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Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries renewed early by The CW

Date February 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The CW's hit freshman superhero drama "Arrow" has hit its mark for a second season.

"Arrow" has been renewed by the CW, along with older series "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural," CW president Mark Pedowitz said Monday.

All three series will return in the fall.

A modern retelling of the Green Arrow comic-book saga, "Arrow," which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m., premiered in October 2012 for the CW's best series premiere in 2009 and is currently the network's most-watched series. Its October premiere racked up 4 million total viewers, and scored a 1.3 rating/4 share in the key 18-49 demographic - a particularly strong showing in the demo for the network, which has traditionally skewed toward a younger female audience.

"The Vampire Diaries," meanwhile, is entering its fifth season, while "Supernatural" is heading into its ninth season.

"We said last year that one of our goals was to establish building blocks to grow on, and now with our new hit 'Arrow' and fan favorite 'Supernatural' on Wednesday night, and the continued success of 'The Vampire Diaries' on Thursday, we've been able to do that," Pedowitz said. "Not only do 'Arrow,' 'Supernatural' and 'The Vampire Diaries' perform well on-air, they're also extremely successful for us both digitally and socially. I'm thrilled to have all three shows returning to our schedule next season."

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