The Vampire Diaries


Vampire Diaries dead, Bates Motel shut

The 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, […]

In-demand charts: Denmark (April 17-23, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows from another European territory. Denmark’s most popular digital original is House of Cards, the first time the dark political drama has topped one of our territory-specific charts, while Game of Thrones’ return propelled it to the top of the overall list. […]

Hollywood channels launches on China’s Tudou

Metan Development Group has launched a family of Tinsel Town entertainment channels, Hollywood, on China’s largest video-sharing site Tudou. Metan is the US-Chinese firm created by E! founder Larry Namer and former News Corp boss Marty Pompadur. The company’s Hollywood network of channels launched this month and will target young, affluent Chinese consumers interested in […]

CW plots Supernatural spin-off

US broadcast network The CW is reportedly working on a spin-off to its scripted series Supernatural. The series will be introduced as a backdoor pilot featuring an as-yet unnamed character that will appear in the ninth season of Supernatural, according to reports coming out of San Diego’s Comic Con International event. Neither The CW nor […]

2013 LA Screenings in review

As the sun sets on the studio lots and the myriad of international buyers head home after this year’s LA Screenings, the real business is just beginning. For those channels not tied into long term output deals with certain studios, the bidding wars for the best of the US are already underway. And though there […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

Netflix and Warner Bros. ink UK TV deal

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros.’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]