The CW’s new president isn’t thinking this will be Supernatural‘s final season.
Despite being in its seventh year and getting shifted to Fridays last season, the network’s new chief Mark Pedowitz seems fairly optimistic about the show’s chances. “It’s not intended to be the last season,” he told critics at their press tour in Beverly Hills. “We will see where the ratings go. I personally hope, and I think we all at The CW hope, that this show keeps on going. So at the moment we look at one season at a time.”
Asked why the show has lasted so long, Pedowitz replied: “It’s not about the demon of the week. It’s about the love of two brothers and these two really good looking guys. And I think that transcends the supernatural piece at the end of the day.”
Pedowitz gave some clues as to the direction he wants to take the network, saying he’s definitely looking to develop a superhero show (taking advantage of one of The CW’s parent companies, Warners Bros.) and is “open” to doing comedies (noting the upcoming CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls would have been appropriate for The CW) and isn’t against doing remakes (citing Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica and The CW’s own 90210 as fine examples).
Critics asked, With all The CW shows getting additional episodes next season, why Vampire Diaries didn’t get any more hours? Response: Kevin Williamson, who’s also producing the new witchy series Secret Circle for the network, didn’t feel he could deliver more without impacting quality. Asked if there’s any chance that One Tree Hill will get more than 13 hours, Pedowitz was doubtful.