Next up in my line of looks back at what happened at the TCA Summer Press Tour, The CW. Gahtered from various sources.
- On why "The Vampire Diaries" won't get additional episodes (like "Gossip Girl" (24), "90210" (24), "Supernatural" (23) and "Nikita" (23)), CW entertainment president Mark Pedowitz said that the show couldn't produce more segments "a production basis. We would have loved to have more. But I'd rather have a great 22 than 24 [that are not]."
- He wouldn't confirm or deny that the next season is the last of "Supernatural". At The CW, hope is to have the show going on, but they're looking at "one season at a time".
- At the moment, it is pretty certain that the last season of "One Tree Hill" will cap at 13 episodes. But "never say never", Pedowitz told reporters about a possible extension. James Lafferty is set to return for multiple episodes.
- For its future, The CW is also looking to add procedurals to its lineup, as well as a new take on superheroes.
- Kevin Williamson said at the "Secret Circle" panel that there won't be any crossovers between his new show and "The Vampire Diaries". “That would kind of limit us. We want to create our own story.”
However, just a day later, while speaking to TVLine, Williamson sort of retracted a bit. "If there’s a way that we could set up two sets of witches and let them merge, then maybe there’s a crossover episode in store,” he said. But only if they're no vampires or werewolves involved, otherwise "…I feel like I’m watching The Vampire Diaries.” Yeah, I wouldn't bet on any crossovers…next season, that is.