Taking a two-month hiatus, "The Vampire Diaries" will keep its fans entertained with a week-long marathon. This week's episode will be the last airing this year before it returns in January 2010. In anticipation of that, The CW will run all the 10 episodes in season 1 to celebrate the holiday season.
The marathon will begin Monday, December 14 and end Friday, December 18. The 10 episodes, which have managed to deliver the show a status of being The CW's most-watched series among adults 18-34 this season, will be cramped within the week by airing two episodes each night starting at 8/7c. The show is slated to come back with originals on January 14.