Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW ©2011 The CW Network, LLC Photo: Elena and Stefan Get Serious in Season 2, Episode 20: "The Last Day"

We know it's been a long summer without The Vampire Diaries. Those creepy end-of-season cliffhangers left us so thirsty for more — we’re talking Stefan bloodthirsty here — that we just can’t stop thinking about Season 3!

Thankfully, we know when we can expect our favorite fanged friends to return to our small screens: Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8 p.m. ET. We're almost there, fang fans!

Source: Press Release