Hey there Supernatural fans! A couple weeks ago I was sitting at the Television Critics Association winter press tour when the president of CW, Mark Pedowitz, answered a question about Supernatural and its chances for a Season 10. While Pedowitz didn’t make any announcements, his response was quite positive. He said that he was a fan of the show himself and as long as the numbers held, “They can go on as long as they want.”
Supernatural Season 10: In the Bag?
If I were a betting person, I’d be laying odds on us getting a Supernatural Season 10, especially after the spectacular numbers it delivered with last week’s episode. There’s also the fact that the CW just officially picked up the Supernatural spin-off pilot.
When Supernatural first began, creator Eric Kripke often talked about having a five-year plan for the show. During the first couple seasons, it wasn’t clear if the show would make that goal, but things happily picked up and soon the show had not only reached its fifth season, but surpassed it. After the Season 5 finale, which many fans still list as their favorite episode of all time, some fans were vocal about their wishes for it to have ended there.
I loved that finale, but I was not a part of the group that wanted it to end there and I remember thinking to myself how wonderful it would be if Supernatural could reach 10 seasons. Even after the success of Season 5, that wasn’t a given and it felt like a pipe dream even to me. Yet here we are years later and we are actually looking at a very strong possibility of reaching that goal.
Should Supernatural Season 10 Be Its Last?
One side of me now wonders if I want it to go on any longer than that. The show is doing really well right now and the stories are certainly on par, but now the question becomes: How much longer can it keep that up? We’ve all seen TV shows that have lived beyond their time and become sad echoes of what they once were. I don’t know if that will happen to Supernatural, but I have to wonder if it wouldn’t be better for it to go out on top. To follow the road taken by other shows that bowed out in the middle of their heyday and gave fans one final spectacular season and a finale to be treasured forever.
Supernatural Season 10, 11, 12, 13 and Beyond!
But then there is the other side of me, the squeeing fangirl side of me that lives for every episode and has been going to conventions since Creation held its first Los Angeles convention where Kripke himself came. It’s that part of me that thinks reaching 10 seasons is a beautiful thing and going beyond that to 11, 12 or even 13, or more, could be amazing. With a spin-off coming, that will give the show even more depth and allow for the possibilities of crossovers and deeper storylines. If things go really, really well it’s possible that Supernatural could end up in Law and Order territory – with 20 seasons under its belt and multiple spinoffs – and go on beyond the original.
What about you? Do you want Supernatural to go beyond 10 seasons or would you be happy to see it go out in style at the end of Season 10? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!
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