Free Vampire Diaries ScreensaverThe Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural-fantasy horror television series developed by Kevin Williamson based on the book series of the same name by L. J. Smith. The series follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who falls in love with vampire brothers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). The series also focuses on the lives of Elenas friends and other inhabitants of the fictional town of Mystic Falls Virginia. The series is a mix of teen drama and the supernatural.The series premiered on September 10 2009 on The CW Television Network and has become its best performing show. On October 21 2009 the series was given a full 22-episode first season.Forbes.com includes the series in a so-called recent vampire craze in entertainment beginning with HBOs True Blood and the Twilight series and continuing with Cirque du Freak: The Vampires Assistant and Daybreakers.On February 6 2009 Variety announced that The CW had greenlit the pilot for The Vampire Diaries with Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec set as the writers and executive producers. On May 19 2009 the series was officially ordered for the 2009-2010 season.The pilot episode was filmed in Vancouver but the rest of the episodes have been filmed in Covington (which doubles as the fictional small town of Mystic Falls Virginia) and Monroe Georgia to take advantage of local tax incentives.Owing to strong ratings the initial 13-episode order was expanded to a full 22-episode season on October 21 2009. Williamson has stated the series will not focus on high school but is more the story of a small town. After November 19 The Vampire Diaries was placed on an 8-week hiatus until January 21 2010.