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The Originals' Final Season Is Coming Earlier Than Expected

The CW's schedule shake-up is good news for Originals fans

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Liam Mathews

The final season of The Originals is coming a little earlier than previously expected.

The CW announced a schedule shuffle on Friday, with The Originals moving from Fridays to Wednesdays for Season 5. That means the premiere will now happen on Wednesday, April 18 -- after Riverdale's highly-anticipated musical episode -- with Life Sentence moving to Fridays starting April 27.

Jane the Virgin's Season 4 finale will now air Friday, April 20 at 9/8c, and Dynasty's season finale will move to Friday, May 11 at 8/7c.

The final season of The Vampire Diaries' New Orleans-set spin-off will bring the long saga of the Mikaelsons to a close and give fans the Klaroline reunion they've always wanted.

The Originals Season 5 premieres Wednesday, April 18 at 9/8c on The CW, and will continue in that time slot for the rest of its run.

(Full disclosure: TV Guide is owned by CBS, one of The CW's parent companies.)

Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies, The Originals
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