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Supernatural Preview: A Special Holiday Episode, Season 4 and More

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Supernatural

Ho, ho, ho, Deaniacs and Samaholics, Supernatural (9 pm/ET, CW) hasn't forgotten you at you at holiday time. Exec producer Eric Kripke is gifting you with a very gory Christmas episode tonight and he's telling us all about it — there's some revelations fans should eat up — as well as offering up some hints of episodes to come. TV Guide: So what is the Supernatural take on Christmas? Eric Kripke: I grew up loving Christmas specials; Rudolph, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. I got it into my head that I wanted to do Supernatural's version of a Christmas special. We wanted to be the first — and I'd imagine only — Christmas special complete with impalements, cannibalism and torture scenes. [Laughs]  What I really rub my hands together in glee about is that we are far and away read more

Supernatural Preview: A Grimm Tale Come to Life

Jared Padalecki and Sandra McCoy, Supernatural

The Big Bad Wolf attacks Little Red Riding Hood. A murderous old lady in a cottage menaces a couple lost in the woods. A beautiful teenager is cruelly abused by her wicked stepmother. It's just another day on Supernatural (Thursdays, 9 pm/ET, CW). In keeping with the show's dark mythology, when these familiar fairy tales surface in the Nov. 1 episode, "Bedtime Stories," it's no Disney cartoon. These twisted fables are grim. Brothers Grimm, to be exact. "When I went back and read the original stories, they were creepy and freaky," says Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam, the younger of the two demon-hunting Winchester brothers. "I was actually a little spooked. I grew up on the Disney movies, and I'm going, 'Oh, my god, this is what it came from?'" That reaction pleases executive pro­ducer Eric Kripke. "The Grimm Brothers' fairy tal read more

Up Close with Supernatural's Jensen Ackles: Part 2

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

As Dean Winchester, the short-fused, sarcastic, evil-battling older brother on Supernatural (Thursdays at 9pm/ET, the CW), Jensen Ackles has made some pretty hard choices. In the first part of this interview, he talked about his deal with the Crossroads Demon, his obsessed fans and his real-life friendship with costar Jared Padalecki. In this final part, he opens up about this "thrill-ride season," his love of vintage cars and why he's jealous of Matthew Fox. TV Guide: You've added a couple of hot new female characters to the show, Ruby and Bella. Eric Kripke [the show's creator] said he's looking to see what chemistry that will brin read more

Up Close with Supernatural's Jensen Ackles: Part 1

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

The CW's Supernatural (Thursdays at 9pm/ET) is the little horror show that could. In a two-part interview, Jensen Ackles, who plays the ruthless but somehow adorable older bro, Dean Winchester, speaks with TV Guide about the "thrill ride" of a third season, details an off-the-set scuffle and even opens up about his usually deep-undercover personal life. TV Guide: Because of his deal with the Crossroads Demon to bring Sam back from the dead, Dean only has this year to live. That must suck. How will he be handling those dwindling days?Jensen Ackles: He'll keep going out and having fun, calling old flames to see if they want to go Round 2.... He's not wasting any time. [Laughs] But at the same time, he knows there are people out there who need help, so he keeps in the reality of hunting. read more

As Supernatural Returns, Your Burning Questions Are Answered!

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Three weeks ago, TVGuide.com invited you, the avid fans of the CW's Supernatural (tonight at 9 pm/ET), to submit your latest batch of burning questions to series creator Eric Kripke. The response, as is to be expected from you Winchester lovers, was... immense. We took the best of the batch to Kripke, and here is what he had to share, just in time for Sam and Dean's return to your screens. Will we ever find out why Mary Winchester seemed to recognize the face of the Yellow-eyed Demon on that fateful night 23 years ago? — RodEric Kripke: Yes, you'll definitely find out, most likely before the end of this season. Also, the Mary mystery deepens and escalates a bit in Episode 2, so tune in for that. Will we get more backstory about Bobby this season? I'd love to know how he became friends with John and the boys, a read more

Supernatural Exec: "We Won't Be One Tree Hill with Monsters!"

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All hell has broken loose in the Supernatural community. Ever since news leaked that the show was introducing two new shagadelic female series regulars this coming season, fans have inundated me with hundreds of angry e-mails. Their chief concern: In a bid to broaden the serial thriller's appeal, CW brass are forcing producers to bimbofy the show, hence the two new lady killers (played by Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan). In an exclusive interview, series creator Eric Kripke addressed the controversy head-on, clearing the air about the changes ahead and offering a preview of what he's calling "the best season of Supernatural yet." Fans are in a bit of a tizzy. Eric Kripke: First of all, I love our fans. I love them to death. I love how passionate they are. But they tend to worry unnecessarily. They tend to get stressed before they have a chance to judge the finished product. We are so conscious and aware of our fans. We're making the show for the fans; we're not making the show for t... read more

Eric Kripke Fields Your Questions About Supernatural

The Supernatural sibs catch up on the latest news.

Is the CW's Supernatural (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET) "cooking" the numbers? Are the Yellow-Eyed Demon's days numbered? Have the writers been favoring Sam over Dean? Series creator Eric Kripke answers those burning questions from TVGuide.com readers, and many others! Plus: Kripke's very important message to the show's fans. In Season 1's "Phantom Traveler," Dean mentions that the significance of the 40-minute flight time goes back to biblical numerology. Since 7 is also a biblical number, was the fact that there were seven survivors intentional? I've always wondered about that.Eric Kripke: I love how much our fans pay attention! Yes, using the number 7 was intentional. We're always trying to drop in small but significant details, and we occasionally look to numerology. To give you another num read more

Linda Blair: How I Exorcised Supernatural's Demons

Linda Blair, Supernatural

Supernatural fans are in for a special post-Halloween treat when horror-movie legend Linda Blair guest-stars on this week's episode (tonight at 9 pm, on the CW). Now, just to be clear, even though she did star in The Exorcist and this show does often deal with demons, Blair is not playing an otherworldly baddie. In fact, her character is a nonbeliever detective who has a bit of a run-in with the Winchester boys. TVGuide.com invited the delightful actress to share some details about her guest gig, and also to fill us in on the cause that is so close to her heart. TVGuide.com: Hi, how have you been doing? Linda Blair: I'm fine. But I run a dog rescue, and I just wish they were fine. Twenty years ago we di read more

October 5, 2006: Everybody Loves a Clown

Ive been trying to psych myself up for Everybody Loves a Clown since last week I Hate Clowns Maybe this clown phobia started when I saw Poltergeist back in the day and that toy clown attacked the kid Or it may have even been Tim Curry in the Stephen King miniseries It Well everything scared me in that one except for that silly cartoon ending So you have to know that this episode creeped me out big time The killer clown makes nicey-nice with the kids at the carnival then later shows up at their house where it offs their parents Thats scary It kept on waving to the kids and then holding their hands Even though there really was no gore the creep factor was on high To me its often scarier when you dont see the blood and the guts What I really loved was that Sammy had a bit of a clown phobia too and Dean took advantage of that So cute So funnyAre you surprised that I actually talked about the scares before all the angst of the episode Because usually i read more

September 28, 2006: In My Time of Dying

Im just so glad this show is back on the air This second season premiere gave us so much goodness some questions and lots of sadness specifically when John seemingly sacrificed himself for his son Lets just take this one step at a time howeverThe recap This time it was set to Ted Nugents Stranglehold this is a song I admittedly dont know much about but the title and some of the lyrics say it all It feels like an appropriate song to kick things off even though I still think Kansas Carry on My Wayward Son set the standard for these classic-rock recaps The crash aftermath Im not sure why the demon inside the trucker just took off after Sam threatened to kill it with the Colt Self-preservation maybe From the looks of the crash it seemed like John would have been even more beat up huh But then we wouldnt have gotten the face down with the demon if that had happened Also not sure how much time spanned from the accident to Dean realizing he was in a com read more

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