The CW Renews ‘Supernatural’ For Season 8

'The Vampire Diaries' and '90210' also get early renewals from the network, as a number of pilots compete for a slot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

No matter how the season finale of "Supernatural" plays out, one thing is clear. The Leviathans won't be the Winchester Brothers' last adversaries.

The CW has officially renewed "Supernatural" for an eighth season, alongside early pickups for "The Vampire Diaries" and "90210." The move was expected after Jeremy Carver (Syfy's "Being Human") was named the new co-showrunner of "Supernatural," replacing the outgoing Sera Gamble. Presumably Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki are both under contract for the eighth season as well.

Created by Eric Kripke in 2005, "Supernatural" has been a fixture on the CW since UPN and the WB merged into a single network. Kripke originally conceived of the series as a five year story arc. But given the continued popularity of "Supernatural," a ten season run like "Smallville" doesn't seem to be out of the question.

According to Deadline, as many as six new dramas may also be picked up by the CW for next season, with the Green Arrow inspired "Arrow," the "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" and the "Beauty and the Beast" revival noted as the top contenders. "First Cut" and "Cult" are also said to be strong possibilities, but if the CW picks up that many shows it makes the return of "Nikita" for a third season appear to be unlikely.

What are your thoughts on "Supernatural" getting a renewal for season 8? Who should the Winchesters fight next season? Let us know in the comment section below!