‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 5 Premiere Date Changed: Check Out New CW Premiere Schedule For 2013

on July 30 2013 11:33 AM
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The fifth season of "The Vampire Diaries" will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 3. Twitter

The CW has a huge fall season ahead of them. The network has three new series premiering and a string of popular ones returning. Although a fall premiere schedule for 2013 was released earlier this summer, the CW announced on Monday that they are switching things up a bit. Check out the new premiere schedule below to find out when your favorite shows are returning:

Thursday, Oct. 3

8 p.m. – “The Vampire Diaries”

9 p.m. – “The Originals” (new series)

Monday, Oct. 7

8 p.m. – “Hart of Dixie”

9 p.m. – “Beauty And The Beast”

Tuesday, Oct. 8

8 p.m. – “The Originals” (episode 2 – Normal time slot)

9 p.m. – “Supernatural”

Wednesday, Oct. 9

8 p.m. – “Arrow”

9 p.m. – “The Tomorrow People” (new series)

Thursday, Oct. 10

8 p.m. – “The Vampire Diaries” (episode 2)

9 p.m. – “The Originals” (episode 2 encore)

Thursday, Oct. 17

8 p.m. – “The Vampire Diaries” (episode 3)

9 p.m. – “Reign” (new series)

Friday, Oct. 25

8 p.m. – “The Carrie Diaries”

9 p.m. – “America’s Next Top Model: Guys And Girls”

The new schedule is a tad bit confusing, pushing premiere dates up a week earlier than they were previously scheduled. The move comes as an attempt to allow “additional exposure and time to launch.”

Starting off the fall will be “The Vampire Diaries” on Thursday, Oct. 3, which was initially set to premiere on Thursday, Oct. 10. Following the premiere will be its spin-off series, “The Originals,” which will move to its normal time slot on Tuesdays the next week. Although “The Originals” back door pilot was shown during season four of “The Vampire Diaries,” the fall premiere is said to be from the perspective of Elijah this time around.

“The Originals” will air its second episode on its regular scheduled night on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. Those that miss it will get an opportunity to view an encore of the episode on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 9 p.m., following the second episode of “The Vampire Diaries.”

On Oct. 17, the Thursday schedule will return to normal, with a new series called “Reign” premiering at 9 p.m. after episode three of “The Vampire Diaries.” According to a press release from the CW, “Reign” is a period-drama about Mary, Queen of Scots.

What will you be tuning into this fall? Let us know in the comments section.