Ausiello spoke exclusively with the head of the CW, Dawn Ostroff, who said Eric Kripke is increasingly warming to the idea of a sixth season. Improving ratings also don't hurt the show's chances!
I agree with Ostroff that the show has been "hitting it out of the park creatively" this season, although I would say that Supernatural is one of the most underappreciated, best written and acted shows on TV, and it's been hitting it out of the park for 5 seasons now! Here's what Ausiello had to say:
The apocalypse may have to wait. CW boss Dawn Ostroff says Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is warming to the idea of a sixth season.
“I think he’s in that state of mind,” she says. “I had lunch with Eric the other day and he’s really excited about the show right now. I think he feels this season has been really satisfying for him. He’s certainly not running out of ideas by any stretch of the imagination.”
Ostroff, who says Kripke has been “hitting it out of the park” creatively this season, also points to Supernatural’s ratings success as proof the show has a lot of life left in it. “The ratings are up,” she says. “We have more young women coming to the show than ever before. There aren’t a lot of shows that you can say are doing better in their fifth year.”