Upfronts

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CW selfie at the 2014 Upfronts. Pic by Jensen!

The Network Upfronts are held each May, in the last week of sweeps week. Each network has a separate session in which to promote its programming for the next year, and showcase new shows. Over recent years, many renewal, cancellation or pickup announcements will be made earlier.

2014

Jared and Jensen at the 2014 Upfronts

In 2014, Supernatural was celebrated for its upcoming 10th season, and for Season 9 having the highest ratings in four years. Jensen, Jared and Misha all attended The CW Network's 2014 Upfronts. It started with the CW Affiliates dinner on May 14th, followed by press, the stage presentation and after party on May 15th.

CW Boss Mark Pedowitz announced that Supernatural would stay on Tuesday nights, with new Arrow spinoff Flash as its lead in. It shows how much faith the network has in Supernatural, to pair it with its hottest new property. Pedowitz said that while the proposed Supernatural spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines “just didn’t quite get there” creatively, he as a "real brand" and was keen to revisit the idea for season 10 with the creative team of Supernatural over summer. source

CW Affiliates Dinner - May 15th

CW Upfronts - May16th

Video Interviews

WARNING - contain spoielrs for the Season 9 finale


2012

2012 Upfronts

Its been six years since Supernatural last featured at the Upfronts...

It was announced that Supernatural would move to Wednesday nights at 9pm after the new series "Arrow". The CW fall season will start in October for all shows, and there will be fewer breaks during the season. source.

Network boss mark Pedowitz said of Supernatural's future that they were not looking at Season 8 “as the final year in any way, shape or form.” source

Pictures

Interviews/videos


2006

A tense wait for fans as the finale had aired on May 4th, with no word as to whether the show would be picked up by the new CW network, resulting from the merger of The WB and UPN. Supernatural was confirmed at the Upfronts, to air on Thursdays on The CW.


2005

First appearance of Jared and Jensen together in public at the 2005 Upfronts

Supernatural was announced as part of The WB Fall Schedule, to air on Tuesdays after "Gilmore Girls".


2006 Upfronts