‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Premieres October 21
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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Season 8 Premieres October 21

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Get out your calendars, CW fans — we now know when your favorite shows return this fall!

The network announced the premiere dates for The Vampire Diaries Season 8 along with 9 other new and returning shows so now you have something to look forward to the rest of summer.

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It seems the biggest takeaway from the big reveal is that fans will have to wait the longest they ever have for new episodes of TVD, with the show set to come back Friday, October 21.

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The earliest the show has ever begun airing a new season is September 9 while the latest, up until now, was October 11. This is 10 extra days, guys!

This list of premiere dates is also a sad reminder that The Originals Season 4 is being held until midseason, which was announced at the network’s 2016 Upfronts.

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Execs promise they “believe quite a bit” in the series so, for now, we can rest easy.

Check out the full list of CW premiere dates below, including Supergirl’s debut on the network as well as all the critically-acclaimed, superhero, and new shows to keep your DVR working in overdrive:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

8 p.m. — The Flash (Season Premiere)
9 p.m. — No Tomorrow (Series Premiere)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

8 p.m. — Arrow (Season Premiere)
9 p.m. — Frequency (Series Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

8 p.m. — Supergirl (The CW Premiere)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

8 p.m. — DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season Premiere)
9 p.m. — Supernatural (Season Premiere)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

9 p.m. — Jane the Virgin (Season Premiere)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

8 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (Season Premiere)
9 p.m. — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season Premiere)

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 premieres Friday, October 21, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Check out more of Wetpaint’s coverage of The Vampire Diaries Season 8 below:

What Do TVD’s Premiere & Finale Ratings Tell Us?
CW Exec Talks Future of TVD & The Originals
Everything We Know About TVD Season 8
Definitive Ranking of 14 TVD Relationships
17 Things You Probably Forgot About the TVD Pilot