Editor's Note: This article chronologically presents the reports and tweets on Mark Sheppard's status on Supernatural. It was updated hourly as events unfolded. The latest information, at the bottom of the article, makes it very clear that Crowley's death was quite real, and that there are no plans at this time to bring Mark back onto the show. Read through the progression of events:
At this point, all reports said simply that Mark would not be a series REGULAR, which is a very specific casting classification, leading us to speculate, "Do you think Crowley could return and simply have fewer appearances?"
Then late Wednesday evening, Mark responded to Jim Michaels with this:
@TheJimMichaels With all due respect, your comment is inaccurate and misleading to the fans. There are NO plans to have me return to SPN at ANY juncture.