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'Supernatural' Preview: 5 Reasons Why You Can't Miss Friday's Meta-Filled Episode

by Laura Prudom, posted Feb 23rd 2011 4:30PM
Jensen Ackles and Jared PadaleckiFew shows are quite as willing to poke fun at themselves as the CW's 'Supernatural,' which has tackled everything from turning its characters into the heroes of a pulpy (and little-read) book series, to sending them to a spooky fan convention.

But after six seasons of self-referential madness, writer Ben Edlund seems to have decided that he's sick of "scratching" at the fourth wall, and would rather take a sledgehammer to it instead.

What results is 'The French Mistake,' one of the most surreal, unpredictable and undeniably hilarious episodes that the show has ever produced -- and if you've seen 'Changing Channels' or 'Tall Tales,' you know that's quite a feat.

TV Squad was lucky enough to see an advanced screener of this Friday's meta-tastic episode, and we've somehow managed to whittle down an hour of memorable moments into a list of five reasons why this episode is not to be missed. Proceed with caution, though; there are mild spoilers ahead.

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Scoop from the 'Supernatural' Set: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles Talk Souls and Secrecy

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 12th 2010 3:40PM
Jared Padalecki and Jensen AcklesIt's tough being a Winchester; no matter how careful you are, or how white your picket fence is -- chances are you're going to get bitten by vampires, mauled by werewolves, impersonated by shapeshifters, possessed by demons and sent to hell more times than you can count.

The good news is, even if you take a trip to the fiery pit downstairs, it's a safe bet that you won't stay there for long. The bad news is, depending on who drags you out of the frying pan, you might come back missing a few ... essentials.

Such is the case for poor Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) who found himself unceremoniously resurrected without his soul by the demon Crowley (Mark Sheppard) -- a fairly major oversight, we must say, which has rendered Sam more than a little scary this season.

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EXCLUSIVE! Misha Collins Talks 'Supernatural' Spoilers and Never-Before-Seen Photo

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 14th 2010 3:00PM
Misha CollinsLast week, TV Squad caught up with 'Supernatural' star Misha Collins to talk about his new charity, Random Acts, a collective of fans, volunteers and all-around good people who are trying to make the world a better place.

Since then, Collins has successfully completed his marathon, running a total of 83 kilometers (a staggering 52 miles) to raise money for Random Acts' various projects, including helping those affected by the recent disasters in Haiti and Pakistan. The effort has currently amassed over $75,000, with the final total expected to be closer to $100,000.

But when Collins isn't saving the world, he has a day job to go back to, playing the role of the angel Castiel on 'Supernatural,' and when we last spoke at Creation Entertainment's Salute to Supernatural convention, we couldn't resist grabbing some spoilers from everyone's favorite heavenly helper on what we can expect from the new season (premiering Sept. 24 at 9PM on the CW).

Join us after the jump for a spoilery video and an exclusive, never before seen photo of Collins that you won't find anywhere else.

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EXCLUSIVE! CW Stars Sophia Bush and Misha Collins Give Back

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 31st 2010 10:45AM
Sophia BushEveryone loves an underdog -- and in terms of ratings, few can deny that The CW often seems like a scrappy featherweight trapped in the primetime ring with four heavy-hitters.

But when it comes to making a difference in the lives of fans and the public at large, (even those who are too impoverished to own a television), it seems as though the CW network might just be the undisputed heavyweight champion. (We're done with the boxing metaphors now, we promise.)

Whether it's raising money for the clean-up in the Gulf following BP's catastrophic oil spill, finding homes for abandoned dogs, aiding in the rebuilding of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina or helping orphans in Haiti, the passion and dedication of the CW's stars is tireless and undeniably inspiring.

Over the weekend, TV Squad caught up with Sophia Bush of 'One Tree Hill' and 'Supernatural' star Misha Collins to discuss their latest charitable projects and give advice to anyone who wants to help change the world, one random act of kindness at a time.

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First Look: Mitch Pileggi Meets the Winchesters On 'Supernatural'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Aug 27th 2010 9:15AM
Really, seriously, my new TV column debuts Wednesday, Sept. 1. That's my story and I'm sticking to it -- I'm not going to post again until then. Probably.

But once again a tasty TV morsel arrived in my email inbox and I just had to share it with my fellow 'Supernatural' addicts. It's the first photo from Season 6 of the show, which returns Fri., Sept. 24, 9PM ET on the CW. (Don't forget that the show moves to Fridays. Get those season passes in order.)

Behold Mitch Pileggi -- a.k.a. Grandpa Samuel -- with both Dean and Sam Winchester (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki). Of course Dean met Samuel in a Season 4 episode, 'In the Beginning,' but both Winchesters will get to know their grandfather much better this season.

Pileggi, a reliably excellent character actor who has appeared on everything from 'The X-Files' to 'Sons of Anarchy,' will have a recurring role in Season 6 as a patriarch of the Campbell side of the family, which has been hunting weird and wild critters since the Mayflower landed. Corin Nemec and Jessica Heafey play other members of the Campbell clan in Season 6.

Below, you'll find the CW's description of the Season 6 premiere, 'Exile on Main Street,' which was written by executive producer and showrunner Sera Gamble and directed by Phil Sgriccia.

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'Supernatural' Showrunner Sera Gamble Talks Monsters, Parenthood and the Impala

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 12th 2010 6:30PM
Sera GambleIt's a good year to be Sera Gamble. Having been involved with the CW's cult hit 'Supernatural' since its inception, Gamble has confidently ascended the ranks from writer to executive producer to her latest role as showrunner of the stalwart drama, which is now entering its sixth season.

TV Squad caught up with Gamble at the Television Critics Association's press tour to pick her brain on what's in store for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) in season 6, and just what's become of everyone's favorite classic car.

Spoilers ahead.

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'Supernatural' at Comic-Con: Monsters, Anime and Shooting Stuff in the Face

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 25th 2010 10:42PM
Supernatural Cast and Producers
Ballroom 20 was buzzing with anticipation early Sunday morning, when the cast and producers of 'Supernatural' made an eagerly-awaited appearance to answer questions about the show's sixth season at Comic-Con. Series leads Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki were joined by recurring guest stars Misha Collins and Jim Beaver, as well as creator Eric Kripke, writer-producer Ben Edlund and newly promoted showrunner Sera Gamble.

To kick things off, Ackles took to the stage to present a sneak-peek of the first five minutes of his directorial debut, episode 604, entitled 'Weekend at Bobby's'. Needless to say, the crowd went wild. We'll have an overview of the five minute preview, as well as highlights from the panel, after the jump!


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'Supernatural' at Comic-Con: Press Roundtables with Cast and Producers (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 25th 2010 7:05PM
Supernatural cast - Comic Con 2010
AOL TV was lucky enough to have a prime seat in the 'Supernatural' press room at Comic-Con 2010 -- and with the inclusion of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on the already busy schedule, it was one of the hottest tickets in town.

After the jump, we have roundtable footage of our interviews with Ackles, Padalecki, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, creator Eric Kripke, executive producer Ben Edlund and new showrunner Sera Gamble. Needless to say, there are season six spoilers galore!

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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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Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - Season Four Ends, the Apocalypse Begins

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 17th 2010 11:05AM
Supernatural, Lucifer Rising
You know how I told you guys I'd probably finish season four of 'Supernatural' and then wait for season five to be released on DVD? Yeah, that's not gonna happen. After watching the season four finale, I immediately started buying episodes of season five from iTunes (I couldn't find a good place to see them online for free - if you know of any, pass the word along). At this writing, I'm just about to watch 'The End.'

The mythology has really kicked into high gear during seasons four and five, and if perchance demons destroyed all the ways I could watch season five, I'd have to break into Eric Kripke's office and steal the scripts so I could find out what happens next.

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Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - Doesn't Anyone Stay Dead on This Show?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 27th 2010 4:25PM
Supernatural, In the Beginning
Seriously, doesn't anyone stay dead on 'Supernatural'? Not that I'm complaining. I was devastated at the end of season three when Dean was attacked by the hell hound and dragged off to hell, and pretty excited when he was yanked back to life. I kept waiting for some big reveal that his resurrection was all a dream or alternate universe or something, but after meeting the angel Castiel, I'm convinced that Dean is back for real.

It's interesting. I kept wondering why Dean had gone to hell rather than heaven, because he's a good person doing good things in the world, so why wouldn't he go to heaven? On the other hand, Dean didn't believe in heaven or God or angels up to this point, so maybe that would automatically send him to hell? Nah, I'm not buying that.

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Sam and Dean Fight Zombies on 'Supernatural' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 26th 2010 7:00AM
Zombie Town on 'Supernatural'The havoc on 'Supernatural' reached flesh-eating proportions last night when the Winchester brothers were forced to contend with a town of zombies.

The walking dead are pretty creepy in general, but a zombie kid covered in blood is enough to make us watch the scene through our fingers.

Bullets and blood fly as Dean (Jensen Ackles) gets in a tight spot, but he's seen enough zombie movies to know they aren't the brightest of creatures. This might be the bloodiest we've ever seen The CW.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - Dean's Deal With the Crossroads Demon

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 14th 2010 4:50PM
Supernatural, Jane After Dark
Hey, 'Supernatural' fans. Well, I'm into season three now, after a short break last week to recover from season two. I was sort of bummed out the way it ended and needed some time to get my wits together. I was majorly sad about Dean's deal with the Crossroads demon to save Sam. It was a tough spot, to be sure. He had to save his brother; on the other hand, how will Sam feel when Dean's gone in a year? Clearly, I've got too much invested in these characters.

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Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' - What Does Dean Know?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 27th 2010 6:00PM
Supernatural - Sam and Dean WinchesterHey, 'Supernatural' fans. Well, I'm part-way into season two, and I have to say, I was utterly depressed after watching the first episode, 'In My Time of Dying.' But of course, I forged ahead anyway. It seems there's always a way to bring people back after they die on this show. Things aren't set in stone at all.

Which is exactly why it's hard to think that Sam could go to the dark side, or that he's harboring some deep, dark demonic thing. According to Gordon, that dark side is going to come out and be a really bad guy. Apparently, John Winchester felt that way, too, before he died. That's why he told Dean that if he couldn't save Sam, he'd have to kill him.

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Jane After Dark: 'Supernatural' is Approaching 'Buffy' Territory

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 21st 2010 11:03AM
Jane After Dark, Supernatural
Even though some episodes still scare the crap out of me, I'm really getting into 'Supernatural.' I know this because it's tough trying to do other work while I'm watching it at night. Impossible, really. Instead, I use it as my own little incentive program -- edit this post, watch five minutes of 'Supernatural,' write up that review, watch five minutes of 'Supernatural.' Cubicle workers have bonuses and rewards programs, I have 'Supernatural.'

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