Ended long ago... I don't know why they stretched out the series so long (other then money), but it seemed to me that after the originals left the town that the series was over and stretched out for reasons non other than $. Still, I'm probably the only guy that doesn't mind sitting on the couch in the movie theater room with the wife and enjoying long weeekends killing seasons of TV shows. I liked the vampire diaries, I'm glad it's finally come to a close. I recommend it to anyone. Its not glimmering vampires, but still, its kinda chick flickish. Worth the time though..