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October 13, 2015


Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' Season Five - Is the Apocalypse Happening or What?!

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 2nd 2010 11:00AM
Supernatural, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
I've been watching 'Supernatural' for Jane After Dark, my weekly column chronicling all the TV shows I watch on DVD into the wee hours. I'm now up to season five, episode 11, 'Sam, Interrupted,' and frankly, this season's been a little slow going.

After the dark powers that gripped the Winchester boys in season four, it almost seems like the writers have forgotten all about the fact that Sam unleashed Lucifer onto the world in the season four finale. You would think that once the Devil had escaped from the depths of Hell, he'd be running roughshod over the planet.

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Alive, The Walking Dead are far from TV's first apocalyptic tragedy

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 14th 2009 3:03PM
Mushroom clouds that bring a smile to your faceI'm just as thrilled as ol' Annie that AMC is bringing the walking dead back to the barely alive audiences of prime time television with Frank Darabont's revisioning of the iconic Walking Dead. I was even tickled to hear that J.S. (I don't know if he hates that name or not) knew of a post-apocalyptic drama series in development hell called Alive. I've been a big fan of the post-apocalypse genre since the oil barrel zombie in Return of the Living Dead taught me that I don't have as much control over my bodily functions as I once believed.

But even though these two shows have shown just as deep TV has tried to dig its own heel-mark into the genre, it goes a lot deeper and frankly, I'm not sure you want to dig that deep. This is a show about life after an unfathomable nuclear accident that kills everyone in the world except for six people who are left to fend for themselves in an unrelenting wasteland of death, despair, destruction and death ... and it was a sitcom.

And before you ask, yes, it was on Fox.

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Kripke and the producers spilled juicy teasers about Supernatural all over San Diego

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2009 10:58AM
Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

Creator Erik Kripke, and producers Ben Edlund and Sera Gamble talked a lot about Supernatural at Comic-Con on Sunday. The show is entering the fifth chapter in Kripke's five year vision. But check out this quote from the show's creator: "We're not going to stretch this one out past its expiration, we're not going to drag this one into a place it isn't. We're going to tell this one the way it's supposed to be told, and it's going to end, but another story can begin."

Imagine that. No pressure from the network to stretch it out and stall and add Nikki and Paulo to distract the audience for awhile. Letting a creator's vision play out as intended? How very ... modern of them. Less exciting is that Kripke was, well, cryptic as to whether or not he'd stay on for a sixth season should the show return; and it will.

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Skeet Ulrich joins CBS for the apocalypse

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 13th 2006 8:53AM
skeet ulrich cbsSkeet Ulrich is coming to series television in a nuclear-apocalypse drama called Jericho. The drama, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott (executive producers of Numb3rs), is about a small town that becomes isolated from the rest of the world after a nuclear disaster. Ulrich plays the son of the town's mayor, who becomes an unlikely leader as chaos ensues. Skeet comes to television after a starring role in Spielberg's Into the West last summer on TNT.

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