''Smallville,'' ''Supernatural'' Take a Break After This Week - Featured

It may feel like Smallville and Supernatural just got back from their winter break, but the CW's Thursday night line-up is poised to take yet another hiatus. After this Thursday's new episodes, both shows will take three weeks off, returning with new episodes on March 5.


This week, Smallville airs "Requiem" at 8pm, Kristin Kreuk's final episode back, and at 9pm, Supernatural airs"Sex and Violence" in which a sultry siren turns the Winchester brothers against one another.


Though it feels like both shows just got back, the break is most likely due to the revised sweeps period. Typically in February, the Nielsen ratings are used to help determine advertising rates, so many shows will put on their biggest and best episodes. However, due to the expected nationwide conversion to digital TV on February 17, that time period was moved to March.


Thus, shows may take a break in February and return with their big episodes starting March 5. The ironic part is that the move, originally done because of the digital conversion, is now moot since Congress decided to push back the conversion until the summer.


So Smallville and Supernatural fans better enjoy this week's brand new episodes, because Thursday night's will be full of repeats for the following three weeks. On the bright side, March 5 will bring Tori Spelling's return to Smallville.


Update: Smallville and Supernatural Delayed an Additional Week to March 12th


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Feb 3, 2009 6:36PM EST

I cant beleive this i am absolutly gutted! :( that means another week of just lana, lana, lana and nothing else until march! although i cant wait til tori spelling comes back, i think revenge will be on her to do list!!!

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Feb 3, 2009 7:20PM EST

Really I can't stand Tori Spelling it seems ever since she left that zipcode she's just done parts that have been opposite that character. Which just shows her acting range from worse to OMFG I want to claw my eyes out for watching this Sh!+.

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Feb 3, 2009 10:14PM EST

i couldn't agree more with DosSin
i absolute...........highly dislike MR. Tori Spelling.
sHE's so ridiculous and full of crap.
urggg

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Feb 6, 2009 4:05AM EST

I'm really not a Tori fan either. AT ALL. But I must say, her portrayal of the villainous reporter wasn't so bad. I actually didn't mind it. I didn't love it. But I didn't dislike it. Thank goodness.

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Feb 6, 2009 4:06AM EST

Oh and uhm, 3 weeks is madness!! I'm sad now :((

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Feb 6, 2009 4:18AM EST

OMG I will miss Sam and Dean...thanks for the info Rachel

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Feb 6, 2009 4:37PM EST

dude that sux! both for 3 weeks! man i hate the execs.

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Feb 10, 2009 1:11PM EST

WHAT THE HELL! this is madness

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Feb 12, 2009 7:25AM EST

I can really care less that Tori is coming back to Smallville... heck, I do not remember her being on the show period and I have watched every episode.

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Feb 15, 2009 9:46AM EST

So, another 3 weeks with out Supernatural. This is completly not acceptable. What is happening with the CW? They hook us on a show and then thay take it away. I'm sad and mad.

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Feb 18, 2009 11:11AM EST

anyways thank you for the info

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Feb 18, 2009 12:52PM EST

i understand that the delay of the 2 shows another week is because of american idol but i think that taking a break was a good idea at least for smallville, now that lana is gone, i think its good that they built up the anticipation to pick up where clark and lois where left off.

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