This Just In: The CW renews 'Smallville'
by Michael Ausiello
Mar 4 2010 05:33 PM ET
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the news Smallville fans have been waiting for: The CW has renewed the show for a 10th season!
The news hardly comes as a surprise given how well the show has been performing in its new Friday timeslot. As The CW points out, the drama has “dramatically improved” the network’s performance on the night in all major demo categories, including adults 18-34 (up 67 percent) men 18-34 (up 200 percent), adults 18-49 (up 75 percent), men 18-49 (183 percent) and total viewers (74 percent).
Two weeks ago, The CW extended early renewals to Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and America’s Next Top Model.
My Bubble Show Scorecard has been updated!
Official press release from the CW:
SMALLVILLE TO RETURN FOR A TENTH SEASON ON THE CW
March 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm
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.
OMG YAYERS!! Best news ever! *twirls* Now let's end it right, Smallville!
ETA: News about which cast members could be returning, from TV Guide:
Smallville Renewed for Season 10
Mar 4, 2010 06:08 PM ET
by Natalie Abrams
Kneel before Zod!
Smallville has been renewed for a 10th season, the CW network announced Thursday.
The nascent Superman story starring Tom Welling was moved to Friday nights this season, leaving fans worried about the series' fate. The ratings have grown, though, bringing in an average of 3.12 million viewers.
When we last spoke with Erica Durance, she relayed that her contract ran through Season 10. Justin Hartley also said he would return if they want him back and a rep for the series said that Welling will be back. Also, Cassidy Freeman told TVGuide.com that her contract runs three years, meaning she could be included in Season 10. The big remaining question is: Will Allison Mack sign on for Season 10?
ETA2: OMG, Kryptonsite is reporting that Greg Beeman will return to direct the S9 finale!! It's a dream come true!! Read about it HERE.