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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. »
The road so far …
It wasn’t exactly easy for genre television in 2005. Well, it’s really never been easy for genre television ever in the history of television, but in 2005, a deluge of genre shows premiered and almost all of them had fallen prey to the swift axe of the television gods by the next year. Start by thinking about television now. It’s a fruitful time for horror and science fiction and fantasy. There are a multitude of genre shows, running the gamut from The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, to True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. They’re all massive hits.
Now, think of all of the shows that premiered around that time in 2005. There was Surface, and that was cancelled after ten episodes by NBC. Invasion, a well-regarded show written by Shaun Cassidy (who created one of my favorite shows, American Gothic) and that was cancelled »
- Nathan Smith
The Shocking Season Finale — Dean feels the effects of the First Blade, and Metatron makes his move against humanity. Meanwhile, Sam, Dean and Castiel face shocking consequences when taking the fight to Metatron. > Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Curtis Armstrong. Created by Eric Kripke. LEEE777 - The finale airs next Tuesday 9/8c. 20 May on the CW Network. »
NBC is cutting off the power. The network has officially canceled Revolution, Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams' action-drama, which is currently in its second season. Also axed by NBC was freshman comedy Growing Up Fisher, which starred J.K. Simmons. Revolution's season two ratings decline has been a particularly steep one as the drama, which started Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell and Giancarlo Esposito, was the No. 1 new show last year, with its series premiere setting a ratings record for NBC. The most recent episode of Revolution brought in just 3.82 million viewers and 1.3 rating. The cancellations comes on the heels of NBC's decision not to renew Community for a sixth »
After a flying start two years ago when it was the key piece at NBC‘s upfront presentation, Revolution has just been cancelled. The Jj Abrams/Eric Kripke post-apocalyptic drama is long ways from where it was last season when it was riding high with a lot of buzz and solid ratings behind The Voice on Mondays. The heavily serialized series started to lose steam after the long hiatus between the fall and spring half-season. And it has been a ho-hum performer in the low-trafficked Wednesday 8 Pm slot this season, a shadow of its former glory. It has been stable, keeping the lights on in the hour. That wasn’t enough, especially given the high price tag on the show. Hope for Revolution getting a 13-episode final chapter took a further hit yesterday when NBC picked up two new series from series‘ producer Warner Bros. TV, including comic book drama Constantine, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The CW has passed on “Supernatural: Bloodlines,” a spinoff of the beloved cult series. Another “Supernatural” spinoff remains a possibility, however. Also read: CW Orders ‘The Flash,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘iZombie’ and ‘The Messengers’ to Series “Bloodlines,” also once known as “Tribes,” was written by Andrew Dabb, who was executive producing with “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke. It would have explored the hunter and monster cultures of Chicago. The series was to have starred Lucien Laviscount and Sean Faris. The CW used an episode of “Supernatural” this season to launch it as a backdoor pilot, but elected not to go forward. »
- Tim Molloy
Tessa! Gadreel! Metatron! Bowling! Are the angel wars going to end with the best 3 out of 5 in a competitive bowling tournament? Stay Tuned! Whatever happens it looks like Gadreel has chosen Team Metatron, unless Cas decided to talk him into taking part in Cas's downloaded knowledge of The Spy Who Came In From the Cold and Gadreel is in deep undercover. Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. Guest stars: Lindsey McKeon, Vaughn Jones and Kaaren de Zilva. Created by Eric Kripke. LEEE777 - Airs next Tuesday 9.8c, 13 May on the CW Network. »
Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was somewhat synonymous for its quotable dialogue (among a number of other things). Most importantly though, it perfectly demonstrated the role of the protagonist and the strife of the hero, a bond that was, for all its darkness, somewhat morbid. However, no one character epitomised this more than Mr. Harvey Dent, the charismatic politician turned bittered villain Two-Face. And yet, before his untimely demise, Mr. Dent ushered one of the most powerful lines of modern film history (well, in this writer's humble opinion at least):
“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain”.
Of course, in this instance Mr. Dent was addressing the issue of Julius Caesar’s famous betrayal at the hands of his own people, but the quote in itself is poignant enough to extend across almost any discipline or genre; and, while it pains me to say so, »
Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case in Chicago, where they discover that various mafia-esque monster families are, unknown to humans, running the underbelly of Chicago. One is a family of shapeshifters run by Margo Lassiter (guest stars Danielle Savre), whose leadership is thrown into question when her brother David (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) returns home. The other reigning family in town is made up of werewolves, lead by Julian Duval (guest star Sean Faris). While in Chicago, Sam and Dean meet Ennis (guest star Lucien Laviscount), a man with a personal vendetta against the monsters. The Winchesters warn Ennis about heading into the hunter lifestyle, but Ennis refuses to listen and starts down a dangerous path. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb. Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Sean Faris, Emily Bruhn, Nathaniel Buzolic, Bryce Johnson and Lucien Laviscount. Created by Eric Kripke. LEEE »
Rockne S. O’Bannon, creator of “Farscape” and one of the producers on the increasingly Godawful “Revolution” (and yes, as a huge fan of “Revolution” creator Eric Kripke, it pains me to say that), recently attended something called Wonder Con, and updated fans on the status of that “Farscape” movie we reported a few months back. The short answer? Yes, a “Farscape” movie is indeed happening. Says (the awesomely named) Rockne: Yeah, yeah it’s the worst kept secret…We’re far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin [Monjo] working on a script for us. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. The plot, we’re told, will follow human astronaut John Crichton and alien Peacekeeper Aeryn Sun as they, along with their 19-year-old son, head back into outer space after hiding out on Earth all this time. Which is okay, I guess, but I don’t know why »
Tuesday night at the NerdMelt theater in Los Angeles, television writer and creator Eric Kripke was on hand for a panel called Genre Smash!—a nonprofit event sponsored by the Writer’s Guild Foundation that drew a packed house into the back of Meltdown Comics. Kripke is perhaps best known as the creator of the brothers-fighting-monsters series Supernatural, now set to enter its tenth season on the CW, but Kripke also had a lot to say about his new show Revolution on NBC (with J.J. Abrams), the screenwriting process, and his early days on shows like the WB’s Tarzan (which became a running joke throughout the evening as the ultimate crappy starting point—“It sucked. It just sucked” ).
Throughout the panel, Kripke was disarmingly funny, just as prepared to deprecate himself as speak about his successes. A thread of spontanaiety accompanied most of his writing advice, insisting »
- Holly Interlandi
Now that Supernatural’s planted spinoff is getting some steam, the powers that be have realised that Supernatural: Tribes wasn’t such a great name and have come up with something that more accurately describes what the series will be about. Supernatural: Bloodlines is the new title and I was instantly in love with it. What makes it so much better? Considering this spinoff is supposed to be about the various mafia-esque monster families running the underbelly of Chicago, Tribes just didn’t fit quite right. But Bloodlines? Now that’s a name that sounds like crime families pitted against each other.
On top of the name change, THR reported Melissa Roxburgh was cast in the spinoff. She’ll be playing Violet, a member of Chicago’s werewolf pack. She hides her true nature due to her forbidden love for family rival David (Nathaniel Buzolic), but when she’s »
- Brody Gibson
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