It’s been announced by Zap2it News that the premiere of SUPERNATURAL‘s mid-season premiere has been pushed back one week and it will air 04 February 2011. More below the cut:
‘Smallville’ and ‘Supernatural’ postponed: Mid-season premieres pushed back one weekBy Carina Adly MacKenzie
January 27, 2011 5:35 PM ET
That noise you just heard was the anguished cry of fangirls and (and fanboys — sorry, didn’t mean to leave you guys out) en masse. The CW announced on Thursday afternoon that the expected Friday, Jan. 28 mid-season premieres of “Smallville” and “Supernatural” will be postponed for one week to air Friday, Feb. 4 instead.
On Jan. 28, re-runs of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Nikita” will air in the 8 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. EST slots.
We’re sad too. Don’t they know that a week is actually two years in hellatus time?
As to why the network made the change? [Update] Contrary to rumors, it’s not about possible cancellations. The CW hopes that re-airing the “The Vampire Diaries” in a timeslot that doesn’t compete with ratings juggernaut “American Idol” will help to boost total viewership.
The last-minute move is not about testing out “Vampire Diaries” and “Nikita” on Friday nights, so don’t worry — your schedule isn’t going to change. There is no danger that “Smallville” and “Supernatural” will be canceled mid-season or pulled off the schedule before Clark gets his cape and Sam gets his soul.
Ultimately, the decision is about making sure all of the excellent mid-season premieres get seen by as many people as possible.
Next Wednesday, Feb. 2, the network will air “Smallville” and “Supernatural” repeats of “Icarus” and “Appointment in Samarra,” so you can be all caught up for the series’ returns.
We’ll keep you posted as more information surfaces. In the meantime, you can check out a first look clip of Chloe’s return to “Smallville” in “Collateral” and our advance review of “Supernatural’s” return “Like A Virgin.”
We know. That doesn’t make you feel any better at all.
This means that Mitch’s return episode, E6X13 Unforgiven will also be pushed back a week. This means it won’t air until 11 February 2011. All I can say is this sucks. I was so looking foward to seeing Mitch in two weeks, not to mention I was looking forward to seeing the newly Re-Soulled Sammy. Not to forget I was looking foward to seeing Sampa (sortened form of Samuel Grampa) next week. SUPERNATURAL fans just can’t get no love.