the CW, because they wouldn’t have survived on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox.
Science-fiction, horror and fantasy shows have a tough time making it on the big networks because they tend to attract a niche audience. (Consider ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” and NBC’s “The Event,” which are both likely to be canceled after their first seasons.)
This fall, “Supernatural” will begin its seventh season and “Vampire Diaries” its third. (See articles at EW and TV by the Numbers.)
Hear, hear.

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