Supernatural Scrapbook Jan-June 2011

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See also Season 6 Interviews and Season 6 Spoilers for more news and spoilers

Jared and Jensen at SfCon


January 3 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!
In another example of the fandom's voting prowess and dedication, Supernatural wins the Entertainment Weekly Best Show of 2010, again beating fans with many million more viewers. Source.


January 13
Some on set pics are snapped Source


January 14-16 Salute to Supernatural San Francisco 2011
Jared, Jensen, Misha and a host of other Supernatural cast attend the first Con in San Francisco. On the Saturday night Jared and Genevieve host a concert for fans with The Brian Buckley Band. Also Clif Kosterman mentions that the Supernatural Studios in Vancouver have officially been named in honor of Kim Manners.


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January 15 First whiff of Season 7
At the Winter TCAs, Dawn Ostrofff makes very positive noises about another year of Supernatural:

We haven't officially picked anything up yet, but [Supernatural] is creatively doing so well—and it's doing better on Friday night than it was on Thursday night—so I can't imagine we won't pick it up."

The network boss praised season-six show runner Sera Gamble, noting, "Sera's done a fantastic job this year. She's done an excellent job creatively."

"Our network team works with the Supernatural team very closely," says Ostroff, but the two sides have not yet engaged in any talks about a season-seven myth arc. "No, it's too far out. We haven't started talking about next year, but I'd be shocked if we didn't pick it up."

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January 16
Sera Gamble spills some spoilers to TV Squad. Source.


January 20 Fierce!
JPop star Gackt who will voice Andy in the Supernatural Anime poses with a poster for the series.


January 23
Supernatural is been nominated for Best Sound Editing: Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in the The Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards. Winners announced February 20th. Source


January 25 Sera Speaks!
In advance of the return of the second half of Season 6, two interviews with Sera are posted with Maureen Ryan at Tv Squad and Source Winchester Family Business


January 27th NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
After a long Hellatus and being primed with teaser clips and advance reviews of the next new episode scheduled to air on January 28th, the day before, the CW announced that the return of both Supernatural and Smallville would be pushed back to 4th February. The reason given was to repeat The Vampire Diaries and Nikita on the 28th, as they were returning up against American Idol, and were also being pre-empted in a couple of cities Source. Fans were outraged, their response best summed up by this video: Hitler's response to the CW's scheduling change.

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February 25 Meta Madness
The French Mistake airs and fan enthusiasm sees Meta Madness, Eric Kripke and Misha Collins trend on Twitter. During the episode, which replaces the fourth wall with a crazy funhouse mirror, Misha tweets the same things that "Misha" tweets in the episode. See Misha on Twitter for details.


March 1 To the Birthday Boy! As fans tweets birthday wishes for Jensen's 33rd birthday, he becomes a Trending Topic on twitter. Buddy Steve Carlson tweets "Wow, Jensen Ackles is a worldwide trend?! Trying to convince him he needs an account now. Pretty sure he'll respond 2 peer pressure :)" Source.

Clif Kosterman tweets a picture of Jared and a bemused Sadie looking on at a piles of coins in Jared's trailer. The culprit? Misha. Clif explained "Jared beat Misha in Words with Friends. Misha owed $1970 and ..."Source.

March 12 Random Acts
Misha's charity Random Acts announces it's Hope To Haiti project] which involved fundraising, and a group of fans traveling to Haiti with Misha to help build a community centre. See Video about the Project]

March 13 PaleyFest On March 13 at 3pm, Supernatural was featured on a panel at the 2011 PaleyFest from March 4-18 2011. The panel was moderated by TV Squad critic Maureen Ryan. Panelists were Eric Kripke, Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund, Jared, Jensen, Misha and Jim Beaver.


March 14 Mark the ninja

  • Mark Sheppard is spotted at Vancouver airport, but there is no confirmation that he's returning for Supernatural. He was, and successfully kept the reappearance of Crowley a secret, even going so far as to again (as he had in 6.07 Family Matters requesting his name not appear in the opening credits of [6.19 Mommy Dearest]]
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March 23 The 3rd Birthday
Jensen to voice Kyle Madigan in the PSP game The 3rd Birthday by Square Enix.


April 8-10
The second Jus In Bello Con was held in Rome on 8-10 April in 2011. Guests were: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Richard Speight Jr., Sebastian Roche, Mark Sheppard, Rob Benedict, Chad Lindberg, Steve Carlson and Jason Manns. On the Friday morning there were two tours of Rome for fans. Roman Holiday was hosted by Misha, Richard Speight and Mark Sheppard. La Dolce Vita was hosted by Jared and Jason Manns.
One of the most memorable highlights of the Con was undoubtedly Jensen and Misha reenacting the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally.


April 14

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Another voting competition was run by TV Guide in early 2011 to choose fan favourites in a range of categories. Supernatural won for favourite sci-fi series, Jensen for favourite male actor, and Misha for favourite non-human character! Jensen and Jared featured on the cover, and there was also a great photoshoot and article in the issue, released on April 14 2011.


April 27 Back for Season 7! The CW announces its series renewals including Supernatural for Season 7. The official press release said "In moving to Fridays last September, Supernatural immediately helped make The CW more competitive on the night and dramatically contributed to year-to-year gains on Friday of 66% in adults 18-34 and 60% in viewers."

Jensen and Danneel at the CMT Music Awards on June 8th

Asylum 6 2011
Asylum 6 took place from 13th to 15th May in Birmingham. Guests included Jensen, Jared, Cindy Sampson, Brock Kelly, Mark Sheppard, Richard Speight Jr., Frederic Lehne and Jason Manns.


Season 7
The CW release an official description of Season 7, ahead of the season 6 finales:

... the Winchesters will find themselves in an increasingly sinister, changing landscape, up against a new foe unlike anything they’ve ever fought. They’ll find their old tricks, weapons and hiding places all rendered useless. All they’ll have is each other. And the certainty that, like the last of the cowboy outlaws, whatever they face, they’re not going down without a fight.


May 20, 2011: Season 6 finales
The last two episodes of the season - 6.21 Let It Bleed and 6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much - aired on the same night. Supernatural trended worldwide on Twitter, while Castiel trended in the US, UK and Canada. Balthazar also appeared on the US trending list briefly.

The morning after the finale, it was announced that Misha Collins would not be returning to the CW series as a regular next season, Source. Sera Gamble said : “When it comes to Supernatural, our philosophy is that everyone moves in and out and weaves in and out of the story, obviously with the exception of Sam and Dean...We are interested in what happens in the purview of the boys. We feel that in terms of what we can accomplish, the scope of the show, our storyline is best accomplished where the Impala can go.”


20-22nd May Asylum Europe 2
Asylum Europe 2 took place from 20th to 22nd May 2011 in Mannheim/Germany. Guests included Jensen, Jared, Mark Sheppard, Frederic Lehne, Richard Speight Jr and Jason Manns

It was on the way to the Con that an incident took place involving Jared, Genevieve and Richard Speight that became recounted at subsequent Cons and known as The Train Story.


4-5th June Salute to Supernatural Nashville 2011, Jared on Twitter
The Nashville Con took place over the weekend of the 4-5 June. During the Con Jared joined Twitter. He took a photo of Jensen at the Con to use as his profile pic and to help prove the legitimacy of the account. In little over an hour he had over 10,000 followers and 'Jared Padalecki' trended worldwide.


June 22 Who wants to be a movie star?
Jared wins a poll "TV Stars We Wanna See Become Movie Stars". In an interview he says he admires Tom Hanks and his career: he kind of represents the everyman. It's difficult to watch a movie with Tom Hanks and not feel like you're experiencing with him as much as watching him. I lean towards him. And everything I've heard from people in the business is that he's a really genuine, respectable, grateful guy."
Jared said he'll stick with Supernatural for as long as its on air: I'm a Texas guy, and the good and bad of that is that I'm always, first and foremost, loyal. If it weren't for "Supernatural," I wouldn't have a lot of the blessings that I have today, so I'm going to play it out. I'm going to give it my all. I'll be with the cast and crew for the remainder, as long as the fans want us on the air and the network obliges.
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