This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:
Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles
Well, things are starting to pick up with the spoilers, but it’s still slim pickin’s. We found out on Monday that season seven will begin on September 23 and it was officially announced yesterday that Supernatural will appear at Comic-Con 2011 on Sunday, July 24, 11:15am-12:15pm in Hall H (which is reputed to be the largest venue in the place). Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are confirmed to appear, pending announcements for other actors or producers (i.e. the writers). Also, the Supernatural anime series will be part of preview night on Wednesday, July 20 in Ballroom 20, along with shows Alcatraz, The Secret Circle, and Person of Interest. Here’s hoping we get another blooper reel and preview clip. We will be covering Comic-Con again this year.
We reported last week that the season six DVD would be out on September 13. There is also pricing: $59.98 for DVD and $69.98 for Blu-ray (But we all know Best Buy and Target will probably be selling it dirt cheap out of the gate, with little toys. I loves me the little toys. And the dirt-cheap part).
A new interview with a media programmer in the industry (albeit not with the CW) speculates that the CW is beginning to skew its attention span toward the older end of the A18-34 bracket. It doesn’t mention Supernatural (practically dances around it), but an older-viewer-skewing trend wouldn’t hurt the show at all, since it has an older audience than most other shows on the network.
Director Guy Norman Bee confirmed that he will be directing episode 7.03 (He goes to Vancouver July 18 and starts shooting “around 7/28“), 7.09 and 7.21, and that Jensen Ackles will be directing the first-produced episode (but that it won’t necessarily be the first aired. It’s been slated as 7.02). He also reassured anxious fans that just because Misha Collins was no longer a regular, that didn’t mean Castiel would not continue on the show. While he was careful to say that he had no actual spoilers about Castiel’s actual fate, he expressed confidence that the showrunners were all “very aware” of Castiel’s popularity. He promised this season: “Without sending “spoilers” I will tease as much as I can!”
One interesting thing Bee said on June 17 was that he had “not a clue [about what 7.03 is about]…the writers are laying out the season now but It’s not even close to being written yet.” This might indicate that the script Ben Edlund said he was writing could be either 7.02 (directed by Ackles) or 7.01, the season premiere.
Finally, ratings. This week, Supernatural tied for first in the 18-49 demo (0.4/1) on the CW, despite dropping to 880,000 in audience. Remember, folks, that the demo is what’s important. Not that the audience was that bad compared to what everybody else was getting on the network. And this was “Live Free or Twihard”, skipping over “Weekend at Bobby’s”. Which was, ironically, far more relevant to the storyline in the end. Still, Vampire Dean was fun.