On Thursday, The CW brought its stars to New York for the announcement of its Fall 2012 schedule, and “Supernatural” fans were surprised that after years of reliable performance on Friday nights, the show is moving to Wednesdays.
“Hey guys, we’re on Wednesdays,” star Jared Padalecki laughed on the red carpet. “Y’all can all go out drinking again.” The move was made to pair “Supernatural” with freshman drama “Arrow,” which will hopefully help boost numbers for both action-driven series.
Padalecki welcomed his son Thomas just two months ago, and he admits to being on “baby time” right now. Given that “Supernatural” has just two leads, days off during shooting are pretty rare. Padalecki explains that after the events of tomorrow night’s Season 7 finale, there will be some opportunity for Sam and Dean to spend a little time apart — which could mean a few more days off for him and co-star Jensen Ackles.
“You’ll see why tomorrow, but we’re going to have a wonderful opportunity to see the brothers apart, and I hope, I hope, I hope we take advantage of it,” Padalecki says.
Though Sam and Dean may be “at odds” a bit, don’t worry — off screen, there’s no trouble in bromance-land. “I love working with Jensen, he’s a dear friend and we get along great, but I love the episodes like ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ where I met my wife, where you really delve into Sam or conversely, delve into Dean,” he tells us. “There was another one where Sam and Dean broke apart, and he’s working in a diner and stuff like that, and again, you get to see Sam on his own and Dean on his own. I think that’s awesome because you get to strengthen the characters, so when they do come back together they have something to share. I hope we do it.”
We’re not sure how fans will feel about Sam and Dean splitting up, but we may have more important things to worry about after the finale. “We do have to say goodbye to more than one beloved character, and we see one brother specifically in a really sticky situation,” Padalecki teases.
Check out the video interview below, and don’t miss the Season 7 finale on Friday at 9 p.m. EST.