Joseph Morgan as Klaus, strolling through New Orleans, in the ‘Vampire’ spin-off. (Skip Bolen/THE CW)

“As soon as we saw last night’s episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ we knew we wanted more of ‘The Originals,’” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement on Friday afternoon.

Joining the show on the network’s 2013-2014 schedule will be a third season of “Hart of Dixie,” starring Rachel Bilson as a city girl-turned small town doctor. Plus, a second season of freshman drama “Beauty and the Beast,” an update on the fairy tale — only this time the “beast” is a very attractive man with a small scar on his cheek.

These pick-ups are in addition to previously announced “Vampire Diaries” and “Arrow.” No word yet on “Nikita” or “Sex and the City” prequel “The Carrie Diaries.” The network already canceled ”Cult,” a midseason drama, halfway through its first season earlier this month.