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The Vampire Diaries Will Sign Off in March as The CW Shakes Up Its Midseason Schedule

See the network's full midseason schedule, including when iZombie returns

Kaitlin Thomas

After eight bloody seasons and approximately an entire ocean's worth of tears, The Vampire Diaries is going to perform one final heart-ripping act.

The CW announced its midseason lineup Wednesday and the adventures of the Brothers Salvatore will officially come to a close when the show's series finale airs Friday, March 10 at 8/7c. The network is still in talks with Nina Dobrev about returning for the finale but nothing has been confirmed. The vacancy left by TVD will be filled by Season 4 of the show's spin-off, The Originals, which will premiere a week later on March 17.

But the departure of The Vampire Diaries is hardly the biggest shakeup coming to The CW this winter. With the exception of Monday nights, which will remain the same and see Supergirllead into Jane the Virgin, the network is rearranging its entire schedule to make room for its newest drama, Riverdale, and the season premieres of returning series The 100, Reign and iZombie.

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Described as a subversive take on the popular Archie comics, the live-action Riverdale will debut Thursday, Jan. 26 at 9/8c after a new episode of Supernatural, which moves up an hour to 8/7c. DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which recently received an additional four episodes, will then move to Tuesdays at 9/8c after new episodes of The Flash beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Meanwhile, the fourth season of post-apocalyptic drama The 100 will debut Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the post-Arrow timeslot, and Reign will slide into Fridays at 9/8c beginning Friday, Feb. 10. Unfortunately, because The CW has just 10 hours of programming available each week, this means fans of iZombie will have to wait until April for new episodes. The show's third season kicks off with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, April 4 at 8/7c but will settle nicely into its familiar post-Flash timeslot the following week.

Freshman series No Tomorrowand Frequency will not receive additional episodes this season and will air their finales Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9/8c, respectively. Additionally, the second season of the critically acclaimed Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will wrap up its 13-episode run Friday, Feb. 3 at 9/8c.

Here's the full easy-to-read schedule, complete with new dates and times.


8/7c: Supergirl

9/8c: Jane the Virgin

Tuesday, Jan. 24

8/7c: The Flash

9/8c: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (New day and time)

Thursday, Jan. 26

8/7c: Supernatural (New time period)

9/8c: Riverdale (Series premiere)

Wednesday, Feb. 1

8/7c: Arrow

9/8c: The 100 (Season 4 premiere)

Friday, Feb. 10

8/7c: The Vampire Diaries

9/8c: Reign (Season 4 premiere)

Friday, March 17

8/7c: The Originals (Season 4 Premiere)

9/8c: Reign

Tuesday, April 4

8/7c: iZombie (Season 3 premiere, 2 hours)

Tuesday, April 11

9/7c: The Flash

9/8c: iZombie (Regular Time Period)

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