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CW picks up new drama 'Vampire Diaries,' while 'Privileged' likely will not return

May 17, 2009 |  8:22 pm

"Vampire Diaries" is the first CW series to land a pickup for fall.

Based on the Alloy young adult novels about a young woman courted by two vampire brothers, one good and one evil. The brothers are at war over her soul as well as the souls of her friends, family members, and town.

"It taps into what women have been fascinated with for years," CW President of Entertainment Dawn Ostroff said in March. " 'Dark Shadows,' 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' and 'Twilight.' " It’s a great story about a young woman who is in a love triangle between two brothers. It’s all about her life. We like that it's romantic and dangerous all at the same time."

The show was created by Kevin Williamson ("Dawson's Creek and "Scream"). The books were popular in the '90s, went out of print, and are now being republished with a new edition. Alloy also published the books that CW series "Gossip Girl" and "Privileged" are based on.

But "Privileged," which never gained traction with the network's audience, likely will not be renewed, sources said.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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