Preview Clip And Photos From This Week’s Episode Of Supernatural The CW has released a preview clip for this week’s episode of Supernatural, titled “Family Matters,” in which Cas (Misha Collins) is called in to diagnose the soulless Sam (Jared Padalecki) and a distrusting Dean (Jensen Ackles) is convinced Grandpa Samuel (Mitch Pileggi) and the Campbell clan are up to no good. Here’s the official synopsis:

Dean (Jensen Ackles) becomes suspicious of Samuel’s (guest star Mitch Pileggi) motives, but Sam isn’t sold on the idea that their grandfather is doing anything wrong. The brothers go along on a hunt with Samuel and the other Campbells, but things go terribly awry.

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‘Terra Nova,’ Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Fox sci-fi TV series, lays off most of its writing staff “Terra Nova,” Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating sci-fi epic for Fox, now has a behind-the-scenes body count.

20th Century Fox Television last week canned most of the writing staff, including former “X-Files” scribe Chris Brancato. Brannon Braga, late of “Star Trek: Enterprise,” remains in charge as showrunner.

However, insiders insist that the move doesn’t mean “Terra Nova” — whose producers include not just Spielberg but former News Corp. chief Peter Chernin — is in trouble. The network recently decided to unveil the series with a two-hour special in May and then continue the series in the regular fall 2011 lineup, a roll-out tactic similar to that used successfully with “Glee.”

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Best television adaptations of science fiction and fantasy novels Can a book really become a decent television show? Yes, and here’s the proof! Here are 12 shining examples of science fiction and fantasy books that actually got turned into television series that are worth watching in their own right.

The Vampire Diaries.

Okay, so nobody’s calling this show a televisual masterpiece — there’s a reason we refer to it as the Crackpipe Diaries — but it’s one of the most compulsively watchable shows on television right now, and it’s the ultimate guilty pleasure. And in large part thanks to Scream‘s Kevin Williamson and Kyle XY‘s Julie Plec, the cheesy love triangle and supernatural romance come with a healthy amount of clever dialogue and entertaining snark. These vampires, werewolves and witches absolutely pop, and this is probably the best example of a TV adaptation that stands on its own as a silly/awesome piece of television.

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What have you thought of Supernatural’s new season so far? Which has been your favorite episode?

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