Every time CW president Dawn Ostroff takes questions from the press, we always get the same debate: will there be a sixth season for Supernatural?
Over the weekend, Ostroff spoke at the January press tour for the Television Critics Association, and once again she was asked whether season 6 is going to happen for Supernatural. While there’s little new in her answer, things are definitely looking up for fans who want more Sam and Dean.
Ostroff talked about how pleased she is with the creativity of the writers this season, the boost in ratings, particularly among women, and the fact that Supernatural is a very good fit with the network’s newest hit, The Vampire Diaries.
She also talked about creator Eric Kripke. While every fan knows that he came into the show with a five-year plan, Ostroff believes he has more than enough talent and creativity to keep Supernatural going, as does his writing staff. According to her, Kripke is keeping a very open mind about a possible season 6.
None of this should come as a surprise, as the CW is desperate to keep hold of anything that works. The network is struggling with a very week Tuesday night lineup of ’90s reboots and a general lack of original programming.
With repeats on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until March, the CW will only be airing five hours of original programming per week for the next two months. That’s hardly enough to sustain a major network, so Ostroff is certainly hoping and praying that Supernatural will stick around for another year.
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