As we get closer to September, and the much awaited new season of "Supernatural," many have begun to wonder if this is our last hoorah with the Winchester boys. The show had a contract for two more seasons, Seasons 6 and 7, with no mention of any more to come. That is, until now. The new head honcho at The CW, Mark Pedowitz, recently hinted at the possibility of more seasons of "Supernatural."
Pedowitz became president of The CW back in April, replacing Dawn Ostroff, who had been president for five years. Not only did he gain the title, but also a lot of hard work and a declining TV channel. The CW ratings have dropped drastically, and the company is losing at least $100 million a year, according to The New York Times. It is up to Pedowitz to make changes, and he has extra duties to help make it happen. Some extra duties include having a say in programming.
Fall programming is already set in stone, but Pedowitz has a say in new shows for 2012. He wants to give The CW strength to grow, and what better way to do that than keeping the one show on the channel worth watching?
Pedowitz told the press that he does not see Season 7 of "Supernatural" as the last, according to Entertainment Weekly's InsideTV. To him, the show is about more than scary demons, but about family. He feels that helps the show do well, and it helps that the Winchester boys are yummy to look at. Although Pedowitz has never said this, it seems logical that he would want to keep the one show that probably makes The CW the most money.
An eighth season, or more, is not set in stone. Pedowitz holds the reins, and that should get "Supernatural" fans excited. Any new seasons depend on a couple of things, though. Season 7 has to get great ratings. Compared to other shows on The CW, it is bound to do excellent. It also depends on the actors. Both Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles would need to agree to do more seasons and sign new contracts. Without them, the show isn't "Supernatural." As long as they continue to enjoy doing the show, maybe they will keep it going.
It would be nice to see "Supernatural" take a place among the longest running shows in history. Keep watching fans, and keep those ratings up.
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- Dawn Ostroff
- Jared Padalecki
- Jensen Ackles
- The CW
- Entertainment Weekly