The CW’s Smallville is now in its eighth season and the producers have been making noises as to whether or not they think there’s enough creative juice left for a ninth season. TV Guide is speculating that retaining he cast, led by Tom Welling, may be the biggest stumbling block. They would need new contracts with raises and Welling has been eyeing a big screen career for some time now.
Meantime, the series is on hiatus until January 15 and the much awaited Legion of Super-Heroes episode. Their oppojnent appears to be the Fatal Five’s Persuader.
Meantime, the fourteenth episode will introduce the television series’ version of the Toyman and Tori Spelling will return as gossip reporter Linda Lake.
Speaking of gossip, apparently Clark will reveal his alien nature this season. Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello writes, “I can confirm that Clark does, in fact, come out as an E.T. during an interview with Lois. I can also confirm that said revelation causes mass chaos.”
Meantime, the combined heroes, unofficially dubbed the Justice League, will be back before the season ends and Alaina Huffman, who plays Black Canary, hinted in an interview her romance with Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) will heat up.
Now that “The Bride” episode has revealed that Lex Luthor is alive, rumors are swirling that Michael Rosenbaum will be enticed back to the series to wrap up his character’s storyline.