Vampire Diaries dead, Bates Motel shut

Scripted-logo-460_2Vampire DiariesThe Vampire Diaries and Bates Motel will end after their respective final seasons.

The CW’s Vampire Diaries will stop after its eighth season, while Bates Motel will turn off the lights for the final time after five seasons on A&E.

Vampire Diaries, based on L.J. Smith’s book series of the same name, debuted in 2009, with CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television, Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment all attached.

It spawned a spin-off CW US broadcast series, The Originals, in 2013.

The supernatural-themed drama about a teenage girl who falls in love with a centuries-old vampire will end after a 16-episode eighth season.

Bates Motel, meanwhile, is based on the 1960 movie Psycho, and is from Universal Television, Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions. The series follows the deteriorating mental state of Norman Bates, the remorseless killer from Psycho, and his unstable relationship with his mother. It is set up as a prequel to the movie and is set in a different town in a modern day setting.  

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