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More thrilling Smallville casting news!
Yesterday we heard the unbelievably good news that Martha Kent is returning to Smallville, and today we find out Perry White is also coming back, and in the same episode! All my Smallville wishes are coming true!

Today's scoop from The Ausiello Files:

Exclusive: 'Smallville' is bringing Perry White (a.k.a. Michael McKean) back, too!
by Michael Ausiello

Could Michael Rosenbaum be next?!

On the heels of my scoop that Annette O’Toole is returning as Ma Kent, executive producer Brian Peterson confirms to me exclusively that Smallville is also bringing back Michael McKean as Perry White at season’s end.

“We’re thrilled to have Michael back on the show,” says Peterson, “and to be able to link it with the anticipated return of Martha Kent is just a phenomenal way to gear up to the end of the season.”

Peterson also reveals that the iconic character’s latest trip through Smallville will bring him “closer to his destiny” than ever before, adding, “We finally get to see the legendary introduction between Perry White and the intrepid Lois Lane.”

O’Toole and McKean (who, as you know, are married in real life) will appear in this season’s penultimate episode (No. 21).

What say you Smallville fans? Stoked beyond belief? Do you think/hope Lex will be next? Sound off below!


And in case you missed it, here is yesterday's announcement:

'Smallville' exclusive: Martha Kent returns
by Michael Ausiello

Martha Kent is winging it back to Smallville, and word is it’s not to dispense motherly advice.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Annette O’Toole has inked a deal to reprise her role as Clark’s mom later this season.

Producers are still working out the exact timing of Martha’s reappearance, but a Smallville insider tells me it’ll most likely fall during May sweeps. That same source hints that the mother-son reunion will be rocked by an “unexpected surprise” or two.

O’Toole last appeared in season 6 when Martha moved to Washington to become a U.S. senator.

Thoughts? Have you missed Martha? Do you hope she’ll stick around for more than one episode? Care to guess what the “unexpected surprise” is? Sound off below!


Here's a promo pic of the happy couple taken during the filming of Perry (click for bigger):

They never shared a scene in that episode. I wonder if they will in this one?

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From: beautygirl777 Date: January 20th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
SWEET! *twirls*
WHAT? they're married in real life? what a small world!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it exciting?

What a cool couple they make. When Spinal Tap went on tour not long after AOT left the show, she sang backup at some of their performances. She was awesome. :) They also write songs together.
jeannev From: jeannev Date: January 20th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

But, no offense to Lois, I'm far more interested in the reunion between Perry and Clark.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You and me both. Think how much Clark has changed since he was last on the show! Perry was written by Mark Verheiden, who was always one of my favorites. I hope whoever writes this episode can do the character justice.

And now I want Tom to direct even more!
duskwillow From: duskwillow Date: January 20th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a fantastic week for Smallville spoilers!!! \S/

Guh, can't wait to see Perry meet Lois and see Clark at the Planet!
And Martha's reaction on Clark&Lois being together. Hee!
I will die if we get a repeat of the bathroom: "*Lois peeks out over Clark's shoulder* Hello Mrs. Kent." scene! :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! So much good news, and that awesome trailer for AJ to boot!

I'm imagining all the possibilities, too! :) At the same time, though, I'm trying not to have any expectations, so I can't be disappointed. I'm just thrilled they're coming back!
huzzlewhat From: huzzlewhat Date: January 20th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm gonna go buy a frickin' lottery ticket — I cooed about this possibility in dawnybee's journal yesterday!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
As a Smallville fan, I'm certainly feeling lucky these past few days! :) It's just perfect that they return together, isn't it?
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, a couple of people at my work have commented on how happy I seem today, but I wouldn't dream of telling them why. I don't think they would understand. :)
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's so much I want for this episode, just because I've wished for Martha's return for so long, but it all comes down to seeing Clark and his mother have a meaningful conversation about what is going on in his life, and the decisions he is facing now. I hope we will see Clark open up to her, and give us all a glimpse of what his true thoughts and feelings are.

Coming this late in the season (episode 21), the return of Martha and Perry could either be used to tie up loose ends as the series concludes, or to set things up for S10. I hope it's the latter rather than the former, but either way, I think it's going to be awesome!
christina_kat From: christina_kat Date: January 20th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay yay!
That's great news.
If more spoilers will come out today, I believe I'm going to explode from happiness. Especially if they say Michael Rosenbaum will come back.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know just how you feel, I'm so happy and excited right now!

I don't think we'll ever hear that Michael is coming back, but then, I never thought we'd hear the news we heard yesterday and today. At this point, I guess anything is possible! :)
jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: January 20th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stoked beyond belief!! This is the best! News! Ever!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 20th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it?! I just about fell over dead when I heard the news about Martha yesterday, and now Perry's coming back, too? And in the same episode?! *dances with joy*

A part of me can't help but wonder if Tom had anything to do with convincing AOT to return. I would love to hear the inside story of how this all came to be.
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! *jumps up and down*
anakaliaandrea From: anakaliaandrea Date: January 20th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am so excited beyond relief! My sv dreams are coming true!!

I so hope perry is hitched for next season and itd be glorious if glorious will be in next season as well even for 3-5 eppys at leats!! :)

didn't know they were married. weird. lol
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I would love to see both of them as recurring characters if we get another season, but I don't dare get my hopes up. :) I'm just thrilled they're coming back at all!
theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: January 20th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
This has been the best Smallville news week all year :P
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
It has! I can't believe all the Smallville goodness we've been treated to lately! At this rate, the next thing we'll hear is that there will be a gag reel and a commentary track from Tom on the S9 DVDs! :D
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
It's just been one joy after another the past few days! First the HQ pics from Warrior, then the awesome trailer for Absolute Justice, and now this news! It's a wonderful time to be a Smallville fan! *twirls*

I'm most looking forward to seeing Clark and Martha together. I've missed that so much! And I want to see Clark and Perry meet again, with a callback to S3. And yes, Perry and Lois meeting for the first time! And Perry with Clark and Lois at the DP! I want it all! :D

I can't wait for this hiatus to end, and to have new episodes again. I miss my show. In the meantime, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for S10.
whimsywinx From: whimsywinx Date: January 21st, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY for returning characters!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Especially ones as awesome as these two are! \o/
eeyore1017 From: eeyore1017 Date: January 21st, 2010 12:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's just because I'm suffering from PMS and general grumpiness, but when I read the news about Martha and Perry, my first reaction was, "Great. Let's see how they screw this one up." That kind of attitude is kind of unlike me because usually I'm more in the "I'm sure it will be fine" camp.

SV doesn't always have the best track record when it comes to bringing back characters, i.e. Pete, Lana, Fake!Lex...On the other hand, Kara's return was pretty good...

Sorry if I'm being a downer. Feel free to ignore me...
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It's natural to be wary when it comes to this show, I don't blame you. But I can't help but get excited about the possibilities! I will admit to a tiny voice deep inside me that is desperately pleading, don't screw this up, Smallville. But I'm refusing to listen! LALALALA! I can't hear you, inner monologue! :D

It's Martha!! And Perry!! Played by two amazing actors I love!! It's gonna be awesome!!

Ignore you?! I'm going to convert you! Is it working yet? :)
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: January 21st, 2010 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
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