Damon Salvatore, 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?,' & 8 Other Reasons The CW Is The Coolest Network

The CW is coming for the other networks! According to Deadline, The CW is doing some serious work, ratings-wise. Thursday night, the network beat out NBC in the 18-49 demographic from 8-10 p.m. The news surprised me, but I after I considered it for a minute or two, it started to click. I don’t think it was a fluke. The CW is so good right now. The shows are delightfully campy. Everyone is beautiful. The costumes are out of control. Everything about the network is fun and cool and energetic.

I won't be surprised if The CW keeps climbing the ranks. What's stopping it? The network's current momentum seems to be great. The Vampire Diaries has proven itself to be a consistent hit. And as for the new shows: The network ordered more episodes of Reign, The Originals, and The Tomorrow People. All three have helped out with the network's ratings, so why wouldn't The CW want to keep them around for at least a little longer? Duh doye.

Even if The CW doesn't win all of the ratings one day, I won't adore it any less. My love for the network is steadfast. Here are ten reasons why The CW earns its title of “Most Awesome Network” (yes, I just made that title up):

America's Next Top Model

The reality competition show has been on the air for 20 cycles. 20. The show's panel and format have changed over the cycles, but one thing stays the same: Tyra Banks. The world can be a scary, unpredictable place, but we can always count on Tyra. And for that I am thankful.

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Marcel Gerard

Marcel on The Originals. Woo, Charles Michael Davis. WOO. Giving me the vapors.

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

The network revived the beloved improv comedy show. How smart! Even smarter? When Drew Carey couldn't do the show (aw, bummer!), Aisha Tyler was made host (OPPOSITE OF A BUMMER. GOLDEN MOVE, THE CW).

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Reign

Admittedly, I haven't watched Reign. I fully intend to, especially because my two best friends can't stop texting me about it. We only text each other about important things (e.g., when one of us hears "Girl On Fire" in public), so if my friends are willing to hit a bunch of buttons on a phone keyboard (just kidding, iPhones don't have keyboards) about the show, it must be worth watching, yes? Yes.

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Exciting Things On the Horizon

These shows haven't happened yet, but they sound awesome.

Supernatural Stuff

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are full of magic, ghosts, demons, witches, vampires, and so on. And oh, right, there's a show literally called Supernatural. Yes, indeed. Supernatural crap is the best. The CW gets it.

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The O.C. Alums

Melinda Clarke (The O.C.'s Julie Cooper) is on Nikita, and Rachel Bilson (The O.C.'s Summer Roberts) is the star of Hart of Dixie. Uh, any network that brings on two of my favorite O.C. alums earns an air high five from me.

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Rebekah Mikaelson

Claire Holt's Rebekah (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) is one of the best characters on television.

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It brought The L.A. Complex to the States

The network tried to make the amazing Canadian soap opera happen. It didn't have much of an audience, but The CW believed in it for two seasons. Unfortunately, the network didn't pick it up for a third season. I could be mad at The CW, but I'm just happy it aired the show at all.

Damon Salvatore

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