When the news dropped yesterday that The Vampire Diaries — along with The Originals and three other CW shows — was picked up for another season, we were beyond excited. We have fallen in love with this show over the past five seasons and want to see it go on forever. And while a Season 6 pickup isn’t exactly forever, it’ll do for now.

Season 5 has been quite a wild ride, with the first half focusing a lot on the doppelganger mythology, giving us the ancient forbidden love of Amara and Silas — along with the scorned Qetsiyah. As soon as TVD came back from the winter hiatus, we were gifted with the 100th episode, which might be one of our favorites in the history of the show. Since then, we’ve watched Katherine (who is a passenger in Elena) try to trick the Mystic Falls gang into believing that she is dead, giving her the power to pass herself off as Elena for the foreseeable future.

Hopefully all of the craziness gets cleared up and gives us a clear picture as to what the next season will be able to deliver, but in the meantime, let’s see how the cast and crew of TVD is reacting to the amazing renewal news:





Are you glad The Vampire Diaries got picked up for a sixth season? Hit the comments and let us know!

The Vampire Diaries airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!