Supernatural Creator Steps Down

Series creator and showrunner Eric Kripke is apparently stepping down from the day-to-day management of the show reports Digital Spy.

Executive producer Sera Gamble will take over the role, though Kripke is still expected to be very actively involved in the series as a hands-on executive producer along with Robert Singer who will remain as co-showrunner.

The series has been officially renewed for a sixth season, but Kripke says that the angels/apocalypse storyline will be wrapped up this season – “I’m looking at this season as the [last] chapter in this particular story. That doesn’t mean there can’t be a new story”.

Along with “Supernatural”, The CW has given early full renewals for another season of “Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl,” “90210” and “America’s Next Top Model”. Shows on the network whose fates are still to be determined include “Melrose Place,” “One Tree Hill,” “Smallville” and “Life Unexpected”.