Constantine will be moving to an earlier time slot when it returns after its hiatus. The NBC series based on the Vertigo series Hellblazer will no longer air at 10 p.m., but 8 p.m. ET/PT Friday nights.
The news broke via Twitter earlier this week, following news that the mid-season return had been pushed back to January 16, 2015. The fate of the series seemed grim (no pun intended) after Deadline reported that NBC would stop production after 13 episodes.
Instead of following Grimm, which remains in its 9 p.m. time slot, Constantine will now be the lead in. Constantine is also reportedly still a candidate for a second-season renewal despite failing to get a back nine order.
The 8 p.m. move is likely to garner more ratings, but some fans have already expressed concern that the show’s content would be altered, as the earlier time slot caters to a younger audience. The fate of the series has yet to be determined.
Matt Ryan stars in the titular role along with Angélica Celaya, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer executive produce the series.