The CW Renews 'Arrow' And Other Favorites; A 'Breaking Bad' Actor Lands New Role + More

'Arrow,' 'Supernatural,' and 'Vampire Diaries' Renewed for Next Year!

Awesome news for fans of the shows if you ask me. The CW announced today that they are renewing these shows for next year, and it would seem they were a shoe in!

Arrow brought the CW their best premiering series since 2009.

The Vampire Diaries is the network's best rated series in specific target demographics.

Supernatural is hitting it out of the park and the ratings are 15% better than last year.

That means that Arrow will be returning for a second season, while Vampire Diaries will have a fifth season.  Supernatural is steamrolling in on its ninth season next year.

But on top of the great TV ratings these shows are pulling in for CBS's The CW, they're also highlighting good numbers "digitally."  That would include the social media world, DVR, streaming... etc..

There's no word yet on Nikita or Hart of Dixie, Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries and other such series.

Plus the network has Cult coming up!


Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, and also has Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, and John Barrowman (as a bad guy!) in the cast.  The Green Arrow character is based on the DC comic.

The Vampire Diaries stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Steven R. McQueen.  It's a vampire love-triangle with lots of other complications of sub-plots.

Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as brothers who hunt down supernatural troubles, referred to as "Hunters."


NCIS: LA Spin-Off News

I caught a piece on Huff Post Entertainment that says the word on the street is that Kim Raver (Grey's Anatomy, Revolution, 24) has joined the NCIS: LA spin-off series, which some are referring to as NCIS: Red.

Kim Raver is now joining Scott Grimes (American Dad, ER), John Corbett (Parenthood, Sex and the City 2), Edwin Hodge (Cougar Town, Red Dawn) and veteran actor Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: LA, The Courier).

It's good to see Raver getting a new gig.  She's always brought something unique to all the roles I've seen her in.  Her characters are easy to like, yet they always seem to have some flaw that's very easy to dislike.


The Originals News

The CW has hired actress Danielle Campbell (Prison Break, Madea's Witness Protection) for the potential new spin-off from The Vampire Diaries, called The Originals.

The Originals will focus on Klaus, and takes place around the New Orleans region.


Jonathan Banks, who played the hired thug, Mike, in Breaking Bad last year has a new gig coming up on NBC.

That new gig is a pilot episode for a potential new show titled Bloodline.  In Bloodline, Banks will be playing the head of a dysfunctional family, if you can call a bloodline with a history of mercenaries dysfunctional.  I know I can!

There's another family also involved in the story, whose bloodlines involve murderers.

It's like the McCoys and Hatfields... but... meaner!