Fox picking up Past Life, CW green-lighting Vampire Diaries

Fox has added the supernatural series Past Life to its 2009-10 season pickups as it preps for Monday's upfront presentation in New York, Variety reported.

The reincarnation-themed drama deals with a psychologist and an ex-NYPD homicide detective who team up to help people solve past-life traumas and present-day crimes; it comes from writer David Hudgins. The cast includes Kelli Giddish, Nicholas Bishop, Richard Schiff and Ravi Patel.

Meanwhile, the trade paper reported that The CW is about to green-light Vampire Diaries, which is reportedly shopping for staff writers and producers. CW unveils its lineup on Thursday.

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