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The Vampire Diaries

The CW
10 September, 2009
The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, and concluded on March 10, 2017, having aired 171 episodes over eight seasons. The pilot episode attracted the largest audience for The CW of any series premiere since the network began in 2006; the first season averaged 3.60 million viewers. It was the most-watched series on the network before being supplanted by Arrow. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning four People's Choice Award and many Teen Choice Awards. In April 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev, who played Elena Gilbert, confirmed that she would be leaving the show after its sixth season. Dobrev returned to record a voiceover for the seventh-season finale and returned as a guest star in the series finale.

Genre Drama, Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy
Developed by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec
Starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Sara Canning, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Kayla Ewell, Michael Trevino, Matt Davis, Joseph Morgan, Michael Malarkey
Composer(s) Michael Suby
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 171
Executive producer(s) Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy, Caroline Dries, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Chad Fiveash, James Stoteraux
Producer(s) Julie Plec
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia, Covington, Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia (pilot)
Cinematography Michael Karasick, Darren Genet, John Smith, Datan Hopson, Rob C. Givens
Running time 41–49 minutes
Production company(s) Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television
Distributor CBS Television Distribution, Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Related shows The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth, The Originals, The Originals: The Awakening, Legacies
Netflix ID 70143860

About The Vampire Diaries

A teenager becomes embroiled in a love triangle with two vampire brothers. The show is based on the series of books by LJ Smith.

Achievement of The Vampire Diaries

The show ran for eight seasons and 171 episodes. It won 4 People's Choice Awards and several Teen Choice Awards. A spin-off of the series titled The Originals began airing in 2013.  

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Latest information about The Vampire Diaries updated on July 28 2021.