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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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Anthony October 18, 2011 at 7:16 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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chad October 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST WRAP IT UP WITH A LONG ACOUPLE 2 HOUR EPISODES AND NOT A SEASON AND JUST HAVE LOIS AND CLARK GET MARIIED AND HER GETTING PREGNANT AND SHOW WHAT THERE FUTURE IS GOONA BE AND HAVE EVERYONE THERE AT THE WEDDING THAT CLARK HAS BEEN FRIENDS WITH ON THE SHOW.

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Gerald Griggs September 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Please keep it going for the fan’s of smallvill
For at least one last season to answer Question
That have not ben answered
PS
.Y NOT

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Felisha andersen September 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I THINK IT SHOULD KEEP GOING!!!!!! I DON’T WANT TO END!!!!!! PLEASE KEEP IT GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!

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marvin September 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm

having season 11 sounds great! they should add batman, wonder women, and green lantern in the next season.

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N/A September 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I think it needs to go at least one more season, or at least make an ending movie out of it to tell how lex became president and a few other unawnsered questions

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Francis Dasilva September 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Watching smallville made me so passionate that i feel with me deep down inside of me i don’t want to see it end please if this is the last of favours the world is asking of you, please let us see clark kent be the hero that his jo-rel want him to become because he might not know this but the world will give anything to a hero like him in our lives today. I have update myself with the tenth season but still it is never enough because i want more and the world want more. You are my hero, A God among men. Thank you.

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PinoyAko September 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

i really wish there’s S-11 and 12…. and 13, 14, 15……..
please make these series. we got addicted with smallville… life here in our country is difficult… Smallville makes it easy for us.

make everyone in the world happy… Save us Smallville!

PinoyAko
(33) years old
from Philippines!

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nikolay September 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

ooooo no pls people make 1 more season . when i watched “smallville” for the 1st time it loved and i watch all seasons so fastly that i allready know evrything about Clark Kent and how is look the movie is not finished . you have to show us on what Clark Kent become , but you just gave us only a sneak peek. pls make 1 more season this is my request to you .

your one of the huge fan Linak

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K. Family September 4, 2011 at 7:38 am

We love this show and don’t want to see the series end! It provides a great blend of fantasy, imagination, sci-fi, romance, and interpersonal relationships. It is engrossing, intruiging and addictive! And the stars of the series are perfect! Bring them back!

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Katherine September 1, 2011 at 12:57 am

No are you kidding, we would love some more and a season 11. so please do a season 11.

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Frost August 31, 2011 at 3:03 am

I think an 11th season would be great. I dont watch smallville off the tv but i own season 1-9 on dvd sets waiting to buy 10 and waiting for the 11th. I really hope you change your mind on cancelling

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Anonymous August 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm

It should go on for at least one more season if not more just to see his as superman. There’s so much more that can be done with the series.

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mariam August 25, 2011 at 11:53 am

i like the series alooooooot i watch all the 10 season and waiting 4 the 11
super man should live as super man , all what passed is really great u made a very good story , we all live with clark kent and his life but still waiting for the real charecter of supeer man , wish u the best

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Michel / Sweden August 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Let it keep going … the whole world is tearing apart when the word’s keep repeting that the “Smallville has come to an end”….

Let it continue for just one season more and let the fans be more happy than ever …

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