The CW's Upfront presentation is this Thursday when the network will announce its fall lineup including new shows, returning shows, and new timeslots. While we know some things (six shows have already been renewed
), the rest of the schedule is still a mystery.
One thing that could definitely change is when fans can watch the sixth season of Supernatural
. The show was already renewed, but its Thursday timeslot at 9pm might be in jeopardy.
As proof, you only need to look at the CW's summer schedule. On May 27,
will air in its original timeslot with an encore of the
season 5 premiere, but the show will then move to Friday at 9pm the
following day. Starting Thursday, June 3, reruns of Moonlight
over Thursdays at 9pm while Supernatural
reruns will continue airing
Friday nights, following Smallville
Is this a temporary summer shift or a sign of a more permanent move?
The truth is that The Vampire Diaries
is the most successful show on the
network, so the CW would be smart to use its popularity to build up a
new show after it instead of leaving Supernatural
where it currently is.
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A move to Friday would also pair it with Smallville
once again. While
some critics, myself included, expected Smallville
to fizzle and die
after it was thrown to Friday nights, it did surprisingly well. Maybe
its strength has led the CW to consider moving Supernatural
We'll find out officially on Thursday, but if I were programming the CW,
I would definitely move Supernatural
. The show has one of the most
loyal fan bases on TV and they would follow it anywhere, so the network
could rebuild a strong Friday night and find a hot new show to team up
with The Vampire Diaries
on Thursdays. From where I'm sitting, it's the
smartest move president Dawn Ostroff could make, so now we just need to
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