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Prepare yourselves for another torturous summer hiatus — and that’s a good thing. The CW just announced that The Vampire Diaries will return for a fourth season. Fang yeah!

According to the press release, “The Vampire Diaries will return for a fourth season of bloody good drama this fall, Supernatural will mark its eighth season with the monster-hunting Winchester brothers on The CW, and on 90210, the gang from West Beverly will return for season five.”

There’s no word yet on which actors will be returning, but we’re pretty confident the main three — Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore), and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) — at the very least will return.

For those of you who are fans of other CW shows such as Secret Circle and Nikita, fear not. These were just the early pickups, so there’s still a chance those shows will be renewed as well. Fingers crossed!

Source: Press release

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