13 January 2012

Jarpad at TCA 2012; More PCA Awards Follow Up News; CW's Cult & Deadman

(January 11, 2012 - Photo by Frederick M. BrownGetty Images North America)
First thing first, Jarpad is funny and we all know that. He is like a kid on Xmas Day, and everyday is like Xmas. Jarpad is always in a good mood and you can really feel the happiness when you see him live on stage, whether it be a Supernatural convention, ComicCon or any press panels.

This morning, the CW put together the 'Bad-Ass Boys of the CW' panel as part of the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour. Jensen should've been there, but Jarpad said he was working. Other panellists included Kistoffer Polaha, Wilson Bethel, Shane West, Ed Westwick and Joseph Morgan. Reuters has a summary of the bad-ass panel. I found a good collection of photos from Zimbio. You know I can't help it, here are a few I'd like to borrow from that website. Photos by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America. Jarpad looks so sharp! 

(January 11, 2012 - Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
(January 11, 2012 - Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America)
The CW also produced a day planner with photos of their talent inside.. thanks to Danielle Turchiano for sharing the following page/ photo from the day planner on Twitter today. You can follow her on Twitter @danielletbd, she is a huge supporter of Supernatural. I don't know if this day planner is available for purchase, I doubt it, but good to just look at the picture! Yum!

I love how the CW is getting some recognitions out there at award shows, and I think despite Supernatural's big win didn't make it to the main broadcast of the PCA, I think the CW knows Supernatural is a big brother of the network. The cult status, the popularity and the fanbase of the show is bigger than it seems on paper. I really like the CW thank you banner. There are two versions. You can see both version on Spoiler TV.

The Huffington Post's Laura Prudom has this awesome article about a conspiracy theory towards genre shows including Supernatural and the politics behind the snub from PCA. Here is her 'Supernatural wins at The People's Choice Awards, but is there evidence of a genre conspiracy?' article.

As you can imagine, fans felt kinda cheated by PCA. There were loads of questions on Twitter to the crew of Supernatural, including Co-Producer of Supernatural Jim Michaels, he tweeted that they were informed that neither of the awards the show was nominated for would be part of the broadcast. Fans never really have faith in the industry/ network, the politics and the discrimination against genre shows is madness. Genre dramas have always been treated like a second-class citizen. The men in suits will always be the men in suits (they are Leviathans!), and the press is the press. Thank goodness we have fan bloggers who are passionate about this and internet is an outlet for our voices. 

Here is a photo of the awards, courtesy of Jim Michaels

In other news, it's been reported that the CW has picked up a pilot of a mystery drama called Cult. Eric Kripke's Deadman is still on the table. TVLine's Matt Mitovich also tweeted that the CW boss, Mark Pedowitz, told him that "the Deadman pilot is very much in the mix for development season, awaiting first script".

It's also been reported that the CW boss has indicated the network is finalising a deal for a pilot order to Arrow, an hourlong superhero drama based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow. I, for one, don't mind Justin Hartley to play Green Arrow. I think this role is his to take! Here is the report from Deadline Hollywood.

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