[[caption-width-right:340: ''[[{{Music/Kansas}} Carry on, my wayward son]]''.]]

->''"Dad wants us to pick up where he left off. Saving people. Hunting things. The family business."''
-->-- '''Dean Winchester'''

''Supernatural'' is an American paranormal/horror show based around a MonsterOfTheWeek structure topped off with an [[MythArc over-reaching arc]], while simultaneously retaining humor through various means of LeaningOnTheFourthWall. It follows Dean (Creator/JensenAckles) and Sam Winchester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), two brothers who hunt creatures based on UrbanLegends, Myth/ClassicalMythology, and [[HeavenAndHell Abrahamic theology]].

The first season featured the brothers searching for their missing father, but, for the most part, the series features them WalkingTheEarth as they travel from town to town in search of supernatural problems to solve. Though the {{Big Bad}}s get bigger each season, it's more common that Dean and Sam already have their hands full with each other. It uses a diverse score of classic rock songs that feature heavily throughout, to encapsulate the gritty rock-and-roll life they lead, and features Dean's [[CoolCar 1967 Chevy Impala]] as [[CompanionCube almost another character]].

Other main characters include Bobby Singer (Creator/JimBeaver), [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]] and KnowledgeBroker to the main characters, Castiel (Creator/MishaCollins), an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] that enters in the fourth season, and Crowley (Creator/MarkSheppard), a [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] introduced in the fifth season who later becomes [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils the King of Hell]]. More information about them, as well as the show's stable of recurring characters, can be found [[Characters/{{Supernatural}} on the character sheet]].

It originally aired on Creator/TheWB, but moved to Creator/TheCW after the WB folded.

'''Famous for three main things:'''

# The [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys ridiculously]] [[MrFanservice attractive]] cast.
# The sheer amount of MoodWhiplash it has.
# How it raised torturing its two leads ([[BreakTheCutie emotionally]] and [[{{Gorn}} physically]]) to a [[DeusAngstMachina fetishistic art-form]]. Not that it doesn't torture other characters on a regular basis.

A SpinOff WebOriginal titled ''Ghostfacers'', centered around a pair of minor recurring characters, was launched during Season Five in conjunction with the show's 100th episode. A {{prequel}} to the series (in comic form) entitled ''[[http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/supernatural-origins Supernatural: Origins]]'' was released by Creator/DCComics in 2009. There's a total of six issues. Creator/{{Madhouse}} made an [[Anime/{{Supernatural}} anime]] [[AnimatedAdaptation adaptation]], the animation for which can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4tc8Do5wQA this trailer]]. The American release of the first season of the anime came out on July 26, 2011.

The show itself is in its [[PostScriptSeason thirteenth of its originally-planned five seasons]], with executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb as the current showrunners. This responsibility previously fell on creator Creator/EricKripke for seasons 1 through 5, Sera Gamble for seasons 6 and 7, and Jeremy Carver for seasons 8 through 11.

A proposed spin-off show, entitled ''Supernatural: Bloodlines'' intended to explore both hunter and monster families in the show's universe, aired an '''extremely''' PoorlyDisguisedPilot late in the ninth season. It was not picked up by the CW for full production.

Another potential spin-off 'Wayward Sisters' focusing on recurring women from the franchise aired a PoorlyDisguisedPilot in the 13th season.

There is an in-progress recap page [[Recap/{{Supernatural}} here]]. Tropes for individual episodes are listed there.

!''Supernatural'' provides examples of:
* Supernatural/TropesAToD
* Supernatural/TropesEToL
* Supernatural/TropesMToP
* Supernatural/TropesQToZ