Showrunner Upheavel at ‘Supernatural’ That Spurs Renewal Wishes

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In a rather surprise announcement yesterday, Sera Gamble, who has been working on the veteran drama series Supernatural over on The CW since the beginning of the series and has been co-showrunner with Robert Singer for the past two seasons, will be stepping down.

According to Deadline, Sera has chosen not to renew her contract in order to focus on development. This would normally make sense given that the series has yet to be announced as officially being picked up for another season; but Jeremy Carver, who is executive producer and co-showrunner of the Syfy series Being Human’ will come on board to executive producer and co-run the series with Robert next season. Yes, you read that right – NEXT SEASON.

If this news is to be further pondered, then that means The CW is planning on bringing ‘Supernatural’ back for an eighth season. It is, after all, one of the network’s stronger performers in ratings and is expected to return for the 2012-2013 TV season.

It should also be noted that Carver is no stranger to ‘Supernatural’ as he worked as a co-producer on the series during the 2009-2010 TV season; and he will maintain his executive producer credit on ‘Being Human’ while his wife – Anna Fricke – will continue to run that series solo.

The next new episode of ‘Supernatural’ will air on Friday, April 20 on The CW at 9/8c.

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  • Anonymous

    I have no problem with Sera’s overall performance as show runner and I think she brought us some really good stories, but I’m excited to see what Carver has in store for us. I’ve loved both seasons so far of Being Human (US) so this bodes well, at least in my mind. 

    And yes, I’d say this is really good evidence to support the fact that we’re likely getting another season. Woohoo!

  • http://twitter.com/Eutopia26 Jessica

    I’m excited about this news! I think Sera Gamble has done a fine job as showrunner for the last couple of seasons. She’s penned some excellent episodes throughout her tenure on the show and especially this season (Meet the New Boss anyone? Death’s Door anyone?) and I hope she stays around to write for the show. That being said, I can’t wait to see what Jeremy Carver has in store for Supernatural! He wrote my favorite episode of all time (S5′s Point of No Return) and he also penned some fantastic eps of SPN during his tenure on the show (hello Changing Channels). I think it’s important to keep things fresh when I show is headed into its 8th season (SQUEEE!!!!!) and to do that you need fresh blood/new eyes. Yay for the unofficial confirmation of a season 8! :)

  • http://twitter.com/OicOzzie Olga I Chico

    Iam happy Gambles is stepping down. She wrote some great episodes but she sucked as Supernatural showrunner ,turning the series  into a Soapernatural with season 6 having a domesticated Dean and season 7 having a married Sam to crazy Becky and instant daddy Dean and a dead Bobby and the return of a new Castiel who too is married. Too much soapy domesticated drama , a missing impala and a nerdy hunter named Garth spelled low ratings and fans leaving the series.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been really disappointed with season 7 so I’m glad to see that there will be some changes coming to the creative team.  Based on the performance of the CW’s other shows I don’t think Supernatural’s future was ever in doubt though.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RG4ROCSAUI5C5VUEJIASEOJYHA PROTECT AMERICA

    So glad to hear Supernatural will be here for Season 8.  The brothers are awesome and it’s good to see them on the HUNT again.  Bobby’s ghost is really an amazing turn and adds so much to the storyline now.  Be nice if the brothers could run into some family they did not know about who watch their back and are trustworthy.  Can’t wait for each episode.   Keep em coming.   Maybe even a couple of 2 hour episodes.  That would be great.