The CW Network has picked up three additional dramas for next season, including the first new series order of the season with "The Originals," the spin-off of "The Vampire Diaries," which was introduced during Thursday night's episode.  

The network also gave advance orders for the second season of "Beauty And The Beast" and the third season of "Hart Of Dixie." 

Mark Pedowitz, president of the CW, explained: “Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson have done a fantastic job with ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ which is as fast-paced and well-written as ever, and Julie has created an equally compelling world for ‘The Originals."

“We’re also very excited to bring back ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and ‘Hart of Dixie’ for next season – both series continue to be creatively strong and compelling, and their fans are incredibly passionate.  I’m very happy to have all three series on the schedule for next season.”

The CW has already given advance orders to Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural for next season.

No word on the fate of "The Carrie Diaries."