New Originals season 4 to have a lot less episodes,new details. According to a new report from Yibada, the folks over at the CW have decided to cut their episode order for The Originals quite a bit for season 4, only giving it half a season.

They didn’t mention the exact number of episodes they ordered, but did say the show won’t be premiering the new season 4 until the midseason, so we know it will, at least, be about 6 episodes shy of the usual 22 episodes.

They’re saying the the president of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, spoke to TV Line about this matter, and said they only had about 10 hours left to give to The Originals after they mapped out their 2016/2017 schedule. So, if that’s true, since Originals is a 1 hour show, less commercials, we may only see 10 episodes for season 4. Or, at least, that’s what it sounds like to me.

Anyways, Mark went on to say: “We have a very strong schedule. We still believe quite a bit in ‘The Originals.’ We have only 10 hours, so we made a choice to hold it to further boost our schedule at midseason.” Hmmm.

That doesn’t sound too good, and they’re saying that this very statement is leading fans to think that season 4 might actually be the last. Nothing is, of course, officially confirmed in that regard, but let’s just cross our fingers that doesn’t pan out that way. Stay tuned.

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