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The CW Moves ‘The Originals’ to Wednesday; Downgrades ‘Life Sentence’ to Friday

Midseason Changes Impact Wednesday and Friday

The final season “The Vampire Diaries” spin-off “The Originals” will now make its debut on a new night, Wednesday, April 18, at 9 p.m. ET (out of the “Carrie The Musical” episode of “Riverdale”). Current time period occupant “Life Sentence,” which has barely resonated, will be downgraded to the Friday 9 p.m. ET hour effective on April 27. 

The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” will now conclude for the season on Friday, April 20 at 9 p.m. ET, while the reboot of “Dynasty” finishes its freshman season on Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

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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