The long-running CW/WB series, which surpassed 300 episodes last month, will call it quits next season, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins announced via a video posted to Twitter this afternoon. Supernatural, the last remaining The WB series on The CW, was renewed for Season 15 in January. The final season will consist of 20 episodes. "Hey #SPNFamily here’s a little message from @JensenAckles @mishacollins and me," Padalecki tweeted. "I’m so grateful for the family that’s been built because of the show. Excuse me while i go cry." Ackles added: "Well, it’s official. One more round for the Winchester brothers. Though nothing ever really ends in Supernatural...does it?" In a statement, executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb said of ending the series: “Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera. For us, it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We’d like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve.” ALSO: Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and others react to the news: "#SPNFamily please remember: shows end. But family is forever," tweeted Kripke. "That never changes & that's what you've created here."
A YouTuber and Redditor, who has leaked plotlines of the show before, reportedly posted details of the Season 8 premiere in a YouTube video. According to Newsweek, "while no clips from the series were posted, the user allegedly shared a video on YouTube, describing in great detail the chain of events in the Season 8 premiere episode. The video was quickly removed, and in a post on the Reddit community 'Free Folk,' the user wrote he was facing a 'copyright infringement claim' from the network. Nonetheless, he still wrote out details he initially shared in the YouTube video." HBO reps told Newsweek the network “does not publicly discuss our anti-piracy efforts."
The Hollywood Reporter reports King and CBS News are working out the paperwork to finalize a new contract to keep her on the CBS morning show, adding that "keeping King in the fold was the first order of business for CBS News president Susan Zirinsky."
The rapper/actor, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, will play a villainous gangster on the ABC reboot of the gritty 1990s Fox NYPD drama.