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NewsFlash: Supernatural gets a sixth season

According to the Futon Critic, The CW has announced early pickup for five shows – one of which is Supernatural. Woo hoo! And I quote:

"The network also renewed fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, which will enter its sixth season next year. SUPERNATURAL has one of the most loyal audiences of any show on television and does heroic work in a perennially tough time period. It has improved over last season among women and adults 18-34 (29% and 8%, respectively) this season, a remarkable accomplishment for a fifth-year show."

I know that there are fans that want Supernatural to go out with a bang at the end of this season, and I completely understand the sentiment. But it is what it is. My favorite show just got a sixth season. To paraphrase Xander: "Me love Supernatural. Supernatural on TV? Me watch."

(Okay. The other four shows were The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, and America's Next Top Model. I'm sort of watching The Vampire Diaries, but not the others.


  1. My gut reaction to this news is "Dammit." As you know, I'm one of those fans that would prefer if they went out on a creative high in Season 5. However, all signs of late have been pointing to renewal, so it really isn't unexpected. I will certainly be there watching next season, and keeping an open mind about where things could go from here.

    Heck, I watched "Zombie" Scrubs after a near perfect series finale in Season 8, and I was actually starting to enjoy what they were doing with it. I'm sure Kripke and crew will do just fine with another season of Supernatural. :)

  2. Supernatural is by far my second favourite show on TV right now, but this is terrible news. If this season has been mostly fillers (which it has), how on earth can they possibly drag it out for another year?

    I was really hoping Kripke would stick to his original plan and end it this season. Oh, well :(

  3. Some mixed feelings here. I’m happy that my favourite show will continue but like Jess I would’ve preferred if they gone out on a high at the end of this season. I don’t want Supernatural to become of those show that went on longer than it should’ve and got less good as a result.

    There’s a load of stuff on Twitter already about the renewal. Seems despite all the doubts Eric Kripke is still on board next year and the apocalypse arc will be wrapped up at the end of this season. But where can they go after Lucifer?

    Hopefully Kripke and his team will easy all our worries and give us another cracking year. Fingers crossed.

  4. I'm so excited. Everyone has made really good points about the show going out on a creative high, and I understand how you feel: I would be horribly dismayed if Lost suddenly added another season.

    But, as someone who has only been watching for six weeks (and yet has mysteriously--miraculously! heroically!--managed to watch all of the episodes) I am ecstatic that my new discovery isn't about to end.

    I'm also quite curious to see if the show is insanely different from what is has been. Angel (a show I got into a few months before it went off the air) keeps coming to mind: from what I understood, Joss was going to change everything in the sixth season, even more than he had in the fifth.

    In other words: did somebody order an apocalypse?

  5. A post-apocalypse maybe. We're already in the midst of the apocalypse. :) And if what Mark hears on the rumor mill is true, then they are still planning to wrap that arc this season, not drag it out for the sixth season (whew!).

    I'm with Mark in wondering what they can possibly do to top unleashing Lucifer. At this point it almost seems like a new season would be all anti-climax.

    Maybe at the end of this season Sam and Dean will detonate a nuclear weapon to take out Lucifer and that will somehow jump us to a new, alternate timeline in which everything is puppies and sunshine. Or we'll jump back to the point at which Sam and Dean flash onto the plane from the Maryland church and we'll redo the apocalypse season with slight variations. I kid, I kid. :)

  6. "But where can they go after Lucifer?"

    Isn't it obvious? Next season it will be Sam and Dean against God :-)
    There's no one else who could top Lucifer as the antagonist.

  7. Kripke is staying on as an exec producer, though, and Sera Gamble is taking over. I don't think she'll pull a Marti Noxon.

  8. Hope not Billie!
    I'm cautiously optimistic. I just hope they don't do a full season of monster of the week. Some of its best episodes are part of an overall story arc. I recon they should definately stick with ending the whole Lucifer thing this season, but maybe keep some aspects from previous seasons continuing into a new arc, such as the demon blood addiction, Castiel (please!!!) and maybe consequences of defeating the devil.
    This show does have juice left in it. It dosen't need to completly end like Lost. Lost has almost told its story. Supernatrual has room to tell more.

  9. Dear Billie!

    "My favorite show just got a sixth season."

    When did Supernatural surpass Buffy?

  10. daniel c w asked: "When did Supernatural surpass Buffy?"

    It didn't. Imagine the words "currently running" in front of the word "show". Buffy, unfortunately, can no longer be renewed. :(

  11. Not only did it get a 6th season, it also got an anime version. :)


  12. Thanks, Patryk! I posted a NewsFlash about this so your comment doesn't slide off the page.

    Will Supernatural be the same without Jensen and Jared?


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