“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 has just been rescheduled to a new slot and looks like the TV series is near to its death. CW has just pushed “The Vampire Diaries” from its actual Thrusday slot to weekend slot of Fridays. It is still unclear as to how it will affect the show, but Nina Dobrev’s exit has sure affected the strongly running TV series.
Not only, “The Vampire Diaries” but also its spin-off series “The Originals” got hooked onto Fridays. “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 and “The Originals” Season 3 will make debut on new Friday slot timing from Jan. 29, 2016 onwards.
“Flash” and “Arrow” TV Series’ spin-off “Legend of Tomorrow” and “The 100” Season 3 will be taking the schedules of Thursdays instead of “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals.”
“The Vampire Diaries” has been shifted from its primetime 8 p..m on Thursdays to 8 p.m. Fridays for the first time in show’s history, reported TV.com.
Reports are already emerging towards finding the reason behind changing “The Vampire Diaries” slot all of a sudden. Dobrev’s exit did affect the plot and now the show’s schedule. Also, the ratings of “The Vampire Diaries” seasons has consecutively dropped since launch and has hit the lowest since premiere of the CW series.
The show which garnered 4 million viewers for its season 1 has come down to 1 million viewers for its season 7. Not only this, “The Vampire Diaries” season 7 rating is also dropping episode-wise.
“The Vampire Diaries” season 7 episode 1 garnered 1.38 million viewers has hit series’ low ever with “The Vampire Diaries” season 7 episode 7 with only 1.10 million viewers.
According to Hollywood Life, Dobrev’s exit was ‘good riddance.’ It further writes, “While Elena’s storyline got pretty boring in her final season, it also left room for us to get attached to some of her supporting characters. For example, Caroline is practically a main character now with everything going on in her TV life, and now that Bonnie is back she’s a total wacko in disguise.”
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