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We love The CW Upfronts. Not only did we get a schedule of shows, but we got some tantalizing clues about The Vampire Diaries Season 5.

In a press release announcing its fall 2013 schedule, the network also gave a brief description of TVD’s fifth season. We’ll take what we can get!

After giving some details about Season 4, the press release teases, “the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow, and a confession of true love. The series heads into its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human, and a shocking Salvatore secret.”

The first two clues aren’t too surprising. We knew at least a few of Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) friends made it in to college and would be heading their separate ways come fall. It sounds like the cure isn’t reversible — or whomever took it wants to stay human for a while. But what’s really interesting is the Salvatore secret. Is it Stefan (Paul Wesley) or Damon (Ian Somerhalder) who’s hiding something?

Are we alone in hoping it’s a long-lost, equally hot third brother?

Read the full description below:


 

THURSDAY

8:00-9:00 P.M.  “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES”

In the tumultuous fourth season of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the world of Mystic Falls was turned upside down when the beautiful and compassionate Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) came face-to-face with her worst nightmare – life as a vampire.  While Elena struggled to control her new powers and the overwhelming thirst for blood, the astonishing news that a cure for vampirism may actually exist reached Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) Salvatore, the two vampire brothers who love her.  Their search for the cure leads the brothers, along with Elena’s brother Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) and her best friends Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Caroline (Candice Accola), to a horrifying confrontation with the ancient and all-powerful immortal, Silas, who has been entombed with the cure for more than 2,000 years.  But Elena isn’t the only vampire who longs to return to life as a human, and the question of who will take the cure is resolved in the heart-stopping season finale, along with moments of unexpected joy, unspeakable sorrow, and a confession of true love.  The series heads into its fifth season with some characters headed off to college, a newly cured vampire trying to survive as a human, and a shocking Salvatore secret. Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.  The series was developed by Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “Scream”) & Julie Plec (“Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), who serve as executive producers along with Leslie Morgenstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Pretty Little Liars”) and Caroline Dries (“Melrose Place,” “Smallville”).