Supernatural & Smallville Midseason Premieres Postponed

I bet the internet thought that it had experienced all the anger that rabid fans had to give when it was announced that a new Buffy movie was being produced without any input from Joss Whedon.

Then, this afternoon, The CW announced that the midseason premieres of Smallville (“Collateral”) and Supernatural (“Like a Virgin”) had been postponed a week to February 4. And the rabid fangirls (and fanboys!) went nuts.

The promotional machine for Supernatural in particular has been ramping up, with bloggers getting an early look at the midseason premiere episode, which is something that’s rarely done for the show (you can read our advance review). But now it appears that The CW intends to air repeats of The Vampire Diaries (“The Descent”) and the Nikita (“Free”) midseason premiere on Friday nights in order to let the two shows have their moment in the sun, since they’ll be airing against American Idol tonight. Apparently there’s also the fact that some local affiliates would pre-empt one or both of the CW shows airing tonight, so this would allow a repeat.

Rest assured, Supernatural fans, this is not an attempt to see how well Vampire Diaries or Nikita perform on Friday nights. The likelihood of Supernatural being signed for a seventh season is very good, and chances are it will remain on Friday nights even when Smallville ends its ten season run this spring, as the show has been doing very well on Friday nights.

The new schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 27

8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries (“The Descent”) – NEW
9:00 p.m. Nikita (“Free”) – NEW

Friday, January 28

8:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries (“The Descent”) – repeat
9:00 p.m. Nikita (“Free”) – repeat

Wednesday, February 2

8:00 p.m. Smallville (“Icarus”) – repeat
9:00 p.m. Supernatural (“Appointment in Samarra”) – repeat

Friday, February 4

8:00 p.m. Smallville (“Collateral”) – NEW (watch a sneak peek & view promo photos)
9:00 p.m. Supernatural (“Like a Virgin”) – NEW (watch a sneak peek & view promo photos)

UPDATE: On the up-side, this delay means a shorter hiatus for both shows in April. I know, it’s not much comfort, but I’m trying to look on the bright side here! The schedule for new episode is as follows:

Feb 4: new episodes
Feb 11: new episodes
Feb 18: new episodes
Feb 25: new episodes
March 4: new episodes
March 11: repeats until April (specific date TBA)

clarissa @ tvovermind.com
twitter.com/clarissa373
twitter.com/tvovermind

6 Comments

  1. Barb Ho. January 27, 2011
  2. Aftab January 27, 2011
  3. Joker-El January 29, 2011
  4. Andrew Browning January 30, 2011
    • Clarissa January 30, 2011

Leave a Reply

Style Icon Luxury Gifting Suite Presented By New Era - Day 2
Vicki Gunvalson: 10 Things You Didn’t Know
mr-robinsons
The Top 10 Saturday Night Live Christmas Skits
real-match-image
The Real O’Neals Season 2 Episode 7 Review: “The Real Match”
terry_crews_brooklyn_nine_nine
The Top Ten Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine Nine Moments
will-and-kate
Will & Kate: Love, Looks and Body Language
angelina-jolie
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
digitalspy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is Flying High with Its New Trailer
screenrant
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Is Not the Magical Return to Form for J.K. Rowling We Had Hoped For
goodfellas
Ranking Martin Scorsese’s Top 10 Films
its-a-wonderful-life
Five Movie Classics To Watch This Winter
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.