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CW Moves 'The Originals' Premiere to Post-'Vampire Diaries' Slot

"The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" will premiere one week earlier because of the move, while "Reign" is pushed back.

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The CW is making some big changes to its fall premiere schedule.

Instead of debuting in its Tuesday time slot, The Originals will now receive the plum post-Vampire Diaries slot on Oct. 3 -- an attempt by the network to give the spinoff series more exposure following its flagship drama. The Originals will make its Tuesday time period debut Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., when it will go up against ABC's anticipated Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.

This means that Vampire Diaries debuts one week earlier than originally anticipated, while Reign -- which will air Thursdays at 9 p.m. -- will launch Oct. 17, a week later. An encore of the second episode of The Originals will air Oct. 10 following Vampire Diaries.

Supernatural will also premiere one week earlier than previously scheduled, returning Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. following The Originals.

Below is the updated CW fall schedule:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

8:00-9:00 PM                THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (New Season Premiere Date)

9:00-10:00 PM              THE ORIGINALS (New Series Premiere Date)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

8:00-9:00 PM                 HART OF DIXIE (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

8:00-9:00 PM                THE ORIGINALS (Time Period Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM              SUPERNATURAL (New Season Premiere Date)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

8:00-9:00 PM                 ARROW (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               THE TOMORROW PEOPLE (Series Premiere)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

8:00-9:00 PM                 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Original Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM               THE ORIGINALS (Episode 2 Encore)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

8:00-9:00 PM                THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Original Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM              REIGN (New Series Premiere Date)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

8:00-9:00 PM                 THE CARRIE DIARIES (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM               AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: GUYS AND GIRLS