CW picks up another season of “Smallville”

“Smallville” fans can rest easy: The CW staple will be back this fall for its landmark tenth season.

The “Superman” skein wasn’t included among the See-Dub’s recent roster of fall pickups, causing heart palpitations among Clark Kent die-hards. (More than a few threatened to shoot some kryptonite straight to the CW headquarters.)

Show had technically been “on the bubble,” but it nonetheless still performs up to CW standards. “Smallville” is tops in its time slot with hard-to-reach men 18-34 and men 18-49.

Also, according to the CW, “Smallville” has improved its ratings perf on Fridays at 8 p.m. (where last year, granted, the netlet ran its last remaining low-rated laffers). In the slot, CW is up 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).

The CW also remains in the Tom Welling business on another front: Welling is an exec producer on the network’s drama pilot “Hellcats” (also known as “Cheer”).

“Smallville” was developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

See-Dub has already picked up “The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl,” “90210,” “Supernatural” and “America’s Next Top Model” for another season.

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  1. Clark Kent says:

    All I want to know is when is Clark going to fly instead of run all the time like the Flash? Even Zod can fly now!
    And when he does reveal himself with the blue and red suit, how is his secret identity going to work, he wears no glasses and everyone knows what he looks like. Is he going to wear a mask like the Lone Ranger or what?

  2. Alyss says:

    Well great for the show,for fans an for actor.It isn’t a bad show,it has its ups and downs.But generally it is not bad one show to watch.
    Personally I only watch this show of one character,that is Chloe Sullivan,portrayed by Allison Mack.She really rocks her character and makes show watchable.First few seasons were ok,but then they just started repeating and playing that Clark/Lana/Lex story,that really made me sooo bored.And then Lois Lane entered a picture.I love that she is fun and knows how to have good time,but she has many flaws in my opinion.One thing that is really obvious is that she is making out with almost all of the guys.That is a little too much for me.Then also there is this one little detail that she is a little annoying and with time she became more annoying.Her relationship(if you can call them that)with Clark are starnge and I bizarre.As for Clark,he with his ‘all is good in world,everybody is good’ that is a annoying.That image that he created for himself just brings you down and you start thinking ‘omg do what is right,take some responsibility,you aren’t anymore in school’.
    And Chloe,she is the only one for me in all this show,that really had changed through the years.She had shown many sides of her.She was a do goodies,then she made mistakes,took things in her hands.I love how her character has matured through all seasons.Thought it is sad,that writers don’t give her enough credit and keep destroying her character.Come on people,open your eyes ad see that she is one of the main reason that this show lasted this long and has more viewers.
    So good luck going at your 10 season,all the best wishes and hopefully Allison Mack will be around or at least she will go out unforgettably.

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