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Supernatural season 12 to premiere on October 13, 2016

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Summary and storyline

Supernatural is an award-winning and long-running American fantasy, thriller, mystery , horror and adventure drama television series that is currently airing on The CW channel in the United States. The series was created by Eric Kripke who also executive produces it alongside Robert Singer, David Nutter, McG, Kim Manners, Phil Sgriccia, John Shiban, Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Ben Edlund and Adam Glass. The mystery drama is produced for The CW by Kripke Enterprises, Warner Bros. Television and Wonderland Sound and Vision. Season 1 of the hit series debuted on The WB channel in the US on September 13, 2005 where it ran for one season before being moved to The CW.

The storyline of the series focuses on two brothers Sam (played by Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (played by Jensen Ackles) as they investigate and fight against ghosts and other monsters of the underworld. The series also stars Katie Cassidy, Misha Collins, Lauren Cohan and Mark A. Sheppard.

Viewer reception and chances of renewal

Season 11 of Supernatural premiered on The CW channel in the US on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT and it is set to consist of 23 one-hour episodes. In the current season, the guest stars include Emily Swallow, Laci J. Mailey, Ruth Connell, Lisa Berry, Matt Cohen, Lee Majdoub and Curtis Armstrong. In the previous season, the supernatural drama did very well in the ratings department and averaged 2.02 million viewers per episode which was on par with a ninth season. To date, after having aired five episodes, the TV show is averaging 1.8 million viewers, which is a 10% drop when compared season-to-season. The show has become the longest-running series for The CW and with the sliding ratings we are wondering for how much longer it can go on. So far, there has been no word from The CW about the fate of the series, so check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Supernatural season 12 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

Latest developments

UPDATED December 11, 2015: After just nine episodes into its current cycle, Supernatural has gone on its month-long Christmas break. The long-running, hit drama series is scheduled to be back on the CW channel with all new remaining 14 episodes on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, right after the new episode of Arrow at 8pm. The network has still not made a decision about the future of the popular fantasy series. The ratings have slightly come down in this chapter, and the show is currently averaging a little over 1.8 million viewers, which is a 10% decline when compared to last year. Let’s see if The CW decides to give it another go, or this will be the end of the road for the award-winning show. Check back with us for the most recent updates on the series.

UPDATED January 11, 2016: Although no formal announcement has been made by the network, it looks like The CW’s longest-running original fantasy drama series has at least one more chapter in its future. At the network’s panel during the annual Television Critics Association press tour in California, the president of the channel has confirmed The CW’s dedication to one of its best-rated series. Such excitement and hope for another renewal is understandable: in the previous and current chapters of the show the average ratings have been hovering around 2 million viewers per episode, which is a very impressive feat. If you add to that the undying support of the huge fan base, you get no reason to cut the cord. While the official renewal is yet to be announced, visit this page for the most recent developments.

UPDATED March 13, 2016: Many loyal fans will be happy to know that the longest-running show on The CW, and certainly one of its biggest hits, Supernatural, has just been renewed for a twelfth season by the network. The pick up came as part of a bulk renewal decision that was announced on March 11, 2016, and covers all of The CW's scripted series currently on the air. Supernatural has been losing a bit of ground as far as the ratings are concerned, with the viewership dipping 10% to 1.8 million viewers, which represents a statistically significant decrease. There is still time for the numbers to pick up in the current season – or the next.

UPDATED September 4, 2016: As The CW channel’s fall programming slate has been finalized, fans can expect to enjoy a lot of action and adrenaline come October. One of the network’s longest-running and most popular scripted series, Supernatural is scheduled to be back on the small screen with a twelfth installment on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, right after the season premiere of Legends of Tomorrow. The expectations for the upcoming chapter are rather high, since it has been created under the direction of new showrunners. Sign up for our notifications and we will send you an automated reminder of the release date of Supernatural season 12 one day before it is aired.

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Premiere date of Supernatural season 12 – October 13, 2016

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0 linda rocheleau  2016-10-09 21:45
I really really love all of you guys,I dont know what else to say beside keep on going supernaturel is a one on my list and always will be,hope to see if your going for more season.you the only tv show that i watch,I sending my love to all of you guys. ;-) ;-)
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0 Joyce McElwee  2016-10-02 12:14
I just love Supernatural. I have just turned 70 (20 in my head). Watched all of the series from series 1. Jensen and Jared you are so right for the parts you play and I can't wait for Series 12. Unfortunately we won't get that until next year here in the UK. However, one of the best series ever. Got to take the dogs out now on the beach, in Blackpool Lancashire - it's a hard life!! Many thanks and all good wishes to my very favourite Supernatural brothers.
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0 grant  2016-10-12 09:01
Quoting Joyce McElwee:
I just love Supernatural. I have just turned 70 (20 in my head). Watched all of the series from series 1. Jensen and Jared you are so right for the parts you play and I can't wait for Series 12. Unfortunately we won't get that until next year here in the UK. However, one of the best series ever. Got to take the dogs out now on the beach, in Blackpool Lancashire - it's a hard life!! Many thanks and all good wishes to my very favourite Supernatural brothers.

you should watch season 12 on line each week on the fri for free we do then we just buy the box set each year when i comes out
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