Will now be a 23-episode run
US TV network The CW has extended its episode orders for a number of shows in the 2011/12 season, including Supernatural which will now have a seventh season of 23 episodes instead of 22.
Gossip Girl and 90210 have both benefitted from two extra episodes each, bringing their runs to 24. Nikita , like Supernatural , has been upped by one episode to 23.
The Vampire Diaries , however, has so far missed out on an extension. TVLine speculates that this is partly to do with showrunner Kevin Williamson being busy with his new show, The Secret Circle , and partly because The Vampire Diaries has an “extensive post-production process”. Really? What, more than Supernatural ? Do they have to digitally remove all chest hairs from the male cast or something?