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'The Carrie Diaries' Renewed: The CW Greenlights Season 2 For For 'Sex And The City' Prequel Series

05/09/2013 06:37 pm ET | Updated May 10, 2013

Executive producer Josh Schwartz tweeted his congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Carrie Diaries" shortly after it was renewed:

Candace Bushnell, who wrote the book that "The Carrie Diaries" is based on, also tweeted her excitement:

And stars Katie Findlay, Brenda Dooling and creator Amy B. Harris also tweeted about "The Carrie Diaries'" renewal:

Although the "Sex and the City" prequel series was considered a long-shot for renewal given its ratings struggles, The CW has chosen to show patience with the teen dramedy, which is based on Candace Bushnell's novel of the same name.

A recent Deadline report suggested that "Carrie" was a contender for renewal based on its strong online streaming viewership, with audiences finding the series via Hulu and the CW's website instead of through traditional means. The network also showed faith in the series when they canceled "Cult" on April 10 and chose to schedule "Carrie" repeats in the failed show's Friday timeslot.

In addition to "The Carrie Diaries" being renewed, The CW also picked up "Nikita" for a fourth season. The newly-renewed shows join previously renewed series "Arrow," "Supernatural" and "The Vampire Diaries," which were given early pickups from The CW in February.

The CW also picked up four pilots to series: "Tomorrow People" from "The Vampire Diaries" executive producer Julie Plec and "Arrow's" Greg Berlanti; "The 100," starring "Lost's" Henry Ian Cusick and "Grey's Anatomy's" Isaiah Washington; "Reign," which reveals the untold story of Mary, Queen of Scots' rise to power; and "Star-Crossed," which stars "Friday Night Lights'" Aimee Teegarden and "90210" alum Matt Lanter.

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