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'Supernatural': 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

January 14th, 2013 4:04pm EST
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In entertainment, six weeks can be a lifetime.  The CW’s “Supernatural” is finally returning after a lengthy hiatus on Jan. 16.  In the last episode of 2012, Sam and Dean’s bromance seemed irrevocably broken after an epic argument over Dean’s Purgatory-forged friendship with vampire Benny and Sam’s lost love, Amelia.  Let’s hope time heals all wounds.  Here are the five spoilers you need to know…

A fan favorite returns.  “The Girl With The Dungeons And Dragons Tattoo” was one of season 7’s instant classics, and featured geek goddess Felicia Day.  Charlie Bradbury, the Harry Potter lovi...
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'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles And Wife Expecting First Child

January 8th, 2013 9:34am EST
Jensen and Danneel Ackles
The world is going to get a hell of a lot hotter very soon.  “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles and his wife, actress Danneel, are expecting their first child later this year, People.com reports.  The mother-to-be confirmed her pregnancy on her Twitter on Jan 7.  “Thank you for all the well wishes. We are very excited about our soon to be new addition,” she wrote.

The expectant parents are slated to hit the red carpet on Wed. for the People’s Choice Awards, where Ackles will present.    

Ackles will join co-star Jared Padalecki as a new dad.  Padalecki and his wife “Supernatural” alum Gene...
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'Supernatural' Winter Finale Recap: Wicked Reindeer Games

December 6th, 2012 9:45am EST
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The worst television inventions since "Two And A Half Men" has to be the winter finale a.k.a an excuse for our favorite shows on hiatus for six agonizing weeks after airing the most maddening, cliffhangery finales of the year. And is it just me or are the winter finales coming awfully early this season?

The last new "Supernatural" of 2012 was a bloody, broody, intense episode that finally found Sam and Dean facing the Benny's A Vampire issue and the Amelia Problem head on. "Citizen Fang" was a disturbing reminder of how far the show has come since its"saving people, hunting things" inc...
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TV Book Club: 'Supernatural: The Official Companion, Season 7' Reviewed

December 5th, 2012 10:15am EST
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Titan Books is back with another volume in the publisher's Supernatural guide series. Supernatural: The Official Companion, Season 7 is almost everything you should expect from a book devoted to a TV show.

Titan has long been a staple when it comes to putting out guidebooks for cult TV. They've previously done guides for a number of shows including 24 and Bones that are solid references for fans of each series, and the Supernatural line is no exception. Written once again by Nicholas Knight, who has penned all the companions so far, Season 7 gives the basic information about each episode...
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'Supernatural' Recap: The Third Wheel

November 29th, 2012 10:07am EST
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One of the estimated 19 million things I admire about “Supernatural” is the delicate touches it puts in themed episode like "Hunteri Heroici"—a daffy ode to classic Saturday morning cartoons. To say that the writing and production departments go underappreciated is like saying that Dean Winchester merely likes beer. From Castiel overzealously stepping into his new profession as a hunter and "bad cop" to Dean climbing inside of a black hole, this week's episode of "Supernatural" was one ACME stick of dynamite away from cartoony bliss.

For anyone worried that Castiel would the third whee...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Bloody Ambition

November 15th, 2012 10:21am EST
Misha Collins
This week's episode of "Supernatural" felt like the most ambitious undertaking for the Little Show That Could has attempted since Season 5’s epic “The End.” There are neon blue portals between worlds, demonic tornadoes, a demon mothership, and rescue and escape mission in two realms. "A Little Slice of Kevin" also marked the return of a fan favorite. Let's break it down!

Fade in on the world’s most perfect daycare. It offers playground adjacent finger-painting, a glittering lake, and there’s probably a bouncy castle just beyond the herd of unicorms. A teacher ushers a cute but messy...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Winchesters, Divided

November 8th, 2012 9:46am EST
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Ever since last week’s promo showed Sam clocking Dean—let’s face it, we’ve all wanted to do that at one time or another—I have been looking forward to the moment when I could fall into this episode of “Supernatural” with the maturity and resolve of a five-year-old waiting for Santa Claus. It would mean that not only would I get to spend an hour watching Sam and Dean Winchester saving people, hunting things and looking hot doing it, but also that we all survived one of the ugliest and grueling elections in this nation’s history, and at the very least, the inescapable political ads and roboc...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Brothers Up In Arms

November 1st, 2012 9:53am EDT
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Last week, "Supernatural" took a big artistic risk with "Bitten," the found-footage episode that delved into the very short lives of three co-eds turned werewolves with the two leads rack up scant minutes of airtime. For this blogger, the risk was worth it. This week, "Supernatural" took another gamble by wading into the back-story Dean's ally in Purgatory—a vampire named Benny—and unfortunately, it went bust. It's a shame, especially since this episode aired on Halloween and didn't contain a single jump-out-of-your-skin scare that “Supernatural” has mastered.

For years, I've always wa...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Love Bites

October 25th, 2012 9:55am EDT
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One of my favorite episodes “ER” was one that actually focused on the drama of the patient, not the doctors. An oafish but loveable Jim Belushi played an oafish but loveable father and coincidentally, a young Jared Padalecki was his hockey player son. Then in its seventh season, the show turned its focus on the complicated, emotional inner workings of a Chicago hospital outward into an small and terrifying experience as passing through said hospital as the victims of a violent car accident. It was an intimate and imaginative glimpse at an life-altering experience—one that the show’s char...
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'Supernatural' Recap: Down The Bunny Hole We Go

October 18th, 2012 9:53am EDT
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Over the last few seasons, it’s become lauded tradition that the star, Jensen Ackles, steps behind the camera to direct an episode of “Supernatural.” This week’s episode was an Ackles family affair as it also featured Jensen’s real life father and actor, Alan (If you couldn’t tell the relations by the nose, the voice was a dead giveaway). It also marked the return of the show's monster-of-the-week format, and somehow managed to pack some pretty loaded brotherly angst in-between the heart-eating plotlines. Let's break it down.

The Case

Sam wanted to work on tracking down the geeky lit...
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'Supernatural' 8.2 Recap: The Greatest Love Of All

October 11th, 2012 9:46am EDT
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To the outside world, the Winchesters, who have saved the world a few times over at great personal sacrifice, are giant weapon-wielding psychopaths who fondle corpses when they're not mowing people down with machine guns. I’ve always found that dichotomy perversely entertaining, more than a little sad, and a brilliant foil to keep Sam and Dean from ever really winning anything. To Kevin Tran’s tigress of a mother (played by an unfortunately nip-tucked Lauren Tom), they’re wild men who haven’t been taught any manners, like greeting people by slashing them in the face with holy water is rude...
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'Supernatural' Season 8 Premiere Review: The Dog Days Are Over

October 4th, 2012 9:44am EDT
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As much as I love dishing out juicy spoilers for my favorite television shows, I actively avoid them for “Supernatural” premieres and finales. So I went into last night’s season opener not entirely sure of what to expect, especially since the show—now in its eighth season—has a new showrunner in former writer and producer, Jeremy Carver.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that in Carver’s hands, this paranormal drama, like the Impala, is slicker, sharper and burdened with history, but there are still some issues under the hood.

“We Need To Talk About Kevin” began with a new, post-Purgat...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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'Supernatural' Season 8 Promo: One Hell Of An Endgame

September 7th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
After seven seasons of killing monsters, exorcising demons and defending the world against imminent demise again and again, a newly released promo for “Supernatural’s” eighth season finds Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively) finally taking the offensive. The prophet Kevin Tran (Osric Chau) has somehow escaped from Crowley’s clutches to inform the brothers about another one of God's stone tablets that explains how to close the gate to hell permanently, and put our hot, angsty hunters out of a job.

The gripping one-minute promo taunts fans with snatches ...
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5 'Supernatural' Season 8 Spoilers You Need To Know

August 4th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
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There are roughly six weeks before the 2012-13 television season begins, and while the wait seems as gut-wrenching as most of last season’s finales, it’s reassuring to know that production on most television shows has already begun. Showrunners and stars are doling out tantalizing tidbits about the new seasons to entice TV addicts such as myself. “Supernatural’s” eighth season, which premieres on Oct. 3, could be the best one in years. Here are five huge spoilers about the upcoming season: Click on to see!

Dean Winchester had an extended stay in purgatory. If you’ve ever had a horri...
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'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Named The Greatest Cult TV Series

July 27th, 2012 9:17am EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Fans just can't get enough of vampires. Today it's "Twilight," but not too long ago it was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," which tops a new magazine list of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows from the past 25 years.

The Joss Whedon-helmed series ran for 144 episodes between March 1997 and May 2003, and is number one on Entertainment Weekly's new poll. The show was a mixture of drama, comedy, romance, action, and horror.

"Buffy" centered on the exploits of its titular vampire slayer, a mystical "Chosen One" living in Sunnydale, Calif., an idyllic small town situated atop the mouth to hell. Buffy (Sarah...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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'Supernatural' Season 7 Finale Recap: Winchesters, Interrupted

May 19th, 2012 9:50am EDT
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At its core, “Supernatural” is about two brothers, a badass car, and the crazy, colorful creatures they encounter and people they save on their road-tripping adventures. It simultaneously excels and breaks our hearts when anything threatens the delicate balance of off-the-wall humor, fraternal bonding and compelling action. The seventh season finale capped off a season of supreme highs and devilish lows by bidding farewell to a fan favorite, resurrecting another, and boldly going where no Winchester had gone before. Before I delve into commentary, I must rock out to “Carry On My Wayward ...
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CW Announces Five New Dramas; Moves 'Supernatural' & 'Top Model'

May 17th, 2012 1:37pm EDT
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Today in New York City the CW Network annouced five new dramas for its 2012-13 lineup - The Carrie Diaries, Emily Owens, M.D., Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, and Cult. Specific air dates will be announced at a later time.

On Monday nights, 90210 returns at 8:00-9:00 p.m., and Gossip Girl will wrap up its six-season run at 9:00-10:00 p.m.

In January, new series The Carrie Diaries, starring AnnaSophia Robb as the incomparable and iconic Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) growing up in the 1980s, will follow in Gossip Girl’s stylish heels at 9:00-10:00 p.m.

Tuesdays The CW will play doctor,...
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'Supernatural' 7.22 Recap: The Winchesters And The Bloody Horcruxes

May 12th, 2012 8:16am EDT
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I’ve always admired the old adage, “Don’t work hard; work smart.” While I’m assuming the crew and cast toil their hot little asses off, the writers have always worked smart. This week’s installment of “Supernatural” is proof. as it brilliantly connects the bizarre dots scattered throughout the season and still manages to poke fun at both Americans who love mass-produced junk food and the heated political climate.

“There Will Be Blood” begins with a “Dateline”-esque segment about Dick Roman's purchase of Sucracorp, the largest manufacturer of high fructose corn syrup, aka the ingredien...
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'Supernatural' 7.21 Recap: What Beats An Angel?

May 5th, 2012 8:11am EDT
misha collins
It’s been an unofficial tradition for “Supernatural’s” 20th episode to mine the treasures of eccentricities possessed by recurring star, Misha Collins, and/or to lay the groundwork for the season finale. Last year, I was riveted by the fantastic “The Man Who Would Be King” that detailed Castiel's fall from fierce, righteous angel to collaborator with demons. This year, I was mildly entertained by a funny, albeit meandering episode that detailed Castiel redefining his grace.

It irritates me when the boys are written stupid, so I’m a little chaffed to find that after sending Charlie Bra...
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The CW Renews 'Vampire Diaries,' '90210' & 'Supernatural'

May 4th, 2012 8:09am EDT
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It’s better late than never. While most networks only have a handful shows with fates undetermined, the CW just made its first saves by officially renewing “The Vampire Diaries,” “90210” and “Supernatural” for the 2012-2013 television season.

“The Vampire Diaries” and "90210" will be entering their fourth season and fifth seasons, respectively. While “Supernatural,” starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, will be The CW’s longest-running scripted show when it kicks off its eighth season in the fall.

The paranormal drama will also have a new showrunner at the helm next season. Las...
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'Supernatural' 7.20 Recap: Geekster's Paradise

April 28th, 2012 8:12am EDT
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“Supernatural” has always been admirably diverse, but around the fifth season, hunting became a good old boys club. Granted, those boys were equal parts pretty and goofy, but I was still perturbed by the severe lack of female hunters, angels and key players. So I wished, prayed and may have even written a few angry emails begging for a decent female character that wasn’t a damsel in need of rescue or charmed by Sam and Dean’s spectacular faces, had no problem fighting for the greater good and maybe had a few awesome one-liners. The answer to my prayers came in the form of Charlie Bradbur...
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'Supernatural' 7.19 Recap: The Odds Aren't Ever In Their Favor

April 21st, 2012 8:30am EDT
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It’s probably inappropriate if I say I’d like to be a “fancy lady.” The moniker makes it seem alluring, like a woman who wears the finest dresses detailed with gold buttons and a bustle and rides side-saddle. It sounds like the heroine in Keira Knightley’s next movie. Only an old-timey ghost on “Supernatural” could make the world’s oldest profession sound romantic and cool.

“Of Grave Importance” is a decent installment that finally reunites Bobby’s ghost with the Sam and Dean.

The episode begins, not with the massacres of teenagers, but with Dean stress-eating on the hood of their l...
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'Supernatural' 7.18 Recap: Raise Your Glass

March 31st, 2012 8:31am EDT
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Leave it to “Supernatural” to wallop fans with Sam bravely facing his own demise only for poor dead Castiel to fly in for a last minute save and then to return with a lighthearted, filler episode that played as both a love letter to binge-drinking and a PSA for drinking and driving, and then stomp on our hearts with a one-two punch of--SPOILER ALERT-- Bobby Singer’s singers return. That’s enough to drive this liquor-averse blogger to drink in celebration and because of all the feelings. Where’s a raspberry mojito when you need one or 14? I love this show so much.

This episode starts ...
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'Supernatural' 7.17 Recap: March Madness

March 24th, 2012 8:46am EDT
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I may have been too harsh on “Supernatural” last week. I say this as I’m absolutely humming with afterglow from magic of “The Born-Again Identity.” This episode was the proverbial flowers-and-candy gesture that had me at hello. “Supernatural” fans should know by now that I can never stay mad at it.

The show opens without the squishy death of a hapless stranger, but with a haggard Sam Winchester wobbly running through Crack Alley. You know you look like death warmed over when a drug dealer worries about you and offers complimentary goofballs so you can sleep. Mark Pellegrino returns...
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'Supernatural' Stars Jared and Genevieve Padalecki Welcome Baby Boy

March 20th, 2012 10:01am EDT
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Baby makes three for “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and wife Genevieve. The couple welcomed a baby boy in Seattle on March 19. Padalecki took to the Twittersphere to announce the arrival of his first child, tweeting simply, “It’s a boy :)” According to PEOPLE.com, Thomas Colton Padalecki weighed a healthy 8lbs., 6oz at birth.

Jared also used the social media site to announce to pregnancy in Oct. 2011 after rumors circulated on several blogs, "OK yall I'd rather you officially hear it from me…Genevieve is pregnant. We'll be welcoming a new member to our family in 2012 :)"

After ask...
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'Supernatural' (7.16) Recap: Bad Moon Arising Indeed

March 17th, 2012 8:30am EDT
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I can count the unwatchable episodes of “Supernatural” on one hand—“Bugs,” “Ghostfacers,” and “Red Sky At Morning” immediately come to mind. I will have to add this week’s installment, “Out With the Old,” to that extremely short list. To be fair, it has distinct displeasure of being the first episode after a three-week long hellatus, it also followed the stellar, instant classic of “Repo Man,” so I admit the expectations were great, but sadly, the episode failed more than succeeded.

There has been a lot of press about this upcoming episode, because it was begins the culmination of cruci...
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10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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I once had dreams of becoming an Emmy-Winning actress, but thanks to a traumatizing audition for a middle school drama club and being roughly a few inches shy of Snooki-esque shortness, those dreams never panned out. I’m happy to leave the acting to the professionals, and admire their work as a fan and critic. For this television-aholic, there’s nothing better than beholding a great actor who steals every frame of their scenes.

Here is a list of my favorite scene-stealers:

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Barney Stinson, the suit-lovi...
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Jared Padalecki Appeals For Hospital Donations Instead Of Baby Gifts

February 21st, 2012 12:44pm EST
Jared Padalecki
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki has been left overwhelmed after fans donated $25,000 to a children's charity in lieu of buying the dad-to-be baby presents.

The actor's wife and former co-star Genevieve is preparing to give birth to their first child, a boy, next month.

Following their happy announcement, Padalecki asked his followers to give money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital instead of buying the couple gifts, telling them, "Lets make the world a brighter place for those not as fortunate."

Fans set up an online fundraising page, and Padalecki is stunned by the news that...
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