The third series in The Vampire Diaries franchise is ending after four seasons. Legacies, created by Julie Plec, was a spinoff of The Originals, which was a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. The CW won't have a Vampire Diaries series on its fall schedule for the first time since 2008. Legacies averaged 760,000 total weekly viewers. The Vampire Diaries premiered ran for eight seasons from 2009 to 2017, spinoff The Originals aired for five seasons from 2013 to 2018 and Legacies concludes after premiering in 2018. "The news caps a difficult day for Plec as The CW’s Roswell, New Mexico and NBC’s The Endgame were also canceled Thursday," says The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg. "Plec, it’s worth pointing out, moved her overall deal from TVD producers Warner Bros. TV to Universal TV a few years ago. Under her UTV deal, she’s reuniting with (The Vampire Diaries' Kevin) Williamson for Peacock supernatural drama Dead Day. For the NBCUniversal-backed streamer, Plec also has Vampire Academy and HBO Max’s The Girls on the Bus (which landed at the streamer after Netflix and The CW passed on the Greg Berlanti-produced drama)."