Smallville Gets a 10th Season

Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and two and a half times longer-running than that ham Lois and Clark... it's Smallville!

The CW superhero show has finally been renewed for a 10th season, the network has announced. There were questions about the show's chances of renewal, but isn't it always like that for Smallville?

When Smallville's creators left the program last year, everyone thought the show would get canceled. When The CW juggled its lineup and kicked Smallville to Fridays this season, everyone thought the show would get canceled. When The CW renewed five shows earlier this year without mentioning Smallville, everyone thought it might get canceled. But Smallville soldiers on.

Is there any other program on television right now that has defied odds like Smallville has? How much longer can it hang on for? Will we get to see Superman in his 40s?

Anyway, it's good news for Smallville fans, and a good move for The CW, which appears to be heading away from shows about sex-crazed teens.

Smallville's 10th season is expected to premiere in fall 2011.


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Jun 04, 2010
Ok i am a true smallville fan started watching the show form the very beginning season 1 through 9 and finding out that they are not going to play the next season until 2011 really gets on my nerves. The summer months of not seeing the shows is long enough. I get that it is the tenth season and the show has been on a long time but i believe the show would go on for longer than that if the network was still the WB the CW just wants to put on all these teener bobber shows it is annoying i can't stand it.
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May 16, 2010
2011?????????????????????????????oh noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mar 20, 2010
2011????? WTF, that is 1-1/2 years from now!!! that can't be right! But here is what I find the most interesting....all of you who have supposedly wrote the show off b/c it has lost it's spark...it's boring; it's over! But...here you are responding to this thread....If that were true, why were you even searching the net and plunking the name Smallville in the search engine?????? I don't waste my precious time looking for a t.v. show that I considered to be a "done deal"! I personally don't think the last seasons 7 & 8 have been the best, but I will watch it to the bitter end.....I am a true fan!!! Bring Smallville back....
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Mar 18, 2010
Why 2011? This is 2010. Hence, next fall is Fall 2010. Why the heck would they wait a year?
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Mar 15, 2010
i personally think clark needs to start flying or else id stop watching
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Mar 12, 2010
fabulous. another season of the greatest show on earth
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Mar 12, 2010
FTW!!!
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Mar 12, 2010
To me this is good news . I love al superman
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Mar 11, 2010
To everyone complaining about Clark not flying or becoming Superman yet: for ownership/copyright reasons, Smallville can't show Clark gaining that ability, just like they can't include anything about Bruce Wayne and they had to change Flash's name to Impulse, etc. We've already been told that Clark will wear the Superman costume in the final moments of the show, so it's a fact that that won't happen before then, now we just know they added on another season.
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Mar 10, 2010
I am so happy Smallville is continuing. I am a dedicated Superman fan. Anything Superman I watch. I may not stay watching it for long (Lois and Clark), but I do tune it to see what's up. I agree with everyone on him flying. I am tired of the clones, evil twin whatever that goes around looking like him flying and doesn't. It makes my stomach turn every dream sequence. I get all excited and then find out it some type of dream sequence. It's the worst. The last episode completely tore my heart out;to see Zod get his powers from Clark's blood and fly and Clark himself still can't do it. I am glad Lex has been gone for awhile. It proves that Superman's only villian isn't Lex as soo many of his movies have failed to do. Everything has him fighting Lex, even if there are other villians involved Lex is always still #1. So I welcome Tess and all his other new foes. Maybe next season as a treat for all you Lex fans they will dedicate a couple of episodes to Lex or even better Lex and Tess.
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Mar 10, 2010
My enthusiasm for the series faltered during seasons 5-7 when the Lana Crises were weekly and Lex betrayals (and saves) were becoming increasingly unpopular. I more or less snored my way through her entire relationship with the younger Luthor and have only regained interest since she left once and for all. I did however, retain memory of everything (and everyone) else concerning Clark's development as a character. I'm glad to see how he's shaping into a true hero from the idealistic, brooding farmboy we all loved in the earlier seasons. Where the show goes from here may be a bit Golden Age DC but at least they have material from a time when the idea was fresh, better written, and not as angsty as the show's mid-series dredged in for 3 horrible years.
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Mar 09, 2010
Ok I am trying to remain a loyal smallville fan, as I am sure many other viewers are trying to do the same. But realistically everybody knows that Clark cannot be superman until he gains the ability to fly. So with that said enough delays and give Clark his final power at the end of season 9 and make season 10 the last season. If not then I would predict that the TV ratings for smallville will drop drastically and the show will be canceled anyway. Please give the smallville fans what the want to see, it is the only thing left to do is for Clark to become superman and that means he needs to fly.
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Mar 09, 2010
Okay, I love Superman, love(d) Smallville, but we gotta be honest here - aren't they stretching it a little too much. It will snap like a rubberband. Show started getting slow last season, so they spice it put with the Louise/Clark thing - and again nothing is happening?!?!? At least he has to fly, right? Think I'm gonna quit watching if something doesn't happen in the next episode or two. :(
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Mar 09, 2010
I'm surprised this many people have the free time to whine and complain about a show they don't watch.
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Mar 09, 2010
ok enough already. I used to love this show but now is has just gotten stupid and if Clark doesn' freakin fly by now you might just as well cancel the show anyway. it has gotten really really boring.
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Mar 09, 2010
Can we please bring back Lex? As hot as Tess is, Lex still needs to be in this. And Clark needs to freaking fly!!
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Mar 08, 2010
good i am so happy to hear that! with some pretty crappy tv shows on now a days, it's good to see my favorite shows are sticking around for a long time!
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Mar 08, 2010
Yay! :]
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Mar 08, 2010
just change the title to metropolis or lois & clark at least!
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Mar 08, 2010
it just means that this version of superman STILL can't freakin fly.
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Mar 08, 2010
I'm very happy about this new. For me, the low point of the series was season 7-8. But season 9 has renewed my interest. I'd definitely love to see Clark become Superman, start flying and use the rest of his abilities more often...oh yeah, and bring back Lex!
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Mar 08, 2010
im gonna add another comment because this news has made my day :L
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Mar 08, 2010
Thats what im talking about!!!! awsome
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Mar 08, 2010
It's high points were seasons 2-5. It should have ended when he was in college. It's not Smallville anymore, it's a different show. That's fine, but they should have just called it a different show and made him actually turn into Superman and then made it basically a Superman and Friends DC Universe show, which is basically what it is the only time it's ever any good now.
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Mar 08, 2010
That great news but you made a mistake it suppose to be Fall 2010 but I am sure everyone know what you mean.
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Mar 08, 2010
Awesome......!?
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Mar 08, 2010
IS VERY EXCITED!
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Mar 08, 2010
great news
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Mar 08, 2010
The best thing that have ever happen to CBS, best show ever. Once Tom Welling is there i am soooooooooo happy cause i am sooooooo love with him. Cant wait, running of patience. I have never missed one of this esposide. great show. bye
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Mar 08, 2010
and dont forget best thinfs are cloi lois and all the ladys they add
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Mar 08, 2010
cw has none better and none more super best flying show ever more powerfull then any channel its smallville you can clark on it i mean count on it being faster and better every time
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Mar 08, 2010
It's been done for about 4 seasons... can't take anymore.
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Mar 08, 2010
It does feel like a different show, and that's working wonders. If you don't like it, then don't watch it. It doesn't get any easier than that. I repeat: get a life.
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Mar 08, 2010
@JShepard21: Smallville used to be a great show. Seasons 2-5 were simply excellent. It has just turned awful now, primarily since Season 8. It's literally a completely different show. The opening for it isn't even fitting any more. And what you said is simply laughable. It would be stupid to even argue. Yeah, Dragon Ball Z and Entourage are JUST AWFUL shows. LOL!
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Mar 08, 2010
So does that mean he won't fly until next season...
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Mar 08, 2010
Far too many try-hard, unwitty griefers. Luckily they're the small majority in terms of the fan of this show. And I for one am stoked that there is going to be a tenth season. It sure beats crap like Gossip Girl and the new Melrose Place.
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Mar 08, 2010
Says the guy who loves moronic trash like Dragonball Z and Entourage. Get a life.
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Mar 08, 2010
Great news! I was hoping against hope. Almost like a Birthday present, first the Ravens get Anquan Boldin and now this!
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Mar 07, 2010
Was that a typo? They said it would premier in fall of 2011...But shouldnt it be 2010?
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Mar 07, 2010
a few years back people were saying stuff like 'once he leaves college they could rename the show metropolis and show him working at the daily planet with lois' that kinda progression has already happened, so now saying stuff like they should make him fly and then cancel the show is just dumb, even though the main story arcs of the last 2 years weren't overly special this shows has plenty of steam left in it and continues to thrill especially with introducing new storylines from DC's universe ie. justice league, suicide squad etc. the best shows evolve over time otherwise you may as well be watching reruns of previous seasons
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Mar 07, 2010
the only thing missing is a gossip girl cancelation
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Mar 07, 2010
nice, it will be in this one that he will put the suit on and fly. hehe
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Mar 07, 2010
wow this show really sux ever since they have taken lex out of the show.. PLEASE END THIS SHOW
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Mar 07, 2010
Sooooo happy!!!!
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Mar 07, 2010
I have been watching Smallville since I was in the 8th grade. I still remember watching the pilot on its initial airing and being blown away. Right then and there, I knew the show would become "my show." I've come to love other shows like Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, etc., but I grew up on Smallville. I think it was beneficial to me knowing that the problems I had when I was younger were not exclusively mine, and even superheroes can go through the same ordeals.

And while I may be in the minority here, I've loved every season of the series. Granted, Seasons 6-8 all had more weak spots than the first 5 did, but I wouldn't trade away any of them. The series and the writing grew because of them, and as a result we have what is arguably the strongest season of the show with the current Season 9. I will always support the show, no matter how long it lasts.

On the other hand, I think it would be in their best interest to wrap it up with Season 10. Clark, while he's not flying or wearing tights, is essentially Superman. He has the same code of ethics and morals, he's working at the Planet, dating Lois, has enemies like Lex, Zod, Doomsday, Brainiac, Metallo, Bizarro, etc. I do think an additional season after the current one would be best to give the show the time to make that final transition, but any more than that may be stalling the inevitable.

But as I said, I'm behind the show no matter what, and I cannot wait to see how Season 9 ends and how the newly announced Season 10 may develop.
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Mar 07, 2010
Finally Smallville ends. I loved te show up untill season 6. Season 7 was bad. And without Lex it just isn,t Smallville anymore
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Mar 07, 2010
This series gets worst every season... when will they learn that if something stinks, they should just end it, before it gets even worst?
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Mar 07, 2010
So is that actually Season 11 in 2011 or do you know something we don't? I'd hate to think there's going to be another writers strike and we'd have to wait a whole year for Season10 LOL
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Mar 07, 2010
I started watching from the beginning. I will continue till the bitter end. Have they told everything there was? No. And perhaps the exit of the creators, will allow for a fresh take. They've already moved on in a lot of ways. Yes. There is still room for improvement. But I welcome a tenth season. Just to see what comes.
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Mar 07, 2010
yeah!!! i love this show and i cant wait 2 see more :)
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