CW’s Supernatural knows what it is — a supernatural drama with some silliness sprinkled throughout for taste — and it knows its audience. During CW Upfronts on Thursday, stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki announced a very special episode in which it crosses over into the animated world of Scooby Doo.
I would say this is a case of Supernatural “jumping the shark,” but this series, which is entering its thirteenth season this fall, has done a number of parodies of other television shows and cartoons. What’s surprising is that it has taken until now to actually do a Scooby Doo episode.
I wonder if Daphne and/or Velma will ditch Fred to tag along with the Sam and Dean….
Supernatural was renewed for Season 13 (lucky number!) back in January, way earlier than usual compared to renewal announcements of CW’s other shows.
In the show’s twelfth season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother, and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters. But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power… one that could save the world… or destroy it. — CW
CW President Mark Pedowitz had the following statement regarding the renewal:
“Over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas,” said Pedowitz. “Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.”