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Good news for fans of The CW's "Supernatural," which will mark its 10th season this fall: The finish line is nowhere in sight.

"There's so much story left to tell," declared executive producer Jeremy carver at the TV critics press tour. "... I hate to go all military now, but there's no quit in anybody."

Co-star Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, who appeared on the panel, are apparently agree.

"I think we're all on the same page," Ackles said. "We still get excited by it and I think that it hasn't tarnished in 10 years. I remember getting the last script of Season 9, the season finale, and I got all giddy about it. I was excited to see what happens in Season 10. I think as long as there's that fulfillment, that enjoyment, that excitement, then, yeah, we will keep going -- as long as people are hanging in with us and are still entertained. We love these stories."

Added Padalecki, "I truly do deeply care about this show and about Sam Winchester. I don't want him to be broken down, beaten down into something I don't respect. And I respect this show. ... We know the show enough and our characters, if there's an end coming, we'll all see it and won't have to push it."

As for what that ending might be, Carver isn't saying.

"(Creator) Eric Kripke always had an ending in mind he hasn't yet shared with me," he said. "And I have an image ... but I always want to keep room for happy accidents as well. The show is continuing beyond any of our wildest dreams so I don't think we want to limit ourselves."


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Earlier in the day, CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters he's also still interested in a "Supernatural" spin-off, even though the Chicago-set "Bloodlines" failed to get a green light.

"'Bloodlines' did not get to where we wanted it to go creatively," he said. "But we would love to get a 'Supernatural' spin-off done. It's a great franchise and I think it has a lot of legs."

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