Now that the holiday season is over, many of your favorite TV shows will be returning from their holiday hiatus, and in a few months, the networks will make decisions about which shows to renew and cancel. One show whose fate remains in the balance is The CW's Supernatural, which will return with the back half of Season 11 on Wednesday, January 20 with the midseason premiere The Devil In the Details. TV Line attended the network's TCA winter tour panel earlier today, where network president Mark Pedowitz revealed he's "hopeful" that the show will be renewed for Season 12, although he didn't make an official announcement.
"Both Jared (Padalecki) and Jensen (Ackles) are having a blast. As long as they're having a blast, it's a great thing. The show is performing better than it did last year, better than you could ever hope. I'm very hopeful that we'll see it again."
We reported last month that the 15th episode of this current season centers on a wrestling tour that has been "rocked with some serious mayhem." Some of the wrestlers featured in this episode will be "Gunnar Lawless," a wrestling legend who is struggling with a lifetime full of regrets, "Shawn Harley," an ambitious rookie with a hot temper, and "Rio," a female wrestling manager who is saddened by so many of her wrestlers passing away from untimely deaths. Production on the episode begins in early January.
It isn't known if this episode will feature the Winchester brothers actually getting into the ring, or if any of the aforementioned wrestling characters have been cast yet. If there are no breaks between the January 20 midseason premiere and this untitled 15th episode, it should air on The CW Wednesday, February 24, but that air date has not yet been confirmed. It isn't known if other supporting characters such as Crowley (Mark Sheppard), Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino), Rowena (Ruth Connell) or Amara (Emily Swallow) will be featured in this episode.
Sam and Dean have spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years, after countless bloody adventures, they have faced everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, angels and fallen gods. With the help of allies - both human and supernatural - they've discovered that every victory comes with a price.
Supernatural is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Philip Sgriccia. Eric Kripke created the TV series and serves as executive consultant, along with McG. What do you think about Supernatural possibly coming back for a 12th season?