The Vampire Diaries
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Title: The Vampire Diaries
Format: Live-action
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: CW Network
Seasons: 8
Episodes: 171
Production company: Alloy Entertainment; CBS Television Studios; Outer Banks Entertainment; Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Bob Levy; Leslie Morgenstein; Julie Plec; Kevin Williamson; Barbie Kligman; Andrew Kreisberg
Producers: Marcos Siega; Sean Reycraft
Principal cast: Nina Dobrev; Paul Wesley; Ian Somerhalder; Steven R. McQueen; Katerina Graham; Candice Accola; Zach Roerig; Michael Trevino; Joseph Morgan
Air dates
First aired: September 10th, 2009
Last aired: March 10th, 2017

The Vampire Diaries is an American horror-romance television series that debuted on the CW Network in September of 2009. The show is based upon a series of novels written by L.J. Smith. Its tone and story-structure was largely inspired by the popularity of the Twilight film series. The first half of season one ran for ten episodes in 2009 and resumed airing in January, 2010. The story follows the journey of a young woman named Elena Gilbert of the fictional town of Mystic Falls who finds herself the object of affection of two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon Salvatore. Both brothers take sharp note of the fact that Elena bears a strong resemblance to a 19th century vampire named Katherine Pierce - a woman who had garnered the affections of both men.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Season One[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 1
Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Pilot September 10th, 2009
1x2 The Night of the Comet September 17th, 2009
1x3 Friday Night Bites September 24th, 2009
1x4 Family Ties October 1st, 2009
1x5 You're Undead to Me October 8th, 2009
1x6 Lost Girls October 15th, 2009
1x7 Haunted October 29th, 2009
1x8 162 Candles November 5th, 2009
1x9 History Repeating November 12th, 2009
1x10 The Turning Point November 19th, 2009
1x11 Bloodlines January 21st, 2010
1x12 Unpleasantville January 28th, 2010
1x13 Children of the Damned February 4th, 2010
1x14 Fool Me Once February 11th, 2010
1x15 A Few Good Men March 25th, 2010
1x16 There Goes the Neighborhood April 1st, 2010
1x17 Let the Right In On April 8th, 2010
1x18 Under Control April 15th, 2010
1x19 Miss Mystic Falls April 22nd, 2010
1x20 Blood Brothers April 29th, 2010
1x21 Isobel May 6th, 2010
1x22 Founder's Day May 13th, 2010

Season Two[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 2

Season Three[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 3

Season 4[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 4

Season 5[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 5

Season 6[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 6

Season 7[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 7

Season 8[edit | edit source]

Main article: Vampire Diaries/Season 8

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Vampire Diaries is based on a series of young adult novels by author L.J. Smith. The series includes:
  • The Awakening
  • The Struggle
  • The Fury
  • Dark Reunion
  • The Return: Nightfall
  • The Return: Shadow Souls
  • The Return: Midnight
  • The Hunters: Phantom
  • The Hunters: Moonsong
  • The Hunters: Eternity
  • Author L.J. Smith is also responsible for writing another series of novels called The Secret Circle. These were likewise adapted into a television series which aired on Thursday nights at 9:00pm from September, 2011 to March, 2012, right after The Vampire Diaries.
  • Elena's house is filmed at 1904 Floyd Street NE in Covington, Georgia.
  • Tyler's house is filmed at 2129 East Street SE in Covington, Georgia.
  • Gram's house is filmed at 2136 Conyers Street SE in Covington, Georgia.
  • The vampire special effects used in the series are provided by Entity FX.

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