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All episodes in Season 6 are the names of 90s songs. The exception being the episode, "bird in a guilded cage", which is a song title from the year 1903.
Nina Dobrev (Elena), Paul Wesley (Stefan) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon) are the only actors in the staff who get paid $40,000 per episode.
Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino and Paul Wesley originally auditioned to play Damon before landing their respective roles.
Nina Dobrev is six months younger than Steven R. McQueen while her character is two years older than his character.
Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, and Zach Roerig are the only actors to appear in every episode.
Ian Somerhalder auditioned 2 times for the role "Damon Salvatore" until he got it.
When playing the role of Katherine Pierce, Nina Dobrev wears a "curly hair wig."
Claire Holt (Rebekah) was cast by Kevin Williamson after she had auditioned for a role in his other series The Secret Circle (2011).
Alexandra Chando auditioned four times for the role of "Elena Gilbert".
Claire Holt (Rebekah) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) previously worked together on another fantasy series, H2O: Just Add Water (2006).
Renewed for season 7 in December 2014.
Joseph Morgan (Klaus) married Persia White (Abby) who is 9 years older than him. They met while on the set.
Torrey DeVitto (Meredith Fell) previously auditioned for the role of Elena Gilbert.
Stephen Amell (Brady) previously auditioned for the roles of Mason Lockwood and Elijah.
There is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries called "The Originals," which is about The Original siblings (Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah,) and takes place in New Orleans.
Damon Salvatore drives a 1969 Chevy Camaro convertible.
The pilot was shot in Vancouver but production of the series was moved tax credit incentives. Most of the filming takes place in Covington.
Neve Campbell was considered for the role of Isobel Flemming.
Ashley Tisdale was offered an audition but turned it down.
James Van Der Beek was considered for the role of Alaric Saltzman.
Phoebe Tonkin's second series appearing for the CW Network. Her first series for the CW was The Secret Circle (2011), also a supernatural teen drama, which immediately followed the The Vampire Diaries (2009) in the schedule line-up.
Michaela McManus (Jules) originally auditioned for the role of Rose.
David Gallagher (Ray Sutton) previously auditioned for the roles of Damon Salvatore and Stefan Salvatore.
Annie Wersching play's Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley's mother but is one year and eight months older than Ian Somerhalder and five years older than Paul Wesley.
Stefan drives a 1963 Porsche 356B Karmann Coupe.
According to series producer/director Marcos Siega, The CW Television Network originally wanted to cast Ashlee Simpson in the role of Elena Gilbert.
Video/DVD includes Special Features:

Into Mystic Falls: Bringing Vampire Lore and the High School Experience from Page to Screen; When Vampires Don't Suck (2010): The Popularity of Vampires and the Fans Who Love Them; The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed of Vampires - Casting the Series; The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101 - The Rules of the Vampire; Creators/Director Pilot Commentary; Unaired Scenes; The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth Webisodes; Second Bite: Gag Reel.
In season 2 episode 14 Elijah uses the last name 'Smith'. The author of the book series last name is Smith.
Chris Brochu, who plays Luke Parker, is the brother of Doug Brochu, who was featured on the Disney Channel show "Sonny With a Chance."
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

April Young just disappears from the show. It is never explained. She just left.
Nina Dobrev has played 5 characters in the show: Elena, Katherine, Amara, Tatia, and Kathy
It is stated early in the show that Stefan would have liked to be a doctor. In late season 5 Stefan's human doppelganger is revealed to be a paramedic.
Nina Dobrev will not be continuing on in the show for season seven. Steven R. McQueen and Michael Trevino will be taking a brief break, and while it is not certain when they will definitely be coming back sometime soon in the show.
On April 6 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev announced she's leaving the series via Instagram after its sixth season.

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