LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Melrose Place” and “Vampire Diaries” continue to march to the CW’s fall schedule.
Both projects on Thursday were given permission to begin hiring staff, the clearest indication yet by the network that the series will be picked up.
With its name recognition and built-in buzz factor, the updated “Melrose” was an instant favorite before a single page of the script was written.
Still, the CW executives waited to watch the pilot, and liked what they saw.
For “Vampire Diaries,” based on Alloy Entertainment’s series of books about a girl in a love triangle with two vampire brothers, the network hopes to catch the vampire pop-culture wave ignited by the success of the “Twilight” franchise and HBO’s “True Blood.”
“Vampire” scored on its highly praised script and the execution of the pilot.
Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters