The CW Network has shifted some premiere dates of its 2013 fall season schedule, allowing for additional exposure and time to launch. The series premiere of The Originals will now debut on a special night and time on Thursday, October 3, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, the network announced today. The Originals series premiere will follow the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries, which is bowing one week earlier than previously announced, Thursday, October 3, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, giving The Originals the additional exposure of premiering behind the network's highest-rated series.
The following week, The Originals will then move to its regularly scheduled night and time Tuesday, October 8, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Season 9 premiere of Supernatural, 9:00-10:00 P.M. ET, a week earlier than previously announced. An encore of The Originals second episode will air Thursday, October 10, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, again following an original episode of The Vampire Diaries.
The CW will launch the highly anticipated premiere of its Mary, Queen of Scots drama, Reign, on Thursday, October 17, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, a week later than previously announced, allowing for even more time and opportunity to promote the series.
Following is The CW's revised fall premiere schedule:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
- 8:00-9:00 PM The Vampire Diaries (New Season Premiere Date)
- 9:00-10:00 PM The Originals (New Series Premiere Date)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
- 8:00-9:00 PM The Originals (Time Period Premiere)
- 9:00-10:00 PM Supernatural (New Season Premiere Date)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
- 8:00-9:00 PM The Carrie Diaries (Season Premiere)
- 9:00-10:00 PM America's Next Top Model: Guys and Girls
All Times ET