Network: WB, then CW
Episodes: 218 (hour)
Show dates: October 16, 2001 — May 13, 2011
Series status: Cancelled/ending
Performers include: Tom Welling, Erica Durance, John Glover, Eric Johnson, Sam Jones III, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Annette O’Toole, Michael Rosenbaum, Jensen Ackles, and John Schneider.
A retelling of Superman’s early days as teenager Clark Kent (Welling) growing up in Smallville, Kansas. He is guided by his adopted parents Jonathan and Martha Kent (O’Toole and Schneider).
Friends and adversaries include Lana Lang (Kreuk), Chloe Sullivan (Mack), Pete Ross (Jones, III), Lois Lane (Durance) and Lex Luthor (Rosenbaum) and his father Lionel (Glover).
Behind the Scenes
|•||The series sort of inspired an Aquaman spin-off named Mercy Reef in 2006. Alan Ritchson played the character in a fifth season episode of Smallville and it was the highest-rated episode of the season. Smallville creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough developed a pilot starring Justin Hartley but was not picked up as a series and was never aired on television. Hartley soon after made recurring appearances on Smallville as Green Arrow and Ritchson later made a reappearance as Aquaman.|
|•||Several actors from past incarnations of Superman series and movies have made appearances on Smallville. They include Dean Cain, Margot Kidder, Christopher Reeve, Helen Slater, and Terence Stamp. O’Toole played Lana Lang in the Superman II film.|