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Long-Running CW Show Will Get a Spinoff Deadline

A spinoff is in the works for a CW series that has been on the air for almost a decade. Deadline.com reports that the drama series "Supernatural," which has been airing since 2005, will get a spinoff.

The spinoff will start as a backdoor pilot, airing as an episode of the show's upcoming ninth season, the story says. The episode will be written by "Supernatural" supervising producer Andrew Dabb, and will focus on the hunter and monster cultures of Chicago.