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Smallville: CW Announces Airdate of Last Episode

SmallvilleThough many fans don’t want to see the series go, The CW has announced the official end date of Smallville, the network’s longest-running series. After 10 seasons on the air, will we finally get to see Clark Kent (Tom Welling) in the familiar red and blue tights?

Smallville will fly away with a special two-hour finale on May 13th, pre-empting Supernatural. That series will return a week later with a two-hour season finale. Supernatural hasn’t been renewed yet but a seventh season is expected.

Here’s the press release from The CW…

UP, UP AND AWAY… “SMALLVILLE” WRAPS ITS TEN-YEAR RUN WITH A TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT ON FRIDAY, MAY 13, ON THE CW

February 7, 2011 (Burbank, California) – The CW will present the series finale of SMALLVILLE as an epic two-hour television event on Friday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.)

The story of a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling) and his journey to become the Man of Steel has captivated audiences for a decade. This final season, Clark attempts to find a balance between saving the world, which becomes even more difficult as the Vigilante Registration Act separates a nation, and spending time with his new fianc?e Lois Lane (Erica Durance). Whether it’s donning glasses as a disguise, changing in a phone booth or learning how to fly, this season has put Clark closer to his destiny than ever before. Taking on Darkseid and battling the darkest of his demons, this two-hour event will send Clark soaring towards his birthright to secure his place in history as the world’s greatest protector.

“Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show,” said executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders. “We’re excited to be able to make the final moments of SMALLVILLE a television event, as the character we’ve grown up with makes his legendary transformation.”

Please note SUPERNATURAL will be pre-empted on May 13 but will return with a two-hour season finale on Friday, May 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.)

SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and Tom Welling. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

What do you think? Will you miss the series or is it time for Smallville to go?

 

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J.Patterson September 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I am 68 years old and have watched all of the various incarnations of Superman on TV and in the movies. This has been my favorite, with Lois and Clark coming in as number two. I would love to see it transformed into a full fledged “Superman” series now that Clark has donned the familiar Superman tights. Like many other viewers, Smallville has been at the top of my television viewing list for the last ten years.

I think one aspect of the show that has added a great deal to it’s interest is the inclusion of the various characters from the Justice League. As far as I can recall, this is the first of the Superman TV series that has really included those characters and it has certainly added depth to the story line.

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superman forever May 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I would love to see the series continue. It is a refreshing excape from the real world.

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u fox May 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

i really wish they would’nt cancel my favorite show that ive been watching for years SMALLVILLE.been there since the first episode and cant get over how upset i am over a show.

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D HARRIS April 15, 2011 at 1:10 pm

PLEASE DON’T CANCEL. GIVE A COUPLE YEARS AS CLARK IN THE SUIT WITH HIM PROTECTING SMALLVILLE AND THE WORLD. THIS IS THE BEST SHOW.

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ahmed April 13, 2011 at 5:57 pm

i love this show so much and i dont want it to end
and it is just the beging of a new season of the superman we knew sp please go the another season with the legendary superman we know
please dont end the only show that gives us hope and makes us beleive that man do anything he makes us beleive that man can fly ….

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Peter April 2, 2011 at 4:25 am

Sorry but it was just never the same again after Kristin Kreuk left the show.

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TC April 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I agree, the show was never the same after Kristin Kreuk left. The show got better!!!!

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James Reager March 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I have followed smallville for 10 seasons and I think it is the most entertaining show on
television. I hope Tom Welling learns how to fly by the end of the series.

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Michael A. De Fazio March 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I will definitely miss the show. There have been some good episodes and some dissappointing ones. I’ve enjoyed Tom develop over the 10 yrs(doesn’t seem that long), especially after watching him as the karate teacher in Judging Amy.

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Isaura February 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

I am going to miss Hottieville. What would be a great idea is to have a Justice League series like Kevin said. Some of the best episodes have been around the Justice Society characters, of course with Hawkman now gone it’s a shame. The interaction between him and Green Arrow was really nicely done. I hope they consider it.

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Kevin February 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm

This has been my favorite show since it began. While there have been a few unimpressive episodes, it has overall been the escapist entertainment it was expected to be. While I will miss the current format I would love to see it and the cast get moved forward into a full-fleged Superman or Justice League series.

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Ronald D Meurer February 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

ive been watching smallville since beginning rewatching them on Hdtv network. cant believe actors going walk away from tv show or writers cant rewrite script to make Justice league take over to many hereos, its in top 3 shows i like to watch every week or every day

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Mary February 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I love the show and wish that it would not end. I think it would be great if they could find a way to keep the show on the air but at the same time allow Clark to grow and actually become Superman. I thinks he is by far the best. I love the Lois and Clark series but Tom just makes Superman more real and has showed how he struggled to come to grips with his destiny.

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Bill C... February 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Michael mentioned he would be interested in doing the finale when he left the show and from what has been happening they are definately planning on the return of Lex. I hope he still comes back for the show…

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jim February 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Its a shame they just couldn’t get Michael Rosenbaum for the Series Finale.

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Jin February 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Just read he changed his mind and would be on the finale

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