Is Supernatural running out of gas? The CW drama’s upcoming 14th season will the the shortest in a decade, TVLine reports:
TVLine can confirm that the long-running drama will air just 20 episodes next season — down from its traditional 23-episode total. In fact, Season 14’s episode count is the second shortest in the show’s 13-year history, behind only Season 3’s writers’ strike-fueled 16-episode run.
It’s not clear why The CW chose to produce three fewer installments next season. A rep for the network declined to comment.
Is the mysteriously shortened order an early sign that the cancellation reaper is finally making ground on Supernatural, or will the show survive for Season 15 and beyond, as The CW has previously suggested?