‘The Originals’ Gets a New Premiere Date and Time Slot

The Originals Season 5
Candice King as Caroline and Joseph Morgan as Klaus in ‘The Originals’ season 5 (Photo: Bob Mahoney © 2018 The CW Network)

The CW has changed its premiere date for The Originals and bumped other shows around to accommodate the new time slot. The network’s remaining vampire series, The Originals, will now premiere on April 18, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. Moving The Originals to the new Wednesday time slot means Life Sentence will shift its air dates to Fridays for the remaining new episodes of its first season. The shift to Fridays will begin on April 27, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Originals‘ season five will premiere after the “Carrie The Musical” episode of Riverdale.

The Originals new premiere date will also affect Jane the Virgin‘s season finale. The final episode of season four will now air during its normally scheduled time slot, Fridays at 9pm ET/PT. Dynasty‘s season one finale moves to Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT.

The CW Midseason Schedule:

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)

The Originals Season 5 Plot: The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) and Kol (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) — each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans in order to keep both their beloved city and young Hope (guest star Summer Fontana) safe.

In the interim, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Josh (Steven Krueger) preside over a Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) watch Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline (guest star Candice King) can keep an eye on her. With Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained… until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home. As the Mickaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.