A couple weeks ago, The CW announced a list of shows that will be returning next fall, but, for some reason, Smallville wasn’t included in the list. This exclusion had loyal long-time fans worried that things may not be going so well with their favorite series. Well, fans need no longer worry because just a bit ago The CW just gave word that Smallville has been renewed for a tenth season.
That’s right, I said tenth. Not tenth and final. When asked about whether or not the tenth will be its last, I was told that they “can confirm it is picked up for a tenth season, but that's it right now.” I supposed Warner Bros. and The CW are keeping things open in regards to what the future holds for everyone’s favorite – non-flying – superhero.
TO RETURN FOR A TENTH SEASON
ON THE CW
March 4, 2010 (Burbank, California) ─ The CW Network has announced that its hit series “Smallville” will return in the fall of 2010 for a momentous tenth season.
“Smallville,” a modern retelling of the Superman legend, stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent. The series moved to Friday nights this season, where it currently ranks as network television’s #1 show in its time period among men 18-34 and men 18-49. Additionally, “Smallville” has dramatically improved The CW’s ratings performance in its Friday 8:00-9:00p.m.time period by 67% among adults 18-34 (1.5/6), 200% in men 18-34 (1.8/7), 75% in adults 18-49 (1.4/5), 183% in men 18-49 (1.7/6) and 74% in total viewers (3.12million).
“Smallville” joins the five previously announced series – “The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl,” “90210,” “Supernatural” and “America’s Next Top Model” – which will all return for another season on The CW.
“Smallville” was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
While I'm in a Smallville mood, let’s check out what we can expect when the show returns on April 2.
Looks like Metallo is back and Zod is done play nice. If Zod starts gathering his arm and Metallo is out for vengeance, what is Clark going to do? Fly? C’mon… you should know by now that’s not going to happen.
What do you think about Smallville getting a tenth season? Are you excited? Do you think the shows been on long enough? Anyone taking bets on whether or not we’ll see some actual flying? Is Lex coming back?
Don’t miss the return of Smallville Friday, April 2 @8PM on The CW
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