6 Awesome CW Television Shows That Are Actually Based on YA Books
The CW has been making kick-ass television shows for a long time now. Even back when the network was still called The WB, it was churning out iconic programs like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 7th Heaven and Everwood which attracted teen viewers everywhere. Plus, our faves like Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill actually started when The CW was still going by its former name.
While the writers at the network are definitely creative geniuses, we can’t always give all the props to them 100 percent of the time. Several of the hit shows that have aired on the teen-oriented station were stories originally created to be read in a book, not seen on the screen. So which of your favorite CW TV series were actually based on YA novels? See the gallery below to find out!
The Vampire Diaries
Based on: The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
If you've made it through eight years of TVD airing on The CW without reading the books or watching the show then we really cannot tell you how much you've been missing out! The books are great and TBH, the TV show just might be even better.
There was a bit of D.R.A.M.A. between the TV execs and L.J. in 2011, which was when the second season of the show was airing. As the story goes, the author got fired from working on the TV show because she wanted Stefan and Elena to end up together, as opposed to the big guys at The CW who thought Delena was the number one OTP. The feud was nasty enough that they didn't even just sack her from the television job, but also brought in a ghost writer to update the books, too, effectively firing her from her own book series!
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