Smallville, Supernatural returns delayed (please don't hurt us)
Update: To clarify, as far as we know right now, the NEW episodes of Smallville and Supernatural will air Feb. 4
assuming Gossip Girl isn't pushed back 10 minutes in Poughkeepsie or something. RERUNS of the mid-season finales will air on Wednesday, Feb. 2, in theory to draw in new viewers. Or something. Look, we're having a hard time coming up with a bright side. Sigh. If we hear anything else from the network, we'll let you know.
OK, folks, keep this in mind: We're just the messenger.
You know how you were supposed to be able to turn on your TV and see the long-awaited return of Smallville and Supernatural tonight? Yeah, it's not happening. See, the network apparently got spooked that The Vampire Diaries and Nikita were preempted in some markets last night, and wanted to give these shows another chance to draw in viewers so they'd count on this week's ratings.
The good news: Smallville and Supernatural will get to strut their stuff next Wednesday with their pre-hiatus eps -- all the better to suck in viewers who don't realize what they're missing. And when they finally return next week, it'll be all that much more triumphant, right? Right?
In the meantime, please don't take your displeasure out on The Vampire Diaries and Nikita. They're both great shows, and they didn't ask to bump our dynamic duo.
We want to see Chloe return (as a possible traitor!) and the newly-resouled Sam as much as you do. Trust us -- we're hurting, too. Feel free to vent your displeasure about the decision here. Let it all out. You'll feel better. (But keep the profanity to a minimum, ok?)