The CW will kick off their Fall 2013 programming with the fifth season premiere of The Vampire Diaries. This will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3 and will be followed by the premiere of The Vampire Diaries spinoff, The Originals.
The young, mostly undead, adults of Mystic Falls will be dealing with transitioning to college life. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) will also still be in the honeymoon phase of their relationship. Katherine will be stuck readjusting to being human, while the villainous Silas masquerades as Stefan (Paul Wesley).
The Originals follows Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (DanielGillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) to New Orleans. The three will clash with Marcel (CharlesMichael Davis), who now runs the town and was once Klaus’ close friend and protégé before a falling out. Following the premiere, The Originals will debut in its regular timeslot at 8 pm EST on Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Season 9 of Supernatural will follow at 9 pm on Tuesday. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are in for trouble when Death reappears. In order to maximize the exposure of The Originals, an encore of the second episode will air after The Vampire Diaries on Oct. 10.
The following week, Reign premieres Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9 pm EST. Adelaide Kane stars in this reimaging of a young Mary, Queen of Scots’ life. Because it’s The CW, she’s also embroiled in a steamy love triangle, involving her betrothed—the future king of France—and his bastard brother.
Over on Hart of Dixie, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is once again on the outs with the denizens of Bluebell, after taking off in the Season 2 finale for New York. Her love life is also in shambles.
When she returns, Wade (Wilson Bethel) has a new girlfriend and George (Scott Porter) is too depressed to date. Hart of Dixie returns Monday, Oct. 7 at 8 pmEST, followed by the second season of Beauty and the Beast.
According to TV Line, there may be trouble in paradise for Cat (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent (Jay Ryan) when they cross paths with a new she-beast named Tori (Amber Skye Noyes).
The Amell boys will then takeover Wednesdays beginning Oct. 9. The second season of Arrow bows at 8 pm, where Oliver (Stephen Amell) will be juggling his vigilante duties with grieving for his best friend.
Amell’s real life cousin Robbie then anchors the reboot of The Tomorrow People, which premieres the following hour. The serial centers on a young person who discovers he has special abilities — and is now being hunted because of them.
The Carrie Diaries is the last soap of the week, on Fridays. The Sex and the City prequel continues to follow a teenaged Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb), and this season there’s also young Samantha. It premieres Oct. 25 at 8 pm EST.
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