Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki
The Grim Reaper is hitting Supernatural again.
As Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) prepare to take on Eve, aka the Mother of All (Julia Maxwell), executive producer Sera Gamble told TVGuide.com at Sunday's PaleyFest that the season finale will feature at least two unexpected deaths.
"There will definitely be deaths," said Gamble, who penned the penultimate episode for Season 6. "I would say that...
As someone who spends a healthy (if that's the word) chunk of most weekends catching up on Friday night TV, here are some very strong arguments for even the most cabin-feverish among us to stay in this Friday night. It's also a classic DVR dilemma. Which to watch live, which to record?
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My vote is on having a real-time Fringe experience — which in this case means flashing back in time to another pivotal moment in the worlds-collide mythology. This terrifically imaginative series, hitting its peak in its third season in every way but ratings, needs every fan's support. I do think Fox believes in the show and is rooting for it to succeed, but the move to Fridays is proving to be as challenging as trying to tell the two Walter Bishops apart back in 1985. (I had to play back one scene twice because I temporarily lost track of which world we were in.)
Fringe reminds me of Lost in the way that over time it has abandoned almost any pretext of reeling in the casual viewer. You're either into ...
Some Supernatural fans hate them, others — count me among them — love when the show punches through the fourth wall. Writer Ben Edlund (he wrote last season's hilarious "Changing Channels") is back Friday (9/8c on The CW) with another exposé of life behind the scenes on a TV show. This time, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) find themselves thrust into the topsy-turvy world of Supernatural, the TV series. Executive producer Sera Gamble lets us in on the joke.
TV Guide Magazine: This episode, "The French Mistake," sounds like the biggest meta episode you've done.
Gamble: We're going pretty far! [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: What does the title mean?
Gamble: It's a reference to a song at the end of Blazing Saddles, that's a reference to breaking the Fourth Wall. We chose the title as a winking nod to that concept.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the situation Sam and Dean find themselves in?
Gamble: Castiel has been fighting ...
Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Supernatural (Friday, 9/8c, The CW)
It's a mad, mad, meta world when the Winchester brothers are transported to a parallel universe where Sam and Dean become their actual alter egos: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, stars of a TV show called Supernatural. Even weirder, Castiel turns out to be a Twitter fiend whose real name is Misha Collins, and so on. Sounds like a fun change of pace from the recent grim tidings. Meanwhile, in the same...
The votes are in. Supernatural, The CW's little horror show about two monster-hunting brothers, has won TV Guide Magazine's first-ever Fan Favorite cover contest. Cast members Jim Beaver and Misha Collins aided with Tweets, as did a panoply of websites devoted to the series. When the 5.5 million votes were tallied, an impressive last-minute surge pushed Supernatural over the top. "We promoted, promoted, promoted the contest," says Alice Jester, who runs the site thewinchesterfamilybusiness.com. "We had a link on the site, we had a daily presence on Twitter and Facebook, and when Jim and Misha Tweeted, it energized the fans even more," she reports. "The fans wanted a TV Guide cover so badly. The show gives us so much, and the fact that it's small and underappreciated makes us work hard to get others to know about it, too."
In primetime television's second homage to The X-Files this week, Dean and Sam make like Mulder and Scully as they investigate what looks to be a series of alien abductions. Well, the real truth is out there. Actually, it's so far out there it makes UFO sightings seem like your normal, everyday occurrence. The Winchester brothers enter the world of fairies.
Ben Edlund is responsible for "Clap Your Hands if You Believe" and I don't know about you, but an Edlund-style episode is exactly what the doctor ordered. Don't get me wrong, I love this season, but it can be seriously dark and depressing at times. There's soulless Sam and loveless Dean (he's lost Lisa, Ben and Old Sam). So this tale of fairies (Tinkerbell) and Starman (Sam) and Jiminy Cricket (Dean) has so many funny one-liners and humorous situations that at one point I kept laughing through an entire commercial break.
After five seasons playing Supernatural's cocky demon hunter Dean Winchester, Jensen Ackles tries out his directing talents on this week's episode, "Weekend at Bobby's" (airing Friday at 9/8c on The CW).
"I'd been studying the ...
Supernatural just wouldn't be the same demon-hunting show if Sam (Jared Padalecki) really died after that fall into hell. The man he is now is a stark contrast to what we've seen over the last five seasons.
"I come back much less lovey-dovey," says Padalecki, "and more like, 'All right. I've been to hell a couple times, I've been to heaven. I've died, I've come back, I've done this, and I've done that. [Now] Sam's more no bullsh--."
It's the moment Supernatural fans have been waiting for all season: Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) is about to throw down with pretty much everyone. TVGuide.com caught up with Pellegrino, who says Lucifer is quite the sympathetic character. (Um, what about that whole wanting to destroy all of mankind thing?) The 45-year-old actor also gave us the details on Lucifer's journey to the apocalypse as well as the similarities between Lucifer and his character on Lost, Jacob...
The 100th episode of Supernatural features Dean at rock bottom. I thought he had gotten there well before now, but I was wrong. Does Dean at rock bottom include giving into his destiny? Meanwhile, Sam's job is to do whatever he can to prevent that from happening including leaning on Cas. The rebel angel goes all badass on us more than once and he makes a great big sacrifice. Plus, Adam becomes the third Winchester sibling to die and come back to life. Resurrection is a good family trait to share, isn't it?
This is the only portion of the episode that disappointed me. It is a straight up recap when it should have been one of the classic rock recaps we've come to know and love. I'm sure it all came down to budget, but I still had high hopes for a "Carry On Wayward Son" comeback or a different kickass old school ditty to rock the beginning of the episode. Have you guys seen the recent YouTube video that features the 99 episodes in just over one minute? So awesome. I just wish The Powers That Be (TPTB) would have done something similar. But hey, if this is my only disappointment than you guys have to know "Point of No Return" is a killer Supernatural in just about every way.