The future of the TV series Supernatural just got less scary for fans, after CW President of Entertainment Dawn Ostroff and Supernatural show runner Eric Kripke sat down for lunch. The Ausiello Files reports that Ostroff is pleased with the show’s creative direction, and says Kripke has been “hitting it out of the park” this season.

Supernatural has spent most of its five years as a show on the “bubble”.  Renewals of the show for both the second and third seasons were only announced by the network after the season finales had aired in May each year. The fall-out of the Writers’ Strike brought an early pick-up for the fourth season in March 2008, and that season’s large jump in ratings saw the show renewed for its fifth year in February 2009.

While a steady ratings performer for the CW, Supernatural was inherited from the WB and attracted a slightly older and more male audience than the network’s target demographic of women 18-34 years old. But that has shifted as Ostroff reports: “We have more young women coming to the show than ever before.”  Supernatural also started in syndication on TNT on January 4.

Conjecture about a sixth season began as soon as Season Five began shooting. Creator Eric Kripke had often mentioned in interviews that he had envisioned a five year arc, although at Comic Con last year he clarified that while he still wanted to complete the current story, there was “no reason why a new chapter can’t begin.”

Feeding into the mix are the fact that Kripke’s contract is only for five years, while co-stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki’s are for six. Kripke did sign a