Jared Padalecki Reveals Shorter Supernatural Seasons Would Have Kept the Show Alive!

Jared Padalecki thinks Supernatural could have lasted longer if seasons were shorter. The actor suggested capping the show's seasons at 13 episodes would have allowed for a more balanced life and a tighter story. Padalecki used an example from a co-star to emphasize his point, saying that a shorter season would ensure a "strong, action-packed, story-packed season" without episodes like the widely-panned "Bugs." Although Supernatural concluded in 2020, it continues with the prequel series The Winchesters, which follows Sam and Dean's monster-hunting parents. Despite critical acclaim, The CW canceled the show, prompting Jensen Ackles to seek out a new network with fan support.