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.”

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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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  1. simon miller uk says

    you should not end this show its the best thing on tv we all of us your fans would like season 11 and so much more

  2. Kemo says

    Dear All
    I wish that it won’t end this way, there are a lot of thing in the story uncompleted yet. keeping viewers still attached to it & me & my family are one of them.
    So I ask the net work people & the producers to keep on going with the show with changing some of the strategy adding more thrill and excitement to the show assuring more audience & revenue.

  3. Miri says

    The seasno 10 was good. I’m not need a season 11 jet. But I hope that Tom Welling is ready to make a a movie one day. Maybe … “Smallville the movie”

  4. adewale says

    Hi all am from Nigeria. I have not missed an episode. To tell you it really lovely. We love it to continu at least for one more episode.It not fair, we see clark fly only for some min. If it warrant you to call for donation, i bet you people are ready. $2 from 100million of people you will be suprise

  5. Anonymous says

    I haven’t followed smallville very long. I like to buy the seasons and watch them so I don’t miss the episodes. It is difficult to keep up with the time and day when it comes on. Clark flies in the last episode of Season 10 and becomes superman. It would be neat to see another season where he is superman and teams up with the justice society. If they do make a season 11 I think it should be based on what the justice society has said by coming back into the past and what they said about clark and watchtower and see it as what they said. I think 1 or 2 more season would be good.

  6. SUPER says

    smallville was better in the earlier seasons but maybe i just feel that way cause i kept up with it more than and it seemed easier to understand and it was more suspenceful wondering who was gonna learn clark’s secret and when. I have to say the 3rd season was the best or just my favorite

  7. says

    if the smallville ends on season 10 that means that the movie do not have any maning or head becos clark kent do not turn to superman his friends want him to be and his father jor-el dream for him so what am saying is that plsease let it have like up to more season like 5 more so at the of end of it clark can make love to lois lana i love the movie greet Oillver queen the green man and also lex luthor he monster and mr and mr kent and chloe

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