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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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Aaron bolton February 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm

you konw we could do can you but smallville season 11 will you but it on tv soon at this year but it on soon you can with smallville means to me in my heart just but on tv and make it on 2013 with tom welling and allison mack but them in smallville season 11
I love in love with allison mack
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Aaron bolton January 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

dont pisses me off I needs I want smallville season 11 get is back soon as you can I needs tv show of smallville go get tom welling on show keep him on and them but allison mack get her back on tv show of smallville season 11
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mary n chris smith November 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm

We love the word smallville and to think there isn’t going to be anymore sucks the ending of the 10th season leaves you wonderig what happened! And we love snallville we have every season of it we wish ih would stay running a lot of ppl don’t know about it you need to do more advertissments make ppl know your show is going to be on the air! Thanks try to save it

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ROGER November 13, 2012 at 7:07 am

I AM 55 YEARS OLD. LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SHOW EVERY WEEK ME AND MY WIFE. WITH ALL THE NEW SUPER HEROS OUT THERE THE J.L.A. SHOULD JUMP BACK IN THE SCENE AND SHOW EM HOW ITS DONE . ONE HELL OF A CAST AND CREW.WE THOUGHT TOM SHOULD HAVE MADE A SUPERMAN MOVIE.I AM A LITTLE SLOW COMMENTING I KNOW BUT ALFRED GOUGH MILES MILLAR MAKE IT HAPPEN.I TRIED TO MAKE THIS SHORT AND SWEET BUT I COULD WRITE FOR DAYS ON WHY IT SHOULD HAPPEN GOD BLESS EVERYONE. SAD IN MICHIGAN.

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Anonymous November 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

please continue with season 11, i am a big fan. Bring back smallville

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lee October 6, 2012 at 5:58 am

i have seen every episode an i am a comic fan, there should be season 11

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evelin September 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

there r so many stories that haven’t been told bout superman that season 11 wouldn’t b enough so many characters still missing finding a way to insert batman n wonder women since jsa was included in the story. how can it end when he finally becomes what he is supposed to become superman. that should be more interesting since the ultimate battle between superman n doomsday hasn’t really shown and super girl helps thats where she realizes that she has more powers than ever imagine. idk images from previews movies should be added as well for example when lois dies n superman so mad goes fly’s up spins the world n relieves her true love what bout kids wow smallville cant end its only the beginning.

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daniel August 29, 2012 at 2:53 pm

i have enjoyed every bit off smallville it should go on and do season 11 its a great show

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makaveli August 23, 2012 at 12:25 am

oh no! Smallville must i cnt stop watching ck and lois lane, the show must go on plz

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jason July 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Smallville is an awesome show when i watch i dont want to stop!! Please dont cancel the show, its awesome!!

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David T June 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Please do not let Smallville disapear….. watching the serieas its like a moment that u never regreat whats coming……………

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Lawrence June 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Please try not to stop small.Everyone in my area is upsessed.Please ck don’t give up

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kunle May 21, 2012 at 4:00 am

Pleas for God sake ı want smallvılle to contıneu. I love the fılm so much. Pleas CK God we gıve u the strnth to be the greatess hero. Tanks and God bless.

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nil May 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

hiiiiiiiiii.
plzzzzzzzzz just continue !!!
i cant imagine end of C.K.
i think its now brginning for another 10 seasons !!
go go up superman !!

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Anonymous May 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Just watched final season 10 own them all!! And I’m very sad that the show won’t be continuing just as he starts to fly!!!!

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Khurram ijaz January 5, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Just saw the final episode….. An achievement running such an inspiringly great show. The show seemed to have just begun.. This is what everyone was waiting for, the birth of such a character and to cancel the show now just seems wrong. There were episodes which dragged but on the whole a great performance by all characters who could easily continue this as smallville or something very similar then eventually a series of movies…
Hope it happens…. :).. Prediction is it will…

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