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Smallville: Cancelled or Just Ending? Either Way, No Season 11

Smallville canceled or endingFor years, some people have been asking, “When is Smallville going to end? Isn’t he Superman yet?” Well, the series ending is now in sight. But who’s decision was it?

When Smallville began, it revolved around Clark Kent (Tom Welling), a high school student who was discovering his super powers. As time has gone on, he’s learned how to use his abilities and is now balancing his heroics with his work at the Daily Plant newspaper. The show’s current cast includes Allison Mack, Callum Blue, Cassidy Freeman, Erica Durance, and Justin Hartley.

Last season, The CW network moved Smallville from its usual Thursday night timeslot to Fridays. The ratings understandably dropped quite a bit but the network still renewed the show for a 10th season. The renewal had supposedly been hinging on whether or not Welling wanted to keep doing the series.

The decision has now been made that season 10 will be the show’s last. The network was supposed to make an official announcement at the upfronts but Welling jumped the gun and told HollywoodLife at an event on Tuesday night. The actor also reflected on what he’s learned by playing Clark Kent for so long. He said, “Once you think you have perfected things, you’ve got to keep practicing. There is always something to learn! It works for me and it will work for others.”

Should Smallville be ending?

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It remains to be seen who made the decision to end the show. Did the network decide to cancel it or was the choice made on the production side? Unless Welling (who’s now 33-years-old) decided that he’d had enough, it likely comes down to a mixture of the two and simple economics. The show will have been around for 10 seasons, has gotten more expensive to produce, and doesn’t bring as much ad revenue anymore.

On top of that, there are certainly more than enough episodes to keep the show running in syndication for a long time. By the end of the show’s run, there will be enough installments for a station to play once a day for seven months without repeating.

By announcing the ending a year in advance, the network can promote Smallville’s season 10 as the last and the producers will have ample time to plan how they want to wrap things up.

What do you think? Are you glad that Smallville’s coming to an end or should it keep going? Anything you’d like to see happen? Perhaps Lex Luthor’s return?

 

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sadgirl June 21, 2014 at 12:53 am

bring smallville back, i am watching the repeat over and over.

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daindra May 15, 2014 at 3:09 pm

I love Smithville and Ya there is so much more. Bring Smithville back

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Christopher Gonzales April 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I am so into smallville they should have kept it going i was so mad when it got cancelled i still watch it ive watched all the seasons so many times PLEASE BRING SMALLVILLE BACK!!!!!!

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Jason Voorhees March 4, 2014 at 5:08 am

I’m so glad they cancelled this garbage.

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anonymous October 22, 2013 at 4:53 pm

From Trinidad, So much that can still be done wiyh smallvile, do not cancell.

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Fordy of CA August 2, 2013 at 4:41 am

Please bring back Smallville..

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Anonymous April 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Don’t cancel

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