The Vampire Diaries

TVD is a supernatural drama. It’s the old story – 17 year-old girl Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev)… falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire – Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley)… Then vampire brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder) shows up, and she’s suddenly in the middle of a vamp love triangle…

If you need to catch up on the latest season of TVD or The Originals, they’re both on Amazon Instant – although you will have to pay for them.

The Vampire Diaries: Season 7

The Originals: Season 3

UK Premiere Date Information

Latest UK Premiere Date

UK Channel: ITV2

Latest/Next UK Season: 7b (returning after mid-season break)

Latest/Next UK Premiere Date: No exact date/time - Summer 2016

Country of Origin: USA

Additional Airing Notes:

Official word from ITV is that the second half of The Vampire Diaries Season 7 will be airing late Spring / summer 2016 so possibly the end of May

Previous UK Premiere Dates

Season 2 – ITV2 – Tuesday, 5th October 2010 at 9pm

Season 2, part 2 – ITV2 – 1st February 2011

Season 2, part 3 – ITV2 – Tuesday, 12th April 2011 at 9pm.

Season 3 – ITV2 – 11th October 2011 at 9pm

Season 3, part 2 – ITV2 – Tuesday, 28th February at 9pm

Season 4 – ITV2 – 15 October 2012 at 9pm

Season 5 – ITV2 – 29th October 2013 at 9pm

Season 6 – ITV2 – 4th November 2014 at 9pm

Season 7 – ITV2 – 28 October 2015 at 11pm


Next Season: 8



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149 Responses to “The Vampire Diaries”

  1. Andrew Bruce-Jones says:

    Why do we have to wait for ITV2 to stop procrastinating in showing the rest of season 7 of TVD? abolish so called christmas or mid-season breaks, cause by the time they start showing it again most of us have forgotten whats happened, or at least missed out on the all important context & nuances of the inter-twined story & its characters. call this a service ITV2!, i meen what else is worth watching on this channel….. nothing.

  2. Sophie says:

    I don’t know if anyone wants to know this (or you might already know) but it turns out that TVD will be finishing after season 8. Anyway I hope the show returns soon. I’ve been missing it.

    • Charlie says:

      It isn’t ending after season 8… Ian said he wants to have a break after season 8 not that the show is ending

      • Liz says:

        It’s more than likely ending in season eight no point in taking it further without Damon as its about the two brothers and Julie pec said she would consider taking some of the actors to the originals.

        • Sophie says:

          I’ve read a lot of articles about TVD this week and Ian did confirm himself that season 8 would be the last season. A few hours later, Ian commented again that he didn’t mean to say that but it does look like it could actually be the last season. It was definitely confirmed to be the last season. It doesn’t help that Kat Graham is hoping to leave when season 8 ends as well. it just looks like season 8 could actually be the last considering another actress is leaving at the end of it

        • Sophie says:

          Well actually Ian said that he thinks season 8 could actually be his last season

  3. emilyade says:

    any set date for 7B on itv2 UK yet?? and any one have any news on if theres going to be a Delena reunion ?

  4. Sophie says:

    I haven’t got any news about when the second half of TVD will be back but I thought you would all like to know that TVD has been renewed for an eighth season. I read on facebook that The CW had renewed TVD for another season and they have also renewed The Originals for season 4 as well. I hope this has helped

  5. Ami says:

    Hi everyone can you please tell me when the vampire diaries is coming bk as it is hafe way through it.? And I miss it plus am missing the originals. as i am from the UK thanks

  6. Vicki says:

    Thank you Liz

  7. Chris says:

    To be honest most shows have been struggling to play on most channels, the UK seems less interested in buying the rights to other shows and more interested ij keeping TV slots open for reality TV which is literally taking over the media. I wouldn’t be surprised if ITV2 stops it half way through season 7?

  8. Liz says:

    It’s gone from spring to summer they keep moving it

  9. Matt b says:

    Well that’s me watching online no way I’m waiting till may/June time first the late time slot now this absolutely awful treatment by itv2

  10. Liz says:

    That’s it am watching online free

  11. Debbie says:

    I have just read that Vampire Diaries won’t be back until late Spring (May / June?!). Why are ITV doing this? This, in my opinion is the only good show on ITV at the moment. Please can you tell me why they have done this?

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      No specific reason as far as we know, other than to remove any gaps created by the US schedule, and possibly move it out of the way of the deluge of shows that are returning over the next few weeks.


  12. Sophie says:

    I know that there is a 75% chance for another season but I’m a little bit worried about this season considering the date to return has been changed to Spring so I am definitely getting a bit worried for season 7 right now. Is there a chance that TVD will be cancelled midseason or do you think it’s still in the safe bracket because of the high chance of another season. Is it just taking a while to return because other shows are being shown on itv2 in its time slot?

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Ah well, 2 separate issues/questions there.

      1. Will TVD be renewed?
      The renewal percentage is based on whether the show will be made, not on what channel will show it in the UK. So whether ITV2 pick it up or not, or shoves it on at 11pm etc… has no bearing on the renewal. That’s entirely reliant on how it performs on The CW in the US, who are the channel that pay for it to be made. International sales usually have very little effect on a show.

      2. Is there a chance that TVD won’t be picked up for the 2nd half of this season on ITV2?
      There’s always a chance, but it seems more likely ITV2 are just a bit late bringing it back this year… One of the things that has me thinking it’s still coming is that, if you look on Amazon Video, you can buy all of season 3 (up to the US air date) of The Originals which makes me think Syfy dropped it. But season 7 of TVD is held at eps 8 where we left it on ITV2, which would imply it’s returning to UK broadcast tv or I would have thought they would have added the missing episodes.

      EDIT: Response from ITV is ‘yes they have it’, and it’ll be ‘late spring’. I know that’s probably not entirely what you want to hear, but at least it’s returning!


      • Sophie says:

        Thanks. I’m probably annoying you with all of the questions that i keep asking. So it sounds like TVD will definitely return to finish season 7 because of what you said about no more episodes appearing for season 7 because it’s being held at ep 8 so it will return at some point. It’s just taking a while for the show to return because other shows are being shown in the time slot for TVD. Also TVD season 7 isn’t going to be left unfinished is it because even though it’s sort of starting to go down hill, they won’t just leave a tv show unfinished in the middle of a season would they?… Considering that it’s still popular. Wouldn’t they finish the season and then if it was going to be cancelled, they would wait until they had finished the current season wouldn’t they?

        • Jenna says:

          Christ girl! You have seriously frustrated me & also managed to mash my head with all your damn questions!! Poor Dave. If you are getting this anxious over then return date of a god damn TV show then I suggest you seek help. I am a sucker for TVD myself (mind the pun) however this questionable amount of worry you are showing is down right shameful. Thanks for the head ache & get well soon!!

      • Sophie says:

        Thank you. Well at least we know that the rest of season 7 will be shown. It’s just taking a while for the show to be returned to UK TV. Well I’ll keep checking the website and hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer for the rest of season 7

  13. Sophie says:

    I got really excited because as I was scrolling down the list, I didn’t see TVD at the top underneath February and I got excited thinking that the show had been confirmed for a date to return and then I scrolled down further and noticed that actually TVD had been moved to the Spring bit. I’m really hoping the show gets a date soon because it’s just taking ages for it to return

  14. rahel says:

    Does anyone know when The originals season 3 will also air in the UK?? X

    • Sophie says:

      I don’t think The Originals season 3 is going to be aired in the UK. It might eventually be aired in the UK if no channel has picked the show up since Syfy dropped it to show other tv shows. If you want to watch it, you’ll have to watch it online.

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      It’s looking more likely Syfy hasn’t picked up the 3rd Season of The Originals. You can get it on Amazon Instant, iTunes and Blinkbox The Originals: Season 3

  15. Sophie says:

    Does anyone know when we will know for definite whether or not TVD has another season?

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Sophie,

      I wouldn’t worry too much, i’d say it’s still safe and only just in the 75% bracket. It’s just more an indication of The Originals being more safe than TVD, but I suspect it’ll still get a renewal. There’s at least 3 shows (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Reign and Jane the Virgin) on CW which are on dodgier ground than TVD too, so that also helps. 🙂

      • Sophie says:

        Thanks Dave. I’m glad that TVD is (hopefully) still safe for another season. I’m not ready for it to finish just yet. I absolutely love the show

  16. Sophie says:

    I was nit happy when i checked this page this morning and noticed at the bottom of the page that the renewal for TVD season 8 had been changed from definitely going to be renewed to having a 75% chance of renewal. Well I read that Julie would be happy to continue with TVD as long as Ian and Paul are happy to continue with the show. I haven’t read anything saying that they are leaving so fingers crossed we will get another season. Guess we will have to wait and see now that our chances of getting another season are getting slimmer but in a way, if the show does finish, at least we have The Originals which seems to be doing well. Guess we will have to wait and see

  17. debzie 76 says:

    What is it with itv2 they are late putting vampire diaries season 7 on the time is rediculous at 11 pm and have no idea when the second part starts I’m pretty sure we are way behind the U.S they can put it on Think it’s time a different tv channel took over the programme cos itv2 are not loyal to its viewers and stick rubbish on instead

    • Sophie says:

      The show will return sometime this month. It’s probably be back in two weeks or towards the end of the month but it will be back.

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      We’re actually not. It only came back 29 January in the US, so I would expect it back at some point in late Feb/early March as it’s usually a few weeks behind to remove scheduling gaps.

  18. Ebab says:

    When does season 7 get on Netflix!!!

  19. Leah Cuerden says:

    Does anyone have any news yet as to when TVD season 6 will be on Netflix?? Finished 5 ages ago and now season 7 started and I’ve still no clue when 6 will be on ?

  20. danielle says:

    Does anyone know when season 6 is coming to UK netflix really annoying knowing season 7 is starting in a few days and I can’t catch up thankyou ?

    • Sarah says:

      It’s out on DVD today if that helps? It should be on Netflix soon as season five was on around this time last year.

  21. Debi says:

    Back on the 28th October at 11pm on itv2

  22. Rebecca says:

    Hi.. Can anybody tell me how I can watch season 6? Or know when it’s coming to Netflix? Thanks

  23. Aimee McGuire says:

    It’s not on itv2 I’ve been lookin AND ITS ALMOST 8!!!!! HELP

  24. Linda Holloway says:

    Why do we have to wait to see the new series of TVD same every year it’s not fair! & I hope it’s on at 9am & not later! Like last season! !

  25. jane says:

    when is vampire diaries season 7 startin on itv2 any1 know

    • Sophie says:

      The Vampire Diaries will return in Ocotber with season 7 as usual. It’s always October when The Vampire Diaries is starting a new season.

  26. danielle says:

    Can someone tell me please why Tvd not on nexts wednesday night?

    • Gaynor says:

      Not sure why it’s not on AGAIN! ITV2 have been awful with it this year. I’m actually hoping they don’t get it next year and it goes to a different channel that doesn’t mess us around. Have checked and Series 6 episode 18 (the next one) is on next Wed (3rd June).

  27. paul mc clintock says:

    when will the next vampire diaries be on uk tv again please

  28. Linda Wilsher says:

    Is Damon and bonnie becoming back to life, I hope so!

  29. Linda Wilsher says:

    Just sat for 3 days and watched all the 5 episodes! Need more episode roll on number 6! I hope????

  30. Jade says:

    My friend told my the new season of TVD was on tonight on itv2 at 9:00 but instead it’s Hells kitchen?? Any help!

    Jade 🙂

  31. Riya Sharma says:

    It coming back on itv2 118 on this Thursday and Wednesday

  32. Cas says:

    I can confirm the date above for UK premiere! Can’t wait!!

  33. Hannah says:

    Anyone know when I will be able to buy season 6 in the shops in UK? My mum is a big fan and missed afew episodes so I want to buy it her for Mother’s Day

  34. Debbie says:

    Just wondering when the next Part of Vampire Diaries Season 6 is out on ITV2, it is usually out four weeks after the US but, I have just bought the TV magazine for next week and there is nothing scheduled. Is it returning to the UK in February or not?

  35. Becci says:

    How can i catch up on season 6… I missed the first half of season that started last November but wanna catch up before I watch the second half… Anyone know where i can find it?

  36. tina harrison says:

    Hi please could you tell me when season 6 is coming out in the UK . Many thanks

  37. Eve says:

    The last episode of vampire diaries shown in the uk was episode 6 season 6 so will it show episode 7 when it comes back on?

  38. bernadette says:

    to laura. the vampire diaries. go to [redacted – Please don’t post about illegal upload sites] you will get all the seasons there but, season 6 only goes up to 10 on [redacted]. do u know if it has come out on tv in the uk yet = vampire diaries episode 11 series 6 ……??

  39. laura says:

    hi, iv watched season 6 on amazon but only up to episode 6, anyone no when episode 7-10 will be available??

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Laura,

      It’ll be because they can’t upload it in the UK until it’s aired on ITV2, which is only up to episode 6. The episodes should start again in Feb on Amazon Instant.


  40. kirsty says:

    Is season 6 having a break in the UK for Christmas?

  41. Rosita.Johannes says:

    Its already been started.. N I’ve watched 5 episodes of it.. Its jus awesome.. If Damon wouldn’t b der who would watch it.. ? Even Stefan’s damn gud.. Jus Love the Salvatores..

  42. Rosita.Johannes says:

    Its already been started.. N I’ve watched 4 episodes of it.. Its jus awesome.. If Damon wouldn’t b der who would watch it.. ? Even Stefan’s damn gud.. Jus Love the Salvatores..

  43. Rosita.Johannes says:

    Its already been started.. N I’ve watched 4 episodes of it.. Its jus awesome.. If Damon would b der who would watch it.. ? Jus Love the Salvatores..

  44. Charlotte says:

    I am already on season 6 episode 4.. you can watch them on the Internet

  45. elaheh says:

    I have waited long enough for the vampire diaries to start again and really it should be back on know cause season 5 finished ages ago and we don’t want to wait any longer? Please hurry up

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Have you indeed? Well, you will be pleased to know it is starting in a couple of weeks, with a date to be confirmed very soon. Granted it is slightly later than in was last year, but season 5 only finished at the end of May, which is quite normal for an annual show, and in the grand scheme of things, eminently survivable.

  46. Shannon says:

    It is taken the complete pan out of us… Sitting waiting is redicilas they never make us wait this long its bad enough it goes off for new year by the way its going we ain’t gunna get to see it untill then. I want to see what’s going on and what happens I don’t see why America have to get everything before us.. I get its an American show bit they even get British shows too how is that fair!!

  47. Louise says:

    Im not being funny but they normally have a date by now and it was a week before the originals but season 2 of the originals is on tomorrow night so why is the vampire diaries not on yet, hopefully it will start next week but doubtful i have been looking for it on my sky for it every day since the beginning of october and all it says is no results found so come on itv2 get a bloody move on!!!!!!!

  48. alix biggs says:

    I just keep going on tv guide and looks between 8-10pm on itv and syfy untill I see it that is how I no its on and well at least nina will be I originals and apperently there wo t be a season 7 as all websites I seen are saying that 6 is the last as the threesome dont wanna carry on

    • scarlett says:

      Alix they’ll be a season 7 & that’ll probably b the last as there’s 7 books 🙁

      • Alex says:

        Not sure if you were only referring to the books written by L.J.Smith or not, but thought you might like to know there are 13 books. 🙂

        There are also going to be books of The Originals coming out in the new year.

  49. Crystal says:

    Hi, follow this website, because they will announce the date as soon as they know. yeah they are keeping us all up to date too.

  50. amanda says:

    Biggest fan as well. Got all the seasons up to 5 cant wait for season 6. I hope Damon comes back. What do you all think?

  51. trudi says:

    I am the biggest fan. I have all the seasons up to 4 on dvd love it!!!! Been watching them the last few weeks to refresh myself. Cant wait for season 5 to be on dvd and season 6 to air!!!!!

  52. Rachael Maine says:

    Hi, how come we don’t have a date yet for series 6 in UK? you have usually publised a date by now? Im guessing end of oct but would love to know the date

  53. Elise Garnett says:

    I am literally obsessed with TVD and got so excited for Tuesday as their was no other date told, and I am literally gutted because I can’t even watch it on youtube or on catch up websites because I live in England, and to know when its going to be aired would be great!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      It’s ok, don’t worry. It won’t actually be available on catch up until it is time to catch up (ie after broadcast). You haven’t missed anything

  54. Ben Goodall says:

    im one of vampire diaries biggest fans i was hopeing it would be on in united kingdom 2nd october at 8 but it is not and and i so down about this so im gunner holdon to the thought that it will be aired on ITV2 in october vampirediaries big fan B Goodall

  55. Aria Michez says:

    I watched all episodes and ectr im really excited i dont pay a dime to watch i watch on the internet but What ever, if u need a site to watch vampire diary’s let me watch this will be perfect

  56. lynne says:

    I cant see the people in the Uk.seeing the new season 6 of vampire diares and its so annoying why its taken off us not fair love that progrem unhappy vampire diares watcher 🙁 🙁 🙁 TVD is going on a american channel called The CW network and we cannot get it in the Uk there for season 6 and upward will.not be seen in the uk. Like they let us watch The Dome and thats taken of us and the originals taken off us So not fair to the UK viewers who also love them progrems right annoyed 🙁 🙁 🙁

    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Hi Lynne,

      Think you’re getting very confused… The CW is the US network that makes, and has always made TVD.

      At the moment, as far as we know, ITV2 will air TVD Season 6 in it’s usual time slot in October.


    • Dave Elliott Dave says:

      Also, The Originals will most likely be back on SyFy UK in October.

      Under the Dome may be back on Channel 5… Things are very much in flux over there though due to the buyout. I don’t believe they have announced dropping it. Season 2 only premieres in the US tomorrow though!

    • tash says:

      HI Lynne,

      Maybe you should watch it online.
      Theres a few sites that you can watch free online and its updated regularly so you never miss an episode.
      I generally watch TVD, Hart of Dixie and Royal Pains(which I don’t think has been on our screens here in the UK)


      • Andrew Andrew says:

        Royal Pains has indeed been on our TV screens. If you watch all these programmes illegally online, you contribute to their demise, which will be very unpopular amongst genuine fans

      • Sophie says:

        So sorry i meant season 6 not 2 but you just have to keep checking the tv mag or the TV guide on the TV but TVD season 6 and The Originals will be returning to the TV. TVD will return to ITV2 which will like ITVBe but not sure about that and The Originals will be returning to Syfy

        • Andrew Andrew says:

          In short: the Originals will be returning to Syfy, and has a date (see above); The Vampire Diaries will be returning to ITV2, but does not yet have a confirmed date.

          You can check here regularly as we will update as soon as it is known

    • Sophie says:

      The Vampire Diaries does air on the UK. It’s just shown on ITV2 or the new channel called ITVBe which is the new channel that shows some ITV2 programmes. The chance is that TVD season 2 will be shown on ITV2. They will be showing the season in the UK, it’ll just be starting a week or two later than the US

  57. john says:

    Is it going to b aired on tg4

  58. Andrea Bryson says:

    I missed it on 25th Feb at, does anyone no if it is on again this week as a catchup

  59. Julia says:

    Hi guys, right basically when TVD came on in the UK in October I couldn’t find it on my sky box, i knew it was ITV2 at 9pm like it normally has been with all the other seasons, but it wasn’t there? So I haven’t been able to watch any of the episodes AT ALL. I am soooo frustrated and I do not know why it isn’t showing up. I downloaded ITV player hoping to be lucky and get all 8 or most of the episodes on there but it isnt on there. I am very confused. What could be the problem here?

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      Itv player is mainly a catch-up service rather than a library. So content for which they have to rights to stream will be made available for a certain period of time, allowing people to catch up. If those rights were initially held, and the content is no longer available, then that period has now passed.

    • Ellie R says:

      its because they haven’t set a date on when its coming back in the UK in October its like 2 months away from now

  60. So it will be on the 25 th in the UK on itv2

  61. Lucille says:

    Hi, can you please tell me if you think part 1 of Season 5 might be repeated on ITV2 before/while they air part 2? Thanks!

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      With part 2 started, and no sign of earlier episodes in the schedule, I wouldn’t think so. Perhaps once the whole thing is finished.

    • Cameron Gallagher says:

      If you want to catch up on season 5 part1 I am using [Removed – sorry we don’t allow reference to illegal streaming sites] Hope this helped. 🙂

  62. Sam says:

    Fantastic thank u. Just saw some other posts about episode 10 etc.

    • km says:

      [removed – we do not allow links to illegal streaming sites] vampire diaries
      You can currently watch up to episode 13 on this site. No sign up details needed 🙂

  63. Sam says:

    I have been and watched the first 8 episodes on line. Is that how many have aired on itv 2? So when it comes back it will be episode 9?

  64. angela says:

    Plez send me a message when vampire diaries seson.five returns to itv2

  65. panda says:

    When the **** is it back????

  66. joanne says:

    I bought series five vzmpire diaries on google playand paid 25 pound but when I got upto episode eightthere where nomore n no there r more episodes couhld anyone tell me yim really frustrated I wouldn’t of paid that much just for eihht episodes if id known or is there something I dontknow

    • Andrew Andrew says:

      I think I understand the question. I doubt if episodes will be available before they have had their first broadcast run, and to date, only 8 episodes have been broadcast in the UK. It may be that future episodes will be added to the platform after they have been on television.

      • Joanne says:

        Thanks for reply I had a feeling that was maybe the reason so I guess when it’s starts again I will probably get the rest as and when they have aired thanks x

  67. carlilia says:

    when is vampire diaries actually coming back on????

  68. nicola howden says:

    I love it

  69. Courtney says:

    You started releasing vampire diaries on to itv2 and all of a sudden its not coming on so when will you be showing the next episodes of the vampire diaries

  70. vicky wales says:

    can someone please tell me when the 2nd half of vampire dairies season 5 is on itv2 please i am having withdrawal symptoms from not watching it lol x

  71. Chris says:

    Is a rerun of series 5 likely to happen before the new episodes In uk?

  72. tracey says:

    When will season 5 episode 10 of the vampire diaries restart after the Christmas break on Itv2?

  73. crystal says:

    When is the release date in the uk, for vampire diaries? as it has not appeared me ASAP.

  74. louise smith says:

    Could you tell me when this continues please in the Uk thank you.

  75. louise smith says:

    I urgently need to know when this continues in the Uk tell me ASAP