CW Delays Returns of 'Smallville' and 'Supernatural' One Week to Run 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Nikita' Encores
By Robert Seidman
- January 27, 2011
CW is pushing the return of Smallville and Supernatural by one week to run Nikita and Vampire Diaries repeats on Friday (of the episodes airing tonight). Smallville and Supernatural will instead return with new episodes on 2/4.
Of course to over-sensitive fans of Supernatural and Smallville this will seem like a slap in the face, and even the normally sensitive fans will be annoyed about having to wait an extra week. But considering how well American Idol is holding up so far, I can't say I blame the CW for trying to get some extra sampling for the returning Thursday shows. I doubt it will ultimately make any difference, but still.
Update: James Hibberd has some additional info, apparently local CW affiliate preemptions in Baltimore and (more importantly) Chicago tonight (Thursday) might have played into the decision, too.http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...comment-743750