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Does the world need another superhero movie? Well, if it’s a sorta superhero movie based on the works of Neil Gaiman as cooked up by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, we’re going to give it a pass and an a-okay. Gaiman’s Sandman has struggled to make its way to the big screen for entire decades now, as it was originally slated to go the movie route in the late nineties, thanks to the talents of Roger Avary. That didn’t pan out, and a series of writers ultimately cycled through the possible project, with Gaiman eventually all but throwing up his hands and rejecting the possibility of a film outright (mainly, thanks to some pretty lackluster attempts at even scripting the thing). By the twenty-tens, however, Gaiman had relaxed his stance a bit and rumors of a television show eventually gave way to the film’s current incarnation: a new version scripted by Gordon-Levitt, David Goyer »
- Kate Erbland
“If there was singing – and that’s a big if – if there was singing, it would be classic rock, not this Andrew Floyd Webber crap.”
So says Supernatural‘s Dean, butchered name and all, when he and Sam stumble upon a all-girls high school musical adaptation of their lives, based on the published and unpublished works of Chuck – who makes a surprise reappearance! – in the CW series’ 200th episode Tuesday night.
But there was actually plenty to love about the hour – even Dean came »
Does “Too Many Cooks” mean everything or nothing? "What did it all mean?” asks Ian Crook. "Maybe everything: it was a postmodern satire of television and Web culture, a commentary on the power of nostalgia, a glimpse at the violence that lurks within us all. Perhaps it was a deconstruction on the very idea of virality itself: it’s the Internet that has too many cooks, and all of us, together, with our sharing and repeated clever comments and urge to be the first to share what thousands of others have already shared, have spoiled the broth. Or else it meant nothing, and quit it, you dummies.” Plus: “Too Many Cooks” is the smartest critique of our changing TV landscape, it subverts our expectations of nostalgia, the "definitive" ranking of every character, “Too Many Cooks” creator says "I hate to talk about it too much,” “Too Many Cooks” is set in Denver, »
- Norman Weiss
Vancouver, BC. It's time to bring out the big guns. Last month, I was on a "Supernatural" 200th episode red carpet in Vancouver. So far this week, I've posted the majority of the interviews. First I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time Ep Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured Ep Adam Glass. Then I posted my Q&As with supporting favorites Misha Collins, Felicia Day, Mark Sheppard and Genevieve Padalecki. But now, with Tuesday (November 11) night's 200th episode just hours away, it's time to post my interviews with Sam & Dean Winchester themselves. Because of all of their photo responsibilities and their various commitments at the party, I got Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki at the very end of the red carpet time and Jared in particular was only able to spare a couple minutes. But they're still fun, if brief, interviews. They're also the only »
- Daniel Fienberg
After 200 episodes, “Supernatural,” which bowed in 2005, has been to hell and back (several times), with a few sojourns to heaven, purgatory, Oz, the past, the post-apocalyptic future and even our world along the way. The show weathered the conversion from The WB to The CW, survived the 2007-08 writers’ strike, and transitioned through several showrunners — and there’s no end in sight. Here, the stars and creative team chart the unlikely journey of the “little show that could.”
Eric Kripke (Creator): For me, the core notion behind “Supernatural” was to make a series about urban legends. I think they’re this incredibly rich mythology about the United States, and no one had really tapped into that, so when I started as a writer, one of the first ideas I ever pitched was an urban legend show.
A couple years later I tried to pitch, basically, a “Scooby Doo” rip »
- Laura Prudom
This is a little ditty about two American kids growing up in the heartland.
No, we’re not talking about Jack and Diane, but Supernatural‘s Dean and Sam Winchester, who get a song of their own when they discover a high school musical based on their lives in tonight’s milestone 200th episode (The CW, 9/8c).
Even by the CW drama’s standards, this is not your typical installment — and this is a show that’s had episodes about fairies, Nazi necromancers and LARPing. So TVLine gathered some scoop from the stars and producers on what you need to know about their latest risky, »
Vancouver, BC. To recap, back in October I worked the red carpet at a special 200th episode gala in Vancouver for The CW's "Supernatural." Last night, I posted my red carpet Q&As with series creator Eric Kripke, plus long-time Ep Robert Singer and slight-less-tenured Ep Adam Glass. Now it's time for my interviews with the assortment of beloved "Supernatural" supporting players who attended the 200th episode party, actors who may not have been around for the duration of the show, but have made their marks in different ways. That certainly includes Misha Collins, whose Castiel didn't arrive until the fourth "Supernatural" season, but has played a key role in the move to shift the drama from its monster-of-the-week format to the higher Heaven-and-Hell stakes that have characterized its later years. Showing up a season later was Crossroads demon Crowley, played by Mark Sheppard. Thanks to "Supernatural," "Doctor Who," "Battlestar Galactica" and "The X Files, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Vancouver, BC. Three weeks ago, I had a position on the 200th Episode Gala red carpet for The CW's "Supernatural," a little-show-that-could that has gone from being seemingly near cancellation a few years ago to taking a regular place as one of the network's steadiest hits. Over the course of nearly two hours of red carpet time, I had swift and efficient conversations with many of the people who make the '67 Impala that is "Supernatural" hum and purr. I talked with stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who have anchored "Supernatural" from the beginning, but also with co-stars including fan favorites Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard and Internet favorite Felicia Day, plus a trio of writers and producers. With the 200th "Supernatural" episode airing on Tuesday (November 11), I'll be running those quick Q&As in three parts, starting this this series of red carpet chats with a slew »
- Daniel Fienberg
Supernatural fans have seen Castiel, an angel played by Misha Collins, rocking the same outfit for six seasons now on the CW hit series. The angel with free will has become known for his khaki trench coat, black suit, white button down shirt and blue tie. In fact, when he was human for a brief stint in season nine, he was forced to throw away his dirty uniform when he only had enough cash to buy food and not do his laundry...and fans were not happy seeing Cas in regular, human clothes! It was like seeing Santa rocking blue jeans...aka not pretty at all. But did you know that Castiel's outfit was not an original costume? Supernatural creator Eric Kripke actually based »
All right, who sold their soul at a crossroads? I'm not angry, I just want to know who to blame for The CW's continued interest in producing a Supernatural spin-off.
Series creator Eric Kripke recently spoke to TV Line about potential future efforts to expand the world of Sam and Dean Winchester in the wake of last season's failed attempt to launch Supernatural: Bloodlines, which aired as a backdoor pilot but wasn't picked up to series.
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- Kaitlin Thomas
While last season’s attempt at an offshoot, Supernatural: Bloodlines, introduced its cast and plot during the course of one hour, showrunner Jeremy Carver tells TVLine that one of his takeaways from the backdoor pilot — which didn’t ultimately go to series — is to spend more time establishing the ensemble.
“I think maybe one lesson would be to take a couple episodes to introduce some of your new characters to the fandom so the fandom could »
While at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, President Mark Pedowitz took some time to talk about new and returning programming. During the interview, he spoke about why he decided to let go of the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and that he’s still hoping to expand the franchise, at some point, how Jane the Virgin came to the network, what made them decide to bring back Beauty and the Beast and where it’s headed in Season 3, why Star-Crossed and The Tomorrow People ultimately didn’t get renewed, what made The 100 a success, and where things are headed on The Vampire Diaries Season 6 and The Originals Season 2. Check out what he had to say after the jump. Question: Can you talk about letting go of the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and the likelihood of another spin-off, at some point? Mark Pedowitz: Well, the Supernatural spin-off that came in »
- Christina Radish
When Supernatural premiered on The WB way back in 2005, it’s hard to imagine that either the network or series creator Eric Kripke ever thought it would still be on the air nearly a decade later. Supernatural was by no means a huge hit during its inaugural season, and it remains a minor miracle that the show even survived the initial mass blood-letting that took place when Upn and The WB merged into The CW in 2006. Still, survive Supernatural did, amassing an ever-devoted tribe of followers that seems to grow every single year.
With Supernatural preparing to cross the monumental 200th episode mark this fall, the series’ cast and crew recently sat down to take questions about ...
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- Michael Kennedy
Two years ago it was suggested that the tenth would be a potential final bow for the show. Now that it has come around, there are no such plans as they don't have an ending in mind, while creatively and popularity wise the show has seen a resurgence in recent years.
The series remains one of the network's top-rated scripted offerings and current CW president Mark Pedowitz remains bullish on the show's future. In fact, even though the backdoor pilot spin-off episode "Bloodlines" didn't work out this season, he's reportedly told the creators the network is "very open to doing another spinoff".
Carver says there are still »
- Garth Franklin
In honor of “Supernatural’s” upcoming tenth season, The CW brought showrunner Jeremy Carver and stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki to the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour to reflect on the show’s milestone anniversary and the future of the cult hit.
While stars Ackles and Padalecki conceded that they’re not getting any younger when it comes to performing stunts — “it has become more difficult, and we’re by no means senior citizens right now; I’m 32 and Jensen’s, what, 48?” Padalecki quipped — neither has any desire to end the show, at least for the foreseeable future.
“I think we’re all on the same page — we still get excited about it. That hasn’t tarnished in 10 years. I remember getting the season finale and I got all giddy about it; I was excited to see what happens in season ten,” Ackles admitted. “As long as there’s that fulfillment and excitement, »
- Laura Prudom
Supernatural: 10 (plus) seasons and a movie?
Stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and executive producer Jeremy Carver did not seem ready to hang up their demon-hunting hats on Friday at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour in Beverly Hills.
“There’s so much story left to tell,” Carver said, giving props to the cast and crew. “It remains the hardest-working bunch I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. There’s no quit in anybody.”
For his part, Padalecki is on board to »
Supernatural’s near-paranormal longevity was questioned by critics at the show’s Television Critics Association press tour panel Friday, where stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles took the stage along with executive producer Jeremy Carver. Going into its 10th season, Supernatural is one of the longest-running dramas on TV and still solidly performing in the ratings for The CW. Earlier in the morning, CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters he’s also still interested in a spin-off despite Bloodlines not moving forward last season.
But as to the question of how long this show can go on … the trio gave »
- James Hibberd
Superhero crossovers, failed pilots and cancelled shows were the main topic of the CW Network President’s Mark Pedowitz’s executive session at the annual Television Critics Assn. press tour.
With “Arrow” as an established hit on the net, “The Flash” was introduced as a planted spinoff last spring, and will debut in the fall. “In the world we live in, ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ share a similar universe,” said Pedowitz. “You will see — organically — characters shifting over, villains shifting over back and forth between ‘Flash’ and ‘Arrow.’ We will be introducing more villains that are part of the DC Comics universe.” Pedowitz also addressed the “Supernatural: Bloodlines” pilot, which did not get picked up. “Creatively it did not quite get where we wanted it to go,” he said. “We have told (the creators) that we are very open to doing another spinoff. I would love to get a ‘Supernatural’ spinoff done. »
- Debra Birnbaum
Crossovers, cancellations and spoilers were on the menu during Friday’s Television Critics Association panel with CW President Mark Pedowitz.
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First topic of discussion was Beauty and the Beast — specifically, why the low-rated series was renewed for a third season. Pedowitz attributed that to its “very engaged fan based” and “very international following. In short, “We brought it back because … it’s a very profitible show for everybody.”
He noted that producers weren’t certain of its renewal when writing the Season 2 finale, crediting Brad Kern »
The exhilarating and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group delivers the ninth season of Supernatural on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9, 2014. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season 9 and is packed with over four hours of bonus content - including featurettes, commentaries, a Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Fans that purchase the Blu-ray will also have access to a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes. Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season is priced at $59.98 Srp on DVD and $69.97 Srp on Blu-ray.
How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host's descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the "loose nukes" roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. »
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