Supernatural Isn’t Renewed Yet, But…

by on January 15, 2011

in Entertainment

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural

Supernatural on The CW is in the middle of its sixth season and in my opinion, it surprised me that it could carry on as well as it has beyond the original five-year plan that Eric Kripke had originally plotted out.  But Sera Gamble, who took over as showrunner, has seemingly done just fine.

Though The CW has not made any official announcements about renewals, president Dawn Ostroff noted that she would be surprised if it wasn’t renewed.

On the down-side of things, the quote tossed out was that Supernatural is “creatively doing so well.”  Which I’m interpreting as a great way to give the show a kudos without having to lean on TV ratings numbers to back their statements of confidence.  That’s not a bad thing, but I’d love to hear about the ratings as a reason to renew a show.  Otherwise, I worry.

Though they’ve also made the statement that Supernatural is doing better on Friday’s than it was on Thursdays,  they’ve also said that the supernatural team has not yet engaged in conversations with the network on a seventh season.

Supernatural Has The Syfy Channel To Thank

When Dawn Ostroff said that Supernatural is doing better on Friday nights, I can’t help but think that when the Syfy Channel pulled Stargate Universe and Caprica from their Friday night schedule, that freed up a few genre viewers who have learned to settle in on a Friday night to watch their favored programming.

Moving Stargate Universe and Caprica to Tuesdays pretty much sealed their fates, but they were teetering on the ratings ledge to begin with.  But now even more fans can tune into Supernatural on Friday nights since we usually aren’t inclined to partake in the over-the-top comic-book style programming that is wrestling.

About Supernatural

Supernatural is about the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) & Dean (Jensen Ackles).  The brothers come from a long familial line of monster slayers, known as Hunters.  They’ve both lost those close to them in the battle against the dark side of magic and myth.  And they’re not alone as Hunters are more of a nebulous group of dedicated fighters, working to squelch the noise of supernatural things that go bump in the night.

Along their way, they’ve made friends and allies, one of them being the angel Castiel, played by Misha Collins.  I feel that Collins is a great fan favorite and hence why the character has stuck around since his first seasonal appearance.

I too can’t imagine the show won’t be picked up for a 7th season.  I’ve not been disappointed in how the story is unfolding this season but I have to wonder exactly how you top these last two seasons?

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PS:  I tried to get press access to the Supernatural Convention, Salute to Supernatural, going on in San Francisco this weekend but after 11 emails between us with no results, I gave up.  Would have been nice since the boys are making a public appearance there this weekend, but so be it.  I’m bummed.

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