Airtime: 21:00:00(US/Eastern) on The CW. Status: Returning Series. Country: US. Runtime: 60 min
Supernatural is an American supernatural drama television series, created by Eric Kripke, which was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and is now part ofThe CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows these two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts,monsters and other supernatural beings in the world. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. The current executive producers are Eric Kripke, McG, and Robert Singer. Former executive producer Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season. This series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas, and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, and the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons, but later expanded it to five. The fifth season began airing on September 10, 2009, and concluded the series' main storyline; however, The CW officially renewed the show for a sixth season on February 16, 2010. On April 26, 2011, the show was renewed for a seventh season for the 2011–2012 season, which began on September 23, 2011. On May 3, 2012, Supernatural was renewed for an eighth season by The CW with Jeremy Carver replacing Sera Gamble as co-showrunner with Robert Singer. On February 11, 2013, The CW renewed the series for a ninth season. It premiered on October 8, 2013. On July 22, 2013 The CW announced there was a spin-off of Supernatural in the works, with the 20th episode of season nine serving as a back-door pilot.