A few more souls are in danger at The CW.
The network has finally picked up "Reaper" for a 13-episode second season after the freshman supernatural dramedy has been living in limbo just before the upfront presentation on Tuesday (May 13), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Reaper" will likely return as a midseason replacement for "Smallville" when it concludes its run, paired up with "Supernatural."
The show has a cult following, but has struggled with the ratings. Although the show received critical praise out the gate with a pilot directed by Kevin Smith, it started to lose steam with its predictable "soul of the week" episodes. Once the writers' strike concluded, however, fans have been drawn to the more serialized storylines and edgier wit.
"Reaper" stars Bret Harrison as Sam, a guy who roped into service as the devil's (Ray Wise) bounty hunter for souls escaped from hell. He's aided by his friends Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez) and distracted by his crush/budding relationship with Andi (Missy Peregrym).
With the show on the bubble, some diehard fans sent The CW socks, playing off of Labine's character's name.
'Reaper' Revived on The CW
Show will get 13 more episodes in its second season
Tyler Labine and Bret Harrison of 'Reaper'