According to CW President Mark Pedowitz, The Vampire Diaries could easily have a long and successful run, even after Nina Dobrev exits the series.
And that's because another show on his same network has proven as much.
Speaking to reporters at today's Upfront Presentation in New York City, Pedowitz sounded optimistic about the future of The Vampire Diaries, even beyond the upcoming seventh season.
The drama will just need to take a page from Supernatural and change its focus a bit.
"It's going to be much more focused on the brothers, Damon and Stefan," Pedowitz said, adding that Bonnie and Caroline will also be featured more often this fall.
"They've done a great job," he added of producers and how they've plotted for Dobre's exit.
"We'll see, but we believe... we have a show for 11 years based on two brothers called Supernatural...it's possible this could happen the same way."
And speaking of that show, just how much longer does the executive see Supernatural lasting?
"I'm a big believer in the show," he said. "As long as the ratings hold and the boys want to do it, we're in."
[UPDATE: Julie Plec says fans can expect "time" to be played with often on Season 7, as the Heretics have driven people out of town.]
Check out the new CW fall schedule now and then take a look at three trailers for the three new shows on tap in 2015-2016: