The CW Renews ‘Supernatural’ For Season 7

The Winchester brothers live to fight again, along with four other series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Considering that the apocalypse was supposed to have occurred two years ago, the Winchester brothers are doing a good job of extending their journey.

The CW has renewed "Supernatural" for a seventh season alongside most of its returning lineup. "Supernatural" was created by Eric Kripke and debuted in 2005, with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester; a pair of brothers who hunt demons, vampires and other assorted monsters.

The series was originally envisioned as a five season story, culminating with the narrowly averted end of the world, but the show's continued popularity has given it another season once again.

"The Vampire Diaries," "America's Next Top Model," "90210" AND "Gossip Girl" were also given early pickups for next season, leaving "One Tree Hill" as the only CW returning series to not get a renewal at this time.

"Nikita" and "Hellcats" remain in contention for next season, but both freshmen series are considered to be on the bubble and they are still in danger of cancellation.

"Smallville," the CW's long running superhero series is also ending this season without a confirmed successor in place. Back in the fall, the CW announced that "Raven" was in development as a potential replacement, but the lack of buzz on that project has led some to believe that it's not happening any time soon.

The complete fall schedule for the CW will be announced next month.