The CW's 2013-2014 Schedule: Supernatural Switches Nights Again, The Vampire Diaries Pairs With Reign

The CW has overhauled its schedule for 2013-2014 by adding three news-magazine shows, a drama about aging cops, and a multi-camera comedy about a divorced dad jumping back into the dating scene. Sorry, terrible "joke." No, The CW is going with aliens and vampires and superheroes, all of them so attractive that you'll want to rub your private parts on the television screen. Surprisingly, The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals isn't paired with its cousin, instead opening Tuesdays with Supernatural moving into the 9pm hour behind it. Elsewhere, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries will be used to help boost new shows The Tomorrow People and Reign, on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively. And that final season of Nikita? A mere half-dozen episodes and no scheduled date yet. Let's look at the schedule day-by-day (you can find it in an easier-to-read format at the bottom of the page).


MONDAY

The week starts off with the odd pairing of Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast, two shows that were lucky to return. But between you and I, we'll just call it Rachel Bilson and Kristin Kreuk night. Or, The CW Gives Up night, because neither of these series are strong performers. However, when you look at the rest of the schedule, this pairing made sense simply because there was nowhere else to put them.


TUESDAY

Tuesdays start a three-day sweep of the heart of the network's lineup, with The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals (pictured) leading things off at 8pm (and going up against Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Veteran drama Supernatural takes the 9pm slot, moving back to Tuesdays, where it began its life. It's another move for Supernatural, which now only needs to air on Mondays to complete the Weekday Bingo. I guess we should be surprised that The Originals isn't paired with The Vampire Diaries, but it sounds like The CW thinks The Originals will have the biggest built-in audience and wanted to use its two top shows, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries, to launch new ones that need more help. 


WEDNESDAY

Arrow stays put on Wednesdays at 8pm, helping out 9pm newbie The Tomorrow People (pictured), a remake of the British series about people across the globe with special powers (think Heroes). 


THURSDAY

The Vampire Diaries also keeps its home, and serves as the lead-in for what is probably the hardest sell among The CW's new series. Reign (pictured), about a teenage Mary Queen of Scots, follows at 9pm and looks like a very different show for the network. Will its young audience tune in for a history lesson?


FRIDAY

Fashion Fridays! The Carrie Diaries moves all the way over to Friday nights, and will be paired with long-running reality show America's Next Top Model on this forgettable evening. 


WHAT'S MISSING?

Nikita will finish its run with a six-episode final season, but it hasn't been scheduled yet. A pair of new shows—Amy Teegarden as a teenage girl falling in love with an alien boy in Star-Crossed (pictured), and juvenile delinquents testing the habitability of a nuclear-blasted Earth in The 100 (pictured, top of the page)—will join the schedule in the midseason. Also headed to the midseason is the new reality show Famous in 12, which plops a family down in Hollywood, slaps it on the ass, and says, "Now go BE SOMEBODY!" Sort of. The family has 12 weeks to become famous, and has the help of TMZ. Look, I don't know what it is either, I'm the just the messenger of a garbled message.


The CW's 2013-2014 Schedule (new series in ALL CAPS):


MONDAY

8pm  Hart of Dixie
9pm  Beauty and the Beast


TUESDAY

8pm  THE ORIGINALS
9pm  Supernatural


WEDNESDAY

8pm  Arrow
9pm  THE TOMORROW PEOPLE


THURSDAY

8pm  The Vampire Diaries
9pm  REIGN


FRIDAY

8pm  The Carrie Diaries
9pm  America's Next Top Model




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When is the secret circle season 2 coming!! I love that show and miss it. Bring back the secret circle!
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BRING BACK SECRET CIRCLE!!!!!!!!
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Bring back TSC cw or sale it for more seasons cw
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I don't think Reign is a good match up with TVD. The shows appeal to two different audiences. But I understand why CW would want to use an established show as a lead in for the newbie.I do have high hopes for Tomorrow People and I think the Steve Amell fans would want to see what his cousin can do. BTW can cousin Robbie do a salmon ladder?
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I hope Vampire Diaries will bounce back this season.It's gone downhill since part 2 of season 3.It's been where you're a fan and you're only watching it for certain reasons.After Tyler left,all I could say was "when is Katherine coming back full time?" for so many episodes.Plus I think the writers have lost their touch Klaus was supposed to be this badass villan that everyone wanted to kill so Elena & the rest of the gang will be free from.Then all of the sudden,so many fans see him as the villan after falling for Caroline and seeing him do stuff like dancing & drawing pony pictures for Caroline.There were even people this year who said they didn't know why they wanted to kill Klaus in the first place which means they must've never saw or at least forgot about season 2.Plus the writers have kept making last minute decisions since then.Klaus was supposed to die the season 3 finale but they found a loophole to keep him alive,Tyler was supposed to leave for good this season but the writers changed their minds,Damon was actually the one who was gonna take the cure but they for some reason had Katherine be the one to turn human due to finding out fans came up with that conclusion.Hopefully with Katherine back,the show will be more fun to watch.She spices up the show since the Stelena vs Delena ship war will be more than just a girl in love with two guys now that she's back in their lives.
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Dis is bs their dumb ass should renew TSC
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Supernatural is the best show ever so I am happy that they aren't stuck in the Friday death slot again
definitely watching the Originals
the TOMMORROW PEOPLE i'm a little iffy on
I'll see whats it all about though
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LOVE EVERYTHING ABOU TTHIS SCHEDULE
and I think i'll check out Reign
it looks good
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Reign is actually awesome! You should definitely watch it. It isn't inaccessible and still has that sort of melodrama the CW is known for. ;)
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regin is very good!! Please watch so we don't lose the series
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THE TOMORROW PEOPLE will be far superior to the jumbled mess that was HEROES.
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Heroes has a good first season. However, it never recovered from the writers guild strike. Went downhill really fast.
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I really liked the theme song from "Kansas" for the season finale (Supernatural.) I thought it was very apropos for the shows near conclusion. I'd like to hear it again. It killed my voice as I did my air-guitar and yelled out the words, lol. I don't think my neighbors were very happy. They sent their kids over to tell me that only old people still do "air-guitars"... hahaha!
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Yeah it appears on almost every premiere and finale for supernatural. Kind of the anthem for the show
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Rub you private ... WTH who wrote this, is disgusting and full of grammar errors. Teach the one who wrote it or fire him/her.
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As long as I get my weekly dose of supernatural I don't care about anything else...
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I must be the CW's dream viewer - 9/10 for their fall schedule, everything except Top Model. I'm glad Nikita gets a mini-series run so that it can wrap everything up properly. I know Reign probably seems like an odd choice for the channel, but I think it could work well - after all, there was some major intrigue/scandal going on back then in real life. I just hope they don't stray horribly from the historical fact. They don't need to go making stuff up to be interesting, her life was interesting enough.

The show that really intrigues me is Star-Crossed. The promo didn't really give much away, and the whole premise is kind of Twilight/Beauty and the Beast-esque, but the preview gave me hope that it might actually have a lot of insightful social commentary going on - my immediate thought was of the parallels between the alien kids starting school and the end of segregation in the South.
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So they couldn't give Nikita a full season despite a loyal audience but kept Hart Of Crappy I mean Dixie and Beauty and the Beast? People wonder why network television execs are looked at like theu are morons.
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Tuesday is war day. Having The Originals at the same time as NCIS and The Voice and Agents of SHIELD is suicidal the CW. Just sayin'.
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I somewhat agree. I'm split with the "The Originals" and "Agents of Shield"... but the others are not necessarily priorities, IMO.
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I see your point, but they do pull quite an audience.
As far as I'm concerned, Agent of SHIELD is my Tuesday at 8pm's winner.
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I will definitely be tuning in on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for both shows. Not so sure about Reign though with TVD. I guess it's a smart pairing to give TVD's fanbase over to Reign, but as a fan of European history, I'm terrified to see what the CW is going to do to it.
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From what I see with Reign is that it is very good. I know that its not correct on every detail, but give it a chance.
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Looks like I won't be making any plans for Tuesday nights! Supernatural and The Originals...COUNT ME IN! As for Mondays...looks like I get the night off because neither of those shows interest me.

I'm kind of looking forward to giving The 100 a shot. Too bad it's not on the fall line up.
The Tomorrow People...meh
Reign...boooring
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Ditto with "Supernatural" and "The Originals" I'm all in for those too. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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BatB really isn't that bad. Instead of using mind-searing stupidity for cheap plot twists, BatB using boring logic (for a CW show), honest communication (for a CW show), and understandable (for a CW show) decisions. So...kinda boring, but steady. Might've done better on CBS, where they don't care for all that 'shaking stuff up.'

I'll try The Tomorrow People, and The Originals, but if it's really too much like TVD, I won't be able to do it. I can't do Reign. Had enough of that crap already, and I watch CW shows.
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I don't think it is such an odd pairing of Beauty and the Beast and Hart of Dixie on monday. Both shows target a female audience that's not in high school anymore and is looking for something to forget about daily chores. And what better way than with some cheesy romance. I know I am. Especially on a monday after the first day at work after the weekend. If you're a guy I totaly understand that you might think both shows are crap, but hey, choose another show and let us girls have our guilty pleasure.
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I still cant believe that BATB is coming back! What?!?!?!?!?!
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Reign and TVD? The CW is always pairing TVD with an unrelated series... should have paired that with HoD and kept BatB following TVD.
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Wow, does the Carrie Diaries really do worse than Beauty and the Beast? I've never watched either, but I've heard much better things about the former here on tvdotcom. Now, see, I think Reign might be fun, but I guess I'm significantly older than their target audience. Wow, so many attractive people on one channel!
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Price yelled at me when I said BATB wasn't "that bad" but he liked the Secret Circle so he was just wrong and BATB is at least watchable in a crap season like this one...
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Too true to that. And WTH with "The Secret Circle" Ranks up there with the lamest series finales. Not that I actually watched or anything.
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lol,you're funny Murderboy
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Since Supernatural began it has been on every weekday except for Monday. Maybe season 10?
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Fingers crossed for a season 10!
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Say goodbye, Carrie Diaries.
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The Originals is at the same time as Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Wrong move CW. The Originals should be a Friday Show at 8 PM then I go right into my Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods on CBS. Honestly The CW Fridays aren't saying anything
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Iam more than grateful for the 6 episodes nikita got to wrap things up, thats more than I could have hoped for. I just really dreaded another favorite show of mine getting cancelled without a proper conclusion, hats off for the cw for atleast giving fans who have been there since the beginning to get a propper goodbye.

I bet the writers will spare nothing in giving us one hell of a send off:-) It's been a great ride
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nikita and michael getting married has a free couple. Alex working for the UN to help free young females from sex rings/trafficing would be a good way to end the show.
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The 100 not on the fall schedule!? Something had better be canceled really quickly.
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Even though I'm glad that the CW didn't cancel Nikita, I'm bummed that they only gave it 6 eps. I was hoping that it'd be a full season but oh well, I have no doubt that the writers will make the final season as brilliant as possible. Reign should've been held back for midseason since that doesn't look interesting to me and I'd rather watch either TMP or SC over that.

Monday - Nothing interesting on this night since I don't watch HOD and BATB. And with Revolution moving to Wednesdays, the only I'll watch on Mondays now is PLL when it comes back.

Tuesdays - Definitely excited for TO and SPN. Though I'm worried that SPN will crumble against NCIS. I would've preferred it if they just left it on Wednesdays with Arrow since they made a strong pairing.

Wednesdays - Watching Arrow and looking forward to TMP. Stephen Amell and Mark Pellegrino in one night? I'm in!

Thursdays - TVD. I expected that they'd pair it with TO and prefer it that way since Reign and TVD looks incompatible with each other but I guess it shows that the CW is willing to take risks and make bold decisions.

Fridays - Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Should've cancelled Carrie Diaries and put Nikita back.
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Nikita a full season? No it's more important to have a full season of The Carrie Diaries so we can see how she became the vapid empty headed troll faced self absorbed asshole who tortured us on Sex & the City. We also need a dull season of Hart Of Dixie so we can have some more down home fun with a show that no one cares about.
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Supernatural has it's fans and they are loyal - and most of them don't watch NCIS anyway. It's for geezers like me and I'll take Supernatural any old day - it's a BETTER show!
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I'll watch VD,The Originals,Reign,BatB,HoD,Carrie Diaries.I kinda get CD/ANTM pairing -fashionable,stylish ,female skewing shows & CD was too low rated to stay on a regular weeknight.I think Reign or CD would've been a better match for HoD.
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Tim once again I have to disagree Hart of Dixie and BATB are very good, granted being paired together is a little odd, The CW is my second most watched network, so normally I would give new shows an honest look but this time only the Originals sound interesting for the CW has for he other networks only the OUAT spinoff hits it for me as of right now I will go the networks site and read up on the new shows then make my decision on how many
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Sorry, but moving Supernatural to Tueday's is a bad move. Yes, it's in the 2nd slot, but it's still up against NCIS:LA, The Voice results show, and who knows what The Goldbergs and Trophy Wife will do for ABC ni this slot. And I'm also of the opinion that The Originals should have been next to The Vampire Diaires. See what NCIS and NCIA: LA have done back-to-back for CBS. No reason it wouldn't have done the same here.
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I like having The Originals and TVD split up - it means that all the goodness gets spread around and there are two nights to look forward to, as opposed to a giant dose of goodness on one night. Thursday is a pretty big dance card for me already.
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When you look at what it's up against though, then it will be lucky if it lasts 1 or 2 seasons. NCIS has won that slot for more than 8 years, and SHIELD is going to steal a huge amount of people with its ties to Marvel.
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With SHIELD, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Supernatural and Person of Interest, Tuesdays are going to be crowded. And you just know there's going to be a lot of X:59 and X:01 start and end times.
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Don't know how smart it is putting The Originals before SPN on Tuesdays. I don't care where Supernatural goes, I'll watch anytime, but Arrow was such a good pairing for Supernatural that I watched the whole night.

Not to mention that The Originals' demo is going to be slightly different than SPN's, considering the type of shows they both are. It would've made for sense to me to place The Originals Thurs at 9 post TVD, and launch The Tomorrow People behind SPN.

But I also wouldn't had renewed BATB or TCD, and would've given Nikita those 88 episodes to try and rake in some syndication dough. But..
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Couldn't have said it better! :)
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My only real complaint, the moving of Supernatural. I liked my Wednesdays and the network is messing that up.
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better idea would've been

Hart of Dixie/Reign
Arrow/Supernatural
The Tomorrow People/B&TB and Star-Crossed for midseason
TVD/The Originals (seriously, why didn't they pair the spinoff with the original one?)

I'd leave Carrie and ANTM on Fridays because I don't watch them to know anything else. The 100 would probably fit with Supernatural, tone wise.
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Nothing I care to see.
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I would've liked to see Hart of Dixie paired with Carrie Diaries. They are sort of similar in theme...
Beauty and the Beast isn't really the light sort of "chick-flick" show that HoD is... nevertheless, I love HoD, and will continue to watch, just as soon as Netflix puts up Season 2! They are taking their sweet time...
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its on hulu, plus a new one every week
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"The CW Gives Up" what? The viewership difference between their top-rated and bottom-rated shows can fit in the margins between the #1 and #2 networks this sesaon. That Monday does look utterly hopeless though.

I won't bother trying to list what works and what doesn't, it's all a CW cluster wuck as usual.
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Tuesdays were a barren wasteland for me for so many years. But next season - Person of Interest, Supernatural, SHIELD, The Originals and The Goldergs. Whew. Its gonna be intense.

Supernatural is like a soldier. Carry on, my wayward brother. The finale was awesome!

I was eagerly anticipating The Hundred, but it looks like we have to wait till midseason. Anyway, all of their new shows seem worth checking out. Excited for The Tomorrow People among the new fall shows.
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WTF Nikita gets only 6 episodes. Nooooooooo!
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That's their way of cancelling it without saying they've cancelled it. And they probably won't air them until summer.
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I like that they're not pairing the Originals with TVD, actually. It looks a bit darker and grittier than TVD, so I think it'll pair well with Supernatural, and let it stand on its own a bit more.
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The Originals will struggle on Tuesday IMO and I don't see it surviving after the first season
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Yeah, I agree. The Originals will have to fight Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for "the King of Tuesday" title. I'm going to watch both shows (thanks God for DVR), but I wouldn't bet my money on Klaus & Co. IMO The CW made a terrible mistake separating their blood suckers.
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i only watch supernatural.
the DVR was getting a workout on Wednesdays, so i'm fine with the move.
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Actually about half of these new shows sound worth checking out. The only CW shows I've really liked were Smallville and Supernatural (and now Arrow but it still has yet to really grab me) so this is surprising to me.
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wednesdays is the Amell night
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The "famous" thing is a little scary.
- CW: You have 12 weeks to become famous
- Contestant: Done. (runs in front of mayoral news conference naked sayin he needs a diaper)
- CW: Darn it. Here's your prize money
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The Carrie Diaries is one of their best shows. My favorite personally. I think it's a mistake dumping it to Friday nights, especially expecting it to anchor the night again. Would have went great airing after Hart of Dixie.
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I'm not really sure why they didn't pair it with HoD to be honest. It would have made sense given they share the same demo.
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I am só looking forward to Reign!
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My biggest comment about it is about Reign, it kind of feels like it needs a spoiler for Teen Wolf since, you know, she is one of the Alphas (I think, some of the new girls kind of look a lot alike in previews, which should probably have been the spoiler anyway since Lydia and Alison look very different from each other that probably is a prerequisite for staying on the show).
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If Monday's going to be called Rachel Bilson and Kristin Kreuk night, I'd guess Wednesdays HAVE to be called Amell Night.
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I already miss Winchester Wednesdays...
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