For three seasons The Vampire Diaries has captivated fans and stars Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, and Paul Wesley have a lot to do with that! The hot young cast have burned up the CW each week. The show's steamy love triangle has proven to be one of the most engaging plots on TV. It seems TV execs have taken notice of the immense popularity of The Vampire Diaries since they have chosen to renewed the the show for a fourth season!

The announcement proves just how crucial the show is to the network's ratings, since almost all of the other CW shows have yet to be picked up for the fall. The supernatural guilty pleasure follows two sexy vampires (Somerhalder and Wesley) and a lovely human girl (Dobrev). So what can fans of the series look forward to seeing during season 4? According to E!, producer Julie Plec has a few details, revealing:

They're making decisions about their future. Do I stay or do I go? And no, there will not be a Mystic U. Grams taught at a nearby university and Jenna was getting her masters degree, so there's something out there that we'll be introducing and seeing in season four. Looks like she's not spilling any romantic news, bummer.

For Dobrev and Sommerhalder, their personal lives have become just as intriguing as that of their characters. The two have been carrying on an off-screen romance and fans can't get enough of the cutesy couple. Over the last few years, all three cast members have appeared at events looking smokin hot. Here's a look back at some of the hottest photos of the Vampire Diaries stars!