Supernatural loses its Vampire Diaries lead-in

Supernatural is off Thursday nights.

supernaturalAlthough the Eric Kripke era of the show has ended, there’s no sign that Supernatural is going anywhere. In The CW’s recently announced schedule, the show is being moved from its post-Vampire Diaries time slot on Thursdays to a post-Smallville slot on Friday nights.

This may not be the best outcome for the show. This season, Smallville has been hitting series lows on Friday nights, eroding as the television year has rolled along. The Vampire Diaries, on the other hand, is The CW’s biggest scripted drama, and Supernatural has reaped the benefits from being in such a time slot.

Those hoping for a seventh season of Supernatural, then, may want to temper their optimism. Rival networks have been preparing all-new Friday night fare, making it the night to win in some respects. Let’s hope the show can hold up.