Fall TV: Smallville Leaps to Fridays in a Single Bound


The CW isn't officially showing its hand for the 2009-10 until its Thursday morning upfronts event - and I'll be there on the red carpet chatting up the young 'n' fab talent! - but one piece of not-entirely-super news looks for certain: Smallville is being shuttled to Fridays at 8, for its ninth (and perhaps final) season, sources tell TVGuide.com.


The Smallville move serves two purposes. For one, it clears the way for the new Vampire Diaries blood-sudser to lead into Supernatural on Thursdays.


Also, it gives the CW a Friday show with an audience of 3 million-plus, where in seasons past it was lucky to drum up 2 mil (with Everybody Hates Chris or The Game, neither of which is likely to make the cut for the fall).


Airing after Smallville on Fridays will be an encore showing of that week's America's Next Top Model.


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May 21, 2009 6:15PM EDT

Ooo, the Friday night death slot.
I hope Supernatural doesn't lose the after-Smallville-can't-be-bothered-to-flip-the-channel demographic, but it never really made sense to me that those two shows were paired together anyway. Supernatural is as dark as they come, and Smallville is all bright colors and cheery superpowers. This Vampire bit looks interesting, I'll have to check it out o.o

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May 25, 2009 5:12PM EDT

ooh new vampire show. That's cool. But I see lots of people being pissed. How many years has Smallville been on Thursday night? Oh well, our stupid television company doesn't have the CW anyway..

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