Did you enjoy Klaus' big episode of "The Vampire Diaries" Thursday night?
You're going to be seeing a lot more of him. The CW has picked up "The Originals," a "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, for next season.
Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, said in a Friday statement that the network knew it wanted more of "The Originals" as soon as CW executives saw the episode. The good ratings Thursday had to bolster their confidence.
NBC on Friday renewed five dramas: "Chicago Fire," "Revolution," "Grimm," "Parenthood" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." "Chicago Fire" and "Revolution" weren't surprises. But the return of "Parenthood" has to be a pleasant surprise for the family drama's fans.
Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement: "We’re especially pleased to be renewing “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire” -- two first-season successes -- and there will be more returning series announcements made in the next couple of weeks.”
NBC also announced it will salute "The Office" with a one-hour retrospective at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, before the hour series finale at 9 that night.
NBC News is producing the special, which will feature executive producers Greg Daniels, Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman. The actors interviewed will include John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Angela Kinsey, Craig Robinson, Oscar Nunez and BJ Novak.