Articles for Smallville Season 7

Smallville fans who have been waiting for Clark Kent to finally take flight will have to wait a little longer, as executive producer Al Gough said the show will be sticking to its “No Tights, No Flights” policy this season, despite the arrival of Clark‘s gravity-fighting biological cousin, Kara. “We are sticking with that policy as far as Clark [Tom Welling] is concerned,” Gough responded to a fan query via TV Guide, before providing a ray hope by claiming “Kara will be giving [Clark] ‘flying lessons‘ later in the season.  Although with Clark, they end up being more like ‘falling lessons.‘” Read more »
Smallville has been performing notably below par since returning for it‘s seventh season, but fear not - the Young Man of Steel‘s keepers are banking on the Superman franchise‘s princess, Helen Slater aka the original Supergirl, to bring the geeks salivating to their TV sets when Smallville flies - or runs really fast - into sweeps. Read on for the details of Slater‘s iconic appearance. Read more »
With rumors swirling that Smallville will be coming to an end either this season or next, one question becomes inevitable: will there be a spin-off? Surely one of the CW‘s biggest hits will find away to live on and keep comic book fans hooked. Of course they tried to do this before with an Aquaman series, but that show tanked due in large part to the WB/UPN merger that left almost all new shows treading water.But now the CW is in full swing and could easily benefit from yet another hour-long comic book drama starring a model-turned-actor who finds various excuses to become romantically entangled with several female co-stars while removing his shirt. And given that, just last season, Smallville introduced it‘s own, slightly pared-down version of the Justice League, the potential for spin-offs is huge. Here‘s a brief rundown of the four potential ideas, judging their star potential. Keep in mind, these are not official in any way, simply our suggestions for what the Smallville team could do next. Read more »
I know there are Smallville fans out there who are hoping that since Smallville is shot up in Vancouver, B.C., that the WGA writers‘ strike won‘t affect production on the show.  Unfortunately, it does.  Smallville‘s writers are Hollywood-based and have therefore gone on strike with everyone else this week.  From what I‘ve gathered, there‘s been no official word on how many scripts the Smallville writers had finished prior to Monday, but it looks like Smallville will be able to get through mid-season.  Unlike some shows (like The Office and Battlestar Galactica) production on Smallville won‘t stop just because the writers are on strike.  The actors will film the remaining episodes.  The producers have also stated that they, knowing that a strike was likely, ended the final finished script on a cliff-hanger, so the last aired episode (which should be in mid-February or so) can act as a season finale if need be. Read more »
Alaina Huffman, who was recently known as Maureen Bowers on Painkiller Jane, is set to appear on yet another science fiction series.  According to TV Guide, the 25-year-old Canadian actress is expected to grace Smallville as the Black Canary on January 10, 2008 in the episode entitled “Siren.”Warning: May contain spoilers. Read more »
To show their support for the writers, numerous actors from various television shows have joined the picket lines, and not excluded from the bunch are the stars of the CW‘s hit series, Smallville. According to Kryptonsite, show actors Michael Cassidy (Grant Gabriel), John Glover (Lionel Luthor) and Phil Morris (John Jones) joined the striking scribes in front of the Universal Studios lot earlier this week, and the three stars‘ appearance was confirmed by co-creator Al Gough. Read more »
If you‘ve been paying careful attention online during the WGA writers‘ strike, you may know about the Pencils2MediaMoguls campaign.  Besides the silly way in which the campaign is worded (Does it need to be one word, and can‘t we just spell out the number two?  Is it an Avril Lavigne song?), Pencils2MediaMoguls is notable because it is a campaign being run by United Hollywood that is a show of support for the writers during the strike.  The basic idea is this – everyone who wishes to donate should send a butt load of pencils to the six heads of the major studios/conglomerates.  It‘s kind of like the Jericho campaign with nuts, except that pencils are far more deadly.  Anyway, Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have an idea to boost support for the Pencils2Moguls campaign: use Lex Luthor. Read more »
The CW‘s Smallville has introduced many characters from Superman lore over the years, with Brainiac (James Marsters), Jor-El, Lois Lane (Erica Durance), and Bizarro being just a few.  There‘s also been a high number of other random DC Comics characters thrown in the mix, including The Flash, Green Arrow, Martian Manhunter, and Aquaman.  Now, in its seventh season, Smallville has introduced one of its most controversial characters yet: Kara Kent (Laura Vandervoort), also known as Supergirl.  Yet with all of these superbeings and freaks of the week already running around, does the series really need another hero? Read more »
Erica Durance will forever be Lois Lane.  The Canadian actress came out of nowhere to snag the iconic role of Lois Lane on the popular CW drama Smallville a few years back and hasn‘t looked back since.  Durance‘s Lois Lane is not your parents‘ Lois Lane either - Smallville fans can attest to that.  What started as a part-time role, Lois Lane is now a regular and integral character on Smallville.  Durance is currently in the middle of Smallville‘s seventh season and took the time to speak with us last week about her acting career and her time on Smallville.Below you will find both the written transcript and full mp3 audio of the interview. Read more »
It‘s not every day you get to speak with two big female stars of a hit TV show at the same time.  We at BuddyTV had that distinct pleasure yesterday when we got the chance to talk with Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack.  The two actresses play Lana Lang and Chloe Sullivan, respectively, and have been regular cast members on Smallville since season one.  Now in the middle of their seventh year on The CW hit, Kristin and Allison discussed their time on the series as well as a top secret website for college students that they are preparing to launch in the near future.  For the website, they want you, the fans, to help them out.  Below, you will find a link to a survey provided to us by Allison and Kristin whose results will help form the basis for their website. In addition, Kristin and Allison will pick random questions and answers from the survey and respond directly to some lucky fans.Below you will find the full written transcript as well as the mp3 audio for the interview. Read more »
The CW‘s Smallville has taken a lot from Superman comics over the years, but now it‘s time for the long-running comic to find inspiration from the series.  Starting with Superman issue 674, being released on March 12, everyone‘s favorite aspiring reporter, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), will be joining the comic book realm.  This is the first time an original character from the television show has made the leap to the Superman comic books. Read more »
Smallville star Allison Mack recently took a break from playing Chloe Sullivan to star in a short film called Alice and Huck.  The film is a labor of love for the young actress, as it was written and directed by two of her best friends.  She is now hoping to raise money to complete post-production work, and when the film is finished she plans to send it to various film festivals around the country.  If you can‘t wait that long to see a glimpse of Mack in action, a teaser for the short has also popped up online. Read more »
Smallville fans may remember that the season one episode "Obscura" featured future Battlestar Galactica actor Aaron Douglas in a small role as a police deputy.  Since then, Douglas has been known for playing Chief Galen Tyrol on the hit Sci Fi Channel series, and has also popped up in small guest starring roles in shows such as Reaper and Bionic Woman.  Now he‘s going back to his Smallville roots to play a more pivotal character in episode 14 of the current season, entitled "Traveler." Read more »
Smallville co-stars Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk may spend a lot of time fighting freaks on screen, but in real life they‘re more concerned with helping out struggling artists.  The two lovely ladies have started a new online store called Juicy Peach, where they plan to sell their own artistic creations as well as those created by fans.  Instead of collecting the profits for themselves, they‘ll turn any money earned into $1000 grants, which they will then send out to struggling artists around the country.  Their goal is to encourage creative expression and help fellow artists find their way to success. Read more »
Fans of Smallville will be happy to hear that the official companion book for season 5 of the CW series has hit the shelves.  The book, which contains extensive episode summaries, photos, interviews, and behind-the-scenes information, was written by Craig Byrne, webmaster for Kryptonsite.com.  Season 5 is remembered as one of the more popular years of Smallville, and contained such big events as the death of Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), the introduction of Aquaman and Cyborg, and the first appearance of Brainiac (James Marsters).  However, as with any companion book for a popular series, you really have to dig into it to discover if it‘s worth a purchase. Read more »
Kristin Kreuk, who has spent plenty of time kicking butt as Lana Lang on the CW‘s Smallville, recently signed on for a chance to beat up bad guys on the big screen.  She‘ll be playing the titular martial-arts warrior in the film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which is based on the popular video game franchise.  If the film sounds like a piece of late 1980s nostalgia that could be because the screenplay was written by Justin Marks, who has also scripted upcoming films based on Masters of the Universe and Voltron.  Whether this is a cinematic masterpiece in the making or a surefire sign of the apocalypse is up to you to decide. Read more »
More than a few classic DC Comics characters have made their way to the CW‘s Smallville over the years.  The Green Arrow, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Martian Manhunter are some of the characters who have run into young Clark Kent since the series started.  The latest DC hero to make an appearance will be Black Canary, who is set to arrive in the February 7 episode entitled "Siren."  In the original comics, Black Canary is known for being a kick-butt member of the Birds of Prey and a love interest for Green Arrow.  She also has a high powered sonic scream that can shatter objects and incapacitate villains.  Now the CW has finally released images of Smallville‘s version of this classic heroine. Read more »
Smallville has six episodes remaining before it will run out of original content due to the writers‘ strike, and the CW has recently announced when they‘ll air those installments.  The network will air the first of three consecutive episodes on Thursday, January 31, taking the series into the midst of February sweeps.  After February 14 the series will go into repeats until March 13, when it will come back with the first of three remaining episodes.  The final completed episode, entitled "Veritas," may act as the show‘s season finale if the strike isn‘t resolved soon.If you don‘t want to wait until March to find out what will happen with Clark, Lois (Erica Durance), and the rest of the gang, we have some spoilers that will help tide you over. Read more »
Back in December we announced the exciting news that Smallville‘s Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) would be making her way to comic books in Superman issue number 674.  Unfortunately for Smallville fans, DC Comics Executive Editor Dan DiDio recently announced that Chloe won‘t be coming to the world of comics after all.  It appears that fans who were hoping to see one of television‘s feistiest characters in a different art form are out of luck for the time being. Read more »
This Thursday‘s episode of Smallville, entitled "Siren," not only introduces us to the Black Canary, but also marks the long-awaited return of the Green Arrow to the series.  This is the first time viewers have seen Oliver Queen since the season 6 episode "Justice," and the new installment promises to get them up to speed on what the Justice League member has been up to for the past year.To prepare for tomorrow night‘s episode, BuddyTV spoke to the Arrow himself, Justin Hartley, and got the scoop on his return appearance, as well as whether he‘d consider his own Smallville spin-off.  Continue reading for the full transcript of the interview as well as the mp3 audio file. Read more »
Now that the writers‘ strike is about to come to an end, the networks are figuring out how quickly they can return their shows to the airwaves.  The good news for fans is that many shows will be back with brand new episodes in April or May, which means that the wait for new content is nearly over.  The CW recently announced how many more episodes they plan to produce this season for their biggest hits, including Supernatural, Smallville, Gossip Girl, and One Tree Hill.  Read on for more details as to when these shows, and a few others, will be back with new installments. Read more »
Earlier in the week, the CW announced how many episodes they planned to produce for each of their hit shows for the remainder of the television season.  Today they announced exactly when the first post-strike episodes will begin airing.  This is great news for fans of shows such as Supernatural, One Tree Hill, and Gossip Girl, as the strike wrapped up just in time to ensure that the gap between new installments won‘t be too torturous.  Read on to discover when your favorite CW shows will be returning to wrap up their seasons. Read more »
A couple of weeks ago, the Green Arrow returned to Smallville for the first time in over a year and left fans buzzing.  The excitement that viewers showed for the Arrow‘s return appearance may have had some influence over the CW‘s decision to sign the man behind the mask, Justin Hartley, to a talent holding deal.  The deal doesn‘t necessarily guarantee that the network will find a project for Hartley, but it does mean that they‘re going to be trying their best to create a role for the actor until the deal runs out.  Could this be the first step in a possible Green Arrow or Justice League spin-off for Hartley‘s character? Read more »
Now that the writers‘ strike has finally come to an end, Hollywood is gearing up to get moving on film and television projects that were previously stalled.  One such project is the new action packed Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li feature film.  The film is based on the popular series of fighting games in which players pit combatants from around the world, each with his or her own special skills, against one another.  We previously reported that Smallville star Kristin Kreuk would play the leading role of Chun-Li, and now a few other famous faces have been added to the cast.  If you didn‘t think this was going to be a glorified B-movie before, you‘ll definitely be thinking "straight to DVD" after you read some of these names. Read more »
Last week we reported the news that the contracts of certain Smallville actors will be up for renewal at the end of the current season.  The actors include Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Kreuk, and Allison Mack.  While most fans seem to agree that losing Lex or Chloe would be detrimental to the series, there are many people who would love to see Lana Lang leave town and never return.  One of our readers, Batfan114, even responded with the rather harsh cry of "Die Lana Die!!!"  It seems that, for many people, the character of Lana has more than worn out her welcome.  Should Smallville really do away with her in the eighth season, and if so, how? Read more »
Smallville doesn‘t return to the CW until March 13, but it‘s never too early to get our first look at the new episode.  When we last left the super powered gang, Clark (Tom Welling) was romping through the crazy caverns of Lex‘s psyche in an attempt to rouse his enemy from a gunshot-induced coma.  With that trip through LexLand out of the way, the next episode, "Hero," will focus on an old friend that returns to the series for the first time since season 3.  Read on and check out some promo pics and an exciting trailer for the brand new episode. Read more »
Though the CW has been struggling mightily in the ratings lately, it looks like they‘re going to be loyal to their most popular shows throughout the next season.  Today the network announced early renewals for six of their series, all of which will be returning next fall:  Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Smallville, America‘s Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, and Everybody Hates Chris.  Yes, fans of the Winchester brothers, who are always wary that Supernatural is on the verge of cancellation, can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  The network announced that all of these shows are essential to the network‘s identity and pull in solid ratings, especially among the important demographic of women 18-34. Read more »
There have been many characters from DC Comics who have popped up on Smallville over the years.  Some of the more notable appearances have been from Green Arrow, Aquaman, Black Canary, Martian Manhunter, and The Flash.  However, now that we know that Smallville will definitely return for an eighth season, it‘s time to start dreaming about which other characters should drop by to visit Clark Kent (Tom Welling).  There are three famous creations from the comics that I think would fit in perfectly on Smallville, and I even have some ideas for who should play these iconic roles.  Let the fantasy casting begin! Read more »
Smallville‘s seventh season has been jam packed with action and exciting appearances from characters that we hadn‘t seen in quite some time. Welcome back, Green Arrow and Brainiac!  On top of that, it‘s also introduced us to great new characters like Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort) and Black Canary.  The final three pre-strike episodes of the season promise to bring back more long lost characters while also delving deeply into the complex mythology that Smallville fans can‘t get enough of.  Read on for some tantalizing spoilers of what‘s to come in the next few episodes.   Read more »
If you wondered why last night‘s Elasti-Pete episode of Smallville took place in a Stride gum factory, rest assured that it wasn‘t just a coincidence.  It was actually a calculated marketing ploy on the part of the CW network, which is teaming up with Warner Bros. and Stride gum to offer fans an opportunity to create their own Smallville comic book adventure.  Fans who participate in the comic creation will have a chance to win some awesome prizes, including the Grand Prize of a VIP weekend at a national comic book convention and, of course, a year‘s supply of Stride gum.  That should ensure that all of your teeth have fallen out by the time the convention rolls around, which will certainly help you stand out in a crowd. Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Smallville, "Veritas," had a shocker of an ending that really left fans talking.  After a fateful run in with returning baddie Brainiac (James Marsters), Lana Lang was left with a scrambled brain that left her in a comatose state.  When Clark went to visit her in the hospital, she only had time to mutter that he was too late before she appeared to die right in front of him.  Clark (Tom Welling) fought back tears, closed her eyes, and the hearts of millions of "Clana" fans shattered into pieces.  Is Lana actually gone for good, or is there some way to bring her back to her old self? Read more »
Back in February, we announced that the CW had signed Smallville‘s Green Arrow, Justin Hartley, to a talent holding deal.  We had hoped this was a sign that the network was moving toward creating some sort of Green Arrow or Justice League spin-off, but that was just wishful thinking.  Instead of giving Oliver Queen his own action-adventure showcase, the CW has cast Hartley in a new pilot called Austin Golden Hour.  The real-time medical drama will find the actor donning blue scrubs instead of green leather.  Another recent Smallville veteran, Michael Cassidy, has also landed a new series on the network.  He was last seen playing Lex‘s clone gone wrong, Grant Gabriel, earlier in season 7. Read more »
In a shocking, completely unexpected move, the creators of Smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar, have quit the series.  In a letter that was released to the press today, the executive producers announced their departure, which will be effective at the end of the current season.  In the letter, they mentioned that they were happy to look back at "seven amazing years" and 152 episodes, but added in that, "After much heartache and debate we have decided it is time for us to move on."  Other than that, there was no concrete reason given for the move, forcing fans to have to read between the lines. Read more »
Though the show has officially been renewed for another year, the CW has not had an easy time getting season 8 of Smallville off the ground.  First it was announced that Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk would not be returning to the show full-time, leaving many fans worried about the lack of Lex and Lana next year.  Then, in an even bigger blow to the series, creators Al Gough and Miles Millar abruptly announced their departure last week.  The next season of the superhero drama will now be in the hands of four long-time Smallville writers.With all of these issues plaguing the show‘s eighth season, we have to ask, should Smallville go on, or is it time to bury the kryptonite? Read more »
Last week we announced the shocking news that Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar are leaving the show at the end of this season.  Though the duo released a letter to the press announcing their departure and thanking the fans, they didn‘t mention any details as to what brought about this sudden change.  Some speculated that they may have clashed with the network over creative decisions, or that perhaps they were unhappy with the season 8 cast departures.  TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello dug up some scoop on the unexpected exodus, and apparently the exit of Gough and Millar came down to two things:  money and movies. Read more »
The death of Lionel Luthor certainly didn‘t come as a shock to anyone who‘s seen a promo for Smallville in the past week, but it was still a monumental event in the history of the series.  Lex, completely obsessed with discovering the identity of the Traveler, pushed his father out a window after Lionel tried to lie to him yet again.  After seven seasons, this was finally the event that seemed to solidify Lex‘s place on the dark side.  In case this stunning act of violence wasn‘t enough, Lex also threw his inner child into a fire, ensuring that there‘s truly nothing good left inside of him.The series is finally moving toward the Lex versus Clark showdown that we‘ve been awaiting for years, but is it too little, too late? Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Smallville shoved young photographer Jimmy Olsen into the spotlight. The plot itself seemed like a pretty lame rip-off of Chuck, but the real test was whether fans would appreciate Jimmy as the star.I‘ll admit to liking Aaron Ashmore as an actor more than most. Contrast Jimmy Olsen to the charming bad boy Troy Vandegraff he played on Veronica Mars and you can appreciate his range. I also root for the underdog, which Aaron is compared to his one-minute younger twin brother Shawn, who played Bobby “Iceman” Drake in the X-Men movies. Read more »
Last week on Smallville, Clark got transported into a vortex where he got a glimpse of what life would be like if he had never arrived on earth, which resulted in his newfound desire to go back in time to Krypton to save himself as a baby. Expect more action to ensue in the episode “Quest,” which airs this Thursday at 8pm on The CW.Warning: This article contains spoilers. Read more »
If Smallville‘s upcoming eighth season experiences any more shake-ups, it‘s possible the show may become completely unrecognizable.  As we‘ve previously reported, creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are leaving at the end of the current season, and actors Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk will not appear full-time next year.  Allison Mack‘s contract is also up at the end of season 7, but until today it was thought that she was a lock to sign up for Smallville‘s eighth year.  Now, according to TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello, Mack‘s participation in the next season of Smallville may not be a sure thing.  Could the series survive without Chloe Sullivan? Read more »
The notorious rivalry between Clark Kent and Lex Luthor has slowly been building up on Smallville for seven seasons.  After years of anticipation, we‘ll finally get the battle we‘ve been waiting for in next week‘s season finale, "Arctic."  On last night‘s episode, Lex obtained the final object he needed to point the way to the Fortress of Solitude, and as the promo for next week‘s installment showed, that‘s the first place he‘s headed.  Will the epic standoff between good and evil live up to our expectations, or will Smallville‘s seventh season go out with a whimper instead of a bang?  Read on for some spoiler-free theorizing about what might happen in the finale. Read more »
Last week on Smallville, Lex was attacked by a cloaked stranger who carved Kryptonian symbols into his chest, a message intended for Clark.  Chloe and Clark discovered that one members of the Veritas clan has survived and was hiding in a church.  And Clark and Lex raced to be the first to find this mysterious Veritas member, who holds the key to Clark‘s survival.This week, the seventh season of Smallville comes to a close.  Read on for spoilers on the episode called “Arctic.” Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lex killed his dad to get the key to open the safety deposit box to get the Krytpo-Graph to start the clock to get the pick to put in the device that gave him the map to the Fortress of Solitude.For the first time I can remember since I started watching Smallville, there‘s a “previously on” package, so you know this is big. Edward Teague is on a jet to South America and the flight attendant is Kara (Laura Vandervoort). She wants to know where the device is and when he refuses, she picks him up and knocks him through the window. He tells her to ask Lex, then she takes off as the jet goes down, Oceanic 815-style. Read more »
There hasn‘t been a second of film shot for Smallville‘s upcoming eighth season, but we‘ve already been discussing the shake-ups behind the scenes for months.  We‘ve known for quite some time that Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk wouldn‘t be returning full-time next year, and last week we reported that Allison Mack waited until the last minute to sign on for season 8.  With all of that excitement going on, it appears that another major Smallville departure got overlooked.  Actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays Supergirl on the CW series, recently told TV Guide that she also won‘t be back as a series regular next season. Read more »
It‘s only been a week since Smallville aired its thrilling finale, but Warner Home Video has already released information about the DVDs for the complete seventh season.  Fans who are looking forward to saying goodbye to Lana (Kristin Kreuk) and Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) all over again will want to mark September 9 on their calendars.  That‘s the day that all 20 episodes of the season will hit stores on both DVD and Blu-ray, and they‘ll come packaged with a bevy of awesome extras.  Read on for more information about the sets, as well as a glimpse of the extremely blue box art. Read more »
It looks like there will be a few familiar faces on Smallville next season after all.  Last week, we mentioned the possibility that Allison Mack may not return for the show‘s eighth season.  Following the departures of Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk, Mack‘s reps were playing hardball with Warner Brothers in an attempt to get their client a better deal.  Their tactics must have paid off, because TV Guide‘s Michael Ausiello announced today that Mack has signed on to appear in every episode of Smallville‘s eighth season.Not only will Chloe return, but Ausiello is reporting that one of Smallville‘s greatest recurring characters may also come back to town. Read more »
It looks like Clark Kent is going to have to battle some new villains when Smallville returns for its eighth season in the fall.  In a statement released to the press, actor Michael Rosenbaum confirmed the rumors that he will not be returning to the show as a series regular next year.  While Lex Luthor may not be around to stir up trouble, the producers already have plans to bring two new villains to the Smallville universe.  The first is one of Superman‘s most notorious baddies, while the other remains a bit of a mystery. Read more »
Clark Kent‘s hometown is going to experience a lot of big changes when the CW‘s Smallville returns for its eighth season in the fall.  Fans of the series were shocked when news recently came out that Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk would not be returning to the show full time.  The biggest questions remaining are how often the actors will appear in season 8, and what the show will be like without Lana and Lex around.  Now we have some more details about their departures, how often fans can expect to see their characters, and a surprising update regarding Allison Mack‘s status on the series. Read more »
As we reported previously, there have been rumors going around that Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Kreuk, and Allison Mack may not return for Smallville‘s eighth season.  The contracts for all three actors are up at the end of this year, leaving them with the option to move on even if the CW would love to renegotiate their deals.  Today, Michael Ausiello at TVGuide.com is confirming which of these actors will not be returning as series regulars next year.  What could this mean for the future of the CW‘s most popular scripted series? Read more »
With Michael Rosenbaum leaving the series, there‘s no doubt that season 8 of Smallville is in need of a charismatic new villain.  However, when it was announced that one of Superman‘s most notorious foes, Doomsday, would be featured in the show, I immediately thought it was a terrible idea.  Doomsday is a huge, hulking alien behemoth that would be impossible to put on screen with Smallville‘s limited budget, and he‘s also a character that Clark Kent didn‘t meet until adulthood.  In fact, Doomsday is most well-known for being the only character to ever kill the Man of Steel, which happened in 1993‘s "Death of Superman" comic.  Smallville may need a new baddie, but can the show possibly do the character justice? Read more »
The CW announced its fall schedule today and it features all good-looking people.  I suppose one could make the argument that all television features good-looking people, but not to the extreme extent that the CW has taken it.  You see, most of the CW‘s Fall schedule not only features good-looking people, the series themselves are about those people being good-looking, or at least it‘s a very important part of the series.  There are three hours of new programming on the CW‘s Fall schedule, one of which may include the most highly-anticipated new series going into next season.  Before any Reaper fans go ballistic and worry about why the series isn‘t on the Fall schedule, don‘t worry.  The CW has ordered 13 episodes of Reaper, which will hit the air at mid-season.  There‘s a very good chance that it will take over Smallville‘s time slot at some point, but nothing is set in stone.  Read more »
Previously on Smallville: If Clark Kent never came to Earth, his dad and Sheriff Adams would still be alive, Chloe would be engaged, Lana would be married with kids in France and Lois would be editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet. Yet somehow we were supposed to think Clark being on Earth is a good thing.Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) has his newfound Krypto-Graph studied by an antiquities expert (played by Donnelly Rhodes, Doc Cottle from Battlestar Galactica!) who doesn‘t know what it is. Once he‘s alone, Lex angrily stares at the fire when the Zurich “bank manager” rushes in and knocks Lex out. He then carves a Kryptonian symbol into Lex‘s chest. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lex went to Zurich and found the magic Kryptonian compass that will lead him to the Fortress of Solitude (I‘m guessing). Clark spent the whole time worrying about Kara instead of worrying about the fact that a megalomaniacal billionaire was close to finding the secret to have total control over Clark.Clark (Tom Welling, who also directed this special 150th episode) pours of Dr. Swann‘s Krypto-Journal with messages from Kara on Krypton in the past. He‘s distracted by a photo of Lana, but Chloe (Allison Mack) arrives to pep him up about the fact that he should make the quantum leap in time back to Krypton to stop Brainiac from destroying the ship with baby Kal-El. I guess Brainiac got his hands on the Master‘s Paradox Machine. Read more »
I‘m starting to wonder if Tom Welling is destined for a career as a director after Smallville wraps up in the next couple of years.  Unlike many television actors, Welling doesn‘t seem all that interested in pursuing movies or other acting gigs while his series is between seasons.  He‘s also spent some time behind the camera while on Smallville, having directed two episodes of the series in the first six seasons.  Welling‘s third outing in the director‘s chair, "Apocalypse," airs this Thursday on the CW.  The 150th episode of the series finds Jor-El showing Clark what life would be like if he had never arrived on Earth.To get fans ready for "Apocalypse," we have some promo pictures, a trailer, and a behind-the-scenes look at the episode. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lex killed his father, stole his key and headed off to Zurich to unlock the secret of controlling the Traveler. Brainiac took Kara far, far away.At a swanky party, a masked man takes down some guy holding a briefcase and scans the files. This is some Alias-style espionage stuff going on, and the masked man gets what he wanted, then gets into an elevator and sheds the cat burglar outfit to reveal a nice suit. The really shocking part, however, is that the masked super spy is Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore). Read more »
Last week‘s episode of Smallville featured one of the most shocking moments in the history of the series.  Tomorrow night, the characters move on from Lionel‘s (John Glover) surprising demise as Clark desperately searches for a way to reverse Lana‘s (Kristin Kreuk) condition.  Will he be able to find Brainiac in time, or will Lana slip away from him forever?  Meanwhile, Chloe and Jimmy find themselves at odds thanks to the cunning machinations of Lex Luthor.To prepare fans for tomorrow night‘s installment, entitled "Sleeper," we have some promo photos and a trailer for the episode. Read more »
If you‘ve managed to catch any of the promos for Smallville‘s first post-strike episode, you know exactly what will happen to change Lex‘s life on Thursday‘s installment of the series.  As someone who still cherishes the element of surprise, I‘m a bit offended that the CW has spoiled such a big moment in the trailer.  I guess they have no desire to tease viewers regarding Lex‘s (Michael Rosenbaum) turn to the dark side.To get fans ready for Smallville‘s big return, we have some promo photos and that spoiler-filled trailer from "Descent."  The episode airs this Thursday at 8pm on the CW. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Brainiac took Kara far, far away, Lex became more obsessed with Veritas and Lana "died."  But because of Tony Almeida and Sara Tancredi, it wasn‘t that sad because no one thought she was really dead.Tonight on Smallville, someone will die.  For real.  No reversies, no takebacks.  Unless you‘ve been living in a cave, the previews have given away exactly who will bite the big one. Heck, even those of you in caves probably know.  Here‘s a hint: the CW skews young, and only one series regular is over the age of 35. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lex discovered Veritas, his dad‘s secret group in charge of protecting the “Traveler” from another planet. Meanwhile, Kara regained her memory and Brainiac regained his strength.Brainiac (James Marsters) makes the acquaintance of Kara (Laura Vandervoort) and plays with her mind. He wants her to help him do something (probably evil), but she refuses. Thinking you can catch more flies with vinegar than honey, Brainiac attacks, but Clark (Tom Welling) speeds in at just the right time and knocks Brainiac clear across the entire farm. It‘s not over, as Brainiac promises to get what he wants before flying off. Inside, Clark gives Kara the 411 on Brainiac. In order to better fight the enemy, she suggests giving him flying lessons, and she doesn‘t mean in a crop duster. Read more »
This Thursday‘s episode of Smallville, "Veritas," was the final installment of the series completed before the writers‘ strike shut down production.  Producers of the CW drama thought that this episode might have to act as a season finale, so they made sure to wrap it up with a spectacular cliffhanger that would leave viewers talking.  Thankfully for Smallville fans, the writers‘ strike came to an end, and the cliffhanger will now be resolved when the series returns with new episodes on April 17.To get viewers pumped for Thursday night‘s exciting installment, we have some promotional photos and a trailer from the episode. Read more »
Previous on Smallville: Clark discovered that Lionel was lying to him, and somehow Clark was shocked by this. Amnesiac Kara decided to move in with Lex.On tonight‘s episode of Smallville, the FBi chases down two college students suspected of blowing up a museum while their friend Will mysteriously disappears. Wait, that‘s a different “Traveler.” Too bad, I was really hoping to see Logan Marshall-Green (Ryan Atwood‘s brother and Secretary of Defense James Heller‘s gay son). Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Clark Kent‘s childhood friend Pete Ross (Sam Jones III) moved to Wichita at the end of season 3. Really? I thought he moved to Chicago to be Mekhi Pfifer‘s gay brother.Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore) and Kara (Laura Vandervoort) attend a One Republic concert. I must be old, because I have no idea who they are. I imagine they‘re the new hip “indie” band. When I was in high school, this would‘ve been Jimmy Eat World. God, I‘m old. Read more »
What better way to celebrate Valentine‘s Day than by watching a new episode of Smallville?  I can think of about 47, but nonetheless, here we are, so we might as well enjoy, even if the Green Arrow won‘t be making another half-naked appearance.In a rainy junk yard in Detroit, Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) are running around searching for Kara. They split up, and Lois finds an amnesiac Kara (Laura Vandervoort) who‘s being locked up in a room by some crazy guy named Jimmy. Crazy Jimmy (played by generic himbo Corey Sevier) shows up and pulls a gun on Lois, then Lex arrives and pulls a gun on Jimmy. After a short standoff, they both fire, and while Jimmy is injured, Lex slowly falls to his knees, then goes down. Wait, I thought it was the show after this one where a major character gets killed? Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Smallville not only featured the first appearance of Black Canary, but also brought back the Green Arrow for a long-awaited return appearance.  He tried his best to restart a flirtation with Lois, but when that didn‘t work he convinced Black Canary to skip town with him and join the Justice League.  Since Green Arrow and Black Canary have a long and complicated romantic history in the comic books, I fully expect them to come back to Smallville as something more than friends at some point.BuddyTV readers had a lot of thoughts on the twists, turns, and heartbreaks in "Siren."  Read on to see what they had to say about the latest episode. Read more »
It‘s been more than one year since Oliver Queen left with his totally awesome Justice League on Smallville. Tonight, the Green Arrow makes his triumphant return to remind us all why a Justice League spin-off of Smallville would be the smartest thing Dawn Ostroff could possibly do.Chloe (Allison Mack) is at the Daly Planet doing some crazy hacking stuff for someone late at night. A chick with short blonde hair wearing fishnets hurls a knife at Chloe. It‘s a stripper! It‘s a prostitute! No, it‘s the Black Canary! Our intrepid computer hacker runs away, asking her mystery man for assistance on the roof. Black Canary catches up to her, but not before Chloe‘s cavalry arrives in the form of the Green Arrow! Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Smallville, entitled "Siren," we get the chance to see another famed DC Comics character introduced into the universe of the CW series.  This time the character is Black Canary, who is known for her sex appeal and her ear shattering sonic scream.  The episode will find Black Canary working for Oliver Queen, also known as Green Arrow, and of course she‘ll be causing trouble for the likes of Chloe, Lois, and Clark.  Read on for more details on the episode, as well as a glimpse of the exclusive CW promo. Read more »
Last night‘s episode of Smallville had a slew of big events that left fans spinning:  Clark (Tom Welling) was released from his frozen prison, Bizarro was disposed of, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) had his cloned brother killed, and Brainiac (James Marsters) finally returned.  Some BuddyTV readers were thrilled with the changes, and others wished that they could have written the episode themselves.  One thing that‘s for certain is the fact that Smallville knows how to come back with a bang.  Read on to see what fans are saying about last night‘s mind-blowing installment, entitled "Persona." Read more »
After more than a month on hiatus, Smallville is back to finish up the final six episodes of season 7. Attentive fans are already aware that these last few episodes bring back a number of memorable past characters, and tonight we see the return of one Brainiac, aka Professor Milton Fine, aka James Marsters.When last we saw Brainiac, he was kind of dead, reduced back into a black goo trying to regain his form and ability. When last viewers saw Marsters, he was making out with Captain Jack on the second season premiere of BBC‘s Torchwood. And yes, Captain Jack is a dude. Read more »
Previously on Smallville, Zor-El fought with Clark and attempted to shroud the world in darkness with an eclipse.  Clark destroyed the blue crystal, which somehow caused Kara (Laura Vandervoort) to wake up in Detroit with a pesky case of amnesia.  Lois got it on with Grant, forcing Chloe to give her a verbal smackdown, and also causing Lex to demand that Grant break up with her.  He tries, but that just leads to more making out. Oh, and Grant might actually be Julian Luthor, Lex‘s brother.  Who saw that one coming? Read more »
Luckily for fans of the CW‘s Smallville, there are plenty of completed episodes left before the show will be effected by the writers‘ strike, but the new adventures can‘t last forever.  New spoilers have surfaced for episode 15 of the current season, which could act as a season finale if the strike isn‘t resolved in a timely manner.  For those who want to know how the seventh year might be wrapping up, read on. Read more »
Although the writers’ strike has caused quite an inconvenience for viewers, fans of The CW’s Smallville have a lot to look forward to next year.  For one, a forthcoming episode will feature a special guest character who gives Clark (Tom Welling) a run for his money. The episode, the 13th in the current season, is scheduled to air towards the end of February.  For those who want to know more about the episode, read on for spoilers. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lana (or fake Lana) returned from the dead.  Lex became obsessed with Clark‘s super-cousin, Kara.  Clark found a blue crystal with his birth mother, Lara‘s, DNA.How can anyone keep all these names straight?  Lana, Lara, Kara, does Smallville takes place in an alternate dimension with only a 10-letter alphabet.  Anyway, tonight‘s episode of Smallville sees Clark reunite with his mom and uncle.  Those suitcases must have been packed tight, because the Els brought all their family baggage with them from Krypton. Read more »
This coming Thursday‘s episode of Smallville will be the show‘s last new one for nearly a month.  However, Smallville‘s writers have been very busy over the past few months, and they had fifteen finished scripts by the time the writers‘ strike began.  Smallville has aired seven episodes so far in its seventh season, Thursday will be its eighth, and there will be seven more after that.  Thursday‘s episode is entitled “Blue” and we here at BuddyTV know why.  We‘ve got some spoilers for Thursday‘s episode, which promises to be a good one.  Read no further if you choose not to be spoiled. Read more »
Well, then.  That got intense.  The big story on Smallville tonight was Lana picking up Clark‘s powers, thanks to a  lightning storm and some kryptonite.  Interesting how that works.  Lana continues on her quest to bring down Lex and will stop at nothing to do so.  To Lana‘s credit, she tried to do it publicly (via The Daily Planet) first before taking things into her own hands.  My favorite part was probably Lana and Clark causing seismic tremors together.  How beautiful.     Read more »
The newest Smallville episode opens with a superhero movie being filmed on the Kent farm.  Clark is a little star-struck, as is Chloe who is putting the big breakup behind her.  The lead actress on set, Rachel Davenport, is apparently a bit of a diva who has not done an interview with the press in some time.  Lucky for her, a near fatal car crash, averted by a heroic Clark, puts Davenport in a talkative mood, particularly after Chloe reveals to her later that the  Read more »
At this point, it is already well-known that actress Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the eponymous 1984 film, will be guest-starring in the sixth episode of Smallville‘s current season.  Slater will debut on The CW series as Lara, Kara Zor-El‘s aunt and Clark‘s biological mother. However, fans of Smallville will be happy to know that Lara is not the only Kryptonian family member who will make an appearance on the particular episode, which is set to air on November 1.  For those who are interested to know who the other family member is, or are eager to get some plot spoilers on the episode, read on. Read more »
The big news for Smallville tonight was the appearance of the man who most recently played Superman on network TV, Dean Cain.  Cain portrayed the Man of Steel on the ABC hour-long Lois and Clark which, among other things, brought Teri Hatcher into American homes.  Cain, on tonight‘s episode of Smallville, goes the other way and plays the bad guy, the evil Dr. Curtis Knox.  Other than that, we learn some more about Kara‘s past and what Lana is up to, plus some major moments in Chloe and Jimmy‘s relationship.Chloe and Jimmy are having a nice little talk over coffee, Jimmy showing Chloe a pair of concert tickets he bought for them, when Chloe recognizes one of the meteor freaks.  She thinks the girl has escaped from the hospital.  Chloe calls the hospital from outside, but the girl shows up in Chloe‘s face.  It turns out that the girl was cured, thanks to the work of Dr. Curtis Knox (Dean Cain).  One downside is that when she was cured, some of her memory was wiped away.  The girl remembers nothing from the past six years. Read more »
Clark and Kara are at the corn festival.  Clark is lecturing Kara on not using her powers, particularly with the discovery of her space ship.  Kara apparently has the hots for Jimmy.  I always assumed she would become his UOA.  After demonstrating yet another power that Clark doesn‘t have, X-Ray vision, Kara is distracted by the arrival of three hotties signing up for the beauty pageant.  Looks like Kara will be going up for it as well. Read more »
After nicely tying up the events of the season 6 finale, Smallville is back with the much anticipated episode “Kara.”  I say much anticipated because the episode is the first really good look at Clark‘s (Tom Welling) Kryptonian cousin, Kara (Laura Vandervoort).  As with most shows on the CW, the inclusion of a hot chick seems like some sort of rite of passage Dawn Ostroff cooked up for incoming shows.  At least with Smallville, the character actually exists in the mythology.  The trial by fire is this:  will she feel natural to the show, or will she feel like window dressing wedged into to beef up the horny teenage boy demo?  Read on. Read more »
Smallville returns for a seventh season with the episode “Bizarro.”  Picking up where the season 6 finale, Clark (Tom Welling) must deal with a dam collapse, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) has been charged with Lana‘s (Kristin Kreuk) murder, Chloe (Allison Mack) hangs on the brink of death after resurrecting Lois (Erica Durance), and a ‘bizarre‘ Clark is stalking Smallville. Will the young-man of steel set everything right? Read more »
With last week‘s premiere of the seventh and latest season of Smallville, the series is choc-full of exciting guest stars lined up for the rest of the upcoming episodes.  Before we get into the meat of things however, there‘s one other feature of The CW‘s cult Superman back-saga that deserves special mention. Now that Smallville is on a new season with a couple of new mainstay cast members, its opening billboard has been given a slight facelift to include the latest additions to the show‘s regular cast of characters.  Smallville‘s updated opening credits now feature Aaron Ashmore, who plays Jimmy, and Laura Vandervoort, who essays the part of Kara, also known as Supergirl. Read more »

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