The CW has adjusted the premiere dates for some favorite shows. They're most likely doing this in hopes of ensuring the TVD audience following to The Originals. Here's the new breakdown:
Vampire Diaries is now premiering on Thu 10/3 at 8 pm EST
The Originals is now premiering on Thu 10/3 at 9 pm EST
The Originals 2nd episode will air on Tue 10/8 at 8 pm EST
Supernatural is now premiering on Tue 10/8 at 9 pm EST
The Originals will run an encore of the 2nd episode on Thu 10/10 at 9 pm EST after the 2nd episode of Vampire Diaries. Reign will premiere in the Thu 9 pm EST timeslot on 10/17.
All information courtesy of a CW press release that can be read here: blog.cwtv.com/2013/07/29/the-cw-revised-fa
It's also been rumored that the new TO pilot will mirror the episodes in the backdoor pilot but showing events through Elijah's eyes. I know Julie was stressed with trying to figure out how to put together the new pilot to introduce people to the series if they've never before watched TVD, so if this is true I'm thinking this is probably a good way to not bore those of us who saw the backdoor pilot but starting over at a place where new people will be introduced to the characters we've come to love.
Also, if you have not yet seen it, check out the CW website for the full TO pilot that was shown to execs, which includes 10 minutes of footage that had to be removed so they could air the TVD parts. Danielle Campell's introduction was completely removed in the episode that aired, but in the director's cut you can see the power her character will be bringing into the fray. Check out the video here: www.cwtv.com/cw-video/the-originals