The CW Fall 2012 Premiere Dates; ‘Supernatural’ Moving to Wednesdays

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The CW has moved the premiere of its fall season to October, taking up most of the month to stagger the returning favorites with the debuts of the network’s newest offerings. Most notable is the shift of the long-running, fan-favorite series, Supernatural, away from its Friday night timeslot to Wednesday, following the buzzed about superhero drama, Arrow.

Supernatural season 8 premieres on October 3rd at 9:00pm, and will see Sam and Dean Winchester gassing up the Impala for an eighth season of monster hunting that many have speculated could be the series’ last. However, recent comments made by CW President Mike Pedowitz, at the network upfronts in May, suggest eight seasons with the Winchesters may not be enough to satisfy The CW.

Perhaps if the series sees a significant boost from Arrow and the move to Wednesdays, it’ll be enough to convince the Winchesters to dig deep and stick around for a ninth season.

The following week will mark the series premiere of Arrow, the newest adaptation of DC Comics’ Green Arrow character. After a compelling sneak peek and revealing extended trailer, not much else needs to be said about the show – other than it’s shaping up to be the most talked about new program The CW is offering this season. Considering Arrow has a full panel and screening at Comic-Con 2012, it seems the network is anticipating a hit.

Technically, Hart of Dixie, one of the few new series to carry over from last season, will officially kick off The CW’s fall on October 2nd, with 90210 and the final season of Gossip Girl premiering the following Monday.  On October 11th, The Vampire Diaries will now act as the lead in to Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) in Beauty and the Beast, after Vampire Diaries’ sister show, The Secret Circle, failed to earn a second season.

Later in the month, fans of Smallville’s Green Arrow, Justin Hartley, can catch up with the actor in the new Grey’s Anatomy­-esque medical series Emily Owens, M.D., where Hartley will be trading in his leather hoodie and arrows for hospital scrubs and a stethoscope. Considering Hartley embodied the role of Oliver Queen for five seasons, earning him throngs of supporters to land the Arrow role, it will be interesting to see if those same fans follow him over to this completely different series.

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Check out The CW’s complete fall premiere schedule below:

Tuesday, October 2

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Hart of Dixie (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, October 3

9:00 – 10:00 PM
Supernatural (Season Premiere)

Monday, October 8

8:00 – 9:00 PM
90210 (Season Premiere)

9:00 – 10:00 PM
Gossip Girl (Season Premiere)

Wednesday, October 10

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Arrow (Series Premiere)

Thursday, October 11

8:00 – 9:00 PM
The Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)

9:00 – 10:00 PM
Beauty and the Beast (Series Premiere)

Tuesday, October 16

9:00 – 10:00 PM
Emily Owens, M.D. (Series Premiere)

Friday, October 19

9:00 – 10:00 PM
Nikita (Season Premiere)

Screen Rant will keep you posted on Supernatural and Arrow, as well as other offerings from The CW.

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  1. Still no Spiderman review huh?

  2. I think it’s marvelous that “Supernatural” is moving off of what many have considered the ‘death night’ for television, Friday! I also think that pairing it up with “Arrow” is wonderful, in that the new series sounds as if it will be quite entertaining – - I am planning to watch it – - and CW did have a combination hit with “Supernatural” and “Smallville.” The same lightning may strike twice with “Supernatural” and “Arrow.”

    I hope,also, to see “Supernatural” continue beyond season eight. It is not only my favorite series, but it is the best series on CW and on television, period.

  3. Why’s Dean look like he just rolled through a bunch of dirt? :D

    • The makeup department misunderstood when the show runner said they wanted to make the show grittier this year. :)

    • HATERS. LOL Dean is hott.

  4. Supernatural more than deserves another shot at primetime. By far the CW’s best show, it’s crazy that people have largely ignored it all this time, but kudos to CW for sticking with it. Smallville lasted 10 and wasn’t even close to Supernatural’s consistent quality, even at its best. Season 7 was the only SPN season that wasn’t amazing, and that can be blamed on Sera Gamble, but she’s been replaced so I won’t be surprised if it returns to form pretty quickly. Not sure what’s left to cover in the mythology but if they can come up with something even close to as good as season 3-5′s arc, or even 6′s, it won’t have trouble finding viewers in this timeslot… at least if they bring back classic rock, the Impala, and regular Cas. And stay in the back-country adventures PLEASE.

    • Only problem with your Gamble comment is that without Kripke, Supes will never be what it was. That’s my belief.

      • Unfortunately I agree…but people like Edlund have kept it afloat pretty well and in some ways improved on Kripke, even if then some people like Gamble seemed to miss the entire point. But if Kripke made the show a 10 there’s people there who can keep it at a 9. Like the ones who understand the beauty of a lot of classic rock.

        • Amen to that brother! And thank God they brought back the Impala. Good grief, I was going through withdrawl.

  5. Ackles for the next incarnation of Batman! :)

  6. “Perhaps if the series sees a significant boost from Arrow and the move to Wednesdays, it’ll be enough to convince the Winchesters to dig deep and stick around for a ninth season.”

    No, a rating’s boost isn’t what it needs. It needs a good showrunner who actually knows how to tell a balanced story where the villains take somewhat center stage instead of just a bunch of jumbled monster of the week episodes, and the villains only coming up every few episodes with ties to their awful master plan (killing the skinny people…Sera Gamble should just quit…). Hopefully whoever the Big Bad is this season actually makes an impact, and the series is more balanced between MOTW episodes and actually story arc episodes.

  7. I am a happy camper just to have the show back, but will be looking forward to seeing what a post-Sera season is like. I’ve read Cas will be back but they intimated “in a few episodes”. What does that mean? And I’ve read Sam will get a semi-regular love interest.

    • I’m ok with the October start. October is Halloween month. Supernatural and Halloween go hand in hand :D

  8. Can’t wait til October. Glad Supernatural is off Friday nights and wish they would start Arrow on the same night as Supernatural. So pysched to see the series. It looks great. The pairing of the series reminds me of almost old times with Smallville and Supernatural.

  9. @tundrabeast And remember when shows had 28-29 episodes a year? Sometimes we’re lucky to get 20-22.

  10. Can’t wait till 101012.

  11. jared jensen♥♥♥♥ jared jensen♥♥♥♥ jared jensen♥♥♥♥ jared jensen♥♥♥♥jared jensen♥♥♥♥ i love supernatural :D

  12. I’d like to see the another episode on the Anti-Christ. Does anyone remember that episode? They wrote it as if it would come back later on. Because we weren’t sure there would be a season six at the time of the episode, I was pretty sure they would have used the boy in the season five finale but nope. They could easily continue the storyline now though especially in light of recent events during season seven. (Won’t say on here because I don’t want trolls after me on spoilers. hahahaha)

  13. Sadly, this premier and new time slot directly compete with Criminal Minds which is also on Wednesdays at 9 pm eastern. Bummer. Can’t watch them both at the same time and criminal minds is not always easy to pick up after the fact. We may need to learn how to program the old DVD player to record one while we watch the other….

  14. pedowitz?

  15. Any idea what channel the cw is on direct tv?

    WILL TRULY BE A major lossTO

  17. There is not much notification about supernatural changing to Wednesdays. How can I catch up with the season 8 episodes?
    Also Vampire Diaries, how can I catch up with is show as well?

  18. What channel is supernatural, and sons of guns on Direct TV?