Sad news to report for all you Supernatural fans.
Supernatural executive producer and director Kim Manners lost his fight to cancer Sunday night in Los Angeles.
A statement from Eric Kripke, fellow Supernatural creator and executive producer:
“Everyone at ‘Supernatural’ is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to ‘Supernatural,’ and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.”
This is a huge blow to television fans everywhere. He was also involved in the X-Files as an executive producer and director — directing 50 episodes of the X-Files before the series bowed.
Kim, you’ll be missed. I hope you find the choir of angels waiting and not the war of heaven and hell shown in Supernatural!
Ran across this story on Ain’t It Cool News this morning about how TV Guide is rearranging their “grid” after being purchased by OpenGate (TV Guide has been fighting debt for a while and got picked up for a song I hear)… They dropped MTV (not really a big deal for me, considering I don’t watch any more) and the CW.
Now, I don’t subscribe to TV Guide, but I do pick up an issue now and then if there’s a good cover that grabs my attention. Since they’ve decided to drop a channel that I watch regularly for episodes of Supernatural and Reaper, I think I’ll stop buying individual issues now.
Is anyone else wondering what the heck the TV Guide folks are thinking? ‘Cause I sure as heck am…
This season of Supernatural has been great so far, but I have to comment a bit on the episode from October 23, 2008 – “Yellow Fever”. My wife and I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.
There were two places where we were laughing and had to pause the Tivo…
- When Dean screams like a little girl when the cat pops out of the locker, we were doubled over laughing.
- The “Eye of the Tiger” lip-syncing by Jensen Ackles at the end of the episode (as sort of an “outtake”) was hilarious. I think we rewound that and watched about three times before we could stop laughing.
It’s good to know that Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were having fun on the set. It does get a bit gruesome at times, but it’s the sarcastic remarks and funny bits that keep us watching. We can only hope the season continues to be as strong as it has!
p.s. Pick up seasons 1-3 of Supernatural at Amazon!