The CW has announced that the upcoming eighth season of drama “The Vampire Dairies” will ultimately be the final season. “The Vampire Dairies” has meant so much to so many fans around the world, and has meant so much to all of us at The CW,” said Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. “I am a huge fan of the show myself, and I’ve seen every episode. So I am very happy that we can give Julie and Kevin the chance to finish their story the way they have envisioned, and to give viewers a fantastic conclusion to eight spectacular seasons.”
The now final 16-episode season of “The Vampire Diaries” will premiere Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET, with a series finale date to be announced at a later time. The series is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.
At series end will be a total of 171 episodes of “The Vampire Diaries.”