‘Buffy’ Stars Cordelia & Spike to Guest in ‘Supernatural’ Season 7

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 6th, 2013 at 2:22 pm,

Season 6 of Supernatural certainly had its share of low points – the “Mother of All” was more like the most disappointing villain of all – but it also had its share of extremely high points (not the least of which was the ending – as a certain character became an evil god).

Even though the season 7 premiere is more than a month away, today we have news that Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel regulars Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia) and James Marsters (Spike) will be guest-starring later in the season – in the episode “Shut Up, Dr. Phil.”

TV Line talked to showrunner Sera Gamble about the episode. Regarding what we can expect from “Shut Up, Dr. Phil,” Gamble said:

“This episode is Bewitched gone wrong. [It was] all upside for this successful man [played by Marsters] while he was married to the witch [played by Carpenter], but now that he’s pissed her off, the whole town is paying the price.”

TVL also talked to Charisma Carpenter about her September 1st Burn Notice appearance and got a quote about Supernatural as well:

“My people called me yesterday to see if I wanted to do it and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’d love to go to Vancouver in the summer!’ It’s probably one of my all-time favorite cities.”

Unbeknownst to Charisma Carpenter at the time of the interview, she’ll be acting opposite her ex-Buffy/Angel co-star James Marsters. Since Angel, Charisma has acted in a number of projects – including Veronica Mars season two and The Expendables – while James Marsters has been in Caprica, Smallville, and Hawaii 5-0. This will be the first time they’ve acted onscreen together since Angel.


Fans of both Angel and Supernatural will no doubt already be keenly aware that the shows share Ben Edlund as a writer – famous for all manner of Supernatural episodes, as well as the famous “Muppet David Boreanaz” episode of Angel (otherwise known as “Smile Time”).

Additionally, Amber Benson (Tara on Buffy), Mercedes McNab (Harmony on Buffy/Angel), and Amy Acker (Fred on Angel) have previously played vampires and a sad widow, respectively, on Supernatural. So this revelation doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, especially when you consider the fan overlap between the shows.

Are you guys looking forward to season 7 as much as we are? Are you Buffy/Angel fans excited to see Cordelia and Spike reunited? Let us know in the comments.

Supernatural premieres Friday, September 23rd @9pm on the CW.

Source: TV Line

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  1. I will watch anything Marsters and Carpenter involve its a real treat to cult tv show lovers!

  2. YES!

  3. No Torchwood mention for Marsters? BBC fail… That was a fun episode.


  4. I can’t believe I forgot about Angel’s Smile Time episode.

    I’m glad to hear they’re going to be on the show.
    Could Supernatural work in the puppet version of Angel?

    I do like to see cast cameos on other shows; i.e. the star trek actors on Leverage.

    • The Puppet show was by far my favorite episode of Angel. I think it would be great if somehow the writers( I am taling to you Ben! )could pull off getting Sam and Dean on the puppet masters strings.

      • Anthony I’d have to say the Puppet episode is probably my favorite funny episode but my fave episode period is Hole in the world I still tear up watching Fred die. Hero from season one where Doyle dies is also so very sad and good.

    • there are star trek actors on leverage? is it Hartison? he keeps making those references to to sci fi

  5. Yup, great to see those two! James Marsters is great. Anybody remember him on Millennium? And Charisma Carpenter…wheewww…it’s easy to forget that she’s a great actress because she is just so hot! :-)

  6. i’ll watch just about anything that has Charisma Carpenter in it ………………nuff said

  7. I can’t wait! I love supernatural and buffy! They are my top 2 fav shows ever made! Angel was mostly good but I think a lot of the episodes sadly sucked which I think that’s why it was canceled.

  8. Love Supernatural and Angel also big fan of James, but not so much for Charisma. I never much cared for her. She wasn’t that impressive as an actress and her character graded my nerves all the time. As far as attractiveness I always thought she had a great body, but she was no where near the most attractive person on either Buffy or Angel to me so she never blew me away. Doesn’t help that I never liked Cordy and just seeing her face reminds me of Cordy and her personality makes her unattractive to me.

    James though was a fantastic actor and the things he was able to do with Spike as an actor was always impressive to me. I thought him , Amy Acker and Alexis Denisoff were by far the best actors on either show. They impressed with their incredible range. They all had so drastic changes to their characters over the years and were able to so perfectly play them no matter the change especially Amy who essentially changed drastically three different tiems from crazy hermit, to geeky cute lovable fred all the way to demon fully confident and powerful.

  9. I wonder if Charisma is in expendables 2

    • according to her twitter account she says………. NO. her character was not written into the script

  10. YES!!! Definitely looking forward to this. Would be interesting if they were playing their characters from Buffy and Angel but I will take it for what it is worth. Should still be a fun episode. Would be really cool since this episode is Bewitched gone wrong if Sam and Dean got turned into muppets for at least a few moments of the show. I can see and hear muppet Dean now saying “son of a b*tch” when they get turned. That would be great!!!

  11. Oh this will be a wonderful treat this made my crappy week all better. No car, no phone, and almost dying… I am hyped for season 7

  12. i do not remember Amber Benson​, Mercedes McNab or Amy Acker appearing on supernatural i remember Amy on law and order criminal intent and how i met your mother i remember Marcedes on walker taxes ranger but i do not remember any of am appearing on supernatural unless they all appeared in season one

  13. as long as they do not end it the way they did angel it will be fine to this day its stil the worst ending ever in my book

    • Cocopuff lot of people will disagree with you there. The general feeling among most Angel fans is typically that it was near perfect. It would of been nice to get a season 6, but since they couldn’t they gave us the best ending possible and it was fantastic. It leaves you hanging a little bit, but that’s the point. The entire point of Angel is to keep fighting no matter. He never gives up as long as there is a he has the ability to fight the good fight and there will always be a fight around the corner. So for them to end it with Angel entering a a big battle ready to wage war was perfect.

  14. i think that her looks are a big part of appeal as an actress i just hope they do not do to her what they did to Sarah Michele Galler she bairly wore make up on buffy (or at least it was hardly noticeable) but in the new show she just looks scary with all that eye liner i know she is suppose to be a drug addict but damn

  15. YES