The Originals: Moving to Wednesday Nights - What Does This Mean for Life Sentence?!

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The CW is not taking any chances by keeping Life Sentence on Wednesday nights. 

Just two days after the Lucy Hale fronted drama dropped to an embarrassing 0.1 rating among adults 18-49, the network has revised its midseason schedule, and that spells a likely doom for the freshman drama. 

Effective Friday, April 27, Life Sentence will be banished to the lower viewed night and paired Dynasty, which is also a member of the 0.1 rating club. 

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The Originals, which was previously scheduled to debut its final season on Friday, April 20 will instead debut Wednesday, April 18 out of Riverdale. 

The Originals Season 4 averaged around 1 million viewers and a 0.3 rating on Fridays last year, so the network will be hoping the show can stay around those levels by moving to Wednesdays. 

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Given that a spin-off of The Originals is in the works for 2018-2019, its fate will likely hinge on how well the parent series performs in its new timeslot. 

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This move also affects the previously announced season finale dates for both Jane the Virgin and Dynasty. The former will now come to a close for the season on April 20, while the latter will wrap May 11. 

All told, this is what the changes will look like:


8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (“CARRIE The Musical”)

9:00-10:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere)


8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Finale)

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8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode)

9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Night)


8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Episode)

Okay, Life Sentence and The Originals Fanatics! What do you think of this news?

Sound off below. 

Remember you can watch Life Sentence online and The Originals online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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They say the passage of time will heal all wounds, but the greater the loss, the deeper the cut and the more difficult the process to become whole again. The pain may fade, but scars serve as a reminder of our suffering and make the bearer all the more resolved never to be wounded again. So as time moves along we get lost in distractions, act out in frustration, react with aggression, give in to anger, and all the while we plot and plan as we wait to grow stronger, and before we know it, the time passes. We are healed. Ready to begin anew.


Over the course of my long life, I have come to believe that we are bound forever to those with whom we share blood. And while we may not choose our family, that bond can be our greatest strength, or our deepest regret. This unfortunate truth has haunted me for as long as I can recall.


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