CW has announced some mid-season time slot reshuffle on its shows.
Fans of the Salvatore brothers need not to worry. “The Vampire Diaries” will not be cancelled but it has been moved on its new time slot – Friday at 8 pm – starting on January 29, 2016.
The original Thursday slot of TVD goes to CW new DC superhero series, “Legends of Tomorrow,” which is set to premiere on Jan. 21, 2016 at 8 pm.
E! News noted that this is the first time the long-running Thursday show will be watched in a different time slot since its premiere in 2009.
TVD spin-off “The Originals” has also been moved to Friday at 9 pm starting in January, while “Reign” which is currently airing Fridays at 8 pm, will have its winter finale on Jan. 22, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
Meanwhile, the network also released a new trailer for “Legends of Tomorrow.”
Forbes magazine described the special effects showed on the new trailer as “cool and convincing.” It also pointed out the diversity of the cast, which it said could provide plenty of conflicts throughout the series.
“The concept itself — a team assembled to travel through time and stop a villain who will one day bring ruin upon Earth and rule as an evil dictator – is big and bold for a TV series, which suggests a lot of confidence at the studio and network,” the magazine added.
The series, a spinoff of CW’s “The Flash” and “Arrow,” is based on superheroes and famous villains from DC Comics.
Among the executive producers of “Legends of Tomorrow” is Greg Berlanti, the man behind CW’s “The Flash” and “Arrow”, and CBS new show “Supergirl.”
Variety noted that with the new DC superhero show, one of Berlanti’s series will now lead off four consecutive weeknights in television.
“Legends of Tomorrow” stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).