Companion series in the works?

“Buffy” had “Angel.” “Beverly Hills 90210” had “Melrose Place.” “Cheers” had “The Tortellis” – OK, bad example, but this is big news!  The CW is reportedly creating a “companion” series for “The Vampire Diaries,” which will be headed by series creator Kevin Williamson, according to E! online’s Watch with Kristin. The project is reportedly in early development, and it remains unknown which, if any, of “The Vampire Diaries” characters would cross over. According to E!, however, the new project centers on a group of researchers who investigate paranormal happenings, and it is being considered for the 2011-12 season. Stay tuned – and tell us, “Vampire Diaries” character would you like to see with his or her own series?