Supernatural Won't Stop After the Devil is Dead

It's official, boys and girls. Supernatural is coming back for a sixth season. The CW announced the news today, along with pickups of four other series: Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries, and America's Next Top Model.

There had been questions about whether or not Supernatural would return for another season, given creator Eric Kripke's five-year plan for the show. But apparently he thinks there's enough juice in the tank for another round of Sam and Dean battling spooks.

Given the storyline of this season—stopping the Apocalypse and killing Lucifer—what will the renewal mean for next season? Will the producers extend the apocalypse plot into next year, or will they come up with a new chapter altogether?

Supernatural's time-slot partner The Vampire Diaries will also be back as it replaces Gossip Girl as the network's favorite child. 90210 will return until The CW finds something better. And America's Next Top Model, well, that show just keeps chugging along—despite getting stranger each season.

Noticeably absent from the list are Smallville and Melrose Place. Though Melrose Place isn't looking like a renewal contender, Smallville was largely thought to be returning. But why wouldn't The CW announce Smallville's renewal, if there's going to be one, at the same time as these others? That, my friend, is a good question.


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As for Smallville, I'm glad it's ending this next season. And Clark better have the suit and fly at it's end!
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I'm glad they are going another season. I hate a series that ends with questions like Supernatural did. Why is Sam standing outside? If it was suppose to be a 5 year story arch, they should have just left Sam in the ground with Lucifer. Then they could, if they wanted to, do a full length film about how Dean get's Sam out. But.. since they're doing another season, I'm hoping that is what happens. Then they can end the series.
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I like legend.muliticulture legend should be more attrcative
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I thought if bring chinese legend in,it will be more interesting. i expect that.
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SUPERNATURAL rocks
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supernatural is the only reason i turn my tv on on thursdays. i'm glad to see it return but i hope it doesn't start slowing down and becomes a complete repetitive show like prison break did because of the extension.
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i love supernatural im glad it coming back and i so hope smallville returns i love that show i think it still has good story lines to be told i hope cw doesn't cancel it it one of my favs one cw i wonder since there announcing renewals for supernatural when will the for one tree hill and life unexpected
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i love supernatural im glad it coming back and i so hope smallville returns i love that show i think it still has good story lines to be told i hope cw doesn't cancel it it one of my favs one cw i wonder since there announcing renewals for supernatural when will the for one tree hill and life unexpected
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im so excited supernatural got renewed and i dont care what season 6 is about it can be the apocalypse and god,lucifer,angels,demons,archangels, and the brothers tring to figure out their roles in all of that and saving people or be like season 1, i dont care because i will watch the show no matter what happens or what storyline they choose to do i will support it all the way. i love this season and all the others before it ,they are awesome.
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Dramageek: * YOU think its getting boring. Just because YOU think this, doesn't make it so, retard
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Hands off Smallville!!!
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to be honest supernatural is getting boring. It only got good when Sammy had his powers. Now he doesn't and its boring. Smallville is the much more enjoyable show and should be continued for another year.
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to be honest supernatural is getting boring. It only got good when Sammy had his powers. Now he doesn't and its boring. Smallville is the much more enjoyable show and should be continued for another year.
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here's hoping Supernatural won't crap out like most shows that just go on after it was going to end (Gilmore Girls' last season). i could care less for 90210 and Melrose Place.. and One Tree Hill.. Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries are ok sometimes. Smallville is my 2nd favorite CW show (next to Supernatural), but seriously, the show was about the beginnings of Clark Kent in Smallville, before he went to Metropolis and became Superman.. and he's becomming Superman now.. and didn't he meet Louis after all the super things, or am i just getting mixed up? I like the show and all, even after those few shakey seasons, but it's time for the show to end already, but i don't think it should be cancelled, they should do a 10th season and then finish the series
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Yeah!! Supernatural got renewed!! Cant get enough of Sam and Dean love the show so much perhaps this season there can be some romance for both of them they really deserve it!! Thanks CW and thanks to Erick K
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Smallville needs to die already. 9 seasons and Clark still can't fly? This is an insult to Superman fans around the globe. I have been a loyal Smallville fan since its debut and season 9 is rotten to the core.
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Smallville needs to at least last out 10 seasons and end it with the red and blue tights coming out. Even if it's just for 30 seconds or 10.They need to finish the zod arc and have clark complete his training 100%
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Smallville better be coming back!!!
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that is amazing i can't wait for season six.....i was so scared that it was going to end .......but now i have tears of joy that it isn't
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Awesome about Supernatural. Smallville.. perhaps they had contracts to settle before they could say for sure if it was coming back.
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Supernatural, just hoping the new season will be awesome like s5, but the news that Kripke is stepping down :( bad news.
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SMALLVILLE must Return for a 10th season.

I'm also so happy for The Supernatural 6th season.
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I am so happy! Supernatural rulez!
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They canceled Reaper, let em' burn!
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smallville is the only thing that works for CW on Friday nights..it will be back. It's it's 2nd best rated show..it will be back..they're probably trying to get around all the contractual issues ala Allison Mack
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Hey CW pay attention if you guys do not remew Smallville you guys will have lost me for life I've been watching the show since it began it's the only show on your lazy network that I still watch. I mean you let 90210 get renewed over Smallville first as if that show was even good? Supernatural its as good as Smallville BRING IT BACK NOW!!!....
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No Smallville :(
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Yes i love this show and so do so many other ppl I've gotten all my friends hooked on it I can't wait thank u for making another season
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That's exciting Dean needs to do another sing along like the Eye of the Tiger! I loved that part at the end of the show! LOL!
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As long as they can come up with a good storyline for a 6th season then I think that it's great that we're going to get another year of those lovely boys!
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EPIC WIN! Supernatural rocks soooo hard! Of course it got renewed! This is awesome! Cant wait for season 6!
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Good stuff.. Supernatural is still great even in its 5 season. Looking forward to more :D
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Great news that Supernatural is returning for a season six!!! Truly AWESOME!!!
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this is great , cant wait what the storyline will be
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That great news for me returning Supernatural and vampire diaries i wish that even smallville be there too :)
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YES! Wonderful news since everywhere else I've read supernatural has been canceled. One of my favorite shows ever. Sam and Dean...even with the devil dead this creative show will come up with some new plots.
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It would be great if Smallville could return as Metropolis.

It sounds good.
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Where's the mention of OTH? Seriously. Do a bit of homework before you post stuff.
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what about one tree hill?
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woop more supernatural !!!

hope the next season will b awesome
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I stopped watching Smallville the season they brought in Super Girl. It will be a same to see the show gone but it's just not good anymore.
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I hope they don't cancel Smallville it's a guilty pleasure of mine
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NO, I wanted it to end this season as much as I like the show I think it would be a good time to finish the series while its good.
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YAY another season of supernatural!! to bad channel 10 in australia cancelled it and im soooo happy that the vampire diaries has been renewed
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Yaaaaay!!! Another season of Supernatural!!
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YAY!!! So excited that Supernatural will be back for a 6th season... Brilliant news
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You all do remember Calium Blue (Major Zod) is signed on for a 2-yr story arc, right?
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Mebbe smallville will return as Metropolis as it should have been or JLA or JSA whichever title is best but bring back the folks in that show that we all love...
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Smallville should be canceled. JSA or whatever meant the death of the show, which was already terrible.
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What storyline could beat the Apocalypse? I hope it won't be a big letdown.
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