‘Supernatural’ season 8 spoilers: Misha Collins’ episode count

So how much will we see Castiel during the eighth season of “Supernatural“? Anyone who has watched the past few seasons of the show is not only aware of the character’s journey, and also just how popular Misha Collins is with some of the series’ most diehard fans.

There is some partial good news coming down about this very question courtesy of The CW’s panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer series on Monday. While network programming head Mark Pedowitz confirmed that we are not going to see Cas in every episode this coming season, he will (ironically) be in at least eight. We’ve heard that the character will make his first appearance in episode 2, though it is not entirely clear what form he will take or how it will impact either Sam or Dean down the line.

The other good news for the show as a whole is that while Pedowitz did not confirm for sure that the show will have a ninth season, he did say that there are a least some conversations happening between the studio and stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Pedowitz claimed that he is a “big fan” of the show, and that he would like to keep it running for as long as he is working at the network.

“Supernatural” last season actually ended up becoming the network’s second-strongest show behind “The Vampire Diaries,” and that was with it airing on a night in Fridays that typically sees lower numbers. (It was also up against two other genre shows in “Grimm” and “Fringe” that may have limited its audience.)

How long do you think that “Supernatural” can last, and do you want to see Collins there for as much of it as possible? We want to hear from you below! To hear what Jim Beaver has to say about him potentially returning to the show for another season, be sure to check out the link here.

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