SyFy continues its run at bringing more sci-fi and fantasy to their programming with the green-lighting for a pilot episode of author Lev Grossman‘s fantasy series The Magicians. What I can’t understand is how this didn’t end up on the CW. Not that I’m complaining, anything that keeps SyFy moving back to its roots of sci-fi and fantasy television is a good thing. Haven’t read The Magicians series yet? Click through to find out what’s what. (more…)
It may have been a bit anticlimactic considering that The CW announced that Being Human showrunner Jeremy Carver would be replace Sera Gamble at the head of Supernatural‘s writers room last month, but the netlet made it official today when Supernatural was announced as one of three shows it was renewing for the 2012-13 season.
Supernatural, which stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the demon-hunting Winchester Brothers, premiered on the now defunct WB in 2005. This renewal guarantees, at least, an eighth season for the show. Anything after that will depend on ratings, and if Padalecki and Ackles can be persuaded to stick around, they’re own contracts run out at the end of next season.
Now I’m afraid I don’t watch Supernatural, so I can’t speak intelligently about the show. I do know that it was a pretty substantial and vocal fan base, so this is excellent news for them, unless they’re of the opinion that the show should have ended two seasons ago and that season 7 Supernatural isn’t as good as season 3 Supernatural.
And for the record, the other two shows renewed by The CW are 90210 and The Vampire Diaries.