The CW announced on Thursday afternoon that the expected Friday, Jan. 28 mid-season premiere of and “Supernatural” will be postponed for one week to air Friday, February 4th instead.
On January 28, re-runs of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Nikita” will air in the 8 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. EST slots.
As to why the network made the change? The CW hopes that re-airing the “The Vampire Diaries” in a timeslot that doesn’t compete with ratings juggernaut “American Idol” will help to boost total viewership.
The last-minute move is not about testing out “Vampire Diaries” and “Nikita” on Friday nights, so don’t worry — your schedule isn’t going to change. There is no danger that Supernatural will be canceled mid-season or pulled off the schedule before Sam gets his soul.
Ultimately, the decision is about making sure all of the excellent mid-season premieres get seen by as many people as possible.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 2, the network will air “Supernatural” repeats of “Appointment in Samarra,”
so you can be all caught up for the series’ returns.
We’ll keep you posted as more information surfaces, In the meantime, Lets Salt & Burn The CW!