Well the wait is finally over and the speculation and debates can now end: The CW has confirmed that Supernatural will indeed return for a sixth season! According to The CW Blog:
The series receiving early renewals include this season’s breakout hit THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, The CW’s most-watched show (4.6 million viewers) and the network’s number one show among adults 18-34 (2.5/8). THE VAMPIRE DIARIES premiere generated the largest audience in network history for a series debut (5.7 million total viewers). THE VAMPIRE DIARIES has improved The CW’s performance Thursday at 8:00 p.m. by 114% among women 18-34 this season. The network also renewed fan favorite SUPERNATURAL, which will enter its sixth season next year. SUPERNATURAL has one of the most loyal audiences of any show on television and does heroic work in a perennially tough time period. It has improved over last season among women and adults 18-34 (29% and 8%, respectively) this season, a remarkable accomplishment for a fifth-year show.
I must admit, I was one of those fans who was on the fence about a sixth season of Supernatural, but the more and more that it became a possibility, the more and more I got excited about it. I’ve realized that I’m not quite ready to part ways with the Winchesters yet, and I feel like there’s still so much for them to tell us. And with the phenomenal writing team that they have, why not?
I’m also very curious about the direction that The Vampire Diaries will take us; I read the books prior to the series debut, and while they’ve changed a lot of things, I think that the story being told onscreen is interesting. It’ll be fun to continue on this ride and see where it takes us.
So congrats to the cast and crew of both of the shows, which currently rank #1 and #2 on my “must-see TV” list. Can’t wait to see what you are able to pull off next season!!