August 03, 2011 3:30pm PT by Philiana Ng
CW Orders More Episodes of 'Gossip Girl,' 'Nikita,' Two More Returning Series
The CW has ordered more episodes for four of its returning dramas.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the female-skewing network has picked up two additional episodes for the upcoming seasons of veteran primetime soaps Gossip Girl and 90210, bringing their total episode counts to 24. Meanwhile, the net's Friday dramas Nikita and Supernatural have been picked up for an additional episode each, bringing their totals to 23.
Notably absent is the CW's popular supernatural series The Vampire Diaries, which will serve as a lead-in for witch drama The Secret Circle -- both executive produced by Kevin Williamson.
The net has several midseason series already on tap, including the ninth and final season of One Tree Hill and reality series Framed and Re-Modeled.