Ten, count 'em, ten seasons of Smallville! That is unprecedented. Smallville has outlived how many shows of its type and genre? Every Star Trek, Buffy, Angel, every other attempt at a superhero TV series.
How much money is Tom Welling clearing this time, I wonder? He's got to be able to afford to buy a town in Kansas by now.
Welling signed a two year deal last year. I am not too shocked considering how well the Absolute Justice rating was. Which is something they should have done three years ago. I would have canned them after season seven. If anything this defies the notion no one cares about Superman, because ten seasons is fairly impressive. Now, next season Darkseid, Wonder Woman and full blown JLA. I can't wait for Chloe to die now.
Originally posted by lotjxIf anything this defies the notion no one cares about Superman, because ten seasons is fairly impressive.
I love that you're "fairly" impressed by a Superman show lasting a decade on television.
Originally posted by The GoonStill, I would really like the people in charge to put an end date on the show - the more it goes on, the more I worry that it will have an unsatisfying ending.
But there is no unsatisfying ending to Smallville. There's only one way this show is going to end now: Clark puts on the suit and cape and flies off as SUPERMAN to save the world over and over - we just won't see it on television.
At this point, Smallville's producers will not be blindsided with a sudden cancellation. They'll have months of foreknowledge of when The CW decides their time's up and they'll wrap up the show and end it.
I guess it felt like a series finale because, in an interview with the New York Times, Vince Gilligan said at the time they were filming the final episode of season four, they weren't sure if they'd be back for a fifth season.