Nope it's still season 8! But the show's been renewed for season 9 which will start in the fall, and according to the producers, they have a story-arc that can carry on to a 10th season at the least. The runner of the CW said as long as he was running the channel, Supernatural would never stop. It's. That. Good. xD
That coming from a die-hard supernatural fan is a little reassuring. I did read about how the director was changed after the first five seasons and how it was supposed to end there, to be honest. And I even saw the first two episodes (I think) of season 8 just to be sure I wasn't missing anything epic. I was kinda burned out so I just stopped. :(
But yeah, I will watch it for sure now. :D Season 9 going on right now, right?
Haha that is just very understandable. Supernatural was only supposed to run for 5 seasons. When season 6 came along because of how popular the show was, the show-runner was changed and seasons 6 & 7 ended up as disasters. I hated them too but I pulled through because I love the show. With season 8 though, they pre-meditated, gave it a lot of thought, went back to the original focus of the show, and the show runner changed to Jeremy Carver who imo was the best script writer before seasons 6 & 7. Trust me, season 8 is the best to date. It's just amazing.