When is 'Legacies' season 1 back? Fans will have to wait another week to watch a new episode
Although there has been no official confirmation from the network as to why the show is taking an unanticipated break, it may be because of a change in the show's lead-in
Sorry folks, you'll have to wait for yet another week before you can watch an all-new episode of 'Legacies'. The show, which is just two episodes in since its last long break in the fall is taking a short one week break on February 14. Although there has been no official confirmation from the network as to why the show is taking an unanticipated break, it looks like it may be because of a change in the show's lead-in.
Generally, a highly rated and very well established show is aired before a relatively new show to get its ratings up. In this case, 'Supernatural' is the established show that should help increase 'Legacies' ratings and views.
'Supernatural's regular schedule has been disrupted because of filming and the show will only return with all new episodes on March 7. The supernatural show, which is on its 14th season has not finished filming new episodes. It is possible that because the network feels that 'Legacies' may do badly because of the lack of a new episode of 'Supernatural' and thus has moved the episode further down a week.
However, with 'Supernatural' not returning until next month, 'Charmed', is taking the lead-in spot in front of 'Legacies'. 'Charmed', which was recently renewed for a second season, is a relatively new show. Moreover, 'Legacies' not only has better ratings in the 18-49 demographic than 'Charmed', but also has better viewership.
This week would be a good time for the show to test out its viewership value without a successful show leading it into its 9 pm slot — if this is why the show is taking a break that is.
'Legacies' has had an overall positive response from both critics as well as viewerships and 'The Vampire Diaries' fandom has accepted the show with open arms. With its high energy performances, great storyline, and an all-inclusive cast, it is really no surprise that the show is successful.
For this week, 'Legacies' will air episode 5 'Malivore' instead of an all-new episode 11 'We're Gonna Need a spotlight'.
When the show returns next Thursday, Hope, Alaric, Dorian, and the gang must figure out how to defeat a mind-controlling parasite that wanders into the school grounds with the help of a unicorn. Assuming that it was a poor creature trapped in the woods, they give it asylum and everything turns upside down. Meanwhile, there's also a talent show going on at the Salvatore School for the Young and the Gifted. The Saltzman twins organize a talent show that doesn't go as planned, obviously. Alaric decides that it may just be a good idea to postpone the show but his daughters, Lizzie and Josie don't agree. In fact, the official synopsis says that they take matters into their own hands and are determined to keep the show on for the week.
Episode 11 airs on Thursday, February 21 at 9/8c on The CW.