Is this the End of the Road for SUPERNATURAL, ONE TREE HILL and GOSSIP GIRL? CW President Mark Pedowitz Answers All!

For those fans worried that this upcoming seventh season might mark the end of the road for your beloved Winchester Bros. well, you can stop worrying now. “It’s not intended to be the last season,” said newly-minted CW President Mark Pedowitz during this morning’s executive session from the 2011 Television Critics Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton. “We’ll see where the ratings go. We hope the show keeps going.” Adding, when asked what he credits the longevity of the show too, “the love between two brothers, two really good looking guys that transcend the supernatural elements at the end of the day.”

For those fans worried that this upcoming ninth (!) season really will mark the end of the road for the town that responsibility parenting forgot, well, we’ve got some bad news for you. “At this point, it’s the final 13,” said Pedowitz. “Again you never want to say never, because you don’t know what happens, but n our conversations with [creator] Mark Schwahn we have said it’s the final 13.”

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…
… not Superman. That said, fans of the superhero genre will be happy to learn that the network — thanks to their parent company (Time Warner’s) ownership of DC Comics is actively looking to a superhero series next season, if the right superhero comes to be. Cooler still, Pedowitz was quick to point out that Tom Welling would be welcome back into the fold with open arms should he ever wish to return to series television.

Calling All Cars
Are you ready for LAW & ORDER: COLLEGE CAMPUS EDITION or CSI: WILMINGTON? The CW sure as heck is! After-all, procedurals not only are easier for viewers to jump in and out of, they repeat well. Said Pedowitz of his plan to put a procedural at the top of his Network priority list. “Our focus is to find that great closed-ended show that has a CW feel to it. We need those shows.”

Pay Attention Upper East Siders
Does the lure of the big screen for the likes of stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester spell the end of GOSSIP GIRL? Not if Mark Pedowitz has anything to say about it. “I’m a big believer in casts staying together. We hope they stay together as long as possible. When we have to cross that bridge… we’ll see [what happens].”

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  • nick price

     Mark Pedowitz is my man