ByAlisha Grauso, writer at Creators.co
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The execs over at the CW have gazed into their crystal ball at the future and decided they didn't like what they saw. Deadline reports that the network has rejiggered its fall line-up to give the premieres of fledgling shows Reign and The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals a better chance at dominating their respective air dates.

Reign was originally scheduled for an October 10th release date, but with 's tragic death, the pilot episode of the high-concept historical soap drama was set to go head-to-head with the special tribute of Glee for its lost star. The period drama premiere is now slotted for Thursday, October 18th at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, The Originals, while enjoying an already built-in fanbase due to it spinning off the wildly popular Vampire Diaries, still faced an uphill battle in going up against ABC's sure hit, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with both premieres slated for an air date of Tuesday, October 16th. The CW decided to get out of the way of the Marvel machine and made the savvy decision to hitch The Originals to TVD's Season 5 premiere on Thursday, October 3rd, setting the spin-off for the time slot directly after their flagship vampire soap.

Here's the CW's revised line-up for its fall premieres and pilots:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

8-9 PM – The Vampire Diaries (New Season Premiere Date)

9-10 PM – The Originals (New Series Premiere Date)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

8-9 PM – Hart of Dixie (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM – Beauty and the Beast (Season Premiere)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

8-9 PM – The Originals (Time Period Premiere)

9-10 PM – (New Season Premiere Date)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

8-9 PM – Arrow (Season Premiere)

9-10 PM – The Tomorrow People (Series Premiere)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

8-9 PM – The Vampire Diaries (Original Episode)

9-10 PM – The Originals (Episode 2 Encore)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

8-9 PM – The Vampire Diaries (Original Episode)

9-10 PM – Reign (New Series Premiere Date)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

8-9 PM – The Carrie Diaries(Season Premiere)

9-10 PM – America's Next Top Model: Guys and Girls

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