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The fifth season of The Vampire Diaries is set to air in the United States during fall of 2013. It was announced on February 11, 2013 that the show was renewed for another season. Julie Plec later tweeted to confirm this. It will premiere on October 3, 2013 and end sometime in May, 2014.
Based on the series of books by L. J. Smith, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is from Alloy Entertainment and Bonanza Productions Inc in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Kevin Williamson ("Scream," "Dawson's Creek"), Julie Plec ("Kyle XY," "Wasteland"), Leslie Morgenstein ("Gossip Girl," "Private") and Bob Levy ("Gossip Girl," "Privileged").