Supernatural is an American television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the world. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. The current executive producers are McG, Robert Singer, Jeremy Carver, Phil Sgriccia, and Adam Glass. Former executive producer Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season.