Change of plans, "The Originals" Season 5 premiere will now arrive two days earlier.

Instead of Friday, April 20, the final season of "The Originals" will begin Wednesday, April 18 at 9 p.m., right after the special musical episode of "Riverdale."

Sounds like the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff is going to stay on Wednesdays instead of Fridays, which reads like a vote of confidence from the network. Or at least a vote of no confidence for "Life Sentence," which has been sentenced to Fridays.

Sorry, Lucy Hale.

The CW released its midseason schedule on March 30. Here's the press release with the new updates:

The final season of THE ORIGINALS will now make its debut on a new night, Wednesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following the "CARRIE The Musical" episode of RIVERDALE.

Following next Wednesday's original episode, The CW's new series LIFE SENTENCE will return with new episodes on its new night starting Friday April 27, (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

Prior to its move to Friday, viewers can binge LIFE SENTENCE from the beginning on and The CW App.

This scheduling move impacts the previously announced season finale dates for JANE THE VIRGIN, which will now air in its regularly scheduled time period on Friday, April 20 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), and DYNASTY, which will now have its season finale on Friday, May 11 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).


8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE ("CARRIE The Musical")

9:00-10:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Finale)


8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Night)


8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Episode)

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