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TNT Loads Up On Winchesters! Five Supernatural Marathons In February!

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If you can’t get enough of the Winchester boys, then you will want to know about February’s five Supernatural marathons on TNT.

TNT is running Supernatural Superfan Wednesdays with select adventures of Sam and Dean from 1/12C – 8/7C. On President’s Day, the network will present the Supernatural Super-Meta Marathon from noon/11am C to 10/9C.

The Supernatural Superfan Marathon themes are: Why So Serious? (Feb. 4); The Bobby Singer Story (Feb. 11); Killing Time (Feb. 18th), and The Lighter Side of Dean (Feb. 25th). (The Supernatural Super-Meta Marathon pretty much says it all to the show’s true fans…).

Check out episode titles and times following the jump.

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This Friday on Supernatural Things Heat Up For Castiel

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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.

Supernatural Panel at Paley Festival, Part III

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 Panel at Paley Festival, Part II

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.

But just a quick note: if you enjoy reading about these events, please visit the website for the Paley Center For Media and do not hesitate to support them through a number of wonderful items they have available for purchase, including full DVDs of past panels of many different shows.  You can also become a supporting member so that these types of events can continue to be offered.  http://www.paleycenter.org/

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Supernatural Holds Panel at the Paley Festival

I had the honor and pleasure of attending the Supernatural panel at the twenty-eighth annual William S. Paley Television Festival in Beverly Hills, which has been in full swing since March 4 and will continue until March 17.  The shows featured at this year’s festival are “The Walking Dead”, “True Blood”, “White Collar”, Parks and Recreation”, “Freaks and Geeks”, “Undeclared”, Eastbound & Down”, “An Evening with Jimmy Fallon”, “Community”, American Idol”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “Glee”, “Raising Hope”, and of course “Supernatural.” Thanks to some copious notetaking, I hope to present you with a (mostly) accurate transcript of this wonderful panel.  Be forewarned that there WILL be some spoilers covering the rest of the season.

The Paley Center for Media believes that everything presented on radio and television has value.  And as such, the Center has an extensive archive of all things radio and television from as far back to the past, through to the present.  It was very appropriate, not only to the Paley Center but also to Supernatural, that they would pull an old commercial dating back from the late 1950s urging us to “See the USA, in your Chevrolet!” in order to open the afternoon festivities.

This first report will cover the introductory elements, as well as a detailed description of the preview of the much-anticipated western-themed episode.

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Television: Advance Look at Supernatural Episode S6.16, And Then There Were None

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Are Sam and Dean Winchester playing ‘statue’ or getting ready to race each other to the all you can eat Fish Fry!

Neither actually, but it’s fun to imagine what is happening in photos right! However Supernatural fans and viewers don’t have to imagine what’s going on in the sneak peek photos for Supernatural S6.16 episode, And Then There Were None – and it seems Supernatural is continuing on this season naming episodes after movies. 

The CW Network has provided us with a nice synopsis to along with a gallery of interesting photos from this upcoming episode of the hit action series which stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, along with Misha Collins as the angel Castiel.

“And Then There Were None”

SAMUEL JOINS UP WITH SAM and DEAN — Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) set out in search of The Mother of All’s latest monster.  While investigating, they run into Samuel (guest star Mitch Pileggi) and Gwen (guest star Jessica Heafey), who are also hunting the creature.  Samuel and Bobby get into a heated fight about how to handle the case.  Mike Rohl directed the episode written by Bret Matthews. The episode also guest stars Steven Williams as fellow hunter Rufus.

Follow the jump to see the episode photos. All photos are credited to Jack Rowland/The CW and used with permission. Supernatural S6.16 airs on the CW Network on Friday March 4th at 9 PM EST.

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Television: The Wait is Over- New Episodes of Smallville S10 & Supernatural S6 On the CW Tonight!

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After an extra week delay in coming back from hiatus, The CW Network is set to air brand new episodes of their hit actions series’ Smallville and Supernatural. So it’s official, The boys of action and adventure (and some girls too) are back!

“SMALLVILLE” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)
“Collateral” (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

CHLOE SULLIVAN RETURNS TO SMALLVILLE — Clark (Tom Welling), Oliver (Justin Hartley), Lois (Erica Durance) and Dinah (guest star Alaina Huffman) are
released by the VRA after being captured at Hawkman’s funeral but each of them have flashbacks of Chloe (Allison Mack) holding them against their will. When Chloe returns,
Dinah warns the others that Chloe may now be a traitor. Oliver dismisses her concerns but Clark is unsure if he can trust Chloe after she disappeared without an explanation.
Cassidy Freeman also stars. Morgan Beggs directed the episode written by Jordan Hawley.

“SUPERNATURAL” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“Like A Virgin” (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

DEATH HAS PUT SAM’S SOUL BACK, BUT IS IT STILL SAM? — Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Bobby (Jim Beaver) anxiously wait for Sam (Jared Padalecki) to wake up to see if Death
(Julian Richings) was able to restore his soul without causing Sam to lose his mind. Meanwhile, Dean and Bobby investigate a disappearance of virgins and discover dragons are behind the kidnappings. Bobby sends Dean to a doctor who owns the only weapon in the world that can slay a dragon, but Dean must prove himself worthy enough to take it. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Adam Glass.

Having seen an advanced preview of Supernatural S6.12 Like a Virgin, I am even more impressed season 6  of Supernatural which, as a viewer, I feel has been the best since season 2. That’s not to say that other seasons didn’t have their exceptional moments, but season 6 of Supernatural is more than just exceptional moments.  The season so far has had many exceptional episodes in my opinion and S6.12, Like a Virgin, is yet another one.  Like a Virgin is an interesting and multi-layered title for a very multi-layered episode of Supernatural that, I believe, is going to become a fan favorite. I can’t give away too many details, but I can say that Supernatural fans are in for a ride that  is both satisfying and culminates in meeting up with a new ‘big bad’ that may well make Lucifer look like a choirboy!

Television: Supernatural: A Look Back At S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s & A Sneak Peek Look At S6.05 Live Free or Twi-Hard

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Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting- demon fighting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, is doing very well on Friday nights much to the relief of fans and viewers. Especially those who had a bad feeling about moving the hit CW Network action series from its standard Thursday night timeslot. The series is doing so well in fact, that TV By The Numbers has it listed in their ‘probable for renewal’ column and says they feel that the CW Network would be nuts not to renew Supernatural for a seventh season.

It wasn’t just the switch to Friday nights that had both fans and viewers wondering how well the long running action series would do. The majority were wondering, with good reason, about where the writers and the new show runner Sera Gamble was going to go with storylines after dealing with something as big as the apocalyptic battle between heaven and hell that was culmination of 5 years of story arc for Sam and Dean. Gamble and the writers decided it was time to go back to the roots of season one and two of Supernatural when it was more about monsters. From there, they are building their storylines out and making them fresh by adding in new twists and turns. So far, as a long time viewer of Supernatural, I am liking the storylines over all and am enjoying the new twists they are adding in with the introduction of ‘Alphas’ and with the civil wars going on both in heaven and hell. I like the interactions between the brothers and the new tensions and intrigues going on with them.

However, the characters and the storylines aren’t the only things involved with Supernatural that are going in new directions based on familiar territory. Last Friday night at 9PM 2.844 million viewers tuned into watch S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s and the Directorial debut of Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles.

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Television: In Supernatural S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s Jensen Ackles Works with a New Director – Himself

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Actor Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean Winchester on the hit CW Network action series Supernatural, is a Pisces. Pisces is a zodiac sign that is symbolized by two fish swimming side by side, but in opposite directions, which signify that, Pisces people can have duel natures such as having both a pragmatic and a dreamer side to them.

I don’t know if that describes Jensen Ackles personally, but I do know that he has had some interesting opportunities to delve into duality in his years on Supernatural. It started in season 3 when he got his first opportunity to work with himself as an actor in a short, but pivotal scene in S3.10, Dream A Little Dream of Me. Then in S5.4 The End, Ackles spent the majority of the episode working opposite himself as an actor when he played both the present day and future incarnations of Dean Winchester. In tonight’s brand new episode of Supernatural season 6 Weekend At Bobby’s, Jensen Ackles gets to take on the newest duality in his career: being behind the camera as his director self directing his actor self who will be in front of the camera.

Jensen Ackles has stated in past interviews that he is fascinated by working with cameras.  He has expressed that he has a love for photography, a hobby he is adept enough at that he impressed a group of Japanese photographers doing a photo shoot with him in Japan in 2007. The actor worked with them both in front and behind the cameras to set up some very artistic and unique photographs to accompany a magazine interview with him.  During rounds of interviews he did for his lead role as Tom Hanniger in the 2009 horror movie, My Bloody Valentine: 3D, Ackles stated that one of the main reasons for wanting to work on the movie was so that he could have a chance to work with and see the new ‘Real D’  3D camera technology in action. Given all of this, it’s certainly no surprise that eventually Jensen Ackles would be taking his love of working with cameras and exploring their technology into a brand new direction as he steps behind the ones he’s been in front of for six years on Supernatural to take on directorial duties.

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Television: Sneak Peek Vids & Artwork for Supernatural Season Five Finale S5.22 Swan Song

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Fans and Viewers alike, Supernatural Season 5 has now reached the top of the last hill. Now the season finale, Swan Song is poised to take the wildest plummet into excitement yet as Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) gets ready to take on Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino). Of course Sam has some pretty heavy hitters on his side including his brother Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins) who may yet have one more spark of angel mojo left in him and veteran hunter Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver).

Supernatural S5.22, Swan Song airs this Thursday May 13th at 9 PM EST and according to series Creator Eric Kripke is the culmination of his 5 year story arc. An arc that began back in the pilot episode of season one when Sam reluctantly agreed to reunite with his older brother Dean for a few days to find their missing father, John Winchester (as played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan). A few days turned into a permanent reunion as Sam returned to his college apartment to find that his live in love Jessica (Adrienne Palicki) had been killed in the same manner as Sam and Dean’s mother Mary Winchester(as played by Samantha Smith) had been killed when they were children. Dean and Sam’s fate are set in motion again by these events that lead them on the road in their black ’67 Chevy Impala to ‘hunting things, saving people: the family business”. 

Eric Kripke promises that this storyline, which has taken a lot of twists and turns filled with psychic children, angels and demons will be tied up and finished in S5.22 Swan Song and Supernatural will have a whole new story for the upcoming season six. So while we wait for Swan Song to air this Thursday, let’s take a look at some sneak peek artwork and vids provided by the good folks at The CW Network & Warner Bros Television.

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Television: Apocalypse Why? Commentary On Supernatural S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight

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“Two Minutes to Midnight” – Bobby (Jim Beaver) sells his soul to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes head-to-head with Death.

That short blurb made it all sound so exciting as Supernatural season 5 came down to one of it’s two last episodes, S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight. The airing of the episode left this viewer wondering what the heck happened to all the excitement you usually get when the storyline revolves around the coming of a possible apocalypse of Biblical proclamations. Lucifer is loose on the world, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse are set up to be a major ‘big bad’ to over come and Supernatural season 5 started out full steam into that potential. Yet to this viewer what started out like a scary ride on a rocket, seems to be ending up like a tame ride on the merry-go-round.

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