Returning Drama, Friday 9-10PM, The CW

By EW Staff
Updated September 10, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Where does season 6 pick up?
The premiere is set one year after that pesky apocalypse was averted, and finds Dean (Jensen Ackles) discovering that brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) is very much alive. ”You will see Sam and Dean reunite in the opener,” reveals exec producer Sera Gamble. ”As for what they’ve been doing, we will tell you some of it, and some we’ll leave for later.”

Is Dean settling down?
We know that he has been playing house with girlfriend Lisa (Cindy Sampson) and her son, Ben (Nicholas Elia). ”For the first time, he is truly attached to other people,” notes Gamble. ”On the other hand, there’s nothing Dean would rather have than his brother in the passenger seat of the Impala, setting out to chop heads off monsters.”

What kinds of monsters?
The first half of the season will have episodes centered on vampires, werewolves, and — to keep things from getting too dark — fairies. ”It’ll [also] have leprechauns,” says Gamble. ”All of those things that were on your Trapper Keeper in the third grade.” SEPT. 24