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Upcoming “Legends of Tomorrow” on The CW to Anchor Thursday

Move of "The Vampire Diaries" to Friday Could Signal the End

The CW, as expected, has positioned upcoming “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” in the Thursday 8 p.m. hour. Based on the characters from DC Comics, it debuts on January 21 and it will give The CW three consecutive nights of superhero-themed dramas (following “The Flash” on Tuesday and “Arrow” on Wednesday). Current time period occupant “The Vampire Diaries,” which could be signing off this spring, will shift to the Friday 8 p.m. hour.

“Legends of Tomorrow,” which comes from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, will lead into the second season of “The 100.” And “The Originals,” currently airing out of “The Vampire Diaries” on Thursday will shift to Friday at 9 p.m. out of its parent series. Current Friday 9 p.m. occupant “Reign” will have its winter finale on January 22.

The CW’s Monday to Wednesday roster will remain intact until further notice.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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