The CW announced yesterday that it was renewing seven of their shows, including all of their DC properties (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) as well as the long running Supernatural. None of this is all that surprising, as the DC shows remain some of the highest rated programming on the network, and it makes sense that they would all get another year.
That and it seems to be literally impossible to kill Supernatural, which will be going onto its thirteenth season. I mean, wow — I like the show, but this is going to have to end sometime, right? I mean, it started out as a WB show. Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars both got cancelled and revived in that time period.
Also renewed are Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The only two shows from this last fall’s lineup we haven’t heard about are No Tomorrow or Frequency, but since neither received a season one back order either… let’s just say it doesn’t look good for their prospects. The Vampire Diaries, of course, is officially on its last season.
This whole thing just remains as a reminder that The CW still remains one of the best homes for genre television on broadcast.
For a large part of Supernatural‘s run, Lucifer himself has been a recurring villain. Mark Pellegrino has portrayed most of these appearances, playing a vessel the fallen angel took over way back in Season 5. But as Lucifer abandoned that vessel last season (to temporarily drive Castiel’s around), it’s been an open question as to where he’d end up post-Castiel expulsion.
Springfield will be playing an aging rockstar looking to make a comeback, which shouldn’t be too difficult for the guy who sang “Jessie’s Girl.” Of course, prior to finding success as a musician, Springfield had a career as an actor. Finding someone who can authentically play a role like that (for the five minutes before he becomes the Prince of Darkness) is a challenge.
Season 12 of Supernatural starts this Fall on The CW.
On this episode we come to you live from Geek.kon 2015 in Madison, WI! We also have a massive announcement — and that’s the Nerd & Tie Expo! It’s kind of a big deal for us.
Don’t worry — we also talk about current geek news too, including the sad news that Yvonne Craig has passed away, Hallmark’s tasteless and poorly timed Spock ornament, Fantastic Four’s production difficulties, a spy drama based off of Mythbusters might be in the works, the Constantine/Arrow crossover being a thing, and Misha Collins’s very bad day in Minneapolis.
Also, Trae shaved off his beard and it looks super weird.
On Sunday The CW announced it was renewing pretty much everything under the sun. Both Arrowverse shows (Flash and Arrow) have been renewed for another season, and Supernatural will continue on for season 11.
Think about that, season 11. If the show makes it another two years, people born the same day as the show’s first season premiere will have aged into the network’s main demographic. Man Supernatural has been on a long time.
Pretty much every other Fall Drama has been renewed at The CW, which is kind of amazing in the TV world. Even The 100 (which I actually didn’t think anyone was watching) is getting a third season.
So Supernatural is one of those shows that never seems to end. Personally, I’m okay with it – it’s pretty much the only thing I still watch on the CW.
Pretty much because when it started I was still in their target demographic.
I mean, this show has been on so long that when it started, both Veronica Mars and Arrested Development were still on the air. That’s right, during the run of Supernatural, both Arrested Development and Veronica Mars got cancelled, went silent for years, and got revived as franchises.
Anyway, the CW has put out a press release which reveals some information on the upcoming season. We left Season 9 with Dean turning into a demon, and things aren’t looking up from there:
Season 10 begins with Sam’s frantic search for his missing brother, who is gone without a trace. The road to recovering the wayward Dean takes Sam down dark paths, with consequences that will shake the boys to their core. Meanwhile, Castiel has to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Metatrons campaign. With his grace failing and rogue angels still on the loose, Cass will face the ticking clock of his own mortality as all-new threats emerge to once again push all of our heroes to their limits.