'The Originals,' 'Vampire Diaries' Premieres Moved Up

The OriginalsThe Mikaelsons will be settling into New Orleans earlier than expected!

The CW announced today that "The Originals" will debut two weeks early on a special night and time: Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET following "The Vampire Diaries" premiere (which, itself, is bowing a week early). "The Originals" will then move to its usual Tuesday time slot (8 p.m. ET) on October 8.

The schedule switcheroo does mean a later debut for the network's royal series "Reign," which will be pushed back to Thursday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET after "The Vampire Diaries."

We recently talked to the cast of "The Originals" at Comic-Con, where creator and executive producer Julie Plec gave us some sintilating scoop on the secrets of werewolf pregnancy. Be sure to check it out!

How excited are you that "The Originals" will be premiering early (and "The Vampire Diaries" will be returning early)? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!