The CW is shaking up its schedule for 2016, moving its current vampire Thursday night line-up over to Fridays to make way for mid-season entries Legends of Tomorrow and The 100.

Legends of Tomorrow, the new spin-off of Arrow and The Flash, will debut Thursday, January 21 at 8pm. This will give the network three nights in a row with a superhero show kicking off the night, following The Flash on Tuesdays at 8pm and Arrow  Wednesdays at 8pm.

Following Legends will be the season 3 premiere of The 100, which begins the same night, Thursday, January 21 at 9pm.

As for the current Thursday night shows, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals are both being moved to Friday nights. Starting Friday, January 29, TVD will kick off at 8pm with The Originals at 9pm. Reign, which currently airs Friday nights, will go on an indefinite hiatus and return sometime in the spring.

You can also check out the network’s newest trailer for Legends of Tomorrow, which will be largely set up in the upcoming Flash/Arrow crossover on December 1 and 2:


The CW’s mid-season schedule should be packed. Besides these moves, freshman dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was picked up for an extra five episodes while sophomore drama iZombie got six extra episodes beyond its initial 13-episode order. The network’s Monday-Wednesday schedules will presumably stay the same, though the network still has mid-season drama Containment still looking for a home.

The CW’s current fall line-up is scheduled to air its winter finales starting the week of Monday, December 7. These first announcements make it clear that the end of January is when most of the shows will probably return.

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John watches nearly every show on TV, but he specializes in sci-fi/fantasy like The Vampire DiariesSupernatural and True Blood. However, he can also be found writing about everything from Survivor and Glee to One Tree Hill and Smallville.