May 20th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

'Smallville' ends next season as CW picks up new dramas

The story of Superman's younger days will be coming to a close on The CW next season.

The network announced today that "Smallville" will conclude its run after 10 seasons next year. The CW says the final season of the Superman saga will bring viewers "a conclusion worthy of a superhero."

The network also released a fall schedule with two new dramas on tap. One show not returning is the revival of "Melrose Place", which was canceled after just one season.

Check out the full schedule here:


Monday (All times Eastern)

8 p.m. – "90210" (new time slot)

9 p.m. – "Gossip Girl"


8 p.m. – "One Tree Hill" (new time slot)

9 p.m. – "Life Unexpected" (new time slot)


8 p.m. – "America's Next Top Model"

9 p.m. – "Hellcats"


8 p.m. – "The Vampire Diaries"

9 p.m. – "Nikita"


8 p.m. – "Smallville"

9 p.m. – "Supernatural" (new time slot)

New show info:

"Hellcats" – A drama set in the world of college cheerleading. Ashley Tisdale ("High School Musical") and Aly Michalka head the ensemble cast, while "Smallville" star Tom Welling is one of the executive producers.

"Nikita" – Described as a reboot of the 1990 French film "La Femme Nikita" (which in turn gave us the 1993 film "Point of No Return" and a 1990s TV series starring Peta Wilson), this show stars Maggie Q as a government assassin who turns against her employer.

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  5. Gel Fuel

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  6. UPVC Windows 

    oh i like Clark Kent of Smallville he is just very handsome":`

    October 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Skye Hussain

    Smallville is just the best tv series that i have watched, nice story nice cast**~

    September 27, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. archangel

    yes, i will miss smallville as well. it feels like the entire ten years worth of series was just a build up to the actual story.... and now they're not gonna tell the story? i know that was the actual point of the series... but dangit... i want to see the actual story of superman, the JLA, and the told by the smallville writers... and brought to life by the current team on smallville... please please please make a spin off series, cw. please? anyhoo... thats all i have to say. im gonna go pray for a spinoff now.. bye....

    September 15, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. smallville

    I really love smallville episodes, i hope season 10 will out soon. Waiting this season despretelly..

    June 8, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rose

    I will miss seeing Tom Welling!

    June 7, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. David

    Er, if CW lets it go...must have stepped thru a time pocket there...

    May 21, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. David

    If WB, lets Smallville go after next season, I hope someone else picks it up..its just now gettinggood, with Clark ready to become reason it couldnt continue a while longer, if the actors stay interested and willing.

    May 21, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Davey D

    I own all of the Smallville and Supernatural DVD's. I miss the days when they used to air them back to back on Tuesdays then Wednesdays. SInce they split the days up. It has been hard for me to keep up. I still get to watch em on my phone every so often. Wow...10 years ago I wouldn't have even thought of that happening.

    I'm glad Smallville will have one more season and Supernatural will be around for at least two more according to what I've heard. Those two have been my favorites for a long time. Vampire Daries has a chance to follow along as it is a good show too.

    I agree with those who say Tom Welling should play Superman on the big screen. The man has clearly paid his dues.

    Think about how awesome it would be if they made a Supernatural movie as well??? It would be one of the most scary/funny/intense movies ever made. That's whats up!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    Well not only should it end with him donning the suit, but before they end it I'd like to see his best frienfd Bruce you know who drop by. after all other superheros have droped by and out of continuality, so why not the 'worlds finest" team. & yes a JLA/JSA seris would be great.

    May 21, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  15. Douglas A

    Sorry to see SMALLVILLE go, but it was a great run for a great show that never got the respect it deserved (i:e EMMY!). We've watched it since day one, and Tom HAS to end it in a last shot in flight and in tights! But how are they going to explain the glasses at this late date?

    May 21, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. rkersh

    this was a good one. sorry to see it go . . .

    May 21, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jared

    This show used to be very good but in the past 2 seasons it has gotten increasingly annoying, poor story lines etc....but my biggest beef is the background music is SO LOUD it drowns out the dialogue.

    May 21, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. Imjussayin

    Ten years of success is a big accomplishment for anything now. I am a big fan and my wife and kids are big fans and like ocho said this show was clean enough for my 5 and 7 year olds but just edgy enough to keep the attention of my 10 and 13 year olds. I guess that the only good thing about TV will be the ability to display movies and video games. I can think of numerous empty shows that CW should drop. They should end Smallville with Tom at least putting on the suit or flying or both because if they dont it would be a slap in the face to the fans that supported the show for the past ten years. Sad to see it go it's like rewatching the episode where they buried Clarks Dad.

    To the CW, please dont go the route of the other networks you dont need all the cussing and T n A to get people to watch and you all proved it with Smallville.....Imjussayin

    May 21, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Oompa

    It had a good run. Though, they should get rid of 90210 it's lame and they can't act... and they should Keep Melrose Place... now that Ashlee Simpson is gone the show turned around and was actually good. But Vamp Diaries is the pooh.

    May 21, 2010 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  20. beverly

    May 21, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  21. joe

    Smallville could be much better if they didn't have to consider the future of clark kent. I think they should rewrite his future and make Smallville better than it can be.

    May 21, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  22. Ron

    SMALLVILLE has had a great run, thanks to good scripts and a terrific cast. I have bought the entire (available) series on DVD.

    May they live long and prosperous in re-runs, and may the cast and production staff move on to even bigger successes.

    May 21, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  23. seattke

    I'm sad they're going to end the show. I've watched it since day 1. Thank CW for 10 years of entertainment!! I personally hope you change your mind but hopefully we'll see Clark fly in the finale. =)

    May 21, 2010 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Adam

    I have to say, I really enjoy Smallville, and will be sad to see it go, but I knew it's time was coming. It wasn't supposed to last this long anyways, but I'm glad it did. Next season of Smallville will be the best ever! And I do truly hope they get him in the suit and ditch the "no-tights-no flight" bullcrap rule. He needs to fly before the show ends!!
    (and not on blue or red or polkadot kryptonite!) ha!

    May 21, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  25. Todd

    good... people need to read more comics. go to your LOCAL COMIC BOOK STORE, not the CW and READ the stories.

    May 20, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  26. charles

    no no no please don't end smallville.....I'm going on strike if they do......that's the best show on the planet...

    May 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  27. ocho

    Again The decline of a good show where there is no cussing and TnA is kept to a relative decent level. Has bit the dust I do realize that for the actors it may of become old hat and routine, but the story lines even though odd were pretty good for what we were seeing which kept us watching from day in my house. Sorry to see it go.

    Cw It was the only reason I tuned into to your network....



    May 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  28. L in Seattle

    FLY, Clark, just FLY! I've been waiting 10 freaking years and every other Kryptonian character that's been on the show has managed it. 🙂

    May 20, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. anonymous

    definitely agree with a total of 0 of these comments regarding one tree hill. if its dried up.. or shouldve been left in 2000..then it clearly wouldnt still be running. I realise that everyone has their own opinions.. but when i see pointless ones, it does annoy me.

    May 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. LRS

    Are you kidding me?? I have watched Smallville from day 1 and it's a solid show!! I will be so saddened to see it leave. but... I'm surprised it wasn't cancelled after the 1st of or 2 seasons like most other GREAT shows. TV execs don't know sh$%. And... they do not listen to their fans. I say, let's write a contract... before I agree to tune in, you have to guarantee me several seasons with at least 10 episodes... none of this, let's put a show on for 2.5 months and have a season finale which seems to be the new way of doing TV. I get so tired of getting into a show and them yanking it, putting it back on some random day and WHAT??? TV exhausts me.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ike

    I never really liked the universe they put Smallville in. I never really liked the show either. I was a big fan of the Superboy series for many reasons one being that it stayed with the comics & didn't feel the need to reinvent an iconic character or the mythos it had.

    Now there was a few things I DID enjoy. Having Chris Reeve , Margo Kidder & Annette OToole who were in the Movies appear on the show.
    I do like that they FINALLY brought in Characters from the comics instead of inventing new ones. Maybe they could replace Smallville with
    Tom as Superman:The series as long as they don't reinvent it.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ely

    Bummer. Smallville and Supernatural are the only two shows worth watching at CW. Rest are garbage teen drama....

    May 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Alex

    I loved Smallville from the begining and I will be sad to see it go. It had a good run. I'm glad that Supernatural will be paired up again with Smallville.
    However, without DVR I'd miss both those shows on Friday.

    May 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Marnie

    OMG, "Nikita" - I absolutely loved the old show and am so excited they are revamping it!

    May 20, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Chelsea

    Sad to see it go I love this show. Hopefully it will be a good ending.

    May 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Keith

    Smallville has been on a downward spiral ever since Lex Luther left the scene. Each week, it becomes more and more ridiculous, with all this supernatural stuff happening that no one seems to think is out of the ordinary. I still watch, hoping for some improvement. Maybe I'm corrupted by the past history of the Superman franchise where no one knew who he was, as opposed to now where seemingly everyone (except Lois) knows who Clark really is. It will be interesting to see how they wrap it all up. I'm guessing that everyone who currently knows his secret will need to die.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jillmarie

    I will miss Melrose Place! Yes, it was cheesy, but very addictive. Sad to see another show I enjoyed go.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Vannarith

    I've watched every episodes of Smallville and I think 10 years is a good run for a TV show. If this show continues more than years it would just recycle old ideas and old themes again and again. With that said, I hope the ending is worth waiting for. Thoroughly enjoyed the show.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jase

    For everyone that missed it, he got the superman outfit from his mom in the last episode ( you only see a reflection of it with the superman symbol). Will probably still be a while before he wears it and goes public, but I hope to see him flying soon at the very least. I will be sad to see it go, I've watched every episode since day 1, and it is my favorite show on TV right now.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Sam S

    I hope somehow in this last season they will link the show up with the Superman saga and story. I am hoping that somewhere in there they will also include the epic Superman anthem. I also agree that Clark Kent should go public; and although it will be fitting to be in the last episode, it will leave me wanting more... Sad to see the show go but yes, after a successful 10 years, it is time to retire on top.

    May 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  41. KR

    Thank you CW for moving Supernatural to Friday! It's a perfect follow-up to Smallville. And now there won't be so many shows competing for attention on my DVR on Thursday nights.

    And after seeing Aly Michalka in BandSlam I'd have to say she's one of the most underused actresses out there today. I can't wait to see what she does on Hellcats (even with the cheesy premise).

    May 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  42. patNY

    Kneel before Zod!

    May 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  43. patNY

    maybe if they put some blue tights on him, people from the Castro and West Village will start watching...

    May 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  44. patNY

    this show sucked big time from day 1. Anyone who likes it needs a reverse labotomy.

    May 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. jinx82

    It sucks to loose Smallville...Good shows these days are hard to find

    May 20, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kat

    It's sad because it's sort of "quality time" with my kids. We love watching Smallville everyweek. For ten years, we've been loyal fans of Smallville! We are going to miss the show! Especially Tom Welling! He is so adorable!

    May 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Todd

    Smallville = Dawson's Creek with Superman

    May 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Victor

    Wasn't One Tree Hill supposed to end after this season?????

    May 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Victor

    Consideing that once Smallville and Supernatural are gone, the only show i'll still be watching is The Vampire Diaries, CW is making it a heck of a lot easier for me to just drop their programming.

    Thank u CW.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  50. pfemm

    I haven't watched Smallville in a long time but I had heard very good things about it lately.

    I love the CW for having SUPERNATURAL. one of my all time Favorite shows!

    If you haven't seen it go get the box sets... absolutely brilliant stuff. especially the last 2 seasons! Gold.

    I hope that they can replace Smallville with something really good. My hopes are not high for next season... seeing the line up include "Nikita" and a cheerleader show and all those other crappy 902001038074 Girl shows....

    next season is already looking Bleak since Lost will be gone as well... and If Supernatural doesn't come back after next season.... :*(((((((

    sorry for the ramble. 🙂

    May 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Saywhat!!!

    I agree with can we keep on these horrible written, teen bopper, teach your kids how to disrepect your parent shows, dumbest thing every put on TV like Melrose, 90210, That Hill Up a tree show and remove shows like Smallville and Supernatural...dumb dumb I will never what that what is called network.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Mark C. Potts

    Bye-Bye Smallville. I was surprised that they didn't go for a college storyline then onto Metropolis. Oh well. I will miss the ladies, they were fun.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Victor

    I think it's only fitting that Smallville should end. The show icalled Smallville because it deals with how Clark kent became Superman. Once he dons the uniform, the show has reached its climax and we've gotten to the end of that journey. They already have him in Metropolis doing superheroics in secret, the only thing he has not done is come out to the public, and that should be in the final episode.

    CW should just come out and announce that Supernatural is on its last season too. For those of you who don't know, the show creators meant for this current season to be it's last and both protagonists contracts expire next season. One of them has already said he would not be interested in a seventh season.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Deena

    I only watch Vampire Diaries, Smallville and Supernatural on this station the rest of the show are just stupid. I hate to see Smallville end it is different and not a freaking reality show. Supernatural also is on the edge type of show and very different. I gave up Greys Anatomy to keep up with Supernatural so if your trying to get rid of it too then whoever decides what you have on needs to be replaced. All you will have left is Vampire Diaries well and my sister likes Gossip Girl I don't. My opinion BIG MISTAKE TO TAKE SMALLVILLE OFF.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Ron C.

    I'm really sad to see Smallville go it's been a "Great" ride. CW let's bring "Aquaman" back to life.

    May 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  56. T

    It's time to go.

    10 years is a extremely good run when most shows go for 5 to 6 years.
    So, hopefully for season ten they'll throw out that "no-tights-no flight" rule and Tom will finally get to wear the "suit".

    I really like to see a JSA spin-off or a new JSA series, from that episode I saw from earlier this year, I thought it was really good.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Truth

    Maggie Q?!?!?!

    Holy #@%* batman!
    I would watch her read the danged phone book and consider it to be riveting entertainment.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Joy

    I have watched Smallville since it began 10 years ago and must admit that it is one of the best things about Friday night TV, I was upset when it moved to Friday night but I have adjusted. I am also glad that Supernatural is coming back to being right behind Smallville. The writers have done an amazing job with Smallville and I would just love to see series cont as Justice League with occasional appearance by Superman. Tom Welling is the best Superman ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I agree that he should have been in the movie remake, but most Hollywood types don't think like normal people as well as TV types which is why every show on TV is pretty much the same.
    Just my thoughts:)

    May 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Greg

    I didn't realize that this show even made it past Season One. Hilarious what people watch on tv.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  60. mike

    life will not go on

    May 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Ellen

    i bet no one is going to watch nikita. I dont understand why people still watch one tree hill. Supernatural needs to be moved from Friday to Tuesday...all good shows like fringe, modern family, cougartown are on thursday,so tuesday's a good day for Supernatural on the CW to shine brighter:D

    May 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Avelyne

    I am so bummed!!!!! I thought it was really good and the stories were getting better!! Hopefully the network will change its mind!!

    And putting Supernatural on a Friday night? Come on! Why do they think Smallville didn't do so well?? People go out on Friday nights!

    Bummer, bummer bummer!

    May 20, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Missie

    Of course they move Supernatural to the death spot, while they leave shows on their last leg, like One Tree Hill on the prime days. Thats just wonderful *oozes sarcasm*

    May 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Min

    One Tree HIll needs to go....just another dawson's creek spinoff which was fine if this was still 2000. Smallville? I'd like to see a spinoff with the JL as the main storyline. For what it is worth, Tom Welling would have been a better choice for 'Superman Returns' than that Brandon Routhe guy but no matter who was going to play Superman with that bad of a script/story line, they would have never been able to save that movie. I'd like to see Tom in the next Superman Movie....he's deserved a shot at the big screen as Clark Kent.

    May 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  65. JoAnne Mixon

    I really enjoyed the Smallville programs. I saddened to see it go. The story lines were getting more and more interesting. Is there a chance that maybe the network can change it's mind. I think a lot of viewers will dissappointed it's leaving. This show is more entertaining than most of the show's currently airing. What does the cast have to say about this?

    May 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |

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