The Vampire Diaries and The Originals Crossover: Get the Details!

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Another CW crossover is on the way.

Network President Mark Pedowitz confirmed the exciting news today during his panel discussion at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, telling reporters on hand:

"You will see, organically, a crossover this year.

"Not of the size and scope of we do for Arrow and Flash. They have to make sense [story-wise]. If they don’t make sense story-wise, don’t do it, don’t force it - the audience can tell."

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What, specifically, can fans of these dramas look forward to this winter or spring?

Entertainment Weekly reports that the "Salvatores and Mikaelsons will cross paths."

Further explains creator Julie Plec:

“It’s something that we’ve always wanted to do, but never could quite find the organic way to do it.

"We never wanted to force it. The storylines happen to match up in a way that Stefan has to go on the run and seek safe haven, and lo and behold, New Orleans is that safe haven, and who does he come face-to face-with but Klaus Mikaelson.

It’s a nice two-episode set of Vampire Diaries-Originals cohabitation. It’s going to be good. I’m excited about it."

So are we.

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 Episode 10 and The Originals Season 3 Episode 10 will air on Friday, Jan. 29 at 8/7c and 9/8c, respectively, on The CW.

"The move to Friday night is not a move to exile [the shows],” Pedowitz said of the shows now airing a night later.

“It’s a move to strengthen Friday night."

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