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As reported earlier on The Winchester Family Business, The CW cancelled The Winchesters after just one season.  As explained by Alice Jester's insights into the ever changing landscape of television programming, the announcement was not unexpected as several events, including the sale of The CW network, converged to sideline the fledgling Supernatural prequel. All hope is not lost, however, according to The Winchesters creator, star and Executive Producer, Jensen Ackles. On May 12, Jensen launched the #SaveTheWinchesters social media campaign. Appealing to his vast #Supernatural fandom, he rallied the troops to fight for a new home for the series. 

It’s important to understand my physical and mental state as I was composing this review. Many folks have experienced illness that results in voice changes. Saint Ignatius knows, I sound like I’ve gargled glass over the past several weeks and my voice has sunk to registers only detectable by the U.S. Navy’s ultra-low frequency sensors. And maybe whales.

When feeling peaked (peak-ed, two syllables, as Grandma used to say) the only thing that makes me feel halfway human is music.

In this “music-will-cure-what-ails-you” vein, I’ve been listening to (and singing along with) Keep on Ramblin'Radio Company’s most recent addition to their catalog, since it dropped on February 24, 2023. 

What a great season finale! Thankfully, Walker’s been renewed so we don’t have to hang from the edge of the cliff too long.

As usual, I’ll leave the recap to others and talk about what I liked (most of it) and what gave me pause (a few things).

Today we officially got the news, The CW has cancelled The Winchesters.  The announcement was not unexpected.  The odds of a Winchesters renewal has been a "long-shot" for a while.  First, The CW network was sold and it was clear they were going in a different direction.  Second, Jensen and Danneel Ackles' Chaos Machine Productions recently bailed on their first look deal with Warner Brothers Television (WBTV) for Amazon Studios, leaving it questionable how aggressively Warner Brothers would pursue a renewal.  
Well, you can close out a season with a wedding or you can close it out with a funeral.  I say wedding!  Good thing that's what the Walker season 3 finale has in store for us. 

Walker “It Writes Itself,” 3.17 is the penultimate episode of the season, and it finally explains the tagline for Season 3, “Surrender to Yourself.” It represents the idea of stop fighting yourself, your memories, what you want, and face what’s bothering you, even if it’s scary. Though all the people do this to different degrees, the one who does this more literally as he completes his journey toward healing is …

Great News WalkerFamily! Walker has been renewed for season 4! Sitting at #1 in viewership in CW's line-up, Jared Padalecki and his Walker posse snagged one of the few, coveted scripted program slots on The CW! The season will only be 13 episodes long, which is the same length as the recent new series Walker: Independence and The Winchesters

Jared said of the renewal:

“I’m so excited and grateful to continue the Walker legacy for another season alongside our partners at CBS Studios and The CW,” said series star and executive producer Jared Padalecki. “We can’t wait to make Season 4 bigger and better than ever and to lasso even more fans into the Walker family. Let’s ride!”

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It was nice to have Jared's leading roles on the CW acknowledged by Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment at The CW: 

"Over the past three seasons, Walker has become the top performing series on the CW with a passionate fanbase and a fantastic cast and creative team led by Jared Padalecki, who has now been a leading man on the network for over twenty years. As we build a great big new future for The CW, we are thrilled to be staying in business with our partners at CBS Studios and we cannot wait to have Walker back on the schedule."

Media has been quick to pick up the news:
Entertainment Weekly

There is also a Deadline article, but they seem to be confused as to which Walker brother to feature in their header (the picture is of Liam)! 

UPDATE: Per Alice's comment below, Deadline later confirmed that The CW will not be renewing Walker: Independence. Here's Variety's  and The Hollywood Reporter's take on the news. Although expected due to the network's trimmed down programming plans, this is still disappointing news. Maybe the History channel will pick them up?  Jared and the showrunner, Seamus Kevin Fahey, have similar thoughts, according to TVLine

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We’re coming down to the end of Season 3, and this episode seems focused on second chances. Just when we think it’s safe to turn our attention to friends and family, there’s the definite clue that some group still has it in for the Walkers and their friends.

I’m going to leave the detailed recap to others and give my reactions. Despite the lack of any real action or crime drama in this episode, we saw interesting relationship dynamics, and still a few things that made me scratch my head.