CW Pushes Back ‘Smallville’ and ‘Supernatural’ Returns

CW Pushes Back ‘Smallville’ and ‘Supernatural’ Returns

If you were one of the millions of fans anxiously awaiting the return of Smallville or Supernatural tonight, you’re just going to have to wait a bit longer. The network that carries those shows, The CW, has decided to push back both show’s premieres, which were to take place tonight, by another week.

Now, both shows will return next Friday at their regularly scheduled times. Why is this happening? Reportedly, it is to give the network’s winter debuts of The Vampire Diaries and Nikita extra time to build an audience and ratings by showing them again this week in the time slots usually reserved for Smallville and Supernatural.

While I can understand the decision from a business perspective, it is still a rather crappy thing to do to fans eagerly awaiting the return of Smallville and Supernatural. I know The CW wants to give its newer shows as much of a chance as possible, but they also need to keep in mind that shows like Smallville, and its fans, are one of the reason the network is still in business.

Oh well, I guess we can wait one more week, right?

  • Dee
    January 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Why didn’t they let everyone know about the change after advertising it for weeks as airing last night?

  • Mia
    January 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Bad decision folks. Very poorly thought out!

  • Slvrgrl98
    January 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Couldn’t they have at least put out something to warn us or notified the appropriate people to change the TV guide on TV…to not give us, their audience, any type of notice is BS. CW YOU SUCK!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    This decision was a disgraceful slap in the face to loyal SPN fans, who have played a big part in any success the CW has had. It is also an utterly stupid business decision, that betrays a serious lack of faith in its own shows, and a lack of respect for the fans of all the shows involved. CW didn’t believe TVD and Nikita fans would stick with their shows when up against Idol – but they were wrong because viewers were loyal and the ratings were fine. They also took serious and unforgiveable advantage of the loyalty and commitment of SPN and SV fans. Their actions smack of ‘oh those guys will still watch whenever we show the eps, so it is fine to mess them around and disappoint them’. All the buzz generated for the return of SPN may well be lost by next week, and our ratings may suffer. If so the network better not then use that as an excuse to not renew the show. Very poor CW!

  • Nashsaul
    January 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    man that’s some BS they just lost a lot of fan base for the 2 shows that they shoved down us fans throat’s at the last min like they where saying (Bend over smallville fans you don’t matter and also you get no vaseline enjoy!)

  • Liljen8976
    January 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Ugghh…That is soo frustrating. I work night and tried to record Supernatural last night. So when I got home,and was very excited to see my show, I was rather pissed to find Nikita in the Supernatural recording instead!! I dont watch anything else CW either, so waiting another week when it has been advertised to start back yesterday is frustrating. I have never been so mad at a TV network or program.

  • sueabernethy1
    January 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I have never actually been this stupidly mad at a network before. I really don’t want to watch anything CW. Good luck with the “new shows” I’m off to other things. Sick of your toss around.

  • #1SupernaturalFan
    January 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I am so disappointed that the CW would choose to do this! I think they have made a huge mistake. I am an avid Supernatural fan and have waited ever so patiently for it to come back on. I feel the CW has shown disrespect for both its fans and its top 2 shows. I don’t watch Nikita or Vampire Diaries and if I ever thought for a moment to give them a chance, I won’t now. If they can’t make it on their normal night, then ditch them. Supernatural and Smallville have a strong fan base and those fans expect their shows to be on when they are supposed to be. They have already been off the air for weeks and now we have to wait one more week. Are you sure you don’t have another show or two you might want to show instead next week? When I saw that Nikita was on instead of Suupernatural, I can assure you my t.v did not stay on the CW. Show some respect for your fans and the shows that made you what you are today. What a disappointment! Shame on you CW.

  • Eminem__7
    January 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

    As soon as Smallville and Supernatural are over.. the CW is going to go BANKRUPT!!

  • Mybestlife1100
    January 29, 2011 at 7:34 am

    WTF????????????????????????????? AnGeR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about we all just boycott ANY “shows” BUT Smallville and SUPERNATURAL?? Hmmmmmm, I wish I had some “SUPERNATURAL” powers…. I’d make sure NOONE could watch any crappy ass CW unless SMALL and SUPE were on!!!! F U CW!

  • Roxxygirl
    January 29, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I’m PISSED!!! and you are extremely right smallville and supernatural did make the network what it is today, and still do!!!! Nobody gives a hoot about Nikita and that crap. It’s Smallville’s last season CW show some respect!! Also, I’ve read on several sites that some people aren’t going to watch anymore new episodes and just wait for the disks because they are tired of the CW, unfortunately I don’t have the will to wait but just so the CW knows. THEY SUCK BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL FOR A F***ING RERUN OF VAMPIRE DIARIES AND NIKITA. NEWS FLASH YOU AREN”T GIVING THEM A BIGGER AUDIENCE OR CHANCE TO SEE THEM BECAUSE THE PEOPLE THAT DIDN”T WATCH IT THE FIRST TIME OR EVEN THOSE THAT DID……. RECORDED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you..are…butts

  • Bunnyb
    January 29, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I am so pissed off. I have been waiting to watch the new episode of supernatural for a month and a FuCKING half!!! I had my reminder set and everything. And Nakkita comes on! I don’t watch that shit! Who the f*ck makes these “smart” decisions? First they cut the black shows (Everybody Hates Chris, and The Game *picked up by BET*).

    Seriously, FUCK the CW and their shitty teen vampire/ cheer leading shows. the only thing I watch on there now is Supernatural.
    They are such a crappy network.

  • Slowness
    January 29, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Damn they suck ass.

  • Thinkaboutit
    January 29, 2011 at 5:22 am

    That stinks, CW could have at least made the pushback easier to find on the website, I was epxecting Supernatural to be on. Dissapointed….

  • Hamagoramas
    January 29, 2011 at 5:16 am

    May the Winchesters take care of the “Vampires” and Clark take-out the overplayed assassins.

  • louise
    January 29, 2011 at 5:09 am

    It is a bunch of Crap I watched the vampire diaries they played in the smallville slot tonight last night for goodness sake I was looking forward to my shows being back… Had the DVR ready so my daughter could watch them tomorrow and what the hell is it with them doing it so last minute REALLY? after all of the magazines and other crap saying today I think it is crap……….

  • Guest
    January 29, 2011 at 4:40 am

    definitely rushed home to see smallville. it’s the only show i still watch on television

  • ASH***
    January 29, 2011 at 3:41 am


  • Kemery2
    January 29, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Total bait and switch. The heads at CW are going to rapidly turn off loyal viewers from investing in any of their future shows by pulling stunts like this…they are becoming the new Fox and that sucks

  • hotpocket
    January 29, 2011 at 3:19 am

    For everyone as pissed as I was make sure you go over to the CW website and give them your feedback. It’s great to talk about it here and all, but CW folks aren’t going to read it. I agree with most, Supernatural is the only show on CW that I watch (used to watch smallville up until about the 3rd or 4th year). I can’t even stand all the lame commercials for the other shows while trying to enjoy Supernatural.

    • ChannelSrfer
      January 29, 2011 at 3:24 am

      I put in feedback over on the cw site. I think their site is getting bogged down and that’s a good thing in my book! They need to know how unhappy this makes the fans.

  • Richardson Christine51
    January 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

    I am very unhappy that Supernatural was not on tonight. I have waited and waited for this show to come back. I had set up my DVR and was ready. Now I have to wait until next week. I think I am bothered mostly by the fact that no warning was given. Come on CW Supernatural is the best show on your channel. Now I know that i am not the only one who watches your channel. For everyone who’s favorite show is Smallville, you know what I mean. For those of you who enjoyed Nikita and The Vampire Diaries, please know that I am not trying to say that your show is not important to you, just understand that I was soooo looking forward to seeing Supernatural tonight. Hope you understand the rant. Thanks

  • Derek B.
    January 29, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Somebody slap ’em with a lawsuit and make ’em eat shit! THIS IS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!

  • Joe
    January 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

    This is so stupid. Most of us have waited for weeks for this to air again. Does the people who run CW have any common sense. So basically screw over the viewers of smallville and supernatural to “try” to make a show popular and honestly I saw it yesterday and I can tell you I will not be watching it again. Its the same plot and stupidity of every other teen movie. CW needs to get their heads on straight or they will lose the viewers they have.

  • Geomar007
    January 29, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Sucks. So do the Vampire diaries and nikita

  • Omi
    January 29, 2011 at 2:31 am

    um…why would ppl interested in vd and nikita tune in tonight? unless they were following on twitter, most who missed the shows last night probably have no clue they’re on tonight. the programming guides still say smallville/supernatural. duh.

  • J_smoovness
    January 29, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Screw this!! Im just going to watch the knight rider episode from season five of supernatural when sam becomes the car. good thing I have all five seasons.

  • Tlusser
    January 29, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Supernatural is really the only show I watch on “regular” TV. I’ve been waiting weeks for it to come back. CW, that was a dirty trick. I’ll be watching Netflix tonight.

  • Jenprice65
    January 29, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Ridiculous!! What a stupid move by the CW…. I used to watch Vampire Diaries & Nikita on Thursdays but now I’ll have to see what else I can watch. Both shows have now left a proverbial bad taste in my mouth.

    • Stacy Hannon
      January 29, 2011 at 4:00 am

      I agree with you! I can’t Not watch Supernatural, but I will be damned if I watch Nikita after tonight. That will teach them to tease us with Supernatural…lol

  • Just4fun2011
    January 29, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Who cares about Nikita! Supernatural is the greatest show ever! We have been waiting months for this night! Bad decision CW !

    • J_smoovness
      January 29, 2011 at 2:18 am

      those a holes at cw can be so retarded. Id like to see sam and dean show up in vampire diaries and cut those vampires damn heads off and be done with it!!! Its ok the girl will have two new guys to share who dont want to suck her dry. And nikita, go find another network.

    • Stacy Hannon
      January 29, 2011 at 4:00 am

      Well put!

  • bahaha77
    January 29, 2011 at 2:06 am

    the people responsible for the decision need to be evaluated for the job they have been given. first off they didn’t advertise the change, which in my point of view puts the cw in an unreliable false intention in the idea of the network. Bad Move! They have pissed off one of the networks highest viewing audiences. Smallville and supernatural were their ratings. Wow what this is going to do for the shows they replaced them with in the long run. I bet these shows have created a negative vibe instead of a positve perspective in alot of eyes.

  • Deans girlfriend jenna
    January 29, 2011 at 2:05 am

    no!!! me and my friend had a marathon all day waiting fir it to be on!!! dean and Sam are the most frigging important people in te world!! how can this of happened! omg! this is horrible!!!!!!

  • maria
    January 29, 2011 at 2:00 am


  • Tara Averill Nelson
    January 29, 2011 at 1:46 am

    This sucks I took the day off for this!

  • Irncrss07
    January 29, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I agree this choice of action on The CW part was totally uncalled for and uncalled for when this could have been done on a night when their are shows not as popular as Smallville on.

  • Crb24539
    January 29, 2011 at 1:22 am

    This really sucks I. Waited all day fo4r the two shows I love them both

  • Horseinskinnys
    January 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I was like why is VD on again -_- I want my smallville and supernatural !!!!!!

  • Mike
    January 29, 2011 at 1:21 am

    This makes no sense what so ever!!
    They screw over fans of Supernatural and Smallville for what? Do they really think that viewers will watch Nikita when we want Supernatural???

  • toni
    January 29, 2011 at 1:20 am

    This bites ass, i’ve been waiting for a freaking month for my shows.

  • Race4time
    January 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

    i just foung out, I’m realy disapponted. Been fan of smallville for 9 years.

  • Enterprise555
    January 29, 2011 at 1:16 am

    CW, you’ve ticked a lot of your audience off with this decision. If they find an opp to watch the shows elsewhere, you can bet they will. It’s sneaky and underhanded…false advertising on your part, for one. Underhanded that you’re trying to trick people into watching something they didn’t plan to watch, for another. I’ll be reporting in my blog about this; you’ve ruined my family’s evening.

    • Derek B.
      January 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

      I would love to read your blog. Link? Also, make sure to drop the F bomb alot in your blog posts about CW being arrogant assholes.

  • Oldgrape
    January 29, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Vampire Diaries suck and Nikita is a poor remake of the original. Show some respect for the shows that made you so popular, Smallville and Supernatural.

  • ChannelSrfer
    January 29, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Changing the line up at the last minute isn’t going to make me watch Nikita or Vampire Diaries. I’m still going to do the same thing I’ve been doing for a while when those shows come on…I’m going to CHANGE THE CHANNEL!

  • Hartcody68
    January 29, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Fuck that vampire shit

  • Bbqu62
    January 29, 2011 at 1:10 am

    this sucks vamp diaries had there night whyats up on that cw u really suck

  • Andrew Reese
    January 29, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Hope they lose a lot of advertising because of this. I was going to watch these and when it was VD I had a wtf moment and now am on the internet. In an hour I’ll switch over to Fringe.

  • islandchick13
    January 29, 2011 at 1:08 am

    This is crap CW!!!…Smallville fans have been waiting for over a month to watch our stinkin show and you did this less than a day before it airs back up again, CRAP I TELL YOU!!!

  • Devjonesjr
    January 29, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Fuck you CW you pieces of shit… after these two shows and vampire diaries, i will watch nothing else. You are becomming like Fucking Fox.

  • uberfan
    January 28, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    CW, we have been looking forward to this for a month and half. Who was the rocket scientist that made this decision less than 48 hours prior to the broadcast?

  • elly
    January 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    They want The Vampire Diaries to get more time to build an audience… Really? They’re one of the most popular shows on television already.
    Let the original shows return tonight! This isn’t fair. :/ Nikita and Vampire Diaries had their turn, it’s time for Supernatural and Smallville.

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