When the sixth season finale of "Supernatural" seemingly pit Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) against the renegade angel, Castiel (Misha Collins) — who had just declared himself the new God — it was understandable to think that the seventh season might be the last ride for the Winchester brothers.
However, at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour (via TVLine), The CW President, Mark Pedowitz said “It is not intended to be the last season [of 'Supernatural']. We’ll see how the ratings go. We hope it keeps going. We’ll take it one step at a time.”
Pedowitz also stated that the key to show's longevity was that it's ultimately "about the love of two brothers and two really good-looking guys. And I think that transcends the supernatural [element].”
The CW recently announced that it has added an additional episode to the seventh season, bringing "Supernatural" up to 23 episodes over the course of the next year. "Nikita" also received an extra episode, while "Gossip Girl" and "90210" both picked up two additional installments.
For the first year since its inception, The CW will be without its consistent hit, "Smallville." And while the proposed "Raven" series never materialized, Pedowitz indicated that The CW hasn't given up on trying to find a superhero successor series.
“We’re looking next year at doing superheroes,” said Pedowitz. “If the right superhero [project comes along].”
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