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Smallville: Original cast member to return in S10!
John Schneider is returning to Smallville in S10! Yay!! I love this! First Tom Welling said he wanted John to come back at the Upfronts, and then John said he was up for it at Phoenix Comicon when someone told him what Tom said, and now it's happening! \o/

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Smallville: An Original Cast Member Returns
A pivotal part of Clark's past is coming back.
June 30, 2010
by Eric Goldman

As Clark Kent goes into his tenth and final season of Smallville, and closer towards his destiny as Superman, he'll also be looking back into his past - as a pivotal character from the show will be seen for the first time in years.

None other than John Schneider is set to return to the series in Season 10, reprising his role as Clark's adoptive human father, Jonathan Kent.

Obviously Jonathan's return raises some questions, given that the character died back in Season 5. I can't reveal yet the how and why of Jonathan's appearance, but I can tell you that we'll see him in the season premiere, entitled "Lazarus." In addition, Schneider is expected to appear in at least one other episode as the season continues.

In May, The CW's Dawn Ostroff hinted that there will likely be guest appearances from many faces from the past during the final season of Smallville.

Look for the premiere on Friday, September 24th on The CW.


In other news, Warner Bros. TV issued a press release yesterday outlining the shows they will be bringing to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Read all about it HERE. They also included pics for all the shows. None of them are new, but some are UHQ. Here is the Smallville one. I'm not a big fan of these mix and match, cut and paste images, they look kind of like paper dolls to me, but Tom is still pretty, and it's ginormous. :) Click for BIGGER.

The pic for The Vampire Diaries is gorgeous. Click for BIGGER.

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theclexfactor From: theclexfactor Date: June 30th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm clapping like a deranged monkey at this news :D
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad! I can't wait to see Clark and Jonathan together again!
homicidalfink From: homicidalfink Date: June 30th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
\o/ I love this news. Love it like oreos.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it awesome? *twirls*
jlvsclrk From: jlvsclrk Date: June 30th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fabulous news!!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope it's just the first of many similar announcements! I have high hopes for S10!
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've missed Jonathan, too, so much. And this is just the beginning of what S10 will bring us!
dawnybee From: dawnybee Date: June 30th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet! I love Schneider.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do, too. I was so pleased to hear he was open to returning, and now he is! I hope he tweets from the set the way Michael McKean did.
serenography From: serenography Date: June 30th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm liking this trend of having old cast members make appearances - especially in this final season. :)

Clark did see Jonathan once before, so I have to wonder if Jonathan's appearances will be after-death visions Clark will have. Hence, the title.
That leaves me wondering about his second appearance in the season that the article mentions.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assumed Clark would survive the fall at the end of Salvation, but I agree with you, given this casting news and the title of the first episode, I have to think Clark will be coming back from the dead. Unless Jonathan himself is! :)

Maybe they'll have a time travel episode, too, or a flashback. I don't want to see Clark die a second time in S10.

I love the idea of having everyone come back, just like Tom proposed at the Upfronts. Lex, Lana, Martha, Jonathan, Perry, General Lane, I have a long list! :)
gildinwen From: gildinwen Date: June 30th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY!!! I'm so happy, I loved Bo Kent, he did what he thought was right even if he wasn't always right....if that makes sence.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know exactly what you mean. I didn't always agree with Jonathan, but I never doubted his good intentions, or his love for his family. I'm so happy he'll be a part of the show's final season.
el_elle_8 From: el_elle_8 Date: June 30th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very excited to hear Papa Kent is coming back!!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me, too! Don't you love Twitter? :D
fotw_sv From: fotw_sv Date: June 30th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay Jonathan! It will be so nice to see him again and I HOPE Lex will be Next! ;)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm with you, I want Michael to walk onstage at SDCC and announce that he'll make a return appearance in S10! What? If I'm going to dream, I might as well dream big. ;)

I'm thrilled that we'll see Jonathan again. Another happy reunion for Tom on set!
byrka62 From: byrka62 Date: June 30th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
YAY!! I really wanted him to come back, and now he is!! I've always loved the scenes between Clark and his dad! Can't wait now!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! I've missed that wonderful father/son dynamic on the show. I hope the rest of S10 is as good as this beginning! :)

I love your icon. *draws hearts around Tom and Jamie*
miss_tress From: miss_tress Date: June 30th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
:) This makes me think of the time after the Superman/Doomsday fight in the comics when it was "seeing" and "talking" to his dad on the other side that pushed Clark to coming back.
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)
That could very well be their inspiration for this episode. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us! I hope John does a bunch of interviews to promote the episode.
polytikal From: polytikal Date: July 1st, 2010 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I know!! One down, how many more to go? S10 is going to be truly EPIC!! \o/
zofia27 From: zofia27 Date: July 1st, 2010 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY!! I'm so happy to here he's going to be back on Smallville!!
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! \o/ Do you watch Smalville, Zo?! Or are you just being happy on my behalf? :)
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tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 01:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Such happy news!

Is that Joe in your icon? That bathing suit is dangerously, and deliciously, low slung! :)
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jeannev From: jeannev Date: July 1st, 2010 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm excited. :)
tariel22 From: tariel22 Date: July 1st, 2010 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
The eternal Smallville optimist in me is totally taking this as a sign of things to come. I'm feeling very good about S10 right now. :)
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