"We wanted to communicate to you guys this was a community decision," Jared Padalecki said at a fan convention in Las Vegas. "The network and the studio did not say, 'Hey, guys, get outta here! You're done.'" Jensen Ackles added: "It wasn't an easy decision. It was months and months, if not years, of discussion between he (Padalecki) and I, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network. Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out."