'Supernatural' Season 8 officially picked up by The CW for Fall 2012

supernatural-season-8-jensen-ackles-jared-padalecki-misha.jpgIt's about time! Zap2it can officially confirm that The CW has finally given "Supernatural" cast and crew the official word that the show has been renewed for Season 8 -- and it's a good thing, too, because we're hearing that Season 7 will end with an impressive cliffhanger.

Of course, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will both return as Sam and Dean Winchester. Additionally, mainstays Jim Beaver and Misha Collins have expressed interest in revisiting the show next season. "I had that conversation with Sera and Bob recently, and told them 'Hey, just so you know, I would love to keep working on the show,'" Collins told us.

That said, executive producer and showrunner Sera Gamble has chosen to develop other projects this year, and thus is stepping down from her position. Former "Supernatural" writer Jeremy Carver is returning to the show as a co-showrunner with Robert Singer. Carver will also continue to run SyFy's "Being Human" remake.

The CW is expected to announce the rest of its 2012-2013 renewals before May 17, when they'll present their upcoming programming to advertisers at the New York City upfront.
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