Will ‘Supernatural’ Get a Season 8 Renewal?

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March 13, 2012

Now is the time of year when shows are planning and writing the last few episodes of the season. For Supernatural, there is some question as to whether they will get a Season 8 renewal.

The show’s ratings have gone down, averaging 1.8 million viewers this season versus 2 million for Season 6. Surely the show has not been helped by the less-than-stellar numbers from their Nikita lead-in. Plus, Supernatural is an older show, and viewership usually goes down as a show ages. Unfortunately, however, this all translates into the show being on the bubble for renewal.

The folks at Supernatural, though, are going forward as if there will be another season. Executive producer Robert Singer noted that they will end this season on a cliffhanger, regardless of whether they have word on a Season 8 pickup, saying they “like to be optimistic” and will write the cliffhanger and “see what happens.” And the show’s rabid fan base will not let Supernatural go down without a fight!

What do you think? Will it be back? Could you survive the tragedy that would be a Supernatural cancellation?

Be sure to keep checking back here for all the latest news, spoilers, and updates regarding Season 8. The Season 7 finale airs on May 18.

  • Anonymous

    Well, in my opinion, it’s their fault that this season was not successful as the other, they killed a lot of good characters (Bobby, Jo, Ellen, Castiel – i was so angry when they killed him, and now Sam and Dean have no one to rely on ), and what about Lisa? and Ben? he could be the child of Dean, who loved them so much!!!! which is actually the storyline of this season, killing a bunch of monsters from purgatory, that’s it? i love this show but it became so boring. However, i would like to see a season 8, 9 or maybe 10. I would like to see a love story between Sam or Dean ( but i want Dean to be with Lisa ) and a non-human person, it could be a challenge for both Sam and Dean. I saw angels, demons, and a lot of different creatures, but i didn’t saw the nephilim, children of fallen angels,it’s something new, they could terrorize the entire planet, and who knows, maybe some of them are not as bad as they say. And  finally, Sam and Dean, two brothers with no life, with no friends or family to count on, spend their time hunting ghosts, end of story!!!! Of course that it became so boring, i want to see something complicated, unexpected, something that makes me lose my mind from waiting until the next episode. PLEASE don’t give up on this show, just try harder.

  • tina

    The numbers went down because of the writers…not to mention the number of breaks in between the new shows.  The fans have tried to stay loyal…but it has not been easy!

  • Sweetie1091

    I have watched this show since it’s pilot. Because there is a chance the show might not get picked up, I’ll be devastated if they give us a cliffhanger instead of something I can look back on, and say, well, it was amazing while it lasted. 

  • the person with the face

    As much as I love the show, I think it shouldn’t have been renewed for season 6, let alone 7 or 8. Season 6 wasn’t too bad – it was redeemed by a few witty episodes and the Castiel story arc for the last 3 episodes or so. But I would have rather seen it end on the highest note – which would have been “Swan Song” (originally supposed to be the series finale). All they had to do was leave out the last 5 seconds where Sam reappeared and it would have been the perfect ending. And the voice over would have given the fans that little bit of hope that Sam and Dean might see each other again. As much as I love the development of minor characters in following seasons and the brilliant acting, the dwindling plot quality and the predictability in newer episodes makes it less enjoyable to us fans. As hard as they might try, you can never really trump the apocalypse – or averting it.

  • bill

    This entire storyline sucks ass!  I have watched the show from the beginning and its been great.  With the last 2 seasons I couldn’t wait for the next episode!  Please write something interesting supernatural

  • madison hannah

    i really think killing castiel and bobby is a mistake; show was so much better with them in it… i’ve watched the show from the season 1 yeah it’s seems like the 7 year or season itch where all i can say why fix when it’s not broken… but this show so much better than gossip girl or vampire diaries.

  • Anonymous

    The writing staff needs to read up on some epic baddie and make it interesting. This recent storyline had so much potential and they blew it. They’re bringing Cas back for atleast 3 episodes this season and honestly if they want ratings, they need to keep Misha around. Also what would help would be The CW putting the show online the same night as airing or atleast the next day. The majority of the fanbase watch online and since CW doesn’t make it available until sometimes a week later, those ratings are going to illegal streaming.
    I don’t want to see my favorite show go. I’ve been watching since the start and I won’t give up even when I’m watching a crappy storyline but they need to step it up. The nephillim idea someone posted about is a start. The fans could and HAVE (in the form of fanfics) written better storylines than the one we’ve gotten this season.

  • Sean

    This show is the best show on the CW, and the best scifi fantasy show of the year. Its my favorite tv show. I would love it to be renewed for a season 8, and I don’t want season 8 to be the last one! Its my favorite show. Please, bring Bobby and Cas back, and don’t kill them. People would start watching it again, you can count with my support. Besides, I would like the show to end on the 10th season.

  • Andrew

    In my honest opinion, what could help this show more than the writers improving is the fans staying with it. Supernatural’s main storyline ended in Season 5. I have been treating Season 6 and 7 as a new Season 1 and 2. Remember when the storylines were a little like this? But in the end, it all added up to something, and the epic conclusion of Lucifer. The writers really do need to explore further into Lucifer tormenting Sammy and before the season finale comes. This will for sure bring in the ratings again, especially if Lucifer somehow finds a way back into corporeal form in an episode. Where a lot of fans mess up when it comes to shows is that they will only start viewing the episodes of a TV show once that particular show has already been cancelled and a replacement has already been found. We need to unite and start watching the show more and more with each episode that passes. This will prevent a cancellation and raise the ratings. I have faith that the writers are adding all of this up to something, and it will more than likely blow our minds.

  • Andrew

    In my honest opinion, what could help this show more than the writers improving is the fans staying with it. Supernatural’s main storyline ended in Season 5. I have been treating Season 6 and 7 as a new Season 1 and 2. Remember when the storylines were a little like this? But in the end, it all added up to something, and the epic conclusion of Lucifer. The writers really do need to explore further into Lucifer tormenting Sammy and before the season finale comes. This will for sure bring in the ratings again, especially if Lucifer somehow finds a way back into corporeal form in an episode. Where a lot of fans mess up when it comes to shows is that they will only start viewing the episodes of a TV show once that particular show has already been cancelled and a replacement has already been found. We need to unite and start watching the show more and more with each episode that passes. This will prevent a cancellation and raise the ratings. I have faith that the writers are adding all of this up to something, and it will more than likely blow our minds.

  • Jess75

    All the negative comments that you all write after EVERY episode can’t be helping either.  I still get excited to watch Supernatural every week, though I do agree that the network hasn’t done them any favours with the insanely long breaks between episodes, but compared to some of the other shows on the network Supernatural is clearly still the best one (in my opinion).

  • KR

    supernatural is one of the most well written and phenomenal shows…. it has to have a season 8 9 and 10… there is not way they can cancel it.. hurrah for the hot winchester boys…. we love them!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Tami2727 Tami Arens

    I feel the show has lost its emotional roots in the last two seasons. But I’m hanging in there, hoping the writers will do a 360 and bring the brothers back to the connection they once had. It is happening, but it’s a long slow road and it makes me wonder sometimes if Supernatural isn’t more of a social experiment than just a TV show. The fans will not let SPN go down without a fight, a ton of hate mail, a riot and a lot of screaming. The four main actors-Jim Beaver, J2 and Misha Collins are all just as dedicated as the fan base. The other good thing is that the CW’s program director also likes SPN and I dont’ think he’ll let it go quietly, if at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RyanKrystal Dawn Lasky

    Everyone jumped on the badwagon to condemn the ratings last week. Unless you can’t count, it’s obvious that NCAA Basketball swept everyone. So last week, IMHO, doesn’t show squat.  And this week was either the beginning or the end of Spring Break all over the country. The fact remains that SPN won PCA’s- best Drama against some of the highest rated shows. The prior head of CW did NOT SUPPORT SPN and the fans kept it running.
    The new head of  CW likes SPN and will support it. SPN is in the top 2 for moneymakers for CW. With Smallville and now One Tree Hill being gone, it’s the longest running. I see CW renewing it for S8 and hopefully with network support it will earn S9.

  • Lissa

    Seriously, the way they are chopping up this season with the long breaks:  That’s a big problem.  I don’t know if the PTB realize how annoying that is for viewers, but if I wasn’t already addicted to the show, I probably would have stopped watching.  As a matter of fact, I know a few personally, that wanted to like the show, but just can’t get into it because of all the breaks.  It’s too late to fix this season, but I hope that they do it differently if they get renewed.  I hate to say it, but I think that it could go either way.  I really wouldn’t be surprised if it does get cancelled.  

  • Laidbacklaughter

     Gotta love folks that have sense! You are rare these days!

  • Laidbacklaughter

     The network execs are DICKS! They better not pull an Angel. I watch this show on Netflix…BECAUSE of what they did to Angel. Ok I am the biggest geek of all! HA! I have finally caught up. Having spent the last three months watching this show, it is still as good and clever as EVER. YOU BETTER RENEW IT DICKS! :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DXM24TCFACKLFOCNYOESDNL5LE Tracey S

     Totally agree with you about 6 and about to get caught up on 7. This show has not lost ANY of it brilliance, by starting anew with season 6.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DXM24TCFACKLFOCNYOESDNL5LE Tracey S

    Ok I refused to watch this show A. because most stuff I know I will like, gets canceled. Oh your welcome I did not jinx it for everybody.;) B cause I boycotted CW for the way they canceled Angel. THAT”S RIGHT…a few of us tried and trues out there! But now that this genre has taken off in tv and media as a whole, YOU CAN”T AX IT NOW! I  Just spent 3 months being glued to this show. I agree that season 6 was more like a renewal of story, rather than a last ditch effort to keep going. This show has not lost its charisma, clever writing and FUN stories. I am starting Season 7 right now.YOU KILLED CAS AAAND BOBBY…Rou ROUGH…good thing EVERYONE comes back in this show!;) Studio DICKS…do not cancel this show.

  • Gillogly

    Seasons 1-5 were all that was suppose to be of supernatural. Eric Kripke wrote a 5 season arc. The show was in its prime and had so many viewers that it got picked up for seasons 6,7. That’s why they started anew with a different sort of storyline and are now addressing SAMs soul wall crashing and the effects. This show is my all time favorite. I will miss it when it’s gone but the writers will not let us down without an epic series finale. Of they are confident enough to write a cliffhanger for this seasons finale I’m confident there will be a season 8! :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JE6W2UBYLEV4ISGFHC5P4VK5IU Lisa M

    I love Supernatural, even though I joned in season 3. Got caught up with TNT’s reruns on the mornings. I’ve been to an SPN convention recently, and met the guys. They seem to love the show, even the ones who are no longer on it like Gabriel (Richard Speight) and young John Winchester (Matt Cohen) for example. The writingis wonderful, the acting worthy of Emmy’s although shows like this get no respect at awards time. I too hated the loss of Castiel and Bobby, and look forward to them both being back. They better come back in any case. Will it be renewed? I hope so!

  • Natalie123

    I really hope they keep going with the show! it’s amazing

  • ace

    There will be a season 8. What I’m hoping for is seasons 9 &10. 10th season would be a great way to end Supernatural it deserves 10 seasons easily.

  • Dr Rick

    YOu guys suck with your doomandgloom …S”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”PN is doing just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lovebigboobs29

    I think Supernatural should be renewed for Season 8 as well as more seasons. I love the show and I never miss an episode. I buy every box set as soon as it hits dvd as well as watch the shows every Friday!! The show has never lost any of its greatness! There are still alot of stuff the brothers can explore in the Supernatural!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000861445750 Rick Whatley

    Supernatural continues to be the best show on television.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000861445750 Rick Whatley

    Supernatural continues to be the best show on television.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000861445750 Rick Whatley

    Supernatural continues to be the best show on television.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1658294105 Mi Chelle

    I always excited to download the every episode in every season coz i like the story line of the supernatural, I’m hoping it will have a season 8…tanx

  • SuperFreak

    Me and my girlfriend watch supernatural 3nites a week on netflix and just about done with season 5. I must say iv never watched a tv series so briliant and witty that makes me laugh and get so excited like a little school girl LMAO! Dont want to miss a single episode. And its super great for our relationship. She gets to watch good lookin dudes all nite and i get the excitment after wards, if u know what i mean. haha Its like a drug for me i cant get enough. Please keep it going for all the loyal fans out there. It sucks that i read every single comment and it kinda spoiled it for me but ill still watch them all and be like a zombie glued to the tv hahaha. I just wont tell her :) I would give Sam and Dean 10000 stars, They are the best actors iv ever seen. GO GO SUPERNATURAL!!

  • Daneyell McPeak

    Supernatural deserves to be renewed regardless of its rating s going down !!It is what paved the road for show s like Vampire Diaries and Nikita !! Without watching Supernatural no one would have known about these shows and deserves all the credit for it!1If the Cw would actually promote the show more and get the word out there this rating thing wouldnt be a issue!1Can any one honestly tell me how many commercials that they see for supernatural ??Not many only one that i really ever see and that is right before the show actually begins and the preview after it is over!! I would personnaly be outraged if it wasnt renewed fora 9th season and feelit should be renewed for as many seasone as the stars ad show creaters are willing to keep making!! watch others shows have fan followings that won Pcas??wait other shows have fans that are willing to spend $$ and drive hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to attend a convention to get the chance to see the shows stars!!Wait other shows have fan and parents of under age fans who flocked to theatres to see theyre favorite star Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelacki in movies in the theatres!! I personnaly went to both My bloody Valentine and Friday the 13 th and sat in a packed theatre (more people then even in Pirates of the Carribean) packed to full capacity and watch bot movies not b/c of the movies but b/c of Jared and Jensen being in them!! I saw Teenage girls with there parents in rated r movies and theyre parents were willing to pay and take theyre children not b/c of the movie but b/c of the actors they loved in the movie!! I would find it an injustice if the show was cancelled without further promoting and trying to get the word out there !! The only show and i repeat that i ever watch and ever have watched on the Cw is Supernatural!1And if it isnt aired anymore i have no reason to watch the CW anymore!!I have watched my Beloved Supernatural since it original airing on Sept. 13 2005 (had to record on a vcr back then so i could rewatch it again later if i wanted to ) i watch every new episode on the date it is aired (while dvr ing it for further veiwing!) and every rerun of every episode !! Heck i even fill up the dvr with episodes till the dvd s are released just so i have them to rewatch any time i please! So i am asking whoever CW and what ever powers that be to Please renew Supernatural for a 9th season and beyond as long as the creators are stars are willing to keep making episodes and seasons!!

  • Daneyell McPeak

    and as for the negative comments on the story line!!Supernatural always has and always will have the best storyline on tv !!No matter how it changes and where they take it!! They could take the Winchester brothers to the moon and it wouldnt matter !!!!!