Meet The New Boss, is the premiere episode of Supernatural season seven. Take a look at the sneak peek provided by The CW Network.
As Supernatural comes up on its season seven premiere on the CW Network this Friday at 9PM (EST), there is a lot of positive mainstream media buzz surrounding the long running action/thriller series. According to reports, Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting/demon fighting brothers Winchester, is receiving more media attention than some series on bigger networks; even more buzz than Glee according to what we’ve been hearing. Supernatural has come a long way to reach that level of success and attention; like the perilous lives of the Winchesters, the road to Supernatural’s success is paved with missteps and with ‘cliffhangers’, as they often waited ‘on the bubble’ for news of renewal.
Six seasons ago, Supernatural premiered on the now defunct WB Network with two relatively unknown actors in the lead roles and having been created by screen writer Eric Kripke; whose major credit up to that point was the horror movie, Boogey Man. This combination however served to create a unique and fascinating series. Sam and Dean Winchester and their black ’67 Chevy Impala ‘muscle car’ loaded with weapons, immediately found a devoted fan following that tuned into the series every week; never losing track of it even through network and airing night changes. Those same fans led an internet campaign to promote the series and rally around it. In those early years, bloggers and online journalists were the biggest form a media promotion for Supernatural as it steadfastly made its way along the path to where it is now; a long running, successful series for Warner Brothers and The CW Network.
Series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are now moderately well known outside of the circle of Supernatural fans and viewers; they, along with the series itself, is now capturing the attention of bigger media ‘fish’ in the pond known as entertainment reporting. More than that, Supernatural hit some major marks by scoring a cover on TV Guide by winning the magazine’s first ever ‘Fan Favorite Poll’ last year. Now, Sam & Dean Winchester and Castiel have joined the hallowed ranks of Captain Kirk, Indiana Jones and Doctor Who; all three Supernatural characters were honored in SFX Magazine as part of the ‘Top 100 Icons of Scif-Fi & Fantasy of the 21st Century’ reader’s poll making it a trifecta inclusion for the series.
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I guess it’s no big surprise to know that your roving Eclipsemagazine reporter was in the Warner Brother’s Supernatural press room to get all the scoop on Supernatural season 7.
Of course the actors and producers weren’t giving out too many scoops, but what tidbits we did get are more than enough to whet the appetite for Supernatural viewers and fans alike.
We didn’t have time to get Jared to the round table I was seated at, but we did get Jensen Ackles, Sera Gamble and Ben Edlund. So sit back and listen to what this dynamic Supernatural trio had to say about Season Seven!
This Friday May 6th, the hit action series Supernatural comes one episode closer to the rocking finale of Season 6. According to the CW, all hell is going to break loose (yet again) in S6.20 The Man Who Would Be King. In the episode directed by Ben Edlund, who also co-wrote it with Eric Kripke, Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) about the war in Heaven and how he and Raphael ( Demore Barnes) became enemies.
In the last few episodes of the action packed 6th season of Supernatural, viewers and fans of the long running series have seen the Angel Castiel becoming not so angelic as his battle with Raphael reaches the level of desperate measures. In The Man Who Would Be King, Bobby believes Castiel is hiding something, but Dean refuses to believe it. The Winchesters are also dealing with the returned threat of the Demon Crowley ( Mark A. Sheppard) whom it seems Castiel is in league with behind their backs.
The Man Who Would Be King airs on the CW Network this Friday at 9 PM EST right after the last episode of Smallville before it reaches its two-hour series finale next week.
The CW Network made an early announcement of the renewal of five of their top series. Returning for the 2011 Fall television season on the CW will be The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Gossip Girl, America’s Next Top Model and the Friday night action series Supernatural.
In moving to Fridays last September, Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, immediately helped make The CW more competitive on the night and dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers. Supernatural, which is currently in it’s sixth season, also made it onto not one, but two TV Guide Fan Favorite covers this season. The series, about two monster hunting, demon fighting brothers, continues to gain popularity, new fans and viewers.
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The CW’s Friday night men of action are back from Spring break and ready to take on more adventures, meeting their destiny and their fates head on!
It’s been a long wait for the return of The CW hit long running action series’ Smallville and Supernatural to come back from their short hiatus This Friday night, the waiting is over as Clark Kent (Tom Welling), Lois Lane (Erica Durance) and Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) come back to finish out the 10th and final season of Smallville. Right behind them are Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester and the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) to deal with more twists and turns as season 6 plays out.
Check out the preview clips of what’s in store for Smallville and Supernatural this Friday night starting at 8 PM EST on the CW.
TV Guide Magazine has come to realize that the Nielsen Ratings doesn’t always give a true picture of which TV shows are fan favorites. That’s why they chose to give the fans a voice in showing their appreciation for their favorites. TV Guide ran a poll, the fans voted and some of the winners are:
Castle, The Big Bang Theory, Dancing with the Stars, Chuck and Supernatural. Congratulations to Jensen Ackles for winning best actor , Misha Collins for winning best Non-Human Character and Timothy Dalton for winning Best Villain.
Check out the video after the jump to see what the stars of all these shows had to say about winning this award.
History will be made this summer when Supernatural: The Anime Series is released in the U.S. as the first-ever live-action series to be re-imagined in Japanese anime style. World renowned anime studio Madhouse is the creative force responsible for recreating the popular Warner Brothers television series currently airing Fridays at 9:00pm on The CW. The all-new, 22-episode animated series will be distributed July 26, 2011 by Warner Home Video on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as On Demand and for Download. Order due date is June 21, 2011. Having gotten a peek at this product, I can’t express how excited I am for it! The detailed Press Release that was just provided by Warner Home Video follows the jump.
The hit CW/Warner Bros. action series Supernatural is coming up on it’s 6th season finale, which will air on May 20th. According to recent updates to the episode information on The Internet Movie Database, the two-hour episode titled The Haunter In The Dark has some interesting surprises in the first hour of the episode.
The first surprise in first hour of The Haunter In The Dark is that it was not only written by series creator Eric Kripke, but also lists actor Jensen Ackles as a writer as well. Ackles is best known in Supernatural as the actor who plays older brother Dean Winchester opposite Jared Padalecki who plays younger brother Sam Winchester. This isn’t the first time that Jensen Ackles has branched out his resume in Supernatural. Earlier in season six, he made his directorial debut in the S6.4 episode Weekend At Bobby’s. It’s not certain at this time how much of the first part of Haunter In The Dark that Jensen Ackles is responsible for writing, but it is a sure bet that it will be the same kind of top notch work that fans and viewers have come to expect from this talented man.
The second, and probably the biggest surprise of all, is that actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is listed as starring in The Haunter In The Dark. According to the information on the Internet Movie Database page for the episode, Morgan is reprising his role as Sam and Dean’s father, John Winchester. Jeffrey Dean Morgan has gone on to become a successful movie actor since his last appearance in Supernatural in the S2.1 In My Time of Dying, in which John Winchester traded his soul into hell to save the life of his son Dean and S2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose Pt 2 in which John’s spirit rises from hell to help his sons defeat the yellow eyed demon. While he was in Vancouver filming his role as the Comedian in The Watchmen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan did some voice over work for Supernatural for the S3.14 episode Long Distance Caller in which Dean believes he is hearing his father’s voice on the telephone.
The Internet Movie Database does not list any synopsis for the Supernatural season 6 two hour finale The Haunter In The Dark, so fans and viewers don’t know yet how the return of John Winchester fits into the episode or how the character, which has been deceased since season 2, will be brought back into the storyline. Guess we will just have to tune in on Friday May 20th at 9 PM EST to find out.
The Supernatural Panel at the prestigious Paley Festival was truly an entertaining and informative event. Kudos must also be given to the moderator of the afternoon’s festivities, Maureen Ryan, lead critic of AOL’s TV Squad. She kept the discussion flowing, gave all the panelists equal opportunities to answer questions, and came prepared with knowledgeable, in-depth, intelligent questions to present from both, herself and from fans. And if the discussion veered too far off track, she reined it back in again gracefully. Part I covered the introductions, and details of a clip shown corresponding to the upcoming western-themed episode. We left Part II with the creator of Supernatural, Eric Kripke, talking about the many forms discussions take in the writers’ room. This third part will cover comments from Eric about writing the season finale, his view on exposition, Castiel’s voice, Bobby’s scene with demon Crowley, Jared’s view on soulless Sam, the amulet, and much more! There were also so many times that the facial expressions and actions were so completely hilarious, that I hope The Paley Center for Media releases the DVD of this panel as quickly as possible. Again, please do not hesitate to support the Paley Center so that they can continue providing such wonderful panels. And I won’t torture you any further. This part completes the panel summary/transcript report in a marathon run to the end, and includes a highlight video released by the Paley Center. Continue reading Supernatural Panel at Paley Festival, Part III
Supernatural made its first appearance at the Paley Festival during its first season and it was wonderful to see the cast and members of the creative team return once again. The first part of my report outlined the introductions and offered a detailed narrative on the preview clip for the upcoming western-themed episode. When the Q&A portion began, the first question dealt with the process involved in making episode 6×15, The French Mistake, wherein demon-hunting brothers Sam and Dean were angelically transported to an alternate universe where they found themselves to be actors named Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles working on a television show titled Supernatural. This very-meta episode, loaded with in-jokes, not only scratched at the fourth wall but brought it crumbling down — just as surely as I suspect the wall in Sam’s psyche holding back the tortuous memories of hell will come crashing down as we approach the season finale. And while news about a seventh season has not officially been announced, all indications are strong that fans will need to worry only until September about being left with a gut-wrenching cliffhanger.
We pick up the transcript as Eric Kripke started describing the difficulties encountered in working through some of the legalities associated with The French Mistake. In case you missed it, Part I can be found HERE.
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