Courtesy of magicinthenumbers
…Vampire Diaries, returning for a third round, continues to be the CW’s most-watched drama averaging 4 million viewers, and is its top show in the women 18-34 demographic (2.9)….
and SURPRISE! SUPERNATURAL back AGAIN! The arc that ended 2 years ago not getting in the way of the ratings!
…The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, Supernatural and 90210 will return for the 2011-12 season…
…Supernatural has been a solid performer on Friday nights this season, boosting the network’s performance by 66 percent in adults 18-34 and 60 percent in viewers from the previous year…
Courtesy of the CW and Gonturan74
Cast members, executive producers Sera Gamble (Eyes) and Ben Edlund (Angel), and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman) present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated sixth season of Supernatural, which moves to a new day, Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW this fall.
The panel will answer questions from the audience and also show a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 7. Supernatural is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Panel continues after the break:
EW has an exclusive with Eric Kripke who handed the show over to the awesome Sera Gamble for S6, go read the whole thing!
Okay, what is the new story line?
KRIPKE: One of the first things Sera and Bob talked to me about was that the angel thing is rightfully exhausted, so where do you go from there? Not to say that angels and demons won’t be a part of the story line, because they will. Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. The beloved characters will be threading into the story. But the great undiscovered country of Supernatural is kind of right in front of our face: creatures and monsters. We have had so many creature episodes but we haven’t actually explained where they came from—[similar] to the way we have explored angels and demons. How do they feel about the situations they are in? Are they from here? Where did the first ones come from? How did werewolves and vampires and shape-shifters all begin anyway? I thought that was a really smart notion on [Sera and Bob's] part, just exploring the history of that, because that was something that we never investigated on the show.
How does Grandpa [Mitch Pileggi] fit into this?
KRIPKE: He’s representative of the other side of this exploration, which is that Sam and Dean have a family of hunters that they never knew they had. Their grandfather is the head of that family. Remember, it’s not the Winchesters who are famous hunters, it’s the Campbells. And we are saying that the Campbells are part of a timeline of hunters that have been there since the country’s origins. As Sera put it, they were hacking heads off vampires on the Mayflower. For Sam and Dean to really tap into a family history, which they never knew they had and again never really investigated before, is pretty interesting to us.
Want more scoop on season 6? You should definitely check out the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday, July 25, at 11:15 a.m, starring Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Jim Beaver, as well as EPs Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund, and Eric Kripke.
The CW has issued early series renewals to five shows – freshman breakout hit “The Vampire Diaries,” Josh Schwartz’s “Gossip Girl,” sophomore soap “90210,” veteran drama “Supernatural” and the network’s flagship reality staple “America’s Next Top Model.” All five will return next fall.
“Vampire Diaries” quickly became The CW’s most-watched show, averaging 4.6 million viewers. On Thursdays, “Diaries” has aided “Supernatural,” which has improved over last season among the network’s target demo of women 18-34.
Cast and creative crew members from “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries” convey the magnitude of Comic-Con ’09 while signing autographs. Check out more Comic-Con ’09 footage at http://www.thewb.com/comiccon
Set your DVRs
9:00 AM – Tall Tales
10:00 AM – Hollywood Babylon
11:00 AM – Folsom Prison Blues
12:00 PM – Bad Day at Black Rock
1:00 PM – Mystery Spot
2:00 PM – Monster Movie
3:00 PM – Yellow Fever
4:00 PM – Criss Angel is a Douchebag
5:00 PM – After School Special
6:00 PM – Monster at the End of This Book
Supernatural’s Eric Kripke: we talked about a spin-off for the Colt, a Horror-Western plus Sneak Peeks of tonight’s episode – 5.10 ‘Abandon All Hope’
Update: Space promo added:
Horror-Western based on The Colt?! Oh that would be AWESOME!!! I want ! gimme gimme!
Story of the Colt courtesy of cuttoothom:
(…)So what’s so special about this gun besides having some cool special features, including a little Latin inscription that means, “I will fear no evil,” and a pentagram on the handle? Well, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke admitted last year that he and his writers have dabbled with the idea of giving the Colt its own series.
“When the writers and I are procrastinating in the room, we sometimes discuss a possible Supernatural spinoff, … a prequel that relates the adventures of Samuel Colt and the band of hunters who roamed the Old West. As I said, I consider Supernatural a kind of modern-day western, so it’d be cool to go all the way with it, and make an actual horror western. And I like the idea that the Supernatural universe is a fleshed-out one with a history that goes back centuries. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to tell that story?”..
Go read the whole piece for scoop on tonight’s mid-season cliffhanger….
Clip 2 of 5.10 after the break:
All 3 clips in 1 courtesy of HollowSoulEater:
Broken out in 3 clips after the break: