The story will pick up four years after the events in last season's finale. The show will have a two-hour premiere Jan. 8, then take its regular time period of Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Of course, that's the "Reaper" slot, so here's the deal there: "Reaper" is a repeat tonight. The show will air two more originals this year. "One Tree" will go into its time period. The CW plans to air the remaining episodes, possibly giving them a shot in a different time period.
Tempting to write a grim "Reaper" prospects headline here, given the show's ratings performance, but the network and the entertainment press have a lot of affection for that show and CW hopes to make it work.