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28 January 2011 @ 01:26 pm
The CW has just announced that "Smallville" WILL NOT return on Friday, January 28th as previously planned, but will now return a week later on February 4th.


    Please note the following changes to the FRIDAY NIGHT schedule:


  • On Friday, January 28, (8:00-9:00 p.m.) an encore of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES episode titled "The Descent" will air in place of the previously announced SMALLVILLE episode titled "Collateral."


  • On Friday, January 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) an encore of the NIKITA episode titled "Free" will air in place of the previously announced SUPERNATURAL episode titled "Like a Virgin."


  • The revised Friday night schedule for January 28, February 4 and February 11 follows below.

    Also, please note the following changes to schedule on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2:


  • From 8:00-9:00 p.m., an encore of the SMALLVILLE episode "Icarus" will air in place of the previously announced episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES titled "The Descent."


  • From 9:00-10:00 p.m., an encore of the SUPERNATURAL episode titled "Appointment in Samarra" will air in place of the previously announced NIKITA episode titled "Free."
So to clarify, "Smallville" Season 10, Episode 12 - "Collateral" will now air on Friday, February 4th. "Smallville" Season 10, Episode 13 - "Beacon" will now air on Friday, February 11th.

*grits teeth* What is this fuckery? *gets L2 and Ella and heads for the WB* Why do I guess less impressed by this studio the older I get?

Now the question is WHY?
On the Verge of: annoyedannoyed
the_scary_kitty: Bwuh?the_scary_kitty on January 28th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
I knew it. I had wondered if the CW was going to try to postpone "Beacon," given the episode's subject matter is similar to recent real life events.

CW = cowards
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 28th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
Wait, what part did I miss here? *frowns*
Ferd: Lois- Glasses/Geeky serious no textferdalump on January 28th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it has anything to do with the schedule change at all, but SPOILER ALERT, Martha (who is a Senator) gets shot in 'Beacon' and the official description of that episode came out right after Congresswoman Gaby Giffords was shot. :\ A lot of people speculated it would be postponed for that reason. It could also just be that they are trying to load sweeps time with more new episodes. Don't know. I only keep tabs on what footage is coming up that I can use for vids and don't watch the new eps anymore.
the_scary_kitty: Green Teathe_scary_kitty on January 28th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's basically it.

Hadn't thought of sweeps as another potential reason, but that's also a possibility.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
Not happy. Period.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
I had known about Martha, but I hadn't expected that to be a reason to postpone it. And don't get me started about potential sweeps week mess. And the shows playing in their stop tonight? Grrrr.

Thanks for the heads-up, love!
glorygirl72glorygirl72 on January 28th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah I heard about this last night and did some righteous fist shaking at an unfair universe. I mean both SV and SPN delayed? Dudes. Just. Way to fail WB. Way to fail.

What hurts the most is that one of the replacement shows is Nikita, which dude. Seriously. Way to twist the knife. (Goes off to pout and pine for Roy Dupree)
Lois: LFN :: Maddiekalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh God, don't mention it. The urge to drag a bitch into the White Room and call the Torture Twins is ENORMOUS at the moment. Seriously doing the slow burn here. *grits teeth*
saavikam77: Lex Cut a Bitchsaavikam77 on January 28th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
I've also heard that it's b/c CW doesn't want to compete with Idol for viewers on Thursday night, b/c they're trying to get more viewers for TVD and Nikita (since SV and SPN are winding down).

In any case, GODDAMN FUCKTARDS. >_< *throttles them with you*
Lois: Lois :: Me and A Gunkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
Too bad. And it's not like I don't hate the new Nikita like burning. Kill it with fire. I SO want it cancelled. *realizes that she just used a Section word and grins all the happier*
Obsessed fangirl: Tangled - Flynn fuckerybabettew54 on January 28th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
CW FAILS AGAIN..!! I can understand about 'Beacon' and distanciing it from real life events, but shuffling the schedule like this makes no sense to me.

AI will still be there next week and the week after that.. *shakes head at idiot programmers*
Lois: Lois :: Badasskalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
That's what it is. Pure fuckery. I'm not sure I've ever seen scheduling like this before, either. And in their last season, too. It's like they just doing give a damn how we feel. And with how little promotion they've been doing, it's just.... *grits teeth*
athenesolon: Fleischer Lois and Clarkathenesolon on January 28th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I knew I should have posted this a few days back when i first saw this. *sighs at WB*
Lois: Lois :: Light It Upkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Doesn't matter, love. I would have just been this angry for longer.
AlphieLJ: Seriously Displeasedalphielj on January 29th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
I didn't know this was going on until I excitedly sat down to watch Smallville and had the Vamps pop up on my screen instead! I was SOOOOOO disappointed! I needed some Superman tonight!

Maybe I'll write something instead to get my Superman fill.
Lois: Lois :: Smokingkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 07:58 am (UTC)
I know, right? I even had my mother double-check the channel around 8 and it was frikkin' Vampire Diaries. We ended up watching Ghostbusters.

Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on January 29th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
I figured it was a ratings thing though I think Ferd makes a good point too.

In any case - meh. CW sucks. :(
Lois: Lois :: Sadkalalanekent on January 29th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
How sad is it that it's now CW/WB itself that is the abusive boyfriend. Like we should be surprised at this point.
routhfan1routhfan1 on January 29th, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
I cry bullshit. Serioulsy. WTF.
Lois: SV :: Cat/Lois/Clark :: Friends and Enemkalalanekent on January 30th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
Just the usual bullshit we endure being fans of a CW show. Why are we even surprised at this point?