‘The Vampire Diaries’ Remains on Fridays, ‘The Originals’ Held to Midseason
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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Remains on Fridays, ‘The Originals’ Held to Midseason


There are some big changes coming in Julie Plec’s world next season on The CW.

The Vampire Diaries is keeping its current timeslot Friday nights at 8 p.m. while The Originals will be held until midseason — and all of these things are giving us heebie-jeebies.

The two shows were renewed for an eighth and fourth season, respectively, back in early March when the network picked up pretty much all of its shows for another go ‘round.

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But ahead of today's 2016 CW Upfronts, the futures of the two supernatural shows seem up in the air — though bigwigs promise no decisions have been made yet.

“We have a very strong schedule. We still believe quite a bit in The Originals,” network president Mark Pedowitz told reporters during a conference call. “We only have 10 hours, so we made a choice to [hold it] to further boost our schedule at midseason.”

The move to midseason likely means a shorter season for the Mikaelson-focused spinoff (though not necessarily the end). While we’re talking episode counts, the length of TVD Season 8 is also yet to be determined.

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Don’t let that get you down, though. The TV exec said he hopes “it isn’t [the final season of TVD], but we’ll see how the audience will react.”

All that said, it seems The CW is putting its focus on all the superhero content they have, with Supergirl joining its other DC shows The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

It seems the tides have changed: Superheroes are in and vampires are out.