Supernatural (U.S. TV series)
Supernatural is an American dark fantasy television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts and other supernatural beings; the series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Along with Kripke, executive producers have been McG, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, John Shiban, Ben Edlund and Adam Glass. Former executive producer and director Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season; the series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season.
Kripke planned the series for three seasons but expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series' main storyline, Kripke departed the series as showrunner; the series has continued on for several more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a fourteenth season, which premiered on October 11, 2018, will consist of 20 episodes; the series has been renewed for final season to consist of 20 episodes. Before bringing Supernatural to television, creator Eric Kripke had been developing the series for nearly ten years, having been fascinated with urban legends since he was a child, he had envisioned Supernatural as a movie. He developed it as a TV series and spent a few years pitching it before it was picked up by The WB; the concept went through several phases before becoming the eventual product, shifting from the original idea of an anthology series to one of tabloid reporters driving around the country in a van "fighting the demons in search of the truth".
Kripke wanted it to be a road trip series, feeling that it was the "best vehicle to tell these stories because it's pure, stripped down and uniquely American... These stories exist in these small towns all across the country, it just makes so much sense to drive in and out of these stories."As he had written for The WB series Tarzan, Kripke was offered the chance to pitch show ideas to the network and used the opportunity for Supernatural. However, the network disliked his tabloid reporter idea, so Kripke pitched his last-minute idea of the characters being brothers, he decided to have the brothers be from Lawrence, because of its closeness to Stull Cemetery, a location famous for its urban legends. When it came time to name the two lead characters, Kripke decided on "Sal" and "Dean" as an homage to Jack Kerouac's road-trip novel On the Road. However, he felt that "Sal" was inappropriate for a main character and changed the name to "Sam", it was intended for the brothers' last name to be "Harrison" as a nod to actor Harrison Ford, as Kripke wanted Dean to have the "devil-may-care swagger of Han Solo".
However, there was a Sam Harrison living in Kansas. Combining his interest in the Winchester Mystery House and his desire to give the series the feel of "a modern-day Western", Kripke settled on the surname of "Winchester". However, this presented a problem; the first name of Sam and Dean's father was "Jack", there was a Jack Winchester residing in Kansas, so Kripke was forced to change the character's name to "John". Growing up, Kripke connected to television shows that had signature cars, such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider; this prompted him to include one in Supernatural. "We say it's a modern American Western – two gunslingers who ride into town, fight the bad guys, kiss the girl and ride out into the sunset again. And we were always talking from the beginning that if you're going to have cowboys, they need a trusty horse." He intended for the car to be a'65 Mustang, but his neighbor convinced him to change it to a'67 Impala, since "you can put a body in the trunk" and because "you want a car that, when people stop next to it at the lights, they lock their doors."
Kripke has commented, "It's a Rottweiler of a car, I think it adds authenticity for fans of automobiles because of that, because it's not a pretty ride. It's an aggressive, muscular car, I think that's what people respond to, why it fits so well into the tone of our show."Kripke had pitched the series to Fox executive Peter Johnson, when Johnson moved to Wonderland Sound and Vision as president of TV, he contacted Kripke. Johnson soon signed on as co-executive producer, as did Wonderland owner McG as executive producer, with the production company set to make the pilot episode. Before it could be filmed, script issues needed to be dealt with; the brothers were not raised by their father, but rather by their aunt and uncle. Thus, when Dean comes to Sam for assistance in the pilot episode, he has to convince him that the supernatural exists. However, Kripke realized that this made the backstory too complicated and reworked it with Peter Johnson so that their father raised them to be hunters; the script went through many additional revisions.
One of the original ideas was for Sam's girlfriend Jessica to be revealed as a demon, which prompts him to join Dean on the road.
Cujo is a 1983 American horror film directed by Lewis Teague based on Stephen King's 1981 novel of the same name. It was written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Barbara Turner, starring Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly and Danny Pintauro; the film revolves around a rabid St. Bernard who traps a mother and her child inside their car without food or water during a heat wave, their attempts to survive. Despite receiving mixed reviews and being a modest success during its theatrical release, the film has gathered cult following in the years since its release. Another film adaptation was announced in 2015 and is in production. Cujo, a friendly and easygoing St. Bernard, chases a wild rabbit and inserts his head into a cave, where a rabid bat bites his nose. Meanwhile, the Trenton family — advertising executive Vic, housewife Donna and their sensitive young son Tad — take their car to the rural home of abusive mechanic Joe Camber for some repairs, where they meet Cujo, the Camber family's pet. Donna thinks little of it.
Vic and Donna's marriage is tested when Vic learns that Donna is having an affair with her ex-boyfriend from high school, Steve Kemp, while Vic's advertising for a cereal commercial is failing. Charity and Brett, Joe's wife and son leave the house for a week to visit Charity's sister Holly; when the bite infection drives Cujo mad, he kills their alcoholic neighbor, Gary Pervier, its owner Joe. Vic goes out of town on a business trip, as Donna and Tad return to the Camber's house for more car repairs. Cujo attacks them, they take shelter in their Ford Pinto. Donna tries to drive home; the hot sun makes conditions nearly unbearable, Donna realizes that she must do something before they both die from heatstroke or dehydration. However, attempts at escape are foiled by Cujo's repeated attacks. Vic returns home to rekindle his marriage, only to find Donna and Tad missing and his house vandalized by Kemp, he suspects the possessive Kemp of kidnapping, but the police realize his wife and son might be at the Cambers' house.
The local sheriff, George Bannerman, has a brief standoff. Meanwhile, Donna takes advantage of a momentary distraction and hits Cujo with a baseball bat until it breaks, leaving only a jagged handle. Cujo is impaled in the stomach by the broken bat. Donna takes the sheriff's revolver and retrieves Tad, dehydrated and overheated; as Donna revives Tad in the house, now recovered, breaks through the kitchen window and tries to kill them. However, Donna shoots Cujo dead, before Vic reunites with his family. Dee Wallace as Donna Trenton Danny Pintauro as Tad Trenton Daniel Hugh-Kelly as Vic Trenton Christopher Stone as Steve Kemp Ed Lauter as Joe Camber Kaiulani Lee as Charity Camber Billy Jacoby as Brett Camber Mills Watson as Gary Pervier Jerry Hardin as Masen Sandy Ward as Sheriff George Bannerman Arthur Rosenberg as Roger Breakstone Moe as Cujo The original director was Peter Medak, who left the project two days into filming, along with DOP Tony Richardson, they were replaced by Jan de Bont respectively.
Cujo was played by four St. Bernards, several mechanical dogs, a black Labrador-Great Dane mix in a St. Bernard costume. In some shots, stuntman Gary Morgan played Cujo whilst wearing a large dog costume. Cujo was a modest box office success for Warner Brothers; the film was released August 1983, in the United States, opening in second place that weekend. It grossed a total of $21,156,152 domestically, making it the fourth-highest-grossing horror film of 1983 behind Jaws 3-D, Psycho II, Twilight Zone: The Movie. Reviews from critics were mixed. Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote the film was "by no means a horror classic, but it's suspenseful and scary." Variety panned it as "a dull, uneventful entry in the horror genre, a film devoid of surprises or any original suspense." Gene Siskel of The Chicago Tribune gave the film one star out of four, calling it "one of the dumbest, flimsiest excuses for a movie I have seen." Roger Ebert called it "dreadful," and Linda Gross of the Los Angeles Times wrote that "no theater is air conditioned enough to justify watching this scary and beastly movie."Steve Jenkins of The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote that "for the most part Cujo works effectively as a near reductio ad absurdum of the woman-in-peril-mode," but disliked that the film changed the ending from the book, thinking it made "absolutely no sense in terms of the film's logic."
Author and film critic Leonard Maltin gave the film three out of a possible four stars, calling it "genuinely frightening" writing, "Builds but to terrifying climax." Despite the mixed reception, Stephen King called the film "terrific" and named it one of his favorite adaptations. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 60% approval rating based on 35 reviews, with the website's consensus stating: "Cujo is artless work punctuated with moments of high canine gore and one wild Dee Wallace performance." On Metacritic, the film holds a 58/100 based on reviews from 8 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. In 2015, Sunn Classic Pictures announced that it would develop another adaptation titled C. U. J. O. Which stands for “Canine Unit Joint Operations”. Cujo on IMDb Cujo at AllMovie Cujo at Box Office Mojo Cujo at Rotten Tomatoes
Burnt Offerings (film)
Burnt Offerings is a 1976 American mystery horror film co-written and directed by Dan Curtis and starring Karen Black, Oliver Reed and Bette Davis, Lee H. Montgomery, with Eileen Heckart, Burgess Meredith and Anthony James in smaller roles, it is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. The story concerns a family. While the film received mixed reviews from critics, it won several awards in 1977. Set on Long Island, New York, the movie moves the action to California and was the first movie to be filmed at Dunsmuir House in Oakland, California; the Rolf family, who live in a cramped apartment in Queens, New York, takes a bargain-priced summer-long vacation at a large, remote neo-classical 19th-century mansion at the far eastern end of the North Fork of Suffolk County, Long Island. The address is 17 Shore Road; the family consists of housewife Marian, her teacher husband Ben, their 12-year-old son Davey. Ben's elderly Aunt Elizabeth, who enjoys painting, joins them; the owners of the house are the Allardyce siblings and Roz.
The Allardyces inform the Rolfs of a odd requirement for their rental: Their elderly mother, who they claim is 85 but could pass for 60, will continue to live in her upstairs room, the Rolfs are to provide her with meals during their stay. The siblings explain that the old woman is obsessed with privacy and will not interact with them, so meals are to be left outside her door. Marian eagerly accepts this task, having begun to succumb to the allure of the ornate house and its period decor, she becomes obsessed with caring for the home, begins to wear the Victorian era garb she finds in Mrs. Allardyce's suite, distances herself from her family. Of particular interest to her is a room near the bedroom of Mrs. Allardyce, which contains collections of framed portraits of people from different eras former occupants of the house, a music box. Mrs. Allardyce's meals go "barely" eaten, according to Marian, who expresses concern. Various unusual circumstances occur during the summer: After Ben cuts his hand on a champagne bottle, a dead light bulb in the kitchen storeroom mysteriously is revived.
With each "accident", the house renews itself. Unknown to her family, Marian is becoming possessed by the spirit of the house; when Aunt Elizabeth takes ill and dies, Marian does not attend the funeral. She steps into a barren room with half-dead flowers only to discover a beautiful, ornate garden. Ben and Davey return to the house after the funeral. Ben confronts Marian. Ben angrily confronts her about; when she denies it, he reveals his intentions of leaving the next day, "with or without you". Ben sleeps in an armchair in his son's room but awakens to the sound of old shingles falling off the house. Looking out the window, he sees, he attempts to escape with his son. When Marian drives them back to the house, Ben accuses her of being a part of what is going on, sees her as the chauffeur, becomes catatonic; the next day, while Davey is swimming and a still catatonic Ben is watching him, the placid pool turns into angry, vicious waves, pulling the boy under as Ben is unable to move. Only Marian has the power to save her son.
She dives in and rescues him, the incident awakens Ben out of his catatonic state. Marian agrees; as Ben readies his family to leave, Marian insists on going back inside to tell Mrs. Allardyce they are leaving and give her their phone number; when Marian fails to return to the car, Ben can not find her. Ben decides to confront. Ben is horrified. Ben is thrown from landing on the windshield of his car. In shock, Davey is killed when one of the chimneys falls on him. With the house now rejuvenated and glistening like new, the Allardyce siblings and Walker magically reappear and are heard marveling at the restored beauty of their home and rejoicing over the return of their "mother"; the photo collection now includes photos of Ben and Aunt Elizabeth, the latest victims. Karen Black as Marian Rolf Oliver Reed as Ben Rolf Lee H. Montgomery as Davey Rolf Bette Davis as Elizabeth Rolf Burgess Meredith as Arnold Allardyce Eileen Heckart as Roz Allardyce Dub Taylor as Walker Anthony James as the Hearse Driver Todd Tarquand as Young Ben Filming took place in August 1975 at the Dunsmuir House located in Oakland, California.
Burnt Offerings was the first movie to be filmed at the Dunsmuir House. According to a commentary with Dan Curtis, William F. Nolan, Karen Black, Curtis reveals that his rationale for the fog machine was to shoot "motes."Bette Davis had conflicts with Karen Black, feeling that Black did not extend to her an appropriate degree of respect and that her behavior on the film set was unprofessional. Davis disliked Oliver Reed's noisy drunken escapades waking her up in the middle of the night when he returned from his carousing to the ho
Robert Steven "Bobby" Singer is a fictional character in The CW Television Network's horror-drama television series Supernatural portrayed by Jim Beaver. Named after the show's executive producer, Bobby first appears in the first season finale "Devil's Trap." Although Beaver believed his role would be a "one-shot deal," Bobby has become a recurring character on the series, is one of three characters who has appeared in every season of the show. The character, a "rough but warmhearted" working-class man who hunts supernatural creatures, has evolved over time into a father figure for series protagonists Sam and Dean Winchester. Critics have responded favorably to the character. Starting the in the season 12 finale "All Along the Watchtower" and carrying over into season 13, an alternate reality version of Bobby is introduced; this Bobby is portrayed as the leader of some of the surviving human population in a post-Apocalyptic world though sharing many of the same traits as his counterpart. Salvager and proprietor of Singer Salvage Yard, Bobby Singer was first introduced to the supernatural world when his wife, became possessed by a demon.
As detailed in the third-season episode "Dream a Little Dream of Me", he was uncertain of how to save her, instead ended up being forced to kill her. Her death prompted him to dedicate his life to hunting supernatural creatures; the episode "Death's Door" expanded on this by revealing that Bobby's last conversation with his wife was an argument about his reluctance to have children revealing that his father was an abusive man whom Bobby shot when he was a child. Bobby reflected that his father's example left him afraid of becoming an abusive man himself in case he became a parent as bad as his father. Bobby makes his debut in the first season finale "Devil's Trap", is revealed to be an old friend of the Winchester family. Sam and Dean seek his help when John, is kidnapped by demons. From his extensive collection of supernatural-related literature and resources, Bobby shows the brothers how to create a devil's trap—mystical symbols capable of rendering a demon powerless—and assists in the exorcism of the demon possessed Meg Masters.
After John's death in the second-season premiere, Bobby allows the brothers to stay at his home to rest up and rebuild the recently-crippled Impala. He continues to assist them when they require additional expertise in their hunts, rescuing a demonically-possessed Sam and dealing with a Trickster. In the second-season finale, Bobby helps Dean to locate a missing Sam, but they both watch in horror as he is fatally stabbed in the back. Bobby begs Dean to bury Sam, is distraught when he learns that Dean has sold his soul to a demon for Sam's resurrection; when the hunters learn of the demon Azazel's plan to open a Devil's Gate—a gateway to Hell—they rush to stop him. The gateway is temporarily opened, releasing hundreds of other demons into the world, before Bobby and Ellen Harvelle close it again. Bobby assists the Winchesters throughout the third season in their war against the recently-escaped demons, starting with helping them defeat the Seven Deadly Sins in the premiere, as well as repairing The Colt so they can make new bullets for it with the help of the demon Ruby in the episode "Sin City".
The Winchesters save Bobby's life when he is put into a coma by a teenager using dreamroot to enter the minds of others, but this results in Bela Talbot—a thief who takes supernatural artifacts that the brothers called for help finding the dreamroot—stealing the Colt while they are unconscious. Bobby helps them track down Lilith—a powerful demon who holds the contract to Dean's deal—the night before his contract runs out. However, they are unable to stop her, Dean is sent to Hell; when Dean mysteriously returns to life four months in the fourth season premiere "Lazarus Rising", Bobby at first believes him to be a demon or some other type of supernatural creature. After first attempting to kill Dean and putting him through numerous tests, Bobby helps him to reunite with his brother. While Sam sneaks away to secretly hone his new-found demonic abilities and Dean perform a ritual to summon whatever creature resurrected him; the being, revealed to be the angel Castiel, incapacitates Bobby before informing Dean that he was saved from Hell because Heaven has work for him to do.
The subsequent episode, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester", reveals that Dean must stop Lilith from breaking the 66 mystical seals keeping Lucifer imprisoned. In "The Rapture", Dean discovers that Sam's abilities have been amplified due to a recent addiction to demon blood. Sam escapes in the subsequent episode, faced with the choice of either shooting him or letting him go, Bobby chooses the latter. In the fourth season finale, "Lucifer Rising", Dean is furious that Sam has chosen to side with Ruby—she has been feeding Sam her blood to make him strong enough to kill Lilith—over him. Despite Dean's declaration that if Sam should leave, he should never come back, Sam chooses to go with Ruby; when Bobby learns of the ultimatum, he compares Dean's actions to those of John Winchester—years prior, John made a similar statement to Sam, which prompted him to abandon hunting and alienated him from his family. Although Bobby's words convince Dean to try to reach out to Sam, he is prevented by the angels.
Not knowing this, Sam kill her, thus unleashing Lucifer. Bobby meets up with the brot
Reasonable Doubts is a police drama television series broadcast in the United States by NBC that ran from 1991 to 1993. Reasonable Doubts is about the working relationship between Assistant District Attorney Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude; the reason that these two had been assigned to work together was that Cobb was one of the few available police officers who knew sign language, Tess, like the actress who portrayed her, was deaf. Dicky was more frustrated by Tess' attitudes than by her deafness. Dicky spoke as he signed to Tess. Both characters were involved with other people. Kay was, quite jealous of Tess, not without reason, as a considerable mutual attraction, despite their differences, developed between Tess and Dicky; the situation became more complicated with the death of Kay early in the second season, freeing the characters to pursue the relationship at least somewhat more, although its resolution was still up in the air when the program was not renewed for a third season.
Cobb was involved with flinty lawyer Maggie Zombro, an early continuing character who became a regular in seasons. Executive producer Bob Singer gained some interest from the network in spinning off the show into a straight cop drama starring Harmon and Jim Beaver, who had played Dicky's friend and partner Detective Earl Gaddis from the beginning of the show, but NBC demurred. Mark Harmon as Detective Dickie Cobb Marlee Matlin as Assistant District Attorney Tess Kaufman William Converse-Roberts as District Attorney Arthur Gold Nancy Everhard as Kay Lockman Tim Grimm as Bruce Kaufman Kay Lenz as Maggie Zombro Bill Pugin as Ben Douglass Jim Beaver as Detective Earl Gaddis Marnie Andrews as Judge Andrea Claussen John Mese as Sean Kelly Willie C. Carpenter as Robert Maxwell James Acheson as Andy Cromyer Michael Holden as Judge Melvin Orrick Richard Gant as Alvin Pinkston Vanessa Angel as Detective Peggy Elliott Jim Pirri as Asher Roth Leslie Jordan as Marvin/Cliff Sizemore Gregg Henry as Weldon Lewis Brooks and Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows Reasonable Doubts on IMDb Reasonable Doubts at TV.com
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. It stars Dean Cain as Teri Hatcher as Lois Lane; the series aired on ABC from September 12, 1993 to June 14, 1997. Developed for television by Deborah Joy LeVine, the series loosely followed the modern origin of Superman, established by writer John Byrne, where Clark Kent is the true personality and Superman a disguise; the series focuses on the relationship and romance between Lois and Clark as much as the adventures of Clark's alter-ego, Superman. On May 17, 1966, Jonathan and Martha Kent witness the crash-landing of a small spaceship in Shuster's Field outside of Smallville, Kansas; when they investigate, they discover the baby Kal-El and decide to raise him as their own naming him, Clark Jerome Kent. Throughout the series, Clark proudly states. Clark consults his parents either by telephone or in person, after impromptu Superman flights to Smallville, about personal and moral concerns and dilemmas.
The series opens twenty-seven years on the day Clark moves to Metropolis after leaving his position as a newspaper editor of Smallville Press, interviews for a job at the Daily Planet under editor Perry White. Clark becomes acquainted with photographer Jimmy Olsen and gossip columnist Cat Grant. Soon after being hired, Clark is partnered with star reporter Lois Lane. Clark falls in love with Lois at first sight; when Superman saves Lois from a space shuttle disaster, she becomes infatuated with Clark's alter-ego and named him Superman. Superman's first mission interferes with the illegal dealings of Lex Luthor, a Metropolis business giant and benefactor. After Luthor's plot was stopped, Superman let Luthor know he is watching him and the two become arch-enemies. However, Clark respects Luthor's life surreptitiously using his superpowers to save Lex from bleeding to death. Luthor sees Superman as a worthy opponent. DC Comics president Jenette Kahn had been working for several years to sell the concept of a Superman television series.
The series would be different. In 1991 Leslie Moonves and Deborah Joy LeVine helped sell the series to ABC television network with a new title and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; the series mirrored John Byrne's reboot of Superman, making Clark Kent more assertive and less clumsy. A few episodes directly emphasized that Clark was the unequivocal dominant personality, not Superman. Following this theme, an innovation unique to the series was the depiction of Clark Kent and Superman's traditional hairstyles being reversed—here it is Superman whose hair is slicked-back, Clark whose fringe falls more naturally. An additional element that reflected the post-Byrne comics was the portrayal of Lex Luthor as a corrupt corporate tycoon, rather than the traditional mad scientist. Many of the stories in season one involved normal human criminals using advanced and powerful technology or involved in large and dangerous conspiracies—most, if not all, of the Lex Luthor stories of season one. After season one, series creator Deborah Joy LeVine left the show as a producer, a new production team took over the series.
Episode plots shifted from those in which Lois and Superman only became involved with criminal elements or dangerous situations through their own initiative to more fantastic plots. The show centered on comic-style villains who targeted Lois, Superman, or Clark from the beginning, rather than endangering the protagonists as a reactionary measure when they became threats to other criminal plans. Plots revolved around villains with special superhuman powers and abilities. A fifth season of the series was announced by ABC; when the network unexpectedly canceled plans for season five, the producers and writers of the show were unprepared. The series ended on a cliffhanger where Clark and Lois find an infant in their home with a note saying the child belongs to them; this mystery was never solved on the series. Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain received critical praise for their performances. Lane Smith was a huge success, breathing life and humor into the Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White. John Shea received positive reviews for his portrayal of Lex Luthor.
Michael Landes' modern-day portrayal of Jimmy Olsen gained a cult following, as did Tracy Scoggins' comedic portrayal of Cat Grant. Lex Luthor's death in the season finale occurred after disagreements between Shea and the producers over the actor's strenuous commute between New York and Los Angeles. No longer a regular cast member, he reappeared once in season two, twice in season three, once in season four. Luthor develops an interest through most of the first season tries to woo her. Lois develops feelings for Clark, but represses or denies them. Luthor proposes marriage to Lois. Clark, seeing he may lose Lois, fails. In a last-ditch attempt, Clark tells Lois. Lois asks Superman if there is any chance of a romance between the two of them. Superman turns her down and Lois accepts Luthor's proposal. Luthor decides to coincide his nuptials with the death
Supernatural (season 6)
The sixth season of Supernatural, an American dark fantasy television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered September 24, 2010, concluded May 20, 2011, airing 22 episodes. This is the first season to have Sera Gamble as showrunner after the full-time departure of Kripke; the sixth season had an average viewership of 2.27 million U. S. viewers. The season begins a year after the happenings of the previous season finale with Dean Winchester living a happy and normal life. Mysteriously, Sam Winchester is freed from Lucifer's cage in Hell and teams up with Dean, who leaves his new life behind and becomes a hunter again. In the United States the season aired on Fridays at 9:00 pm on The CW television network. Special guest stars in this season included Robert Englund. Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester Misha Collins as Castiel Robert Englund as Dr. Robert Brian Doyle-Murray as Robert Singer The number in the first column represents the episode's number overall, whereas the number in the second column indicates the episode's number within this particular season.
"U. S. viewers in millions" refers to how many Americans who watched the episode live or on the day of broadcast. The show's creator Eric Kripke planned for the show to last only five seasons, but due to increased ratings from the fourth and fifth seasons, the CW network renewed the series for a sixth season. Kripke did not return as showrunner. Filming for the season began with the series star Jensen Ackles-directed fourth episode, "Weekend at Bobby's", to give the actor enough time for pre-production. Kripke wrote the season finale. Gamble said; the season steered towards the format of the early seasons with "lots of meat-and-potatoes closed-ended episodes, and... a season-long story arc to weave in". According to a press release by the CW, Heaven and Hell fell into "complete disarray", forcing Sam and Dean to reunite to "beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn" that "roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape"; the season jumped ahead a year to "get some distance between, get some personal history for each of them" to allow for "new conflict, new circumstances, new stuff".
The brothers' roles were reversed, with Dean now hesitant to return to the hunting lifestyle. The brothers investigated why monsters have been "acting off-pattern"; the first few episodes establish the mythology. An episode spoofing Twilight and other vampire series aired in October 2010 and examined the "current romantic fascination" with vampires. However, the Twilight fans at the center of the Winchesters' "disparaging" comments were "slightly fictionalized". On this, Gamble noted, "...part of the thing is finding a balance between a poster from the actual show and having Sam and Dean speak their minds. We don't want to offend." A fan of the Twilight series, she commented, "I'm not coming at this from a place of feeling superior to them. I have great respect." Another episode of the season, "Clap Your Hands if You Believe", consisted of an "insane" storyline featuring Tinker Bell, the episode began with an alien abduction and a redone title sequence, a tribute to The X-Files. Misha Collins returned as series regular Castiel, Jim Beaver returned as Bobby Singer for several episodes.
Mitch Pileggi made multiple appearances as Dean's grandfather Samuel. The recurring role of Christian, the maternal cousin of Sam and Dean, was given to Corin Nemec. Kim Rhodes returned as Sheriff Jody Mills. A two-hour season finale aired on May 20, 2011; the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating for Supernatural's sixth season, with an average rating of 7.2/10 based on 5 reviews. Official website List of Supernatural episodes on IMDb List of Supernatural season 6 episodes at TV.com Supernatural at epguides.com