Articles for Smallville Season 9

Entering its sixth season, CW’s hit Smallville looks to reveal even more about the Clark Kent before he emerges as Superman. Already, Smallville has shown how Clark Kent develops super strength, super speed, invulnerability, X-ray vision, heat sensing vision, and super hearing. Probably the most interesting aspects of Smallville are the villains that Clark Kent must combat. These villains have been exposed to Kryptonite and develop abilities such as psychic sense, shape-morphing, and other supernatural powers. Interesting enough, is that kryptonite also affects the young superhero in many different ways. Green kryptonite weakens him and can kill him with overexposure. Red kryptonite sparks him to act impulsively and touches upon Kent’s darker desires. And finally black kryptonite halves Kent into two people that each display different characteristics before they re-unite. All in all, Smallville provides many interesting storylines and turns because any villain can be developed by the writers, and the moodier, darker side of Kent can be explored quite innocently without having to taint the pre-superhero we all know and love. Read more »
Fall 2006 Returning Shows Rank: 17Tom Welling plays the angst-ridden teenage Superman well enough that there was much fan speculation about Welling being cast in Bryan Singer‘s big-budget "Superman Returns". Of course, this did not happen, but when people act as if Welling being cast in the blockbuster wasn‘t out of the realm of possibilities, you know he‘s rooted himself as a viable embodiment of Superman. The mythology of Smallville doesn‘t exist in precisely the same world as the comic-book Supes, but they‘re close. Characters, especially villains, appear much chronologically earlier than in the comics. In this regard, Smallville is kind of like "Muppet Babies" (okay, maybe not). -Oscar Dahl Read more »
Justin Hartley will be appearing in seven episodes of Smallville‘s sixth season. Hartley, best known for his work as Fox Crane on the NBC daytime drama "Passions", will be playing Oliver Queen, a.k.a. Green Arrow, a Robin Hood-style hero who comes to Smallville and persuades Clark Kent (played by Tom Welling) to join him in forming a Justice League. Oliver Queen may possibly become a love interest for Lois Lane (Erica Durance) and shares a secret from the past with Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum)Justin Hartley previously worked with Smallville‘s executive producers, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, on the pilot "Aquaman", an attempted spinoff of Smallville based on the high-rated fifth-season episode Aqua. While the pilot was not picked up, Smallville‘s executive producers apparently liked Hartley‘s work enough to bring him to Smallville.Season six of Smallville premieres September 28. Read more »
Smallville fans pretty much know and accept that Superman will not making an appearence in Smallville anytime soon. The producers of Smallville have stated since the beginning that the series is about Clark, and Clark alone. None-the-less, as the series progresses forward and Clark, and Tom Welling, age, and the milestones drift by (the death of Clark‘s father), the question of when Superman will appear on Smallville continues to be asked.In an October 4th article in the Seattle Times, Tom Welling again put the question of Superman in Smallville to bed, one more time:"This show will always be about Clark Kent. The transition to Superman is so catastrophic that it‘s a whole new show once he starts flying around." Welling said.Regardless of this, it seems that without the man in tights making an appearance on Smallville , the show may be just counting down to its own finale, right? Wrong. Smallville has already taken many liberties with the Superman universe, casting most of its characters as near-by residents to Smallville and often times, (like Lex Luthor), blurring and re-imagining the relationship to the, uh, teen-age/young man of steel. It‘s a course the producers and writers of Smallville don‘t intend to change. So if you‘re still waiting for Clark to become Superman, it might be good to accept that in the alternate universe of Smallville, Superman may never take flight. Read more »
Smallville‘s breakout star of the season, Justin Hartley, is an interesting man. Hartley, who plays the Green Arrow, has been adored by fans since day one and his character has brought a ton to the table since his inception. Our friends over at Media Village have provided the second part of their two-part interview with the break out star. Here is an excerpt from that interview: Read more »
Smallville creator and executive producer Alfred Gough recently gave BuddyTV the opportunity to sit down with him for an exclusive interview. We discussed the evolution of Smallville, how comic books have taken over mass media, and his upcoming projects. Smallville airs every Thursday at 8PM ET/PT.How did you get into the TV business and eventually end up creating Smallville with Mile Millar? Read more »
Tom WellingCharacter: Clark KentShow: SmallvilleThere have been a few actors given the honor of portraying Clark Kent, aka Superman, and some would argue that Tom Welling has been the best. It takes a special combination of talent and physicality to play a superhero, and Welling has proved to be the perfect actor for Superman. Start Page / #10 / #9 / #8 / #7 / #6 / #5 / #4 / #3 / #2 / #1 Read more »
For years, executives and producers would sweat the weekly Nielsen TV ratings, seeing as the ratings could make or break the revenue the show generated from advertising. However, the rise of uber-profitable TV series on DVD sales plus the decay of live TV advertising with the rise of Tivo and DVR is changing the profitability equation for TV shows. Now, smaller TV programs that are produced on a smaller budget have a chance to become money makers if their audience is rabid and buys the DVD in droves. This doesn‘t exclude the home runs of big budget shows like Lost that profit on the regular TV advertising plus DVD sales. So, with the omnipresent Nielsen ratings, we‘ve decided to look at the flip side to identify which programs can be the next big money making show because of the nature of their rabid audience and by looking at how popular they are in the online realm.Here‘s a look at the Top 10 Nielsen rated shows from December 4th through December 10th: Read more »
Hollywood takes on a refreshing face in the eyes of Kristin Kreuk. Having distinct and exotic features translates positively in the showbiz world as her striking appearance mesmerizes the viewers. Her inclusion in the popular series Smallville ultimately exposes her beauty and talent worldwide. Read more »
Tom Welling is the quintessence of overnight success. This popular actor went from being a model to ultimately being the star of his own series. As Clark Kent on Smallville, he allures viewers with his gorgeous looks and boy-next-door image. What makes up the young Superman? Enormous magnetism, a dash of talent and a generous amount of charisma comprises Tom. His natural cosmic appeal is a certified attention grabber.  Read more »
KryptonSite.com has a gaggle of trailer caps and promotional pics from this weeks highly anticipated Smallville retrun: Hydro. The episode continues Clark‘s trek towards an inevitable confrontation with the mysterious Green Arrow, and explores further naughty going‘s ons at the Daily Planet centered around guest star Tori Spelling. Read on for more goodness.  Read more »
Tori Spelling, by all accounts, should not be famous.Maybe this is no way to start a story about last night‘s Smallville. But, really, it‘s the one thing that woodpeckers itself into my brain every time Tori Spelling receives another acting gig. Tori was introduced on Smallville last night as a gossip columnist named Linda Lake, only further enforcing the L-alliterated name motif in the Smallville universe (Lex Luthor, Lana Lang, Lois Lane). Tori Spelling plays Linda Lake in a hopelessly, almost embarrassingly over-the-top manner. She is cringe-worthy in every scene she appears, which is a shame, because last night was an otherwise great episode. Sure, she‘s a name, somewhat famous, but is anybody really saying to themselves "You know what, now that Tori Spelling is on Smallville maybe I WILL watch it." Read more »
Our friends over at Media Village have managed to procure a sneak peek at what may be the most anticipated episode in the history of Smallville. "Justice" will portray the formation of the renowned Justice League of DC Comics fame. Smallville has enjoyed a great sixth season thuse far, encapsulated by the growth and maturation of many of the main characters, as well as the introduction of some key newcomers, especially the fan favorite Green Arrow. In "Justice", Green Arrow enlists a number of "familiar faces" to help bring down enemy Lex Luthor. Here‘s a excerpt from the Media Village article: Read more »
Clark Kent joins a squad of superheroes bent on preventing the evil Lex Luthor from building an army of superhumans.Smallville‘s face will be forever changed after last night‘s episode. Embarking on a journey which hasn‘t been successful in a long time, the new CW remade the face of Smallville, turning it into a pure superhero smash-fest. Clark Kent, the young, undeveloped Superman discovers a new group of incredible young men who possess powers, though none match the abilities of Clark.Lex Luthor, the unscrupulous nemesis/friend of Clark Kent, harbors an assortment of secrets. As mysterious as he is evil, Luthor‘s underground project, 33.1, is slowly being revealed, and the more the viewers learn about his project, the more Clark and his new team of superheroes will be there to stop him. Read more »
John Schneider certainly blooms in his prime as he becomes significantly visible on TV with his handsomely mature façade. This celebrity with German and American roots proves to be versatile both as a singer and as an actor. Ultimately, his inclusion on the television series Smallville has positively exposed his thriving career.  Read more »
Sharply beautiful, Erica Durance easily gets the attention of the crowd as she graced the cover of FHM‘s May 2006 issue and ranked as #38 on World‘s 100 Sexiest Women. Her soft features balances her perky personality which makes her a sought after actress on television. Moreover, her popularity grew stronger as she became part of the hit series Smallville.  Read more »
If you guessed that the title ‘Crimson‘ indicates that Clark will again come into contact with Red Kryptonite, congratulations: you‘re a master of discerning the obvious. This time the Red Kryptonite comes in the form of an aphrodisiac lipstick worn by Lois Lane. Once she lands a smooch on Clark his ‘other‘ self comes out, and this time it is time to confront the ladies of his life, with doe eyed Lois in tow. Read more »
After this week‘s red-Kryptonite induced tirade on Smallville , what sort of fallout will come from Clark‘s admissions and revelations? What unexpected twists are waiting around the corner? We made it our mission to find out, and we did. Read on for the latest and best spoilers on Smallville. Read more »
As Smallville speeds towards it‘s season finale huge things are in store for the boy in plaid.  Will Lex‘s abuse of meteor freaks backfire on him?  Will Lana‘s pregnancy reveal a surprise?  Will Lex and Lana go through with the wedding?  Smallville has been on a role delivering awe-inspiring action seasoned with shocking dramatic twists,  read on to find out where Smallville will take us as it prepares to end an incredible sixth season. Read more »
Michael Rosenbaum, the antagonist Lex Luthor on the popular series Smallville aspires to stride behind the camera to direct an episode of the action-adventure drama series. Rosenbaum, a 34-year old American actor, came from Oceanside, New York. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in theater arts. Previously, he was included in films like Cursed, Sorority Boys, Bringing Down the House, Poolhall Junkies, Special, Kicking It Old Skool, and Sweet November to name a few. In addition he also worked on shows like Teen Titans, The Zeta Project, Batman and Beyond, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Read more »
The legendary Lynda Carter, actress known to personify Wonder Woman, will guest star on Smallville this season. The episode is called “Progeny” which will be aired on April 12, 2007. Read more »
John Glover, actor who plays Lionel Luthor, father of Lex Luthor, on the CW series Smallville, will take the role of "Man in Chair" in the Broadway production of “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The said Broadway show, which previously garnered five Tony awards, is about a Gotham loner, the Man in Chair, who keeps himself happy by listening to the cast recording of 1920s tuner. Read more »
Michael Rosenbaum, actor who plays Lex Luthor on the sci-fi series Smallville has decided to depart from the show, which has ultimately established his stance in the television world. According to Associated Content, Michael Rosenbaum confirmed that season seven would be his last participation on Smallville. At this point, there are no clear reports regarding the grounds of his departure or what’s in store for his future. Read more »
The ides of March bring wedding bells for Lex and Lana on Smallville, and what a more appropriate date.   The ides of March are on the 15th and mark the assassination of Julius Ceaser.  Shakespeare‘s play Julius Caesar and its line "Beware the Ides of March", defined the time as brooding declaration of doom.  Is doom coming to Lex and Lana‘s Smallville wedding?  Or will Smallville‘s most volatile couple actually go through with their wedding.  We have some super spoilerish details inside. Read more »
Smallville has done much over the years to distance itself from its comic book roots, while at the same time keeping them, surreptitiously, on tap. With the pending release of Smallville the complete sixth season DVD, that line will finally be crossed for good. This time around, not only will the minds behind the show be providing commentary, the folks from DC comics will be contributing as well. The meeting of minds behind the man in tights and the boy in plaid is a comic/Smallville geeks dream come true, and it gets better.  Read more »
The big day is almost here for Smallville residents, the marriage of Lana to Lex. With the events of recent episodes, however, by show of hands, who expects the wedding to go off?  If there are hands raised,  mine is not among them.  Not only do I believe the wedding will be the scene of a major disruption that will cement the Clark / Lex rivalry for all time, I see this event as a turning point for Smallville proper.  With Michael Rosenbaum making a predicted exit from Smallville, what a perfect time to kick off a major arc that will end in Lex going off to be the reclusive criminal genius we all know he has the potential to be? Read more »
Good news for Michael Rosenbaum fans! Aside from Smallville, avid fans can now savor Rosenbaum’s acting expertise with two upcoming projects, Kicking It Old Skool and Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. Rosenbaum takes a comedic pitch with the movie Kicking it Old Skool where he plays Kip Unger. The movie is an American comedy directed by Harvey Glazer and written by Trace Slobotkin. The film centers on an average teen in the mid-80’s who gets into a coma after a break-dancing accident. He then wakes up 20 years later, tries to develop his old dancing team and struggles to catch up with the modern world. The movie, which is scheduled for release on April 20, 2007, includes Jaime Kennedy, Mario Menounos, Michelle Trachtenberg and Vivica A. Fox. Read more »
Smallville‘s episode 6.16 titled ‘Promise‘ is the culmination of the Lana / Lex wedding, and everything it should be.  At first, I was just happy to see the storyline come to some kind of end, be it a wedding or not.  After seeing the episode,  I‘m convinced that as tired as the Smallville melodrama became for me, the end result was a huge and ample pay off.  Definitely one of the best Smallville‘s ever. Read more »
Smallville ‘Promise‘ has the makings of an extravaganza for fans of the show.  It is, pretty much, what a great portion of this season has been leading to;  the marriage of Lana and Lex, and whether or not Clark is going to let it go down as planned.  With all the stress and suspicion that has evolved on recent episodes of Smallville,  it may be as likely at this point that Lana herself would throw in the towel on the marriage,  save for a little contingency that will surely shock and surprise many Smallville fans.  Read on and beware the spoilers. Read more »
if this weeks Smallville, ‘Combat‘, left you craving more super powered action, fear not!  The season finale of Smallville promises to deliver on a scale so far unmatched for the show.   After a season that saw such wonders as the Justice League, the Green Arrow, and of course, Titan vs Clark, how could Smallville‘s creative team possibly rise to the occasion? Read on to find out who Clark‘s ultimate rival will be when Smallville closes the book on its sixth season! Read more »
According to reports on Dark Horizons, Smallville’s Tom Welling has signed on board a remake of the Michael J. Fox film “Teen Wolf”.  In the new version, it is a teenage girl who finds herself bearing the mark of the beast.  Since, let’s face it, Tom isn’t a teenager anymore, we can only guess that his part is peripheral; perhaps a charismatic werewolf hunter?   Welling will be using his time off from Smallville to film the remake in Little Canada this summer. Read more »
It‘s the question Smallville cast and crew are surely tired of being asked at this point: ‘When wil Clark become Superman?‘   The answer is  so uniform from the set that  you just know it was handed out in a media training meeting:   Superman will never show up on Smallville, because this is not his story.  Over time, the fact that Smallville is, very much, an alternate universe version of Superman begins to sink in and, whether you agree with it or not,  you accept the fact that no matter how long it runs, Clark Kent will never become Superman on Smallville.  Well, never say never because eventually there will be a series finale, and well... could anything be more predictable? Read more »
Steve DeKnight is talking Smallville, and the talk is all about love triangles, mysterious Luthor projects coming to chilling fruition, and a mysterious figure from Clarke‘s past playing heavily in a Smallville finale that will leave you on the edge of your seat.  If that isn‘t enough,  our friends at Kryptonsite.com are hinting that somebody might not be returning for season seven of Smallville, but we‘ll let them tell you about that.  In the meantime read on for the scuttlebutt concerning Smallville‘s  hotly anticipated finale. Read more »
The chatter at my favorite Smallville site, kryptonsite.com, is that somebody might be leaving Smallville this season.  Say it isn‘t so!  As much as I‘d hate to see ANY of the Smallville regulars leave, (particularly Michael Rosenbaum who has, unfortunately, already announced his intentions to leave next season), you just can‘t resist the sweet nector of speculation.  Who are the odds on?  Who are the odds off?  Is there anyone that Smallville can do without,  What loss would devastate fans of the show? Read more »
With only two weeks remaining until Smallville returns, fans want to know... what is the Progeny?  Well Smallville freaks every where, we have the answers right here.  In the weeks to come, Smallville will be inching closer and closer to its shocking finale, which all indications are will be totally fantastic.  So what does next week‘s episode hold in store for us?  Let‘s check in with the sultans of Smallville spoilers and find out. Read more »
Smallville alum Eric Johnson, who played the first man to come between Clarke and Lana, Whitney Fordman, will be getting his own shot at superherodom as he takes on the title role Flash Gordon in the new series being developed, appropriately enough, by the SciFi channel.   Johnson was a pivotal character on Smallville through the beginning of the series and left the show after many character shifting redemptions. Read more »
After completely reinventing the universe of Superman with Smallville, creators Miles Millar and Alfred Goughwill be crafting the next version of Brendan Frasier’s big screen franchise the mummy.  This time the challenge will not be adding to the already burgeoning mythology, though, it will be taking away.  The Smallville scribes have the unenviable task of excising actress Rachel Weisz’s role from the third Mummy sequel after the actress has declined to appear in the film.  Luckily, Smallville’s ever shifting ensemble cast has made Miles Millar and Alfred Gough experts at rolling with unexpected character substitutions. Read more »
Next week Smallville returns with the all new episode ‘Progeny‘ guest starring super hero royalty Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter as Chloe‘s meteor afflicted mother.  As Smallville grows ever closer to its finale we should expect to see signs of an end-game beginning to form up in Smallville.  Could it be that ‘Progeny‘ holds the beginnings of what will become the core of the Smallville finale?  We checked in with our usual list of suspects to get all the lowdown on what to expect from next weeks thrilling Smallville. Read more »
Smallville is the latest to jump on the ‘let‘s kill a major character‘ band wagon.  Following the formula that was popularized by LOST and absorbed by practically every other prime time drama on television, Smallville will be disposing of one of four major stars.  Amongst the picks:  Tom Welling (Clark), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex), Allison Mack (Chloe) or Kristin Kreuk (Lana).  Personally, I think this is a no-brainer, follow on through for my prediction and check back with me at the end of the season to see how I did. Read more »
Super hero Royalty Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter joins the cast as Smallville returns for an all new episode!  The plot revolves around familial issues, of the meteor afflicted kind, as Clark helps Chloe reunite with her estranged mother who has been in a mental institution.  Is she really crazy?  Twists of the kind that Smallville can only deliver ensue when Lex sticks his head into the situation.  What does he know about Chloe‘s mom?  What diabolical purpose does Lex have in mind for Chloe‘s mother? Read more »
With many huge Smallville moments behind us – Lex and Lana‘s Wedding, Chloe’s freak reveal, and now Lana’s fake pregnancy – one would wonder how the Smallville writer’s are going to top themselves as the series comes to the close of its sixth season in May.  Fear not, we have plenty of info on some of the twist and turns awaiting Smallville fans in the final three episodes of this season. Read more »
The people behind Wilhelmina Models, a modeling agency founded by supermodel Wilhelmina Cooper, felt proud to have employed Tom Welling, who now plays the lead of the sci-fi series Smallville. President of Wilhelmina Models Sean Patterson told USA Today that he was not surprised when Welling landed a gig on Smallville. He recounted, “Tom had just come in from Detroit, and he always seemed to glow. He was very sweet natured. He was definitely more boyish then. He is much more of a man now." Read more »
Smallville‘s Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum, will be seen with hair in his new big screen movie ‘Kickin It Old Skool‘, which debuts in theaters on April 27th.  Granted, he only grew in his new do for three weeks, so don‘t expect a substantial different from his usual Smallville smooth.  Rosenbaum costars in the film along with Jamie Kennedy, and Maria Menounos. Emmanuel Lewis, David Hasselhoff, and John Ratzenberger, amongst others, make cameos in the comedy.  Read more »
Smallville once again proved that its fame and popularity extends beyond the borders of the United States. Last week, Smallville creator, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and Michael Rosenbaum, who plays the villainous character Lex Luthor, were in Paris, France to witness Smallville’s tribute at the 2007 Jules Verne Festival. Aside from giving reverence to the Smallville, the people of France also took the opportunity to interview the show’s creators. In line with this, the creators disclosed that Tom Welling, actor who plays Clark Kent, signed with the show through its 8th season. Given this statement, many speculated that the program’s 8th installment would be its last. As for Clark Kent’s infamous rival, Lex Luthor, it was hinted that the actor might probably guest star if there would be a season 8. On the other hand, the creators mentioned that Michael Rosenbaum’s contract ends with season 7. Read more »
After leaving us with a glimpse at the frightening Ares project last week, how does Smallville kick off its final three of the season?  With a gimmick episode.  PT Barnum  would have been proud of this one, maybe not so much in what the Smallville crew accomplished, but in that the die hard fans no doubt ate this drivel and request second helpings.    Read more »
Last week Smallville gave us our first glance at the Ares project,  next week promises a little more up close and personal glimpse at the project as Clark and Lois inadvertently close in on the secrets surrounding the mysterious beast.  For more spoiler laced Smallville details jump ahead! Read more »
Michael Rosenbaum has said that he’d be leaving Smallville after the seventh season. Some fans were concerned about the show going on without him, while others point out that many sources say the seventh will be the last for Smallville anyway. But will it?While everyone seems sure that next season will almost certainly be the last for Smallville, rumours abound that producers of the show have signed some of the actors, like Tom Welling, for an eighth season.  Read more »
John Schneider, former cast member on Smallville, got upset over the $9,900,500 winning bid on his car restored 1969 General Lee Dukes of Hazzard car, which he auctioned on eBay. Schneider, a 47-year old native of Mount Kisco, New York, played Jonathan Kent on Smallville and became popular with his role as Bo Duke in the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. Read more »
Erica Durance, Smallville’s Lois Lane, is rumoured to be in the running for a new remake of Barbarella, the 1968 cult science fiction erotica movie that starred a young Jane Fonda. The remake’s script is said to be written by James Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, and produced by Italian movie producer Dino De Laurentiis (Hannibal, Hannibal Rising).Previously, tabloids and other outlets have reported at various times that Kate Beckinsale, Scarlett Johansson, Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, and Lindsay Lohan have been considered for the role of Barbarella. Of course, there’s been no confirmation on any of these, and Kate Beckinsale told IGN news that she hadn’t been contacted officially or even heard the rumors herself.  Read more »
Phantom Zoner’s take note, Clark Kent is coming for you.  At least that is the basis of tonight’s sixth season finale of Smallville “Phantom,” but if you are guessing something entirely different is going to come of it, you may be right!  Amongst the loose threads to be tied up tonight: Chloe’s power will be revealed, Clarke will face a nemesis whose strength is his weakness, Lana will finally confront Lex over his deception, and the evening may have mortal complications for a major character.  For spoilers and speculation, read on. Read more »
Phil Morris appeared this season as the Martian Manhunter on Smallville. A genuine comics fan himself, Morris thinks a Justice League spinoff of Smallville would do very well. “I think it’s almost a no-brainer because I think the audience would love it and I think the fans would love it,” he told If Magazine recently. Morris believes that his character, the Martian Manhunter AKA John Jones, “will lend itself to the evolution of Smallville as a series, and then lay the groundwork for Metropolis, or Justice League, or whatever they want to do in terms of branching off for other series.”  Read more »
Smallville "Phantom" is the sixth season finale and promised to be the best.  Lex‘s diabolical plan to create a super army of freaks hinges on obtaining the DNA of someone very special, but it‘s not Clark.  It is the last remaining wraith from the phantom zone.  Meanwhile, there is a surprising connection between Martian Manhunter, Lionel, and Clark.  Let‘s not forget the reveal of Chloe‘s power, and the promise of death that has been lingering towards the end of the sixth season. Read more »
Smallville will be returning to its 8pm Thursday time-slot when it returns this September.  Fans of the alternate mythos Superman series  are relishing the short  wait  for new adventures.  Smallville will again be followed by the dark horror adventure series ‘Supernatural,‘ which returns for its third season. Read more »
TvShowsonDVD has snared the box art and details for the highly anticipated Smallville Season Six DVD set that will be hitting stores September 18th.  The set offers some cool extras that Smallville fans will love along with the usual high quality transfers that one would expect.  Season six saw the rift between Clark and Lex form into a divide of bitter rivalry as the bald baddie snapped up Clark‘s beloved Lana in marriage and became more and more obsessed with his plans to develop a master race.   As well, the season saw the formation of the Justice League and Clark was tempted for the first time towards his destiny of super hero at large. Read more »
Lost has announced its end date, Battlestar Galactica has followed suit, could it be time for Smallville to make a similar announcement?   Long time fans have languished since Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum announced he will be leaving, the main concern is how to fill that Lex Luthor shaped hole in Smallville‘s plot.  While the show seems to be closing in on a fresh addition to the mythology to replace Luthor, Bizarre Clark, another possibility would be to close the book on the Smallville centric series altogether.  But how would they do it? Read more »
Clark will soon be joined by a second Kryptonian  on TheCW‘s Smallville.  When Smallville returns producers will be adding the character of Kara, Clark‘s cousin who has been trapped in suspended animation since coming to earth at the same time Clark.  Much like Clark, fans shouldn‘t expect to see Kara donning the tights and launching into crime fighter mode;  rather she will be introduced as someone trying to find their place and assuming a more human like identity. Read more »
Despite his departure from Smallville, former cast member John Schneider remains to be seen recurrently on television and in the big screen. Apart from his various projects, the 47-year old actor is slated to star in the comedy Sydney White and the Seven Dorks as the character Paul White.Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Sydney White and the Seven Dorks is a modern retelling of the classic fairytale. It centers on an attractive college freshman as she pledges her late mother’s once dignified sorority. Soon, she discovers that the present sisterhood is not what is used to be but eventually finds a new home with seven outcasts. With her socially challenged new friends, she attempts to change the school’s social hierarchy. Read more »
Justin Hartley came bursting on the scene on Smallville as the Green Arrow, the popular new super hero on Smallville. Hartley‘s portrayal of the smooth as silk hero has garnered much critical acclaim and adoring fans. There has even been talk of a spin-off.Our friends over at MediaVillage recently conducted an exclusive interview with Justin Hartley. Here is an excerpt: Read more »
A few weeks back the announcement was made that Smallville would be getting a new cast addition in the guide of Supergirl, or Kara as she will be called on the show.   Some more information has come forward concerning the role and how she will fit into the Smallville universe.   Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the news is the positive reaction from fans, a sharp contrast to Supernatural fans who are having a tough time with feminine additions to their landscape.  Read more »
Michael Rosenbaum and John Schneider aren’t the only Smallville actors with upcoming movies. Aaron Ashmore, known as Jimmy Olsen on the science fiction teen drama, stars in the big screen in the movie entitled Palo Alto. However, the Smallville actor’s movie is still pending for release in theaters despite the fact that it already premiered two months ago at the 6th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The production of Palo Alto is described as challenging for the producers since they had to accommodate a small filming budget, raising 200,000 from independent investors. Producers of the film are still in the middle of finding a distributor to partner with so that the movie can be released in theaters. Read more »
Smallville season six left viewers with many unanswered questions and Lionel Luthor, played by John Glover, in bad shape. However, Glover already confirmed to TV Guide that he will be returning in season seven, plus he also spoke about his thoughts on the departure of Martha Kent and his character. Glover, a 62-year old actor and native of Salisbury, Maryland, currently plays Lionel Luthor, father of Lex and founder of LuthorCorp on Smallville. His acting credits include Scrooged, Payback, The Riddler, Batman and Robin, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Broadway musical The Drowsy Chaperone. Read more »
Leave it to the man of steel to conquer the High Definition DVD format wars.  In the most rational move in the heated rivalry between Sony’s Blu-Ray and HD-Dvd, Warner Brothers has made the unfashionable choice of supporting both machines with the release of Smallville Season Six.Most studios, and some retailers, have picked a ‘format of choice’ in an attempt to starve consumers into one standard or the other.  It is a game of dirty pool reminiscent of the VHS/Beta wars of the early 80s.  In case you didn’t know Beta lost, superior picture quality and all. Read more »
The explosion of Lana’s SUV in the Smallville finale seemed, at first, like a predictable cliffhanger.  The internet is buzzing now with word that Lana’s (Kristin Kreuk) departure from Smallville might be permanent after all.  Spoilers and speculation ahead. Read more »
Our good friends over at Media Village have just posted the results of a poll they conducted regarding this season‘s breakout TV star. These were the nominees:Masi Oka - HeroesAmerica Ferrara - Ugly BettyJustin Hartley - SmallvilleJesse Tyler Ferguson - The ClassMichael Urie - Ugly Betty Read more »
Say it isn’t so!  Word drifted around the net yesterday of some casting changes for Smallville of the morbid variety.  As in someone may be dead, dead, dead, following last season’s finale.  How dead?  Read on for some of the details and a little bit of informed speculation. Read more »
Smallville has cast its Supergirl. For some time it was thought that the announcement of who would be playing Kara, Clark‘s teenage cousin from Krypton, would be made at the San Diego Comic Con.  The rumor mill, however, would have none of that.  TvGuide has revealed the identity behind Smallville‘s Supergirl / Kara as Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort.  Perhaps best known as the sister of Instant Star lead Jude Harrison (Alexz Johnson), Vandervoort now has the unenviable task of connecting with Smallville‘s passionately vocal fanbase. Read more »
The Daily Planet has found its new editor. Aside from the speculations and rumors from the cliffhangers it left viewers during the season six finale, the highly anticipated return of Smallville season seven comes with the addition of a new cast member. In addition to Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort, who plays Clark’s teenage cousin Kara/Supergirl, actor Michael Cassidy will be joining the cast of Smallville for several episodes. Read more »
The seventh season of Smallville promises to deliver more action and complications for the characters, especially with the arrival of two new ones, Kara (Laura Vandervoort)- aka Supergirl- and Grant Gabriel (Michael Cassidy), the Daily Planet’s new editor.  To add to the excitement surrounding the series‘ upcoming season, TV Guide has featured the show on its July 23rd issue cover and conducted an accompanying interview with co-creator Al Gough. Gough, 39, was generous enough to discuss with the magazine some details about the new characters and what fans can expect from the old ones. Read more »
Just how hot is Smallville‘s Supergirl? Very, and visitors to the annual San Diego Comicon will get to see just how hot in person. Laura Vandervoort, who will be joining Smallville as Supergirl aka Kara in season 6, has been confirmed as a guest on the Smallville panel that will take place this weekend.Also appearing at the event will be executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Erica Durance (Lois), Justin Hartley (Oliver Queen), and Phil Morris (Martian Manhunter).  If you think Tom Welling is conspicuous by his absence, I‘m feeling you. Read more »
In an effort to step outside of the box, actress Allison Mack has signed on to direct an episode for Smallville‘s seventh season, which is slated to premiere on September 27. The 24-year-old actress said in her official blog site that she will be directing the 20th episode of the series this year.  She decided to try her luck on the other side of the camera after realizing she has never placed herself in a situation where she is doing something new. Read more »
A former Superman as well as a former Supergirl are planning to converge on Smallville in season six.   Dean Cain, who played Clark Kent / Superman on the show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will be guest starring in a nefarious role, while the big screens first Supergirl, Helen Slater, is being wooed to play new Supergirl Laura Vandervoort‘s Kryptonian aunt. Read more »
Smallville Season 7 has not yet finished production but Laura Vandervoort already has something to say about her Smallville experience so far.  In an interview with KryptonSite‘s Craig Byrne, she has revealed her positive sentiments about the cast, as well as her role on the action-adventure series. Just last month, it was announced that Vandervoort had landed the role of Kara/Super Girl on Smallville.  For the 22-year-old Canadian actress, joining the series has been a big deal. Read more »
Smallville has an impressive feather in its cap as it enters its seventh season - proven brand appeal.   The Smallville DVD set now sits at number 30 on Amazon‘s top selling DVD‘s list.  Pundits of the show have often looked at the brand strength of Smallville as one of the factors sustaining its seemingly indestructible presence on the air.   To get a feel for how Smallville stacks up to other popular genre shows, keep on reading. Read more »
Annette O‘Toole, the actress known for playing Martha Kent on Smallville, will be participating in yet another live musical event on Monday, August 27. Alongside her husband Michael McKean and his band Spinal Tap, she will perform in a benefit called “Concert For A Cause.”Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer plus other special guests will also grace the musical benefit in which all proceeds will go to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), a group that supports myeloma patients and families by hosting events, conducting research and providing education worldwide. Read more »
As season seven of Smallville fast approaches, more and more scantily clad pics of the season‘s latest addition, Kara AKA Supergirl, are popping up – and out – in support of the launching season‘s hype.  With some wide sweeping allegations that the CW has ordered a few of its new shows to sex things up a bit, is the character of Kara being added to re-bait the teenage boy demo know that most of Smallville‘s girls have matured? Read more »
For years, a growing contingent of Smallville fans have called for the small-screen‘s young Man of Steel to don the blue tights, if not on the show, then in a big screen effort.  So far, there has been nothing but disappointment.  With the recent news that Brandon Routh will not be appearing the Justice League America movie, instead waiting out a Superman sequel with Bryan Singer, it looks like Smallville fans please may finally be heard. Read more »
The first pictures of Smallville‘s Kara (Aka Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort)  in action have surfaced courtesy of the CW.  Up until now, the pics that have been released have been rather racy promo shots depicting the teen in tube tops complete with Photoshop glow and breast enlargements.  The new pics show that Kara will indeed be touching down in a very risqué get up indeed.  Somewhere between Daisy Duke and Roller Boogie.  Women of Smallville, watch out.  There‘s a new hottie in town.  Spoilers ahead. Read more »
Premiere Date and Time: Thursday, September 27, 8pmNetwork: The CWTime Slot Competition: Ugly Betty, Survivor, My Name is Earl and 30 Rock, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Cast: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, John Glover, Annette O‘Toole Read more »
Smallville premieres soon and savvy web surfers already know at least half of the premiere episode‘s plot.  Well, another slice of Smallville spoilers was served up this morning when TV Guide published some intriguing bullet points concerning the upcoming return of Super-Young-Man.   Join us as we decode what these morsels may mean. Read more »
Next Tuesday, the Smallville Season 6 DVD collection hits store, and naturally that begins the final headlong plunge of peripheral marketing hype leading to the triumphant September 27 premiere of Smallville season 7.  Like most fans, I‘m pumped not only to have the chance to rewatch the finale, but to once again get into some boy of steel.  I must admit though, a few things worry me this year. Read more »
Superman has defeated NBC‘s Heroes.  Or, perhaps we should say Super-Young-Man.  Smallville‘s Season 6 DVD set has nudged Heroes aside to become the number 2 best seller at Amazon.com.   This is truly a David Vs. Goliath story, particularly in the regards that NBC went to great lengths to guarantee that Heroes had the most feature packed box set on the planet.  Despite its marginal audience, Smallville handedly surpassed NBC‘s attempt at emulating comic book devotion, with some genuine comic roots to boot.  Read more »
Recently, the CW began airing Smallville season 7 promos that featured Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort), and only Supergirl, raising the question among fans as to just how integral the girl of steel will be in the season 7 story.  With the talk of Smallville coming to end, is it possible the CW is laying the seed for a Kara centric series? Read more »
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 »
Miles Millar was interviewed by the Smallville podcast “Voices from Krypton” and cut loose with some major details concerning season 7 of Smallville. Amongst them, a revelation concerning a certain female lead‘s status on the show, and the romantic future of Clark. Are the two related? If you don‘t want to be spoiled, don‘t read on. Read more »
Finally.After a month of holidays, egg nog, and more Snoopy and Ralphie Parker than one knows what to do with, we‘re finally back to normal. January is upon us, 2007 has begun its tyrannical, 300-plus day reign, and our favorite TV shows will no longer bludgeon us with repeats. Tomorrow, January 3rd, brings the return of a couple of our favorites, as well as two brand new shows.After that, the flood begins, and over the next month virtually every original program will air new episodes. A full list of the returning dates for most every show on television is after the jump. 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 »
Smallville has spent the past seven seasons developing the complicated relationship between Clark and Lana, which is an essential part of Superman‘s mythology.  However, it‘s no secret that Clark eventually ends up with the feisty Lois Lane in the comic books.  From the moment Lois was introduced in Smallville‘s fourth season, fans have wondered if the series would eventually pair her with Clark.  With Kristin Kreuk leaving the series as it moves into what may be its final season, should the writers begin laying the foundation for the future romance between Clark and Lois? Read more »
With Lionel Luthor six feet under and Lex buried within the Fortress of Solitude, it was obvious Smallville was going to need some dastardly new villains in season 8.  A couple months ago it was announced that famous Superman baddie Doomsday would be wreaking havoc on the series, as well as a sexy, evil seductress named Tess.  While the latter seemed easy enough to cast, I wondered what the producers had planned for the massive, Hulk-like Doomsday character.  Would they cast a giant American Gladiators reject, or simply rewrite Doomsday‘s origin and fill the role with a dreamy twentysomething actor?Today I have an answer to my question, as scoop-master Michael Ausiello recently got word on who‘s been cast in these two roles.  If you were hoping that the producers of Smallville would stick to the comic books, prepare to be outraged. Read more »
We‘ve spent months talking about the major departures that have plagued Smallville‘s upcoming eighth season.  Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk are out as regulars next year, while creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have also moved on to other projects.  Now, thanks to Kristin at E!Online, we finally have news about someone joining the cast for season 8.  Justin Hartley, who plays Green Arrow/Oliver Queen on the CW show, will be joining Smallville as a series regular.  This news comes shortly after the CW decided not to pick up the pilot for Hartley‘s medical drama, Austin Golden Hour.Aside from the addition of Hartley, we also found out more about Kristin Kreuk‘s involvement next year, as well as information on the two new villains that will be causing trouble for Clark Kent. Read more »
When it was announced that Justin Hartley would be joining the cast of Smallville for its eighth season, fans wondered if appearances from other members of Green Arrow‘s Justice League could be in the near future.  After all, with Clark buried within the Fortress of Solitude at the end of season 7, someone has to step up to the plate to keep the world safe.  According to TV Guide, Black Canary, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter will all be returning in the season opener to team up with Oliver Queen.  Their mission?  To rescue Clark Kent. 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 »
If you‘re a fan of great television, there‘s no better place to be at the end of July than the San Diego Comic-Con.  The annual gathering features stars and creators from a variety of different shows, and they always arrive with enticing teases about upcoming plotlines.  The 2008 convention, which takes place July 24-27, is going to be an especially great year for fans of two of the CW‘s most popular shows: Smallville and Supernatural.  Details on the Smallville panel are still unconfirmed, but Supernatural fans can look forward to getting up close and personal with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki.  If you can‘t make it to Comic-Con you can continue to check BuddyTV for updates, as we‘ll be in San Diego to bring you all the biggest news as it happens. Read more »
The finale of Smallville‘s seventh season was jam-packed with a lot of cliffhangers, and surprisingly not one of them involved Chloe being presumed dead.  Instead, everyone‘s favorite computer genius was arrested by the Department of Domestic Security after Lex turned her in for hacking into government databases.  In a supreme case of bad timing, Jimmy proposed to Chloe (Allison Mack) right before the agents burst in, then was left hanging without an answer as she was dragged off in handcuffs.  It was a potentially romantic moment gone horribly awry.Though fans still have months to wait before Smallville‘s eighth season premiere, Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello recently revealed what‘s in store for Chloe‘s love life.  Read on if you want to know how she responds to Jimmy‘s proposal. Read more »
Last week, I wrote a spoiler-filled article discussing the possibility of Chloe and Jimmy getting married when Smallville returns for its eighth season in September.  Though I‘m a fan of the couple, I was surprised to discover that many Smallville fans would like to banish the "Chimmey" pairing to the Phantom Zone.  Chloe is a rather divisive character in the fan base, with some finding her essential to the show and others finding her a saintly annoyance who‘s given too much screen time.Whether you love her or hate her, there‘s no denying that Chloe will continue to be an important part of the series throughout the next season.  TV Guide recently sat down with new showrunner Darren Swimmer to find out what awaits the character in season 8, as well as what‘s in store for Clark (Tom Welling) now that Lana and Lex have moved on. Read more »
We here at BuddyTV are gearing up for our big trip to San Diego Comic-Con, which takes place July 24-27.  As we‘ve mentioned in previous articles, the convention will feature stars and creators from a number of hit shows, including Lost, Heroes, Smallville, Supernatural and Prison Break.  Now that the full schedule for the four-day event has been released, we‘ve been able to put together a list of which panels we‘ll be covering.  We‘ll be updating with news immediately after each panel wraps up, so be sure to check BuddyTV regularly for all the latest updates.  Read on to check out the list of shows we‘ll be focusing on as we battle the huge Comic-Con crowds. Read more »
Check out the rest of our coverage from San Diego Comic-Con.You don‘t often get to see Green Arrow shake hands with Batman without flipping open a comic book, but that was exactly what happened as today‘s Smallville Comic-Con panel came to a close.  The final fan to stand up during the Q&A session was dressed up as the Dark Knight, and his question was, "When am I going to be on the show?"  Showrunners Kelly Souders, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer and Brian Peterson didn‘t have an answer for the man, so instead he went up to the stage, shook hands with Justin Hartley and started posing for photos.  It was a hilarious end to a very entertaining panel, which also featured Allison Mack alongside new cast members Sam Witwer and Cassidy Freeman.Before Batman took over the panel, the Smallville execs showed glimpses of season 8, and also revealed that one cast member will soon be directing an episode. Read more »
Smallville has experienced a lot of big changes behind the scenes as it prepares to launch its eighth season, but the overwhelming vibe that new showrunners Kelly Souders, Brian Peterson, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer presented at the San Diego Comic-Con was that it‘ll still be the show fans know and love.  The foursome worked alongside series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar for years before taking the reins of season 8, and they have no intention of straying from the vision of their predecessors.Though the show will remain the same, many of the characters will be experiencing major changes when the series returns.  The execs, along with star Justin Hartley, talked to the press after the Comic-Con panel to dish on what‘s coming up for Smallville‘s characters. Read more »
I sat through over a dozen panels during my time at this year‘s San Diego Comic-Con, and though they were all a lot of fun, certain moments will stick in my mind forever.  Attending the convention is like getting a chance to sit in a room and chat with all of your favorite celebrities.  On one level you can‘t believe you‘re so close to people you‘ve only seen on screen, and on another level it all seems perfectly natural.  No matter how much you worship a particular actor or creator, Comic-Con helps to remind you that they‘re all just regular people.  It‘s oddly comforting, and it makes even the biggest of stars seem more relatable.After thinking back over the many panels I attended, I chose five of my favorite moments from the convention.  It wasn‘t easy to narrow down, but these are the things that I‘ll definitely never forget. Read more »
I raised a cynical blonde eyebrow when I initially heard that Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar were leaving the series so they‘d have more time to write big Hollywood blockbusters.  I‘m sure the money for scripting summer tent pole movies is quite impressive, but I can‘t imagine penning such nonsense is creatively fulfilling.  Not that all big budget movies are nonsense, of course.  Especially not this summer, when we‘ve had amazing fare like The Dark Knight, Hellboy II and Iron Man in theaters.  However, Gough and Millar didn‘t write any of those.  They wrote The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.  Did they really leave Smallville so they could hack out third-rate sequels to movies people barely cared about in the first place? Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Network: CWPremiere: Thursday, September 18, 8pmCast: Tom Welling, Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Aaron Ashmore, Justin Hartley, Sam Witwer, Cassidy FreemanPreviously on Smallville: Jimmy proposed to Chloe, Chloe was arrested by the government, Lana left town, Kara was trapped in the Phantom Zone, and Lex and Clark were buried within the Fortress of Solitude. Read more »
The eighth season of Smallville premieres one month from today, which means it‘s finally time for me to start dreaming about what I want to see in the new season.  My first order of business when putting together this list was to rule out anything that seemed entirely implausible.  There probably won‘t be an appearance from Bruce Wayne in season 8, nor do I expect Clark and Lana to run off to Barbados and get married.  Then I ruled out things I don‘t really care about, like whether Kara (Laura Vandervoort) escapes from the Phantom Zone.  Afterwards, I was left with five things that might actually happen when Smallville returns.  Read on for the list. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.There isn‘t a female fan of Smallville who didn‘t squeal with delight when it was announced that Justin Hartley would be joining season 8 of Smallville as a series regular. His previous appearances as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow were well-received both for the creative energy he added to the cast and for the fact that he removed his shirt in just about every episode. Read more »
How many villains does it take to fill the void left by Lex Luthor?  For months we‘ve assumed that only two new baddies were joining Smallville next season, but now TV Guide is reporting that a third has been added to the mix.  The character Maxima, who just happened to fight Doomsday during the "Death of Superman" arc in the comics, will be coming to Smallville to stir up trouble for Clark.  According to Superman lore, Maxima is the oldest child of a hifalutin family on the planet Almerac.  When she comes to Earth searching for a suitable mate, she sets her sights on the Man of Steel, who‘s already wrapped up in an epic romance with Lois Lane.  Unfortunately, Maxima doesn‘t handle rejection very well, and Superman quickly learns that upsetting a woman with super strength, sizzling eye beams and telekenesis is never a good idea. Read more »
Last week, Warner Brothers Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov announced that the studio plans to reboot the Superman film franchise yet again.  In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Robinov mentioned the studio‘s desire to put a darker spin on the character in order to capitalize on the success of The Dark Knight.  This means that the next Superman film will look nothing like Bryan Singer‘s Superman Returns, which didn‘t rake in as much cash as the studio hoped.  Singer and Returns star Brandon Routh will likely be out, which means the search for an all new Superman will soon be on.With Superman getting another reboot, it‘s time to ponder that age old question: Should Smallville‘s Tom Welling be cast as the big screen version of Clark Kent? Read more »
The seventh season of Smallville has completed, to the sadness of avid fans who have followed the show since it debuted in 2001.  The eighth season has already gone into production, but there is a possibility that the series won‘t make it to season 9. “We would all very much like a season 8, and that, in our minds, would be the last season,” creator Al Gough told iF Magazine. Read more »
One of the most exciting things about working for BuddyTV is getting a chance to visit the sets of some of the best shows on television.  In the past few months we‘ve brought you news straight from the sets of Supernatural, Fringe, Heroes and Knight Rider.  It‘s amazing to see these shows being filmed, and watching the actors at work truly gives you an appreciation for the difficulty of their profession.  Everything speeds by so smoothly when you watch it at home, but in reality there‘s a massive amount of work put into each episode of any television series.One show that‘s experiencing some major changes this season is Smallville.  To get fans pumped for the eighth year of the series, we‘ll be making our first ever visit to the set next week.   We‘re going to have a chance to sit down and interview some of the cast members, but before we take off for Vancouver we need your questions for the actors.  If you‘ve ever wanted to ask someone from Smallville a question, here‘s your chance! Read more »
Following the end of Smallville season 7, it was announced the series regulars Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum, who had been with the science fiction series since the first episode, would not return as regulars for the eighth season. Additionally, Laura Vandervoort and John Glover have departed the series alongside Kreuk and Rosenbaum.  While the show has weathered cast losses before, the new season of Smallville faces an enormous challenge, especially with swirling rumors that the eighth season will be the program‘s last.  But according to Kelly Souders, who is spearheading the series now that that show creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are gone, that hasn‘t been decided yet.  In fact, there are plenty of stories left to tell. Read more »
As reported previously, Smallville - The Complete 7th Season is coming to stores on both DVD and Blu-ray on September 9.  The set consists of all 20 episodes of the previous season, packed with bonus materials, featurettes, mobisodes and commentaries, which you can read more about in this article.  In line with this release, Warner Bros. has created a special website where fans can create their own Smallville trailer and win tons of prizes too.No purchase is necessary to enter or win in Smallville‘s trailer contest.  The contest, which began on August 15 and is scheduled to end at 11:59pm PT on September 23, aims to have fans create their own video trailer using the library of video clips, sound effects, music, transitions and graphics provided at smallvilletrailermaker.warnerbros.com.  After each video trailer has been uploaded on the website, site visitors may vote for the best promotional piece. Read more »
Smallville will finally kick off its eighth season this Thursday, and right now it‘s impossible for any fan to know what to expect.  The CW series has weathered numerous changes behind the scenes since season 7 wrapped up, including the loss of creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, as well as the exits of Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk.  With the addition of new cast members Justin Hartley, Sam Witwer and Cassidy Freeman, plus four new showrunners calling the creative shots, it‘s possible Smallville will seem like a completely different show in season 8.  We‘ll have to wait and see if the series continues spinning the complex sci-fi tales fans have grown to love.To get fans prepared for Thursday‘s premiere, entitled "Odyssey," we have two exciting clips from the episode. Read more »
I do not envy Cassidy Freeman. Entering the picture as LuthorCorp CEO Tess Mercer on last night‘s season 8 premiere of Smallville, the actress has big shoes to fill. Lex Luthor is an iconic villain, and Michael Rosenbaum was beloved by fans. How do you come into a show in it‘s eighth season and take over as the resident villain?In the case of Tess, it will take some time. We learned a little bit about her last night, but overall, she has a long way to go if she wants to be taken seriously as a bad ass. After all, her predecessor routinely ordered assassinations and threw his own father out a building. Simply mocking Lois Lane‘s wardrobe choices won‘t cut it (though it‘s a decent start). Read more »
The CW has spent a lot of time, energy and money to make itself into the premiere network for teen girls.  It all started with America‘s Next Top Model and Gossip Girl, and continues this season with the debut of new shows like 90210, Stylista and Privileged.  The network has done everything it can to cater to this particular demographic, but it hasn‘t exactly paid off in the ratings.  The CW can‘t seem to turn any of its new teen soaps into smash hits.Considering the success of edgier, more male-oriented fare like Smallville and Supernatural, it‘s a wonder the network doesn‘t attempt to develop more sci-fi and horror shows.  Both series returned last week to big numbers, with Supernatural delivering its highest ratings since it started airing on the CW. Read more »
When the stellar ratings for the recent season premieres of Supernatural and Smallville came in, I wrote an article wondering why the CW doesn‘t develop more sci-fi and horror properties.  The network has spent a lot of energy creating its image as the place to see rich teen girls backstab one another, but shows like 90210 and Gossip Girl don‘t get nearly the ratings that the typical episode of Smallville does.Maybe the CW was listening to me.  Variety is reporting that Smallville executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson are developing The Graysons, which will follow the world of a young Dick "DJ" Grayson before he takes on the role of Batman‘s sidekick, Robin.  The show is seen as a potential replacement for Smallville if it ends its run this season, or as a companion to the series if it returns next year. Read more »
For a variety of different reasons, the seventh season is often the end of the road for many television shows.  The contracts for some actors end after seven seasons, and when you have a hit show it can be pretty pricey to sign them on for another year or two.  Another problem many shows face is the fact that they simply run out of steam in that amount of time, either creatively or in the ratings.  These are all things that the CW had to consider as Smallville neared the end of its seventh year on the air.  The network renewed the series for another season, but keeping all of the actors in place has proved a challenge. Read more »
Allison Mack remains one of only two members of the original main cast of Smallville who has stuck around up through this eighth season. (Tom Welling, of course, is the other original member. You can‘t very well have Smallville without Clark Kent, can you?)Allison‘s character, Chloe Sullivan, is one of the best sidekicks written for television. She‘s smart and sassy, cute as a button, but has hacker skills to die for and a fierce, take-no-prisoners attitude that you would want in someone who is backing you up. Allison and Tom Welling have worked so closely together for so many years that it‘s no wonder that they can make their characters‘ partnership believable year after year. Read more »
Cassidy Freeman is the newest actress to join the cast of Smallville, whose eighth season debuts tonight on the CW. With the departure of Michael Rosenbaum from the cast, Smallville needs a new resident baddie, and that person will be Cassidy Freeman‘s Tess Mercer.With Lex Luthor missing in action, Tess Mercer has control of his estate and all his holdings. This means that she‘ll also be running the Daily Planet, so she‘ll no doubt be butting heads with Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance) soon enough. Read more »
As reported earlier, when Smallville kicks off its eighth season tomorrow, big changes in the show are likely to occur. For one thing, Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk, who have been mainstays on the show since the beginning, are being replaced by Justin Hartley, Cassidy Freeman and Sam Witwer in the main cast. But someone who is sticking around for sure is Erica Durance, as the intrepid reporter Lois Lane.Erica Durance is a very busy lady. When BuddyTV went up to Vancouver to visit the Smallville set, Erica was in the middle of a grueling shooting schedule that went way into the wee hours of the morning. The thing about Smallville is that there are many scenes that require special effects (for example, the many times when Clark runs at super speed) and these kinds of scenes are very difficult to shoot because they require the actors to do many different takes. Read more »
Smallville‘s eighth season will be beginning in just one short week, September 18 at 8pm. BuddyTV was lucky enough to visit the Smallville set and talk to some of our favorite new and old faces, and the first interview we‘ve got for you today is of Aaron Ashmore, who plays the lovable Jimmy Olsen.Aaron is such a cutie, isn‘t he? It would have been wildly inappropriate to tell this to his face when I met him, but he has exactly the kind of cute that I look for. You know, he has that “golly gee!” expression. Furthermore, I found him to be very easy-going, down-to-earth and friendly. He‘s probably a great person to work with. Read more »
Last week, I took a trip up to Canada to visit the set of CW‘s Smallville. The studio, located just outside of Vancouver, BC, was just about the coolest place I‘ve ever been.The studio was huge and I can‘t decide which is cooler: the outdoor Metropolis set or the very elaborate indoor sets, like the Ace of Clubs or the Daily Planet newsroom. We haven‘t seen th e Talon coffeehouse very recently on the show, but the set is still there and just as eclectic as ever. (I did notice, however, that there was a spelling error on the chalkboard coffee menu. A "moccha" must be a Smallville special.) Read more »
When the Smallville showrunners appeared at the recent San Diego Comic-Con, they revealed that they‘d love to have Michael Rosenbaum back in season 8, but neglected to mention any possible plans for the actor to return to the show. There were rumors going around earlier in the year that he may return for up to 11 episodes, but those rumors never became reality.  Now in a recent interview with Kristin at E!Online, executive producer Darren Swimmer has confirmed that Rosenbaum won‘t be appearing at all in season 8.  Fans will have to make do with new villains Doomsday and Tess Mercer. Can they possibly take the place of Lex Luthor?*NEW* Smallville Photos*NEW* Smallville Trivia Read more »
Saul (Ron Rifkin) may be the most low-key and reserved member of the Walker family on Brothers & Sisters, but it‘s been fascinating to watch his evolution since the pilot episode.  Season 2 of the series found the character grappling with the homosexuality he had been trying to deny for years, which he eventually came to terms with.  In a recent episode, Saul decided to quit his job at Ojai Foods after Holly and Tommy made too many changes to the business.  Saul planned to use the opportunity to retire, allowing him to spend his golden years looking for love.According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, Saul will soon find love, at least for about three episodes.  Former Smallville cast member John Glover is set to appear on Brothers & Sisters, playing a fellow gay man who Saul quickly falls for. Read more »
While Heroes is busy forming its villains alliance headed by Arthur Petrelli, Smallville is hard at work putting together its own evil coalition in the background. Tess Mercer has slowly been recruiting Krypto-freaks for a special mission, and that can only mean one thing: Evil Justice League.Shows like Smallville succeed when there‘s a season-long story arc. Clark Kent is a hero, but to truly stand out, he needs super villains who can rival him. Look at any season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and you‘ll see the benefit of having a Big Bad. The special thing about this season of Smallville is that there are two Big Bads brewing. Read more »
You don‘t have to be an advertising executive to know that sex sells.  The promise of scandal and skin has convinced many of us to tune into TV shows or movies we‘d never watch otherwise.  There‘s a good reason Milo Ventimiglia is shirtless on every episode of Heroes, and why Chuck recently featured an epic shower battle between Nicole Richie and Yvonne Strahovski.  It may not be the most highbrow way to court viewers, but it works more often than not.Proving that it‘s never too late to sex up a show, season 8 of Smallville has featured more shirtless men than I‘ve seen anywhere else on television.  Is it a coincidence that the show is still one of the highest rated programs on the CW? Read more »
For eight seasons, Chloe Sullivan has been the sweet girl-next-door on Smallville. She‘s Clark Kent‘s go-to gal, the spunky and smart chick who helps him out. In last night‘s episode, Chloe went off the reservation, committing cold-blooded murder.When mind-reader Sebastian learned Clark‘s secret, Chloe paid him a visit in the hospital and used a reverse healing power to kill him to protect the secret. If this were actually Chloe, it would be one of the more shocking moments on Smallville. But this season the show has been setting up quite nicely the fact that Chloe is no longer normal Chloe, but a minion of Brainiac. Read more »
While Heroes has suffered both creatively and ratings-wise during its latest season, another show about super-powered individuals has thrived.  Even with new cast members and four new showrunners behind the scenes, Smallville is generating great ratings and tons of buzz.  The show has pleased many fans by moving the action to Metropolis, which has allowed the writers to focus more on Clark‘s evolution into Superman.  The action-packed series has become a perfect example of how to bring complicated comic book storytelling to television.With NBC recently firing two Heroes producers in a desperate attempt to get the show back on track, it‘s obvious the series needs help.  In an effort to help the network revitalize their struggling series, I‘ve come up with a list of five things Smallville delivers that Heroes fails at. Read more »
Almost as shocking as the revelation that Sylar is Angela Petrelli‘s son on Heroes was last night‘s Smallville reveal that Davis Bloom (Sam Witwer), aka Doomsday, is the son of General Zod. It was a fascinating moment that changed the comic book mythology while amplifying the drama of Smallville.Now everything is far more personal for Clark Kent. His old enemy Zod is back in the picture, and suddenly the storyline is all about the ancient Kryptonian mythology. The battle lines have been drawn, and things are sure to heat up for this rivalry. Read more »
BuddyTV interviews Sam Witwer, who plays Doomsday on Smallville.Doomsday is one of the most notorious Superman villains to ever grace the pages of DC Comics.  The hulking alien monstrosity stands as the only creature to kill Superman, which makes him one of the hero‘s most formidable foes.  On tomorrow night‘s episode of Smallville, Doomsday will arrive in Metropolis under the name Davis Bloome.  The character has been reimagined for the series as a charming paramedic with a dark past, and he‘ll be embodied by former Battlestar Galactica actor Sam Witwer.  Davis won‘t start off intent on destruction, but he‘s destined to turn toward villainy eventually.I had a chance to sit down with Sam today to discuss his role on the show.  Read on for the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
BuddyTV interviews Cassidy Freeman, who plays Tess Mercer on Smallville.There‘s a new bad-ass on Smallville, and her name is Tess Mercer. Cassidy Freeman‘s entrance as the new CEO of LuthorCorp has been difficult, since Michael Rosenbaum left big shoes to fill. But with her strict, yet sexy attitude and her past with Oliver Queen, Tess has made her presence known.BuddyTV spoke to Cassidy Freeman about how she‘s settling into Smallville and Tess‘ relationships with Chloe, Lois and Oliver. Continue reading to listen to our exclusive interview and to read the full transcript. Read more »
The new 90210 could really use a visit from Tori Spelling.  Recent episodes of the series have focused solely on the teenage characters, making the show almost completely unwatchable.  Spelling was in talks to return to her old zip code earlier this year, but the deal fell apart after she allegedly balked at the amount of money she was offered.  My advice is to throw the actress all the cash she needs, because a little bit of Donna Martin would be more than welcome on the sluggish revamp.Spelling may not be returning to Beverly Hills anytime soon, but Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that she‘ll be returning to Metropolis.  The actress will reprise her role as Daily Planet gossip columnist Linda Lake in an early 2009 episode of Smallville. Read more »
The CW hasn‘t had much luck launching another superhero series to capitalize on Smallville‘s success.  We all remember the short-lived Birds of Prey, which was later followed by an Aquaman pilot that never made it on the air.  The latest hope for comic book fans came in early October, when the network announced they were developing a series called The Graysons, which would tell the story of Dick Grayson before he became Batman‘s sidekick, Robin.  There were questions about the concept from the moment the series was announced, especially since Robin isn‘t all that interesting without Batman.Unfortunately, fans of the character will never get to see what the CW had in mind for The Graysons.  Variety has announced that plans for the show have been scrapped, possibly due to the mega-successful Batman film franchise. Read more »
I‘m always a bit skeptical when I hear that Hollywood wants to make a live-action version of a Japanese anime.  Though I love the big screen Speed Racer more than any grown man should, I think it‘s far too easy for things to get lost in translation when adapting a long-running animated series from another country.  However, it seems that Hollywood is up to the challenge.  A Dragonball Z movie hits theaters next year, Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to produce a live-action version of Akira, and M. Night Shyamalan is still working on adapting the anime-inspired American series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  There‘s no telling how these projects will turn out, but if they don‘t make more money than Speed Racer this fad will burn out quickly.The latest anime series getting ready for an American revamp is Robotech.  The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar will write the script for a live-action Robotech movie, which could hit theaters within the next few years. Read more »
While on the set of Smallville earlier this year, BuddyTV had the opportunity to talk to some of the central cast members. Each of their interviews were great in their own way, but it‘s now time to, once again, reflect on where we‘ve come from this season. At the time, they were filming "Identity" and we got to watch them film the opening scene. We watched as they filmed shot after shot to create the special effects of Clark‘s superspeed as he rescues Lois. Just as we were leaving, in fact, Erica Durance was filming her fight scene. I couldn‘t imagine what it would be like to film fight scenes and special effects until 6 in the morning.But Erica was a trooper. It was cold and late and she still managed to give an awesome interview. Allison Mack came in on her day off to talk to us. Aaron Ashmore was charming as usual. Cassidy Freeman was friendly and welcoming and even introduced us to her dog. (Although we didn‘t get to interview him, Tom Welling was completely welcoming and stunning as ever) They were all such wonderful interviews. But which one was the best? My vote is on newcomer Cassidy Freeman. She gave an amazing interview despite being completely new to the cast. Read more »
By now, we‘ve all gotten a chance to watch Tess Mercer, Smallville‘s newest villain in action. She has been a welcome addition to the cast, bringing to the table a fresh new look and a new, complex villain to battle.Today, for our final video interview from our visit to the set of Smallville, we find out all about the actress behind Tess, Cassidy Freeman. We caught Cassidy Freeman, who plays Tess Mercer, after she finished shooting a scene with Tom Welling. In the scene, Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore) had just come to her with a scoop about Metropolis‘ Good Samaritan (who is Clark, of course), which she assigns Clark to write up for the Daily Planet. Clark, wanting to keep his secret identity secret, tries to dissuade Tess from running the story, claiming that Lex Luthor would have thought better of running a “tabloid” story. It‘s a tense scene between Tess and Clark, each one trying to suss out the other‘s weaknesses, and foreshadows many clashes they‘ll have in the future. Read more »
Chloe Sullivan is one of the pluckiest, most likable characters on Smallville, and as I found out when BuddyTV visited the set of Smallville, Chloe‘s portrayer, Allison Mack, is also adorable and likable. The day we visited Metropolis, she actually had the day off, but agreed to come to the set for a few minutes anyway so that we could ask her some questions.This season is a big one for both Chloe and Allison. The season will see a huge evolution in the character of Chloe, as she develops her superpower. We might be seeing Chloe use her power in tonight‘s episode after the Green Arrow gets injured. Read more »
Poor Aaron Ashmore. He has the misfortune of starring on a show that already has ridiculously hot male actors on it, like Tom Welling and Justin Hartley and, now, Sam Witwer. What is poor guy like Aaron supposed to do about it?Well, actually, Aaron does pretty well. He plays the perennially good-natured Jimmy Olsen, whose aww-shucks personality is just so endearing. I‘ve had the good fortune of being on set of Smallville with Tom Welling, and while Tom is definitely a very good-looking guy, Aaron seems more approachable and down-to-earth, which is just my type. Read more »
Smallville kicked off its eighth season last week with Lois Lane (Erica Durance), snooping around the Luthor mansion in a French maid outfit, looking for clues about Chloe’s (Allison Mack) whereabouts. That’s what we like about Erica, isn’t it? She throws herself into her role just as passionately as Lois dons costumes to get her scoops.The night that BuddyTV went to visit the Smallville set was a very long work day for Erica Durance. She and Aaron Ashmore, who plays Jimmy Olsen, were shooting a scene that takes place out on the main street of Metropolis at night, which meant that they were both on set filming until about six in the morning. It’s really insane how much work and how many hours these actors put into creating the episodes that we enjoy week after week. Read more »
Thanks to exciting new characters and plenty of awesome action, season 8 of Smallville has been firing on all cylinders.  Last week‘s installment left viewers hanging after Doomsday crashed Chloe and Jimmy‘s wedding, kidnapping the bride and taking her on the honeymoon from hell.  The series won‘t be back with fresh episodes until January 15, and when it returns it‘ll feature some new super-powered heroes.  The next installment, which is penned by comic book scribe Geoff Johns, will introduce the Legion of Super-Heroes to the Smallville universe.  TV Guide recently announced which actors have been cast as the Legionnaires, and if you watch a lot of Canadian television you just might recognize them. Read more »
The first half of Smallville‘s eighth season has been quite the roller-coaster ride.  Lex may be incapacitated and hooked up to a bunch of machines, but Davis Bloome (Sam Witwer) has certainly made for a formidable foe in his absence.  The paramedic first appeared rather nice and charming, but finally revealed his true self in last week‘s episode when he morphed into the deadly Doomsday.  Does Clark have what it takes to stop a villain as powerful as General Zod‘s son?Now that we‘re about halfway through season 8 of Smallville, it‘s a perfect time to look back at the first 10 episodes and vote for the best of the bunch.  Is this season up to the quality of previous years, or is it doomed to fall short? Read more »
I‘m really not a fan of the term "jump the shark," which people like to whip out on the Internet every time a television show has a controversial storyline or less than successful plot twist.  In my opinion, it‘s impossible to know if a show has jumped until it‘s been terrible for at least a couple of seasons.  For example, it‘s safe to say that Heroes fell to its death sometime during the awful season 1 finale, but it‘s far too early to declare Grey‘s Anatomy ruined just because Izzie slept with a ghost last week.  The shark is jumped only when a series stumbles mightily and never recaptures its former glory.The only reason I bring up this completely overused term is because I‘ve seen people complaining that Smallville has jumped the shark in recent seasons.  Are these people crazy or do they actually have a point? Read more »
As reported previously, Smallville fans can expect a bunch of new super-powered heroes when the action-adventure series returns with fresh episodes in January.  The episode aptly called “Legion” will reportedly introduce the Legion of Super-Heroes to the Smallville universe, which you can read more about in this previous article.  Most recently, however, scribe Geoff Johns hints that he‘ll also be brining in a new villain in the form of the Persuader.“He‘s one of my favorite Legion villains because he‘s this futuristic assassin, he‘s dressed like an executioner, and he has one of the coolest weapons, an axe that could slice an atom in half.  He can slice Clark, so he can slice anything,” Johns said. Read more »
Last week I wrote an article asking whether Smallville has jumped the shark, inspiring plenty of fans to speak their minds about the current season of the series.  Most agreed that the show still has plenty of life left in it, with some saying that season 8 has fixed many of the problems of previous years.  Gone are the slow pace and the Clark and Lana drama, and instead we have Doomsday, Clark embracing his destiny, and an exciting new flirtation between Lois and the future Man of Steel.  Even without Michael Rosenbaum around, this season of Smallville has been stellar.We recently asked fans to vote for the best and worst episodes of season 8, and the results are somewhat surprising.  It turns out that many people require more from Smallville than a shirtless Justin Hartley. Read more »
The year is almost over, and BuddyTV wants to know which shows were your absolute favorites from 2008. We have a huge Showdown featuring 48 of the top shows of the year, from reality staples like American Idol to smash hits like CSI. You can vote for your favorite cult shows like Supernatural, or a small comedy like It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  We have shows still going strong like Grey‘s Anatomy and shows canceled before their time like Jericho.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SHOW OF 2008>> Read more »
When it was first announced that Doomsday would be appearing on Smallville, the question on everyone‘s mind was whether the character would eventually kill Clark.  In the Superman comic book series, Doomsday is the one villain who‘s ever managed to murder the Man of Steel.  The death obviously didn‘t stick, but Superman was gone for months before returning with an unfortunate mullet and enhanced powers.A new promo has been released for the January 15 return of Smallville, and it shows that Doomsday will stop at nothing to keep Chloe by his side.  Will the alien menace end up killing Clark, or will Smallville take the story in an entirely different direction? Read more »
Sylar is getting a new dad on Heroes. Now that we know Arthur Petrelli has lying about fathering the psychopath, TV Guide confirms that in the next volume, former Smallville star John Glover will show up to play Sylar‘s real father.Glover, of course, is no stranger to playing the father‘s of villains, as he spent six years on Smallville as Lionel Luthor, Lex‘s father. Lionel was eventually killed by his son, an ominous event that could easily be revisited with Heroes. Read more »
Never one to disappoint fans, Kristin Kreuk recently talked about her brief return to Smallville, during yesterday‘s Spike‘s Video Game Awards.  However, she‘s not just Lana Lang next year.  With her new hairdo, she‘s also set on bringing a tough attitude to the big screen as the title character in the film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.  According to reports, Kreuk will surely reprise the role that catapulted her to fame, as Lana Lang on the hit series Smallville.  Asked if she would be popping up again during the season, the actress answered on a positive note.  “I will. I have four more episodes that will air starting January 15th.”  Read more »
Smallville returns on January 15 to conclude the amazing season 8. The last time we saw Smallville, Doomsday took Chloe to the Dark Fortress, Lana made her return, and Lex was watching a video tape while hooked up to a ton of wires.The CW released a new preview of Smallville’s return, and it includes plenty to get excited about, from the arrival of the Legion of Super Heroes from the 31st century to more with Lex Luthor. Continue reading for more and to watch a sneak peek of new episodes. Read more »
There‘s been a lot of speculation on the return of Smallville, and with good reason.  Next year, the series kicks off with the episode “Legion,” and the fans can‘t wait to see what‘s in store.  One of the most buzzed about characters is Chloe (Allison Mack) who seems as though she‘ll be taking on an even bigger role once January dawns.  TV Guide recently asked the fans if they had any burning questions regarding their favorite programs.  With Smallville taking a break since November‘s intense Doomsday story, the audiences can‘t keep themselves patient for news regarding the show.  Read more »
The premiere date of the new Smallville episode is almost here, and it‘s not just the fans who are excited; the writers are too.  Wizard Magazine recently talked to Geoff Johns about his scripting stint on the show, and he had quite a lot to rave about.  To be released on January 15, season 8‘s “Legion” will be featuring the Legion of Super Heroes come alive from the comic books to the small screen.  Of course, it‘s simply a writer‘s dream come true.“Smallville was the Ultimate Universe before the Ultimate Universe existed,” Geoff Johns began.  He had nothing but good words for the series, but was equally enthusiastic about the upcoming episode, “Legion.”  Die-hard fans of the comics would surely enjoy Smallville‘s return, and Johns explains why. Read more »
Now being a “shipper” is a very serious thing. I mean, as your characters fall in love, you do too. 2008 was full of great television relationships. We had to narrow it down to a lucky 20 for BuddyTV users to choose from.Any shipper fanatic knows their “ship” inside and out. I, for one, will always be a LoVe shipper. That is - Logan and Veronica of Veronica Mars. 2008 saw the development of new ships, the crumble of others, and the long lasting tension of our older ships. Overall, it‘s been a great year for most shippers.The competition will be fierce as there are a lot of fans out there. When we did our “Which One Tree Hill Couple is Best” showdown, Brook and Lucas pulled out the win from underneath Leyton and Naley fans. MiSa (Michael and Sara from Prison Break) fans have been known to be a powerful force. Read more »
TV Guide Magazine is trying to fail. At least, that appears to be the case for many TV critics with today‘s bombshell that, according to Variety, the listings section for the magazine will no longer include schedules for such networks as the CW and MTV.So if you want to know whether this week‘s episodes of Smallville, Supernatural, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl are new, don‘t bother looking in your TV Guide (assuming you‘re one of the few people who still subscribes). Read more »
Tonight at 8pm, the CW airs “Power,” the newest episode of Smallville. According to the official episode description, Lana goes missing and Tess has the possible answers for Clark.This episode is special because it marks the directorial debut of Allison Mack. Smallville has always encouraged its young stars to expand their horizons. Michael Rosenbaum and Tom Welling have both directed episodes in the past. This is also a CW tradition, as earlier this season, Chad Michael Murray directed by an episode of One Tree Hill while fellow star Bethany Joy Galeotti directs this Monday‘s new episode. Read more »
It may feel like Smallville and Supernatural just got back from their winter break, but the CW‘s Thursday night line-up is poised to take yet another hiatus. After this Thursday‘s new episodes, both shows will take three weeks off, returning with new episodes on March 5.This week, Smallville airs “Requiem” at 8pm, Kristin Kreuk‘s final episode back, and at 9pm, Supernatural airs “Sex and Violence,” in which a sultry siren turns the Winchester brothers against one another. Read more »
Smallville raised a fairly interesting moral question last night: is it ever OK to kill someone? Oliver Queen wanted to kill Lex, but Clark was determined to stop him because killing is wrong, no matter how evil the person is. Eventually Lex was “killed” (we all know he’s still alive), leading Oliver and Chloe to have a conversation about whether it’s morally justified to murder a monster like Lex Luthor.It’s a morally gray area, and one every comic book hero has to face. Murder is wrong, but evil men like Lex Luthor are never going to change and are irredeemable. A hero’s duty is to protect the citizens, but does that include killing one to save the rest? Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lana stole Lex‘s super suit so she could gain super powers and Tess vowed to bankrupt LuthorCorp.The very creepy Winslow Schott has a conversation with a ventriloquist‘s dummy about the joy of toys. Meanwhile, the LuthorCorp Board of Directors has a meeting to hold a vote of no confidence for Tess Mercer, but Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) busts in to say he bought a controlling interest in LuthorCorp. Read more »
This week’s episode of Smallville marks the end of Kristin Kreuk’s guest arc as the newly super-powered Lana Lang teams up with Clark to go after Lex Luthor once and for all.In “Requiem,” Oliver Queen is injured during an explosion at a board meeting where he announces his takeover of LuthorCorp. Lana and Clark assume Lex was behind it, so they go after him. Continue reading for more on this episode, plus a video clip from “Requiem.” Read more »
I‘m used to the men on Smallville kicking butt. Clark, Lex, Oliver, Davis, they‘ve all, at one time or another, wreaked some carnage and opened up a can or two of whup-ass. But in last night‘s episode, the ladies got a chance to do the ass-kicking, and they did it well.Lana went through her G.I. Jane phase and shot a guy, chopped off her hair, submerged herself in an ice bath and lifted a burning piece of metal with her arms. Meanwhile, Tess Mercer kicked a man to death, literally. These are two women I would not want to run into in a dark alley. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Lana was put into a coma by Brainiac, and as soon as she recovered, she fled the country so Clark could do his work without her as a distraction. Tess Mercer learned Lex was using her as a camera, so she vowed to destroy him and his business.At LuthorCopr, a mad scientist tests an experimental procedure on a human that will hopefully save Lex‘s life. The scientist orders a “transdermal evisceration” and a body in a water tank is set on fire. The body isn‘t Lex‘s, however, it‘s Lana (Kristin Kreuk)! Read more »
I always had a sneaking suspicion Tess Mercer wasn’t all bad on Smallville this season, and now I’ve been proven right. In last night’s episode, she discovered that Lex has been spying on her using a nano-transmitter he implanted in her eye so he can see what she sees.After Lana told her this, Tess instantly evolved as a character, feeling sad and betrayed by the man she loved. If Lex was hoping that would be the end of it, he clearly underestimated Tess Mercer. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: The Martian Manhunter saved Clark‘s life, losing his own powers in the process. He then became Detective John Jones. Meanwhile, Lana tried to find information about Lex.Detective John Jones is in pursuit of a suspect, catching and roughing him up a bit. After the suspect is taken away, a sniper fires shots, hitting Jones in the chest. He‘s taken to the hospital, where Clark (Tom Welling) is conveniently doing some research on a story. Clark worries that the doctor will discover Jones‘ Martian background, but Oliver (Justin Hartley) arrives to say he has a doctor on retainer for their special circumstances. Read more »
Tonight‘s all-new episode of Smallville, “Bulletproof,” brings Oliver Queen back to the center of the action. Detective John Jones (aka the Martin Manhunter) is shot, causing Clark and others to go after the shooter, which apparently causes some major vigilante justice.In addition, Lana confronts Tess about Lex Luthor, which should cause some fur to fly. Continue reading to see three video clips from tonight‘s episode of Smallville. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe and Jimmy‘s wedding was interrupted by Doomsday, who put the smackdown on Clark and took Chloe away to the Dark Fortress.  Also, Lana showed up to delay the inevitable pairing of Clark and Lois while Lex was revealed to be alive.Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) lot their next steps to find Chloe, and after Lana leaves, Clark‘s day goes from bad to worse when a giant dude in an iron mask arrives, swinging his massive fire ax. This is the Persuader, and his name is appropriate, because I‘m convinced he could kick some major butt. Read more »
Davis Bloom is no Doomsday, and it looks like he’s going to stay that way. On last night’s Smallville, Brainiac placed Davis in his crystal chrysalis and after 12 days, he emerged as the monstrous Doomsday.From a storytelling perspective, I appreciate the fact that we now have a main villain. On the other hand, if Doomsday is here for good, that means Sam Witwer is gone, which is a tremendous loss for Smallville from both an acting and a hotness perspective. Read more »
Smallville returns Thursday at 8pm with its first new episode of the year, “Legion.” The show left off with Doomsday taking Chloe up to the Dark Fortress while Clark was recuperating from getting his butt kicked at Chloe’s wedding.The CW released three clips from the upcoming episode that provide a lot of illumination on who the Legion is and what happened to Chloe. Continue reading for more details and to watch these videos.SPOILER WARNING: These clips contain many details about what will happen in tomorrow’s episode. Read more »
What more can you hope for in a mid-season finale than the heart-pounding excitement Smallville provided last night? In an episode filled with stunning returns, shocking revelations, and high voltage action, the only bad thing about it is that the next new episode of Smallville won‘t air until January 15, 2009.That‘s eight excruciatingly long weeks until we find out what Doomsday has in store for his and Chloe‘s "honeymoon" in the Dark Fortress. Eight long weeks until we find out what else Lana will be up to and eight long weeks until we find out how a barely alive Lex Luthor got his hands on that wedding video. Read more »
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here on Smallville to witness the union of James Bartholomew Olsen and Chloe Sullivan.  If there is anyone here who objects to this marriage, speak now, or forever...HOLY CRAP, there‘s a giant alien creature destroying the wedding!That‘s right, tonight‘s episode of Smallville brings the wedding of Chloe and Jimmy, the return of Lana Lang, and the arrival of a gigantic alien destroyer called Doomsday.  Short of Oliver Queen being the stripper at Chloe‘s bachelorette party, what more could you want from an episode of Smallville? Read more »
We‘re in the midst of November sweeps, which means it‘s time for shows to pull out big guest stars, big events and big, shocking cliffhangers.  This week‘s special wedding episode of Smallville will feature all three, which means it‘s definitely going to be a ceremony to remember.  The season‘s tenth installment, fittingly titled "Bride," finds Lana (Kristin Kreuk) returning to town to attend Chloe and Jimmy‘s wedding.  Unfortunately, Doomsday also wants to crash the party, and he‘s definitely not on the guest list.To get fans ready for tomorrow night‘s Smallville, we have some clips from the episode. Read more »
Last week my BuddyTV colleague wrote an article about why Smallville is better than Heroes. If you didn‘t believe it already, last night‘s episode of Smallville was proof. In the best episode of the show I‘ve ever seen, the Doomsday storyline came front and center, moving the show into an impressive and fascinating direction.A good super hero needs a great villain, and while Lex Luthor eventually becomes Superman‘s archnemesis, Smallville spent many years developing the strained friendship between Clark and Lex, never letting him be a pure villain until late last season when Lex killed his own father. Season 8 doesn‘t have that conflict, because Doomsday, as Jor-El informed Clark, is “the Ultimate Destroyer,” a creature whose sole function is to kill. Now that‘s a villain. Read more »
What would you do if your memories were slowly taken away one by one?  That‘s the creepy problem Chloe will have to deal with in tomorrow night‘s episode of Smallville, as Brainiac infiltrates her brain and begins deleting her internal hard drive.  Chloe forgets who all of her friends are, but she does remember Davis, who was revealed to be General Zod‘s son in a shocking twist last week.  It‘s probably not wise to turn to the blackout-prone paramedic in a time of crisis, but maybe Davis can help save Chloe before she forgets who she is.To get fans ready for tomorrow night‘s Smallville, entitled "Abyss," we have some photos and a clip from the episode. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe‘s brain was hacked by Brainiac and Davis discovered he‘s the super-strong alien son of General Zod.Chloe‘s super hacking brain gets a virus, and suddenly all her memories start turning scenes from The Matrix, only on a much lower budget. The people and places she remembers get deleted until she wakes up in the present and has no idea who Jimmy (Aaron Ashmore) is. I‘m not sure if Chloe (Allison Mack) forgetting everyone and everything that‘s ever been on Smallville is supposed to be good or bad. Surely there are a few sotrylines or characters we‘d all like to forget. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe became a homicidal maniac because of Brainiac, Davis became a homicidal maniac because he‘s Doomsday and Kara got locked up in the Phantom Zone.Lois makes the rash decision to move in with Clark on the farm to get away from from Chloe and Jimmy. This shouldn‘t be awkward at all. Clark receives a gift - Tess‘ missing Blue Crystal. He picks it up and before you know it, Clark and Lois are trapped in the Phantom Zone, flying through space. Read more »
Last week on Smallville, Jimmy Olsen, enterprising photographer that he is, managed to capture Clark‘s likeness, or rather, a red and blue blur, on film, and figured out that Clark has superpowers. Fortunately, Oliver helped Clark keep his identity a secret, but in the fallout, Chloe proved that she‘s much darker than she used to be.This week on Smallville, Laura Vandervoort returns as Kara Kent. When last we saw her, at the end of Smallville‘s seventh season, she was floating around in space in the Phantom Zone. Well, this week, Clark will be forced to pay a visit to her there. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Jimmy vowed to find out who has been running around Metropolis saving people.  Davis was exonerated from charges that he was a serial killer, in spite of the fact that he actually IS a serial killer.In this episode of Smallville, Clark is worried that his secret will be revealed by Jimmy, who finally figures out that Clark has super powers. Unfortunately, Clark is also a douche who likes making people who are smart look like idiots. Read more »
The folks behind Smallville really need help coming up with clever episode titles.  While Gossip Girl gives us titles like "Pret-a-Poor-J," and Supernatural offers up "It‘s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester," Smallville keeps tossing out one-word titles that make each episode indistinguishable from the next.  This season we‘ve had "Committed," "Toxic" and "Instinct," just to name a few of the forgettable names.  This week‘s episode is called "Identity," which doesn‘t tell viewers a thing about the plot.  I know the Smallville writers are capable of less generic fare.  Based on the plot description of this week‘s installment, I recommend renaming it "The Secret Life of the American Superhero.""Identity" doesn‘t tell fans a thing about the episode itself, so I‘ve put together some pictures and a clip to help shed some light on what‘s coming up this Thursday. Read more »
Tonight on Smallville there‘s a serial killer on the loose, and everyone suspects Davis Bloom.  It‘s partly because all the evidence points to him, partly because he confesses, and partly because we all know he‘s secretly the villainous Doomsday..Not only has Chloe (Allison Mack) restarted the Isis Foundation, but she‘s started an AA meeting for Krypto-freaks. One chick who can control electricity complains that meeting together is a terrible idea because it makes them more of a target. In a nice ironic twist, she‘s the one full of bad ideas, walking down a dark, abandoned alley on her way home. A mysterious figure drags her away and kills her. Either that‘s Doomsday, or the Smoke Monster from Lost has made it‘s way onto Smallville.. Read more »
Love was in the air during last week‘s episode of Smallville, but not every fan of the series was happy with the numerous romantic declarations found in "Committed."  Lois admitted she loves Clark, Chloe and Jimmy reaffirmed their bond with one another, and Tess and Oliver hooked up once again.  Every Smallville fan seems to have an opinion on these three couples, which has led to some interesting debates among BuddyTV users.  Whether you like the romantic pairings or not, they‘re likely to continue for much of season 8.This week‘s episode of Smallville will put the relationships on the back burner to focus on the increasingly dangerous Davis Bloom.  To get fans ready for the new installment, we have some photos and a clip from "Prey." Read more »
Love hurts, and on last night‘s episode of Smallville, we saw that adage put into effect. Whether it‘s with lies, wooden staffs, or electricity, love is capable of inflicting serious emotional and physical pain. Smallville took a detour from science fiction last night to focus on the three primary couples of this season, exploring their pasts, the present and their potential futures.The difficult part on Smallville is separating what the characters say from what they mean. Do the couples truly love one another? Are there lies being told to each other, or even to themselves? Based on last night‘s episode, let us break down the three couples and predict their fates. Read more »
Tonight’s episode of Smallville is about uncovering secret feelings of love. Is Chloe still in love with Clark? Are Lois and Clark soul mates? Why are these women so preoccupied with these losers when Davis Bloom and Oliver Queen are hanging around?At Jimmy and Chloe’s engagement party, Lois gets drunk so she can cope with the fact that her little cousin is making a huge mistake. The alcohol does its job and drunk Lois stands on a stool and calls out the fact that Jimmy isn’t Chloe’s soul mate. I love drunk Lois, and it’s not just because Erica Durance’s cleavage feels like it’s attacking me. Clark saves the day with a nice speech. After the party, Jimmy and Chloe get ready for some post-engagement party sex when a mystery man shoots them with tranquilizer darts. Read more »
For some reason, Smallville fans by and large hate Lois Lane. Maybe it‘s because she posed a threat to the Clark-Lana relationship, maybe it‘s because her character is typically annoying, but whatever the reason, she is frequently the source of animosity. This season, however, I‘ve found myself in an odd predicament: I like Lois Lane.The character is a strong woman, and last night‘s episode proved it. Not only can she resist the urge to jump at the chance to live with Clark, but she survived being in a car flipped over and thrown by an alien queen without a scratch on her. Read more »
If you‘re hoping to see more of Oliver or Davis on tonight‘s Smallville, think again, because, much like on Project Runway, one day you‘re in, and the next day, you‘re out. I‘m beginning to think the writers just flip coins for each of the series regulars, and whoever‘s lands on heads gets to be in that episode.The other reason could be that “Instinct” is all about Clark‘s raw sexual magnetism, and the only way Smallville can achieve that illusion is by doing away with Justin Hartley and Sam Witwer. Sorry Tom Welling fans, but the Man of Steel is no longer the show‘s top hunk. Read more »
There have been all sorts of characters from DC Comics appearing on Smallville over the years, and some have proven to be more interesting than others.  Tomorrow night‘s episode, "Instinct," brings yet another famous comic book character to the series, and this time it‘ll be someone who has an eye on seducing Clark.  The character of Maxima is an alien queen from the planet Almerac whose kiss kills mortal men.  She also has the ability to make herself irresistible to any man, which means things will get pretty hot and heavy when she runs into Clark.To get fans ready for tomorrow night‘s Smallville, we have some photos and a clip from the episode. Read more »
Call me naïve, but I think Smallville’s Tess Mercer may actually be one of the good guys. The new CEO of LuthorCorp has all the makings of a villain, and most of the time she acts like one too. But reading between the lines, understanding her actions in the first three episodes, there’s a chance she’s not as evil as Smallville would like us to think she is.In last night’s episode, we learned all about the backstory of Tess and Oliver, how they met on an island and grew closer while facing some very bad kidnappers. In some ways, this makes them the Jack and Kate of Smallville. Read more »
If this keeps up, Smallville is going to give me whiplash. The season 8 premiere was all about the Green Arrow, then he disappeared for episode 2, now he‘s back center stage for Smallville‘s third episode.Chloe (Allison Mack) and Clark (Tom Welling) are helping the environment at a global warming party sponsored by Oliver Queen with half-naked waitresses. The two debate the merits of Tess Mercer and whether she‘s truly as evil as Lex or just another pretty girl. Read more »
The new villains on Smallville may not live up to the standards set by Lex Luthor just yet, but I like the new dynamic they‘ve added to the series.  Tess Mercer is an ice cold businesswoman who may be putting together her own evil team of meteor freaks, while Davis Bloome is a heroic paramedic who isn‘t yet aware that he has a dark side.  Both characters are bound to stir up plenty of trouble for Clark, but what‘s really exciting is that they‘ll be able to hurt him in ways Lex never could. On this week‘s episode of Smallville, entitled "Toxic," Green Arrow suddenly falls ill and realizes he has less than 24 hours to live.  Could one of the new villains be responsible?  To get fans pumped for the episode, we have some photos and a clip from the new installment. Read more »
Chloe (Allison Mack) met a real man on last night‘s episode of Smallville in the form of paramedic Davis Bloom (Sam Witwer). There was an obvious connection between the two right away as Chloe marveled at the handsome man rescuing the victims of a bus bombing. After the smoke cleared, however, Chloe realized something: she‘s engaged to someone else.It was only a matter of time before this happened. TV engagements always lead directly to a third party entering the picture and casting second thoughts. What makes Smallville different is that usually the fans will automatically root for the engaged couple to stay together. That is not the case with Jimmy and Chloe. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: The Justice League tracked down Clark and then rescued Chloe from Lex‘s evil henchmen.  Tess Mercer became the new CEO of LuthorCorp, Chloe accepted Jimmy‘s marriage proposal, and Clark finally gave up farm living to become a reporter at the Daily Planet.Clark‘s first day on Smallville working at the Daily Planet gets off to a rocky start when Lois Lane (Erica Durance) mocks his flannel shirt. She steals a spare suit from a nearby reporter which Clark changes into, after which an explosion rocks the building. Read more »
The LA Times officially confirmed that Smallville executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer will be leaving the show this season to head up the CW‘s reboot of Melrose Place. Slavkin and Swimmer were promoted to co-showrunners on Smallville this season after the exit of original creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.The move will allow the show‘s other two co-showrunners Kelly Souders an Brian Peterson to take over Smallville. However, it‘s still unknown whether that will happen as there‘s been no official word on whether Smallvllle will be renewed for a ninth season. Read more »
This week Forbes Magazine released its list of the most reliable box office stars. The magazine sent out forms to entertainment insiders to rank more than 1,400 actors based on their merits and potential to make a movie a hit.The top of the list reads as you might expect, with stars like Will Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the top. But the bottom is where things get slightly muddled, and some of the stars of the CW‘s top shows are extremely low on the list, including Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles and Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Jimmy proposed to Chloe, but before she could answer, the Department of Domestic Security busted in and arrested her. Lana ran away so Clark could focus on saving the world instead of her. Lex finally discovered the truth about Clark and decided to end it all by bringing the Fortress of Solitude down around them.Season 8 of Smallville picks up four weeks later. Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman), the new CEO of LutherCorp, is leading an expedition in the Arctic tundra to rescue Lex. Doubting her power, Lex‘s bodyguard Regan asks, “You‘re nothing but an obscure regional VP, do you really think you‘re qualified?” I dare anyone not to instantly think of Sarah Palin. 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 »
Smallville fans who can hardly wait for the new season need look no further, we have checked in with the best source for Smallville spoilers and speculation and come back with a pretty good snapshot of what to expect in the short run when Smallville returns in September. Read more »
If you‘ve already circled March 5 on your calendar, I hope you wrote it in pencil. While Smallville and Supernatural were originally scheduled to return with new episodes on that day, today the CW revealed that their returns are being pushed back yet another week to March 12.No official reason was given for this delay, but odds are it has something to do with a little show called American Idol. On March 5, American Idol will have its final semi-final round where the judges select the final three singers who will compete in the Top 12. Read more »
Next week Smallville finishes its sixth season on the air with twists, shocks, and surprises of a truly "super" nature.   There are lots of questions on fan‘s minds, particularly since Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) has announced his plans to the leave Smallville and the producers have made public that the death of a major character will take place in the finale.  Could this we Lex‘s swan song, or will another much-beloved character be taking a dirt nap when the Kryptonite settles? Warning:  Spoilers ahead. Read more »
How to create the perfect Smallville episode.  First cast the amazing Helo from Battlestar Galactica Tahmoh Penikett in the role of an involuntarily meteor infused super baddy with Clark like abilities, and a few more.  Throw him up against Clark in a super powered slapping contest.  That is it!  Seriously!  I love it when Smallville tries to tell a story, or have some touching moment of character development, but at the end of the day we just want to see Clark lay the smack down in grand fashion, and this time it delivered. Read more »
Just when the stage was set for Smallville to go nuclear, he gets trapped in a kryptonite-infested cave-in with arch nemesis Lex Luthor and they must work together to survive.   Meanwhile, Lana finds herself with Lionel’s life in her hands and he makes a stunning revelation as to why he forced her to go through with the wedding if he knew it was a sham.  This is probably the last Smallville we’re going to get before things start leaning towards all out war, so in that sense it was a much needed diversion. Read more »
Smallville returns for five straight weeks of new episodes leading to its sixth season finale.  In ‘Progeny‘  Lex finds out that Chloe‘s mother has the ability to control meteor freaks and quicker than you can say ‘diabolical plan‘, this Smallville is off and running.  The action and revelations in this one are off the charts cool and will be keeping Smallville fans talking for weeks. Read more »
Face it, it’s all sweet and all to watch Clark pine away for Lana, but in the end don’t you really just want to see Clark kick some ever loving bad guy behind on Smallville?  Maybe it is because I am a guy, who knows, but when I watch Smallville I’m waiting for the moments where he whips out the heat vision, or tramples some hapless baddie with some of that Kryptonian kung-fu.  Smallville ‘Combat’ is the pay-off for all of you fans like me, who just want a little action.  Or in this case, a LOT of action. Read more »
This week Smallville becomes a ‘Combat‘ zone when Clark steps into an underground fighting contest to square off against a Phantom Zoner named ‘Titan‘ played by WWE superstar Kane.  Its been a while since we‘ve had a solid knock down drag out on Smallville, and with a ring veteran like Kane on the scene it can only be nothing short of awesome.  So the question is, how would Smallville‘s young man of steel fare in the squared circle?  Read on to find out. Read more »
What‘s the first thing you do when the girl you love marries your arch enemy?  Go pick a fight, of course! This is exactly what is coming up on next weeks Smallville, in no small order either.  Clark is completely devastated by Lana‘s snub and later nuptials, so he takes his aggression to the road and goes out in search of a more than able opponent.  We have the intel on who it is Clark will be fighting on next weeks Smallville, and you will not believe it. Smallville spoilers beyond the link. Read more »
 I was expecting big things from Smallvile ‘Freak’. First because it promised a wide swath at the meteor afflicted mythos by introducing a character who can ‘see’ meteor afflicted individuals, but is other-wise blind; second, because it was the directorial debut of Smallville’s own Lex Luthor, Michal Rosenbaum so naturally there was a little morbid curiosity about how he did.   Naturally, with the premise comes the promise of “shocking” revelations for Smallville fans.  Read more »
After last nights ‘Trespass’, has Smallville fallen back into character oriented damsel in distress cliché, or will there be more super hero centric pieces to come?  Not that we don’t love it when Clark keeps his super side in check, but after Smallville wowed us with Justice, is there any chance more men in tights (and plaid) action is looming on the Smallville horizon?  Read on to learn what our investigation turned up. Read more »
After last week‘s Smallville, you‘d think Lana would be ready to leave Clark alone for a while, but oh-no - she just has to go get herself another stalker.  What is it with this girl? Lana gets a creepy underwear shot of herself delivered with an ominous message saying she is headed for deadsville and goes on a freak binge.  Lex is out of town, of course, so with nowhere else to turn, she naturally hikes it for the Kent farm.  What the?  Smallville gets as illogical as it can in this episode, and I‘m just getting started... Read more »
Guess who‘s finally coming out of the closet. On the next new episode of Smallville coming March 12, Clark Kent reveals his deep, dark secret: he is the super hero known as the Red Blue Blur.The next episode of Smallville may be more than three weeks away, but the CW has a clip of the new episode to whet fans‘ appetites. Not only does the episode, titled “Infamous,” feature Clark coming out, but it also marks the return of watery gossip columnist Linda Lake (Tori Spelling).Continue reading for more about the episode and to watch the video preview. Read more »
UPDATE: The CW has renewed Smallville for season 9.  Click here for more details.Smallville fans worried when both Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum decided not to sign up for season 8 of the series.  Thankfully, the cast changes didn‘t affect the overall quality of the show.  With dangerous new villains and a renewed focus on Clark‘s ultimate destiny, the current season of Smallville has been one of the best of the series.  Fans are happy and the ratings are sky-high, but will the CW‘s cash cow live to see season 9?TV Guide recently interviewed Smallville executive producer Darren Swimmer, who said that issues with "actor availability" may prevent season 9 from happening.  Could Tom Welling be ready to hang up his blue shirt and red jacket? Read more »
Today the CW announced it will pick up six of its most popular shows for next season. The list includes all the top shows you‘d expect like Supernatural and Smallville as well as popular teen dramas Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. Freshman drama 90210 also made the list, as did two more cycles of America‘s Next Top Model.Details are still unclear for many of the pick-ups, leaving some burning questions. Will Tom Welling and Chad Michael Murray stick around? What about the Gossip Girl spin-off about Lily‘s early years? What will happen to great shows like Privileged, Reaper and Everybody Hates Chris? Read more »
Kristin Kreuk, best known as Clark Kent‘s girlfriend, Lana Lang, on Smallville, stars in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, which opens at multiplexes nationwide today. The movie should come as a breakthrough for high school video gamers who have been trying to figure out how to get that cute girl from English to go to the movies with them. She likes Smallville. You like the way Chun Li‘s miniskirt rides up her thigh when she does this high kicks. I think that counts as a mutual interest. You could try it. Just thank me later.In the film‘s title role, Kreuk plays an accomplished concert pianist who studied the martial arts as a child under a master sensei she liked to call dad. But her dad was kidnapped by M. Bison, the crime lord of the covert empire Shadaloo. When she grows up Chun Li finds The Order of the Web. You know the type: Luke Skywalker and the crew of the Millennium Falcon, She-Ra and the Great Rebellion. They want to bring down the dictator and restore peace to all the people of the land. Chris Klein, best known for playing cute but stupid jocks in movies like American Pie and Election, graduates from junior roles to play an agent on a more legal crusade against Bison. He would presumably be the character who usually says “Don‘t kill him, Chun Li. You‘re better than that. Make him truly pay for killing your father by putting him in an O.J. Simpson trial instead.” M. Bison does wear a glove and, well, you know what his legal defense would be. Read more »
UPDATE: While Matt Morgan claimed he was cast as Doomsday for the future of Smallville, BuddyTV received different information from the CW.  According to an official CW spokesperson, there is no such deal.  "Apparently a former wrestler named Matt Morgan is saying he is cast as Doomsday for next season and that is not true."Smallville has been renewed but will season 9 be Clark Kent‘s personal Doomsday? Matt Morgan has been cast as Doomsday, a mammoth beast from the planet Krypton on a collision course with Earth. Morgan, a former WWE and TNA! wrestling star best known as Beast on American Gladiators, told pro wrestling sports talk radio show The Pain Clinic that he had originally been up for a different role. He was vague about what that role was, presumably to protect the direction of future storylines, but we can guess. Read more »
According to Michael Ausiello at EW.com, the season finale of Smallville will come with not one, but two deaths. Ausiello also promises that both deaths will be for real, unlike other shows where death doesn‘t mean anything.His sources claim that both deaths will be of “pivotal” characters, though Ausiello adds that only one is a Smallville veteran. With a season that has been pretty good (especially the Doomsday storyline) and the promise of season 9, the question now arises: who will die? Read more »
In two days Superman returns to The CW as Smallville airs its first episode in five weeks. We already know that Tori Spelling returns as Linda Lake to blackmail Clark Kent. He can give her the exclusive of a lifetime or she will tell all. But The CW has been nice enough to share some advanced footage from “Infamous,” including one really, really big one. A game changer. Watch Smallville this Thursday night at 8PM Eastern on The CW, then come back to follow our ongoing coverage. Read more »
It‘s been a long time since we‘ve had new Smallville, so tonight the show returned with a bang thanks to special guest star Tori Spelling returning as tabloid reporter Linda Lake.  The last time we saw the show, Davis was still incubating at the Fortress of Solitude, Lana left again and Lex Luthor "died" again.It‘s a wet day in Metropolis and Lois is furious that Clark forgot to pick her up at the airport. Tom Welling looks totally different with wet hair and it really works for him. Smallville needs more scenes of Clark stuck in the rain or coming out of a shower. Read more »
There was a Family Guy episode called “Lois Kills Stewie” which ended with Stewie coming out of a simulator, revealing the entire episode was pretend. Brian then hypothesized that if people were watching those events that didn‘t really happen, they would be severely pissed off that none of it mattered at all.Obviously I mention this because last night‘s Smallville didn‘t really matter at all. Everything that happened after Clark Kent finally came out and revealed his alien secret to everyone was pointless, and Chloe learning that Davis was Doomsday was a complete non-starter.  None of it mattered at all.Read BuddyTV‘s Recap of “Infamous” Read more »
This Thursday The CW airs a new episode of Smallville. "Turbulence" will mark Season 8‘s sixteenth episode as the series draws nearer the finale this May. So far this is what we know.According to the official Smallville episode preview, "Tess (Cassidy Freeman) invites Clark (Tom Welling) to a press conference in New York but when an explosion rocks the private jet they are on, Clark must figure out how to save them without Tess learning his secret.  Unbeknownst to Clark, Tess orchestrated the explosion to get Clark to reveal his powers.  Meanwhile, Davis (Sam Witwer) discovers a surprising way to control the monster within." Read more »
Somebody send Lex Luthor a bubble gum cigar. Michael Rosenbaum, who played the super villain on Smallville for seven seasons, has been cast in a new NBC sitcom pilot playing a new dad - this according to The Hollywood Reporter. Rosenbaum will play opposite Nick D‘Agosto, who guested as West on Heroes last season. Rosenbaum plays the middle of three children, a married man who adopts a child and then realizes, yes, ‘Oh shoot!‘ It‘s a lot of pressure. D‘Agosto will play his younger brother, who‘s nervous about introducing his girlfriend to the family. It sounds like a very traditional dysfunctional family sitcom. Or a David Mamet play. Or my family on Memorial Day weekend. Who can say? But the series pedigree leaves some room for hope that the series will have a distinctive voice of its own. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Everything that happened was erased by the Legion‘s time travel ring, but on the bright side, Davis Bloom killed Linda Lake as Doomsday slowly took him over.Davis Bloom is in church confessing his sins to a priest. This could take a while. Davis reflects on how he spends his nights riding around in his ambulance, chasing down bad guys and killing them, which keeps Doomsday dormant. I guess that’s good, right? Read more »
I rarely support the dissolution of a marriage, but for Jimmy and Chloe on Smallville, I’ll make an exception. On last night’s Smallville, after being bed-ridden since the Doomsday wedding attack, Jimmy finally showed up once again, only to be treated like a fool. Even fans who love Chloe have to admit that in their relationship, Jimmy got stuck with the fuzzy end of the lollipop every time.No one believed hi, Chloe embraced a man who has admitted to being in love with her, and Jimmy was drugged and tazed. If that’s not bad enough, the one who tazed him was his own wife, who did it to protect Davis Bloom. It’s pretty easy to see the writing on the wall if that’s the kind of thing happening at the start of your marriage. Read more »
Clark Kent is on the road to Doomsday, and though he may not know it yet, he‘s been on that road for a long time. The Smallville finale isn‘t until May 14 but The CW laid the groundwork today for the final six episodes of Smaillville season 8. They released a preview taking viewers soaring through the six remaining episodes - every clip a clue, every line something to talk about. While weekly episode previews get into the specifics this is the network‘s chance to offer a bigger vision and a more epic feel. I think it looks really cool. Read more »
Smallville‘s Supergirl will fly the friendly skies once again but this time she‘ll have a sweet ride. Smallville fans will remember Laura Vandervoort as Kara Kent, Clark‘s cousin from back home. Kara was last seen escaping the Phantom Zone only to leave in search of her birthplace in Kandor. Or a hot new ABC pilot  - whichever came first.Laura Vandervoort joined the cast of V, a science fiction series written by 4400 creator Scott Peters. V is a remake of the 1983 NBC mini series and short lived 1984 TV series, both of the same name. A group of space aliens known as The Visitors attempt to take over the planet with their political influence, but they‘re challenged by a resistance group from the humans. They persecute scientists in order to keep them quiet and smooth their transition to power, taking on increasingly fascist overtones. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Jimmy dumped Chloe after she chose Davis Bloom over him.  Tess Mercer came closer to discovering Clark‘s secret identity.It’s Chloe’s birthday, but she doesn’t feel like celebrating ever since her breakup with Jimmy. Oliver drops off a gift from Clark because he’s out of town saving the world with Bart. Dang it, why can’t we watch Clark and Impulse (aka The Flash)? Please bring Kyle Gallner back! Read more »
I love super hero groups. Whether it’s Voltron, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or the X-Men, if super heroes unite, I’ll be there. So you can imagine my excitement at the end of last night’s Smallville when Chloe finally stepped up and solidified herself as Watchtower, the brains behind Oliver Queen’s Justice League.The closing moments of Smallville saw Chloe come to the realization that in order for her life to matter, she has to do something important. While the rest of the Justice League didn’t appear, we did get to see photos of Aquaman, Cyborg, Black Canary and Impulse. If only for a brief moment, Smallville showed us the possibility of some very intriguing stories. Read more »
Last night‘s Smallville offered a touching character study of Clark, Chloe and Lois, not to mention Zatanna. It fell back on a classic fantasy premise, a magical character who can grant wishes, in order to explore the psyches of the series protagonists. If the Monkey‘s Paw theory that you need to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it may not be new it‘s been around for a long time for a reason. It‘s a great parable for talking about what really matters to people. Next Thursday Smallville returns to a more traditional, story arc driven episode with "Eternal". According to the official episode description for Eternal, "Tess (Cassidy Freeman) tries to kill Davis (Sam Witwer) by blowing up his truck.  However, after he escapes, she realizes she needs help to destroy him and turns to Clark (Tom Welling).  Tess reveals Davis’ secret childhood with the Luthors and hints that she knows Clark’s true identity.  Meanwhile, Davis runs to Chloe (Allison Mack) for help." Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe accepted her role as the Justice League‘s Watchtower while Jimmy urged Tess Mercer to look into Davis Bloom.Ooh, look, a meteor shower! If this seems familiar, it’s because it is. After the shower, Lionel Luthor finds his newly bald son while a naked boy checks in on the Kents’ overturned truck. What’s new is a weird alien egg right out of the movie Alien. It opens up and a disgusting ooze pours out and forms a naked boy of its very own. Read more »
Religion and science fiction mesh surprisingly well together. Lost explores the fundamentals of faith and destiny as John Locke often believes in divine intervention, that there is a chosen path for him. Battlestar Galactica used similar themes to discover man’s purpose. Supernatural is literally using the Book of Revelations as a road map for this season.But on Smallville, the subtleties and nuances of religion are lost and instead the show seems content to use overt religious symbolism simply for the sake of storytelling. In last night’s episode, Tess Mercer compared the dynamic between Davis Bloom and Clark Kent to that of Judas and Jesus. Read more »
This Thursday Smallville returns after a three week hiatus with no more interruptions scheduled to disrupt the drama of season eight‘s final four episodes. The CW released a clip from this week‘s episode, "Stiletto", in which Lois Lane takes on a superhero alter ego.  Read more »
The CW‘s Thursday night has had more starts and stops this season than a teenager learning to drive with a stick shift, but tonight both Smallville and Supernatural air the first of four consecutive brand-new episodes leading up to their respective season finales on May 14. Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe agreed to help Davis work on his homicidal tendencies because she‘s just that nice (and stupid).  Clark tried denying that he‘s a super-powered alien to Tess Mercer, but she‘s way too smart for that.Lois Lane is turned away from a fancy journalism gala, making her seemoverly desperate.  She complains to Chloe about how she can‘t get aninterview with the Red Blue Blur, or even the lesser superhero theGreen Arrow.  How can Tess Mercer figure out all these secretidentitites, but Lois, who has been close to both Clark and Oliver,can‘t? Read more »
After last night‘s Smallville, I found it hard to decide which female character is more stupid: Lois or Chloe.  In the past both have proven themselves more than capable at defending themselves and making smart decisions, yet all of that was put on hold in "Stiletto" as both women made truly terrible decisions.Lois decided to throw away all rules of journalistic ethics by creating a fictional character just to write about and get on the front page of the Daily Planet.  In addition, she claimed she only did it to score an interview with the Red Blue Blur, but once she did, she didn‘t want it anymore.  That‘s like robbing a bank to pay for your mother‘s operation and then burning the money. Read more »
Smallville is coming to a close this season, which means the ultimate battle between Clark and Doomsday is nearing.  Though Oliver Queen has been MIA for a few episodes, globetrotting with his Justice League buddies, he returns in this week‘s episode, "Beast," Read more »
Previously on Smallville: Chloe made the unfortunate decision to help Davis keep his psychotic, murderous secret locked away in her basement while Jimmy developed an unfortunate drug habit.Chloe‘s bedtime is interrupted by a call from Davis who is feelinguneasy, so she visits him in the basement.  Uneasy or horny?  Theanswer is the latter, because when she comes down she sees candles andflowers.  He tells her that he‘s still madly in love with her, sayingthings like "Without you, the man that I want to be doesn‘t exist." Read more »
Smallville presented three very different ways of dealing with the Doomsday scenario last night, with Clark, Chloe and Oliver all taking very different stands on the issue.  Should he be captured, saved, or killed?  It‘s an interesting question, and one that the fans are most split on.We asked Smallville fans which way of dealing with Davis Bloom they agree with, and it‘s a virtual three-way tie, proving that these moral questions aren‘t just black and white.  Read more »
People say you can‘t help who you love, and they may be right. Ascribe whatever religious or Darwinian explanations you want, but maybe we are built to love each other unconditionally, and to defend each other even when we know it‘s wrong. But as Chloe learned last week on Smallville, when the loved one in question isn‘t simply a tragically flawed person but a murderous alien superpower you can‘t expect everyone to be polite and tell you they‘re a wonderful guy. You have to be prepared for the fact that all of your friends will want him dead.  Read more »
Do you have a question for Smallville‘s resident villain, Tess Mercer?  Tomorrow morning BuddyTV is interviewing actress Cassidy Freeman, so submit your questions in the comment section below and we‘ll pick out the best ones to ask Cassidy.  Read more »
Previously on Smallville:Hey diddle, diddle, answer this riddle:Is killing a villain OK?Tess gathered some freaks to get what she seeks,And Chloe ran away with DoomsdayTess Mercer is working late at the Daily Planet and Clark shows up.  Hestill hasn‘t forgiven her for accusing him of being an alien Jesus,which is my new favorite nickname.  He doesn‘t like how Tess istargeting Davis in the newspaper, but she turns it back, demanding thatClark step up and do what needs to be done. Read more »
Right now I would struggle to think of a television couple with more sexual tension than Tess Mercer and Oliver Queen on Smallville.  Every time those two share a scene, temperatures climb and the tension is cut-with-a-knife thick.It‘s not just that actors Casssidy Freeman and Justin Hartley are equally sexy, or that Oliver was walking around Tess‘ bedroom au naturale in last night‘s episode.  The two characters have the rich backstory and complicated relationship that, when combined with the right actors, makes for scintillating television. Read more »
The Smallville season 8 finale is almost here, and with it comes the final confrontation between Clark and Doomsday.  Everyone has encouraged Clark to do different things, either let Davis live, kill him, or send him to the Phantom Zone.The CW released a video clip from the finale that proposes an interesting new alternative from an unlikely source. Read more »
Will tomorrow night‘s Smallville eighth season finale be Tess Mercer‘s personal "Doomsday?" Since joining the cast earlier this season Cassidy Freeman has really gelled, portraying an ambitious and at times ruthless woman who is, beneath it all, not so bad. She‘s fun and human and definitely in deep. We spoke with Cassidy Freeman about her time on Smallville, Tess‘ relationship with Oliver and whether or night she‘s a villain. But we were unsuccesful at prying any hints out of her about tomorrow night. I guess it will just have to be a surprise! Read more »
Previously on Smallville: This package was about 15 minutes of theepisode, so lets just say it was Clark vs. Doomsday, everyone haddifferent opinions about how to deal with it, and Tess was talking tothe magical Kandor Orb.A blur cuts across the Metropolis skyline and lands in a building for ameeting with Clark Kent.  It‘s Cosmic Boy, back from the future todeliver yet another dire warning to Clark.  Brainiac is stillcontained, but in the future, Clark dies at the hands of Doomsday allbecause Clark chose to save Chloe.  Women are always causing problemslike that, save them once and you‘re destined to die at the hands of analien destroyer.  Read more »
Fans were promised two major deaths in the Smallville season finale, and the show certainly delivered.  In an almost Shakespearean bit of human drama, Jimmy Olsen and the human Davis Bloom killed each other for the love of a woman, Chloe Sullivan.The Davis death was to be expected since the Doomsday storyline had run its course and keeping him around would be silly.  But who could‘ve predicted the death of Jimmy, especially since everyone familiar with the Superman mythology knows he‘s still around in the future. Read more »
UPDATE: It looks like we have our answer.  According to TVGuide.com, it‘s Smallville that will be moving to Friday nights at 8pm, paving the way for exactly what I wanted: a Vampire Diaries/Supernatural one-two punch.Tomorrow morning the CW officially announces its Fall schedule, but most of it is already determined.  Six shows were renewed earlier in the season, and now it‘s been confirmed that three new shows are being added.  That leaves one hour of open primetime, but given the network‘s track record, that will most likely be filled with an America‘s Next Top Model repeat.The six returning shows are: America‘s Next Top Model, 90210, Smallville, Supernatural, Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill.  The three new sdows are the modeling world drama The Beautiful Life, the vampire brothers drama The Vampire Diaries and the new Melrose Place.  The much-hyped Gossip Girl prequel spin-off was not picked up. Read more »
At yesterday‘s upfront presentation for the Fall schedule, CW President Dawn Ostroff had the difficult task of being optimistic about some of the struggling network‘s long-running shows.One Tree Hill has lost stars Chad Michael Murray, and Hilarie Burton, Supernatural creator Eric Kripke has repeatedly said that season 5 will be the last one, and Smallville is entering season 9 abandoned on Fridays.  That recipe might spell disaster for some who could see all three major shows endings after this year, but Ostroff thinks differently. Read more »
In an effort to appease Smallville fans and convince them that the CW series‘ move to Friday nights won‘t be lethal to the show, CW head honcho Dawn Ostroff says she has faith in the show‘s "very strong fan base," and with the help of promos to air during the new Thursday tandem of Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, Clark Kent will be OK."I think Smallville will do better [than 2 mil]," she says, adding that it would be "super" if her flagship show will perform better than Everybody Hates Chris and The Game. Read more »
Smallville just killed off two of its male stars, so now there‘s news that the show is casting a new male role that may or may not be Zod, the villain who arrived at the end of season 8.  EW‘s Michael Ausiello has the write-up for a new male role named "Mason" being cast for season 9.According to the description, Mason is in his late 20s or early 30s, loves life, but also has a dark side.  It sounds like Mason is hiding a big secret, much the same way Davis Bloom was hiding a big secret last season. Read more »
The CW‘s Fall lineup was officially announced today, and as expected, most of the schedule remains in tact with the three new shows fitting in exactly where they belong.  The decision to only schedule nine hours of original programming each week is a bit unusual for a growing network, but perhaps a more focused strategy will help the CW succeed.The only major upheaval is Smallville, about to enter season 9, is moving to Fridays at 8pm to make way for the new drama The Vampire Diaries.  However, since Smallville is at the end of its run, it makes sense to prioritize the growth and development of new shows.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBS Read more »
I know you all have been dying to hear who will be at this year‘s Comic Con. I have some good news for all the Twilight and Supernatural fans out there. Although guest lists haven‘t been confirmed yet, both camps will be present for panels, which is no surprise. Other Comic Con essentials confirmed are Chuck, Lost, Fringe, True Blood, Smallville, Vampire Diaries, and the new Peter Jackson flick District 9. Check out our tentative TV panel schedule and our confirmed show list:  Read more »
For a moment, there was a lot of talk about whether a Supergirl spin-off will be made from whatever happens to Smallville.  Kara--uhh, Laura Vandervoort--did the role pretty well, and when her short role suddenly found itself settling for the whole of the most recent season, well, the questions are inevitable.  And then she gets a role on the upcoming ABC series V--also a sci-fi inspired ditty--and her future is in question.  The usual liners await.  Will she, or won‘t she?"I couldn‘t tell you," she simply said.  "[The producers] called and asked me for what they thought would be the [series] finale, but now they‘re coming back for another year.  I have an inkling that I‘ll be back for an episode next year.  I don‘t think they can keep me hanging for too long." Read more »
It‘s time to mark your calendars, because the CW has announced the premiere dates for its fall shows.  As they did last season, the CW is bringing out most of its shows earlier than the other networks to try and earn some loyal viewers before they get a chance to see everything else.The big news is that the CW has decided to switch its Monday shows, so now One Tree Hill will air at 8pm and Gossip Girl is being pushed back to 9pm.  The news is great for Gossip Girl, as now it‘s not up against House and Heroes., but instead against Lie to Me and the new drama Trauma. Read more »
Brian Austin Green has taken the jump from one sci-fi series to another--and, well, has bypassed a drama along the way.  TVGuide.com now reports that he has signed on for the upcoming season of Smallville, appearing as a villain, Metallo. Read more »
The Smallville universe got a little shot in the arm when news that Brian Austin Green has come on board as Metallo, that metal-clad villain who‘s powered by kryptonite.  (Which type, I wonder?)  What‘s interesting, actually, is the way they plan to introduce his character in the upcoming season.  According to TVGuide.com, John Corben--that‘s his alter ego, by the way--will be introduced into the series filling in for a missing Clark Kent, presumably because he‘s gone blurry during the time.The show‘s producers are actually having a field time with this casting coup.  "Every once in a while, the stars align and allow you to bring a character to the screen the way you originally envisioned," executive producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders said.  "We introduced John Corben into the storyline with Brian in mind, and are thrilled to see him embody this iconic DC villain." Read more »
Smallville finally has its Zod, and it‘s British actor Callum Blue.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Blue, who played Mason on the fantastic series Dead Like Me, will take on the much-anticipated role of General Zod as a series regular for Smallville season 9.  He will first appear in the season premiere September 25.As a big Dead Like Me fan, this news is very interesting.  But for purely selfish reasons, I‘m a bit teed off Smallville didn‘t use any of my equally great 21 casting suggestions.SlideshowGet to Know New ‘Smallville‘ Star Callum Blue Read more »
Smallville will just never let up, won‘t it?Then again, this bit of news is pretty different--much more different from recent talk about a jumping Metallo, a British Zod and another one of those possible spin-offs.  This bit is a rumor, and while this is perhaps one of the sketchiest ones I‘ve encountered in this life so far, there‘s a weird feeling that this might happen. Read more »
It‘s actually funny that the three spoilers for Smallville I spotted this week came from Justin Hartley, and only from Justin Hartley.  And they‘re about Justin Hartley.  Not implying anything bad here: just a pretty funny thing, at least in my warped and expired sense of humor.  Oh well.  Here then go those details he‘s been talking about.  I guess the Green Arrow misses shooting those arrows during the break, huh.  Oh, and close your eyes if you have to, now.So what will he be up to?  "I think he is going to struggle with the things he has been afforded [as a result of] his powers," he told Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello.  "He has sacrificed things and done things that haunt him... It‘s bad stuff.  We need to get to the bottom of it." Read more »
The idea is, with Smallville moving to a Friday night time slot, the next season would be its last. It seems all evidence (with a little mental elbow grease) points towards that.  Fridays are, of course, a death kneel for shows.  We‘ve been waiting nine seasons for Clark Kent to become Superman--how long will we have to call him the Red-Blue Blur or something, which is admittedly a funnily flimsy name?   And, you might want to remember the idea of a Smallville television movie, I‘m guessing, to wrap everything up?On the other hand, ask Justin Hartley--again, yes--and he‘ll say that the show‘s ninth season, which premieres on September 25 on the CW, might not be it‘s last like most of us think.  "Look, they‘re so busy right now, they don‘t know if they‘re doing one more season or eight more seasons or two more seasons," he told Sci Fi Wire.  "They have no idea.   So we‘ll see.  I‘ve spoken to them a couple weeks ago and had kind of a vague conversation with them about concept and stuff." Read more »
You can tell it‘s somewhat a slow news day.  Just somewhat.  Alaina Huffman appeared in Smallville for, what, a couple of episodes in the past season?  Yep, Black Canary, remember?  Just thought you‘d want to know that she‘s jumping sci-fi ships, as she‘s taken a regular role in an extension of the Stargate franchise, Stargate Universe.The significant thing for her is, the character she plays here--medic 1st Lt Tamara Johansen--is different from all the other characters she‘s played in the past.  "I typically play really confident, kind of ass-kicking characters," she said in a video profile prepped for the show.  "It is nice to have that inner struggle." Read more »
Smallville is in a pickle.  We all know what should happen in the end--Clark Kent will become Superman.  We‘ve been waiting for that for the past eight years.  We‘ve been wondering whether it‘ll happen, or whether we‘ll have to keep up with all the superheroes coming out from almost nowhere.  Heck, we‘ve seen Clark wear red and blue for, I don‘t know, most of the past season?  Or so I was reminded when I was looking for a photo of him.  All I saw was him in red and blue.So it must happen soon, right?  Final season, all those rumors, and never mind what Justin Hartley‘s speculating or something? Read more »
The last of the Comic-Con schedules have been released and we now have a full list of TV shows, movies, and other entities attending this year‘s festivities. You‘ve all been waiting for it: Sunday will play host to the Supernatural and Smallville panels. Can‘t wait? Neither can we. Unfortunately, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki aren‘t confirmed as of yet, but who knows what will happen over the next couple of weeks.Sunday is "Kid‘s Day" so there are a lot of Kid friendly activities included in the schedule. Obviously, those activities aren‘t in our top picks for the day so if you‘d like to check them out, view the full schedule here.The highlight, for me, is that Buffy The Musical will be the last Comic-Con activity this year. Way to go out with a bang!Check out our picks below.Check out the other schedules: Thursday Friday Saturday Read more »
It‘s been a while since John Schneider left Smallville--or, should I say, it‘s been a while since Jonathan Kent left us by dying of a heart attack?  He is returning to the CW, though, playing another one of those father roles--but Clark Kent ain‘t getting his adoptive dad back.  Someone else will.Schneider‘s joining the cast of another CW drama, 90210, and he‘s set to play Liam‘s stepdad from the second episode of the show‘s upcoming season.  You might know that Liam‘s not exactly chummy-chummy with his stepdad, who works as a plastic surgeon, sources told Zap2it. Read more »
In what I can only assume is either a cruel practical joke or a sign ofthe apocalypse, EW.com‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Smallvillestar Tom Welling will be appearing at the show‘s Comic-Con panel thisSunday. Read more »
Things are really heating up on Smallville and that heat wasdefinitely felt in the room during the show‘s Comic-Con panel onSunday. There wasn‘t a vacant chair in the room, and with the wholecast appearing - including Tom Welling who has never appeared atComic-Con - the crowd was in high spirits.The panel began with a never-before-seen sneak peek trailer for season9 which included scenes with The Green Arrow, Black Canary, Impulse,Cyborg, Zatania, Martian Manhunter, Supergirl, The Legion, Chloe as TheWatchtower, and a very steamy Lois and Clark love scene, oh my. Hold onto your capes Smallville fans because it‘s going to be one hell of a ride!  Read more »
Still, a couple more details on Smallville‘s upcoming season courtesy of the folks at E! Online, and this time it involves the future of Lois Lane and General Zod--because it‘s odd watching this show and already knowing what will happen in the end, except that you‘ll have to wonder how long you‘ll have to wait to see it.  Yeah, we saw the costume at the Comic-Con, and it didn‘t have anything about a television movie, so...First up, Lois, who got booted off the Daily Planet.  Question was, will she be off it for good?  Because it isn‘t exactly how things will go, right? Read more »
Even though Smallville won‘t be up for a few more weeks, there are already several promises it‘s willing to keep. On this year‘s San Diego Comic Con, the cast of the show made their appearance and discussed the changes and twists on the upcoming season. Erica Durance, pegged by one fan as the best Lois Lane ever, talked about the transformation her character will undergo.  Below are a couple of new videos from the Smallville panel at Comic Con, with a rare appearance from series star Tom Welling. Read more »
The CW Source has reported that the Wonder Twins are coming to the new installment of Smallville, and that they‘ve already been cast.  We‘ve been working on the spoilers for season 9 of the show, so we knew that the duo Zan and Jayna would be coming along eventually.  Thing is, the producers haven‘t revealed who‘ll be playing them until now.Honestly, I wouldn‘t have heard of the Wonder Twins if Motion City Soundtrack didn‘t mention them in with the song "It Had to Be You."  Then again, there‘s probably just a handful of you who‘s heard about that band anyway.  Moving on, let‘s do a background check on the Smallville newcomers.Possible season 9 spoilers below! Read more »
We‘re all hoping the new season of Smallville won‘t be disappointing, as many might admit that the long-running series headed downhill.  Still, the CW is doing is best to increase the hype on the show and now it‘s released the trailer for the ninth installment. Wow, nine seasons already?  It‘s like an invulnerable cat that just won‘t quit.  But now that it‘s about to use up its ninth life, what will come next?  Even so, let‘s not get ahead of ourselves.  There‘s the premiere of Smallville‘s upcoming run this September, and you can catch the preview after the jump. Read more »
The nerds are getting the girls.  Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly has reported that Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk will be heading over to the NBC series Chuck.  After her vacation from TV, she‘s bagged a new role and will be playing a love interest for the show‘s protagonist.The 26-year-old actress will be joining the show as Hannah, a girl who Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) meets on a flight to Paris.  She‘s just been laid off from her glamorous job in the world of publishing, so she ends up working at the Buy More.  The guys of the Nerd Herd should consider themselves lucky. Read more »
Oh boy, more Smallville casting news.  There‘s been a lot of who‘s-who on the new season of the long-running series, and now we have another one.  After getting to know the Wonder Twins to the almighty Zod, EW‘s Michael Ausiello has announced another face to another legendary name: Jor-El.According to the source, it‘s actor Julian Sands who‘s been chosen to play the role of biological daddy to Clark (Tom Welling).  In earlier seasons of Smallville, it was Terrence Stamp who provided the voice for the character.  For season 9, however, viewers will be introduced to this 24 star in his very Kryptonian form. Read more »
A few more days before the premiere of season 9 of Smallville and we‘re all ready to throw ourselves before the great Zod.  It‘s not simply because he‘s one epic villain in the comic-book universe; it‘s also because the guy‘s going to be portrayed by actor Callum Blue. I became familiar with him while watching Bryan Fuller‘s canceled series Dead Like Me, but apparently Callum Blue‘s more famous than I thought.  He was already collecting souls on that series, could he be doing the same on this CW show?  Perhaps, but he won‘t be spilling the beans too much until the new season airs. Read more »
Actor Tom Welling was catapulted to fame when he stepped into the shoes of a young Man of Steel years ago, but his popularity hasn‘t diminished one bit.  With season 9 of the long-running series Smallville on the horizon, his character will be undergoing major changes.  If his interview with TV Guide is any indication, Clark Kent‘s journey towards his destiny is just on the rise."Well, in the past Clark has always been the reluctant hero.  Everyone is telling him what he has to do and he doesn‘t want to do it," Tom Welling told the publication.  "[H]e goes to Jor-El and says, ‘I messed up, what do I do now?‘  Jor-El takes him in, and Clark starts his training.  His training ultimately is what will prepare him to be who we all know he‘s going to be in the future." Read more »
Other than the introduction of General Zod (Callum Blue) and Metallo (Brian Austin Green) on the upcoming season of Smallville, we‘ve got the arrival of the Wonder Twins.  The brains behind the CW series have been pulling out all the stops when it comes to bringing comic book characters to the small screen, and this is just yet another attempt at that.Anyway, it‘s Allison Scagliotti who plays the female half of the duo and she has a few things to say about her role.  On an interview with IESB.net, she discusses the idea of the Wonder Twins on Smallville and how different it is from her work on another hit sci-fi series, Warehouse 13. Read more »
On a new clip from the premiere of Smallville‘s ninth season, Lois (Erica Durance) seeks out Oliver (Justin Hartley) for help.  The diehard fans of the series have been patiently waiting for the show‘s return, but they just have to wait a little more.  While it won‘t be long before it airs again, the CW has provided us with another teaser to amplify the hype.I don‘t have to tell you that you can watch the clip from the episode "Savior" after the jump.  Other than the barrage of promotional pictures for episodes, the season trailer, and the abundance of casting news, this is one piece of content you can‘t afford to miss. Read more »
With Smallville finally returning, the fans are saved.  Of course, with an episode titled as "Savior," one would expect that.  For tonight, the action and the journey of the Man of Steel will continue once again as Clark (Tom Welling) embraces his destiny more and more.On "Savior," Clark declares that he‘s ready to start his training.  However, this leads Jor-El (supposedly portrayed by Julian Sands) to send him back to Metropolis.  As part of taking his new path, he must sever ties with Lois (Erica Durance) once and for all. Read more »
A lot can happen in Metropolis in just three weeks.  While it takes methat long to find my keys, Smallville season 9 picks up just threeshort weeks after the end of last year, and everything is different. Clark is dead, replaced by a trenchcoat-wearing vigilante, Chloe isarmed and dangerous, Lois finally comes back from her time travelvacation, Tess is a prisoner in her own home and Oliver is engaged n inthe most homoerotic fight club since, well, Fight Club.However, all the madness of the new Smallville is brought to aninteresting end thanks to a time-traveling Lady Ninja and one wackyacid trip of a nightmare.  Oh yeah, and Brian Austin Green shows up too. Read more »
We‘ve hardly recovered from the villains we‘ve seen on the premiere of Smallville, and already they‘re introducing a new one.  On tonight‘s episode, we‘re obviously going to get to know "Metallo."After his little tryst with Lois, war time reporter John Corben gets hit by a truck.  Well, at least the entrance of guest star Brian Austin Green will be memorable.  Anyway, on "Metallo," Corben wakes up alone in a dark and abandoned apartment, but there are other things to worry about than his surroundings.  Read more »
Season nine of Smallville is already up and rolling, and one of the highlights of it so far is the relationship developing between Clark/The Red-Blue Blur and Lois.  You‘ve seen how they were on the last episode, "Metallo," but apparently that‘s just not enough for the fans and for actress Erica Durance."I think that you‘re going to see a lot more of that triangle," she revealed on an interview with IESB.net.  "She‘s so smitten with the Red-Blue Blur, and yet is undeniably drawn to Clark.  I think, over the season, you‘ll be able to see how much they depend on each other, on so many levels.  There‘s still that fun and that comedy side of it, with the banter, but they‘re also just trying to figure out how they feel about each other." Read more »
There‘s a new episode of Smallville on the horizon, and it‘s looking good for Clois fans (but not for those easily freaked out though).  Actress Erica Durance commented about the budding romance of the two characters, as reported on a previous article, and manifestations of that are on the clip below.  For the episode "Rabid," it‘s some crazy zombie attack that Clark (Tom Welling) has to overcome.  Is it just me, or is Smallville going the gory route?  There was lots of blood and veins on the last episode, when John Corben was transformed into Metallo.  Now, there‘s a bunch of creatures with massive dental problems.  Creepier and creepier. Read more »
I know I‘ve experienced zombie days before, when the mind is just in a zone of numbness, and all you want to do is stare blankly at things while going "Nyaaargh."  Lucky for the people around me, I don‘t exactly crave flesh and brains at those times.  But Clark and Co. aren‘t so lucky.On Smallville tonight, the whole of Metropolis gets zombiefied, and it‘s not the tame kind.  It‘s, as the title says so right there, "Rabid." Read more »
Oh good god, ZOMBIES.  They‘re just scarier in all-caps, aren‘t they?  Unfortunately, we‘ve seen them all before - books, movies, plaguing the street while on the prowl for a cup of coffee at seven in the morning.  Now, we‘re seeing them on Smallville and I‘m thinking it‘s not such a wise move for the CW show.The recent episode "Rabid" kicked off with a Clark (Tom Welling) surveying Metropolis in a sort of post-apocalyptic state.  He has one thing in mind: Lois.  Speeding off to the Daily Planet, he finds her crouched over a copier.  Clark approaches, but if the bloody handprint on the glass door didn‘t clue him in, he‘s doomed.  Read more »
The traditional Nielsen ratings might say that shows like NCIS and Grey‘s Anatomy are on top, but when it comes to younger audiences and non-traditional ways of watching TV, the CW is way out in front.The official premiere week for television was the week of Monday,September 21, and while the CW‘s shows had mostly premiered by then,they were still lumped together at the top of the DVR ratings reportwhen the final +7 numbers came in.  If you‘re new to ratings analysis,DVR +7 refers to the numbers of times a show was watched on  DVR withinseven days after it originally aired.  Read more »
We‘re going to play a bit on Smallville because tonight marks the return of the Toyman.  Actor Chris Gauthier is back to portray this villain, and Oliver (Justin Hartley) better watch his back.  The grudge held by Winslow Schott still hasn‘t dissipated, which means trouble for Queen and possibly even the whole of Metropolis.On tonight‘s episode titled "Echo," we see Tess (Cassidy Freeman) persuading Oliver to attend a gala held for Queen Industries.  He doesn‘t like the idea, but she tells him that they need to put the Board at ease regarding his status.  Read more »
We‘ve had a lot of new characters popping up on this season of Smallville, and we haven‘t even gotten to the Justice Society episode yet.  Here‘s another bit of casting news for the show, and it greatly concerns Oliver‘s superhero identity.  As if you didn‘t get that from the headline.Anyway, Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello and KryptonSite report that actor Steve Bacic has been cast as the Dark Archer.  The character he‘s playing is going to be the mentor to the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), teaching him skills in archery.  Hm, it sure looks like Oliver‘s all ready for some major storylines this season. Read more »
While the CW only has eight shows on TV right now, the network isworking hard to find the next popular series by developing shows forpilot season.  Traditionally, networks start out with a large number ofshows in development, then some will get made into pilots, then thenetwork will choose some of those to add to its schedule for Fall 2010.Right now, the CW has at least eight very interesting projects in development, one of which could be the next Vampire Diaries or the next Gossip Girl.  Which one will it be?  Check out the initial descriptions to pick your favorite. Read more »
We‘re getting more Oliver (Justin Hartley) on this season of Smallville, but on tonight‘s episode the guy is suddenly kidnapped.  On "Roulette," he‘s drugged and brought somewhere by this mysterious woman referred to in the title.  She‘s masquerading herself as Victoria (guest star Steph Song) and her target tonight is Oliver.However, Victoria isn‘t as bad as she seems.  Though she looks capable of cutting someone‘s throat with a well-manicured nail, she‘s there to warn Oliver about something.  She tells him that he‘s gotten involved in a dangerous game that might cost him his life.  Of course, he‘s not giving up that easily. Read more »
There‘s been a lot of buzz about what‘s new on Smallville lately, ever since three members of the Justice Society have been cast.  Season nine has been hailed positively by fans so far, especially since we‘re seeing more and more comic book characters come to life.First on our list today is Hawkman, and IGN TV reports that the role has been given to Stargate SG-1 actor Michael Shanks.  He already has quite a background on sci-fi and action shows like Burn Notice and Eureka, which will allow him to fit in perfectly on Smallville. Read more »
There‘s going to be one loaded episode on this season of Smallville, so it‘s a good thing it‘s getting two hours of airtime.  We reported earlier that Hawkman, Doctor Fate and Stargirl will be appearing on next year‘s "Society" installment, but we have yet another character to add on the list.  Michael Ausiello of EW.com reports that Martian Manhunter will be back as well.According to Smallville executive producer Kelly Souders, this news is bound to increase the hype for the upcoming Justice Society-themed episode.  Actor Phil Morris is back to play the role, after appearing on various seasons in the past. Read more »
We‘re still on the Oliver Queen express here on Smallville, as another episode focused on the development his character is up tonight.  However, it looks as though Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) are getting ready to steal the show.  That‘s right, tonight‘s episode marks that defining moment that Clois fans have been waiting for all season.On "Crossfire," Oliver (Justin Hartley) encounters a young street girl, who has an extraordinary power.  Guest star Elise Gatien portrays Mia AKA Speedy, skilled in archery and the eventual protégé of our Green Arrow. Read more »
Smallville is certainly on its way to becoming the longest-running show on The CW‘s current line-up, and it‘s not stopping there.  As though the series itself had superpowers, it‘s refusing to end and is getting ready for yet another season.  When executive producer Kelly Souders was interviewed by EW‘s Michael Ausiello, she spilled the beans.Despite a slight drop in ratings due to the show‘s move to Friday nights, Smallville is slowly proving it‘s as strong as its protagonist.  "We are really, really pushing for season 10," Souders told the publication.  "We really hope it happens." Read more »
Introducing BuddyTV‘s new Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale. She‘ll be checking in each week to bring you episode recaps and personal thoughts on the show. If you‘re interested in becoming a fan columnist, click here. Oliver finds himself the pawn in a high-stakes game of roulette tonight--one that plays for lives instead of chips. The episode opens on a roulette wheel. After losing everything at the tables, Oliver agrees to join a ‘different‘ kind of game, one that leads to passing out in the street and waking up locked in a wooden box. Please note: Never trust beautiful Asian women with creepy dragon tattoos who offer you little red pills. Read more »
BuddyTV‘s new Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale is back with another recap. She‘ll bechecking in each week to bring you episode recaps and personal thoughtson the show. If you‘re interested in becoming a fan columnist, click here. We all know what Clark wants, and apparently Oliver wants the same thing. So what does Lois want? That is the question. The trailer promises us a legendary moment of epic proportions and Clois fans are crossing fingers, knees and toes with all their might. Temporarily ignoring the legends though, this episode offers all our favorite Metopolis personalities, a chance to shine, and personally, I loved the shared greatness of this ensemble effort.  Read more »
The CW has released two new clips for the upcoming episode of Smallville, and it looks as though it‘s more exciting than last week‘s Clois liplock.  Well, "Kandor" marks Julian Sands‘ first appearance on the series as Jor-El.  What‘s more, he‘s going face-to-face with Callum Blue‘s villainous Zod, who‘s hungry for some superpowers of his own.On "Kandor," Jor-El arrives at the Kent farm looking for his son.  However, Clark (Tom Welling) is occupied elsewhere so the newcomer meets Chloe instead.  Unfortunately for them, Zod‘s on the lookout for the Blur and he thinks it‘s Jor-El. Read more »
There‘s a family reunion tonight on  , as Clark (Tom Welling) faces his biological father at last. Julian Sands enters the scene as Jor-El, who comes to Earth in search of his son.On "Kandor," Jor-El arrives at the Kent farm looking for Kal-El.  Unfortunately for him, he isn‘t around and he instead encounters a different being - Chloe (Allison Mack).  It‘s a good thing she doesn‘t intend to capture the guy and claim his powers.  That‘s already someone else‘s job. Read more »
Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale is here again with some news. If you‘re interested in becoming a fan columnist, click here. She might as well be Supergirl! And yes: I realize Kara would object to that statement.But even without superpowers, Smallville‘s Lois Lane (Erica Durance) combines the talents of Nancy Drew, Sarah Connor and Katie Couric all in the body of Heidi Klum. Guys dream of her--a girl who drinks beer, calls out football plays in her sleep, attends monster truck rallies and still drops jaws in that little black dress. So what is the problem? Lois seems to have forgotten just how great she is herself. Let me quote: Read more »
Another guest star is lined up for an episode this season nine of Smallville, as reports have confirmed the return of a charming character from the DC universe.  Charming, of course, because she‘s going to cast yet another magic spell on the show.  Actress Serinda Swan is ready to reappear on the show as Zatanna soon, giving fans another spellbinding surprise.According to TV Guide Magazine, Swan will be seen on the upcoming episode "Warrior," which will air in the early weeks of next year.  The powers behind Smallville are keeping mum about what her return brings, but we can bet she‘ll be stirring up a little fun for the others. Read more »
Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale is bringing you her recap of Friday‘s Smallville. If you‘re interested in becoming a fan columnist, click here. News Break: We interrupt your regular programming for an update on the Kandorian civil war effort. The ‘I Love Lois‘ show will return at its usual day and time next week.Now, I know the lack of Clois may cause symptoms of withdrawal for some, but personally? I say bring on the history lesson! I know. I am a nerd. But stories are hollow and characters merely cardboard cutouts without a tangible history. For those who constantly ask: Who? What? Why? Where? When? And how? This episode offers answers...While raising even greater questions. Just the way I like my puzzles. Read more »
...and put it in your pocket, never letit fade away--only envision the shooting star as rising ratings.Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale is excited to share some Smallville news with you. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Admittedly, climbing ratings on The CWare relative. If NCIS just crested Mount Everest and Ghost Whispererreached the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, then Smallville might scalethe Appalachian range. Nonetheless, the fact remains that ratings areon the rise. Read more »
Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale has some exciting Smallville news for you. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Imagine--two hours of Clark, Lois, Oliver, Chloe, Zod, and Tess along with legions of the Justice Society uninterrupted! (Well, excepting commercials.) Believe it or not the executives over at The CW might actually be showing Smallville some love. Read more »
It‘s Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale with another fun article. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. The connections, the subtle inferences, the parallelisms, the wit and humor balanced with serious drama--I live for great writing.  And apparently, I am not alone. Smallville fans across the online community are praising the writing team for the increased caliber of storytelling this season, hence, the rejuvenated hype and ratings.Please note, the writing team only joined Twitter one week ago and already boasts 1000 followers! Tweet @SV_Writers. (Don‘t forget @BTV_Smallville too) Read more »
The people behind Smallville are seriously hauling in the bigshots for the series, as they‘ve managed to convince acclaimed actress Pam Grier to appear on several episodes.  Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that she‘ll be joining the cast, debuting in the second hour of the Justice Society-themed episode - "Legends."Pam Grier‘s presence isn‘t just the highlight of the upcoming episode.  The character she‘ll be playing is also quite a stunner.  The news has it that she‘s set to portray Agent Amanda Waller, a DC Comics villainess that went down in comic book history. Read more »
Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale has some news. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Mayhaps. Who ever knows for certain--especially on Smallville--but nonetheless we now know the name and alias of the mystery man supposedly destined to sweep our favorite blond off her oh-so-sensible feet. Unfortunately for all Chlollie fans, it is not Oliver Queen after all. Sorry. (I feel your pain!) You may still recognize our new hero, however. During her interview with EW, executive producer Kelly Souders teased that this character might appear "familiar" and now we know why.Remember episode 18 of season seven? Titled "Apocalypse"? This episode explored the lives of our characters as they might have been if Kal-El never arrived on earth. Notably, alternate Chloe came with one fiance portrayed by Carlo Marks. Am I ringing any bells? If not, brush off those dvds and take a look again because this guy just might be staying a while. Read more »
No longer will Smallville be burdened with two-part episodes known as "Society" and "Legends," because the powers that be have granted them an entire movie.  This season, the hit CW series will be thrilling the fans with the two-hour special now known as Smallville: Absolute Justice.According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, the network decided to scrap their plans of leaving the viewers hanging with the separate installments.  The title of the upcoming TV film has just been released, along with the excited emotions of Smallville die-hards.  Read more »
It‘s Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale with her recap of Friday‘s episode. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Are you as hyped as I am for "Pandora"? After months of merely glimpsing the future, the hour of truth dawns along with an underlying sense of dread. Why? Because while I hate not knowing the future, I absolutely despise the idea of one where the sun burns red, Metropolis‘ stands as rubble, the Kent farm serves as a concentration camp, and Chloe lies dead in the street. I hope you are prepared for the combined greatness and painfulness of this episode because here we go.Medical update: Lois‘ repressed memories proved intensely traumatic, essentially causing a coma. Adding insult to injury, she disappears from her hospital room, kidnapped by Mercer the Merciless. (My new favorite nickname--thank you Chloe!) Read more »
Clark may have flown off for the holidays, but we won‘t rest until we deliver enough Smallville news to hold you over until February.  It may not be as good as the two-hour movie event on the CW, but it‘s all we have.  Deal with it. But since we‘re all so thrilled at the premiere of "Absolute Justice," which comes in two excruciatingly long months, we have the series‘ executive producer Brian Peterson to tell us what‘s coming.  On his TV Guide interview, he discussed the highly anticipated special episode, and even hinted at the possibility of a tenth season of Smallville. Read more »
News reports have been flying in about the upcoming Smallville movie, making us all feel like the staff of the Daily Planet.  But we‘re not exactly in that league yet.  Still, we‘re doing our best to bring news about the movie event "Absolute Justice," this season‘s main highlight.Entertainment Weekly has already unveiled a couple of pictures straight from the CW show‘s files.  The exclusive images have provided much hype for the highly anticipated flick, and you can see why below. Read more »
It‘s Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale with news and spoilers! If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Maria promised you all the information available on Smallville as we wait an excruciatingly long two months for the return of our favorite superheroes and she spoke the truth! So, following her example, I come bearing good tidings of great...Wait, wrong script (especially as I am definitely not an angel), but I do bear news about an angel--one Warrior Angel to be exact.Last season Allison Mack directed the episode "Power" and during the Comic-Con panel this past summer she promised us another stint behind the camera.  When, you ask? Thanks to the wonderful tweets of the Smallville writing team we now know. The team posted a picture of the cover page of episode 13 "Warrior," which revealed Allison as the director and Brian Q. Miller as the writer. Miller is also responsible for penning the season eight episodes "Committed" and "Bulletproof" and this season‘s "Echo." Read more »
It‘s a long wait until February, and the delay gets worse when you keep getting reminded of that.  But you have to remember that time will fly like Superman and Smallville: Absolute Justice will be on air before we know it.  Until then, let‘s content ourselves with the thought of Justin Hartley talking about the JSA-centered movie and his character.  Writer Geoff Johns revealed on his Twitter account that the Green Arrow and JSA member Hawkman (Michael Shanks) won‘t be seeing eye to eye on Smallville: Absolute Justice.   Even Hartley has acknowledged that fact. Read more »
It‘s Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale asking, is the future of Smallville coming together? If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Am I the only one who found the future on Smallville perplexing? Maybe I am alone, but I am not entirely comprehending the whole ‘Kandorians Regain Powers Through Solar Tower‘ headline the writers sold during "Pandora." The episode aired two whole weeks ago and even now certain pieces of the puzzle are not melding together for me--which is significant, since the over-arcing storyline this season revolves around the Kandorians‘ quest for power and that freaky tower.  Read more »
Since "Absolute Justice" won‘t be around until next year, the fans are ravenous for news on Smallville.  It‘s getting harder and harder to get updates on the show since it looks like everyone‘s been taking a break these days.  Luckily, there‘s one actress who‘s so excited about joining the CW series that she just had to Tweet about it.According to the Comic Book Movie site, model Mireille Urumuri managed to snag a part in an upcoming episode of Smallville.  There haven‘t been any details released on what role she‘s bound to play, but as always, there are speculations. Read more »
Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale, reports a possible Smallville spin-off? If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Perhaps a spin-off? Whichever you prefer, the prognosis appears grand and let us tell you why.Over a month ago, executive producer Kelly Sounders shared her hopes for a 10th season and urged fans to spread the word about the greatness that is Smallville. How did you respond? With a resounding ‘YES!‘ Read more »
Smallville‘s big movie event has been hogging the spotlight since its announcement, and with good reason.  The upcoming "Absolute Justice" has been pegged as a legendary affair, from its array of guest stars to the fact that it lasts longer than your usual TV episode.While the fans are most excited about the premiere of "Absolute Justice," it seems as though the stars of the flick are unable to keep quiet as well.  Britt Irvin, who plays JSA member Stargirl on the movie, has unveiled a few spoilers to Fancast.com.  She tried her best to keep the info low-key, but since this is Smallville, things just intensify."Absolute Justice" spoilers below! Read more »
Back in season 8, we were treated to the arrival of the Legion of Super-Heroes led by the determined Rokk aka Cosmic Boy.  The actor who portrayed that character, Ryan Kennedy, will apparently be making yet another appearance on television.  According to KryptonSite, he‘s been cast in a role for the Syfy series Caprica.There hasn‘t been any word on what Kennedy will be playing on the Battlestar Galactica spin-off, but it sounds as though it‘s an important one.  Word is, he‘ll be on the series for multiple episodes. Read more »
So, I know we all love Clois, but personally--I absolutely adore Chlollie too! True, presently these two are merely friends and may very well stay that way, but nevertheless, honoring the tremendous growth exemplified by both Chloe and Oliver this season, I compiled a ‘Top Nine Moments of Season Nine in 2009‘ for them too. Just one disclaimer: since Chloe and Oliver are not an actual ‘couple‘, I chose moments I considered significant for each individually, rather than focusing solely on moments shared by the characters. Enjoy!  Read more »
You heard me! These are the top nine moments shared by Lois and Clark during the ninth season of Smallville (so far), which just happens to take place during the year 2009 too. How sweet is that? Admittedly, these two shared so many incredible scenes this season that choosing only nine proved rather daunting, but hopefully you approve... Read more »
We‘ve come a long way since 2009, and Smallville‘s return is nearing thanks to the dawn of the new year.  The long-running CW series will be back on January 22 with an exciting episode, making all the fans ecstatic about what it has to offer.On the said date, the network will premiere the new episode "Disciple," which features a highly anticipated guest star playing a vital character to the story.  We‘re not talking about the JSA yet though, but instead we‘re getting a dose of the Dark Archer. Read more »
Rejoice, America‘s Next Top Model fans! Tyra, Miss J, Jay Manuel, Nigel Barker, and brand new judge Andre Leon Talley will return with a whole new crew of aspiring models for a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, March 3.This ANTM premiere announcement from the CW comes in conjunction with news of March premiere dates for 90210 and Melrose Place, as well dates for the rest of the CW mid-season line-up:  Read more »
Fans of Smallville might want to consider pleading the CW execs for another season of the show, even though that wouldn‘t be much work at all.  The network‘s president, Dawn Ostroff, has revealed that she thinks there‘s a big possibility for the series to keep going, even to a tenth installment. Talking to Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly, the network head said she was feeling positive about the outcome of this decision.  "I‘m really pleased with the show," Ostroff exclaimed.  Read more »
Here at BuddyTV, we really like ships. We get invested in the relationships or potential relationships of our favorite characters and we definitely get a bit obsessed. We‘ve already told you our rankings for the Best Ships of 2009, but we want you to be able to convince us otherwise. We decided to put together a video contest for the best (relation)ship of 2009. Simply watch the video below for the rules and then submit your entry.UPDATE: Due to the large number of entries winners will be announced Friday January 15! Thank you to everyone who submitted. Read more »
Happy New Year! Smallville returns in less than two weeks and the spoilers are ringing our way. Are you as ready as I am? Seriously though, in light of all this information sharing flooding the online community, I thought I might propose a few requests of my own--10 to be exact, in honor of the year 2010 and in hopes of a 10th season.  Read more »
If you ever question the calibre of the Smallville writing team, remind yourself that Geoff Johns brought us "Legion" and the greatly anticipated "Absolute Justice" and heave a sigh of relief. Why, you ask? I do believe his resume speaks for itself...A superstar writer for DC Comics, Johns previously penned "The Justice League of America," currently writes ongoing titles "Green Lantern" and "Adventure Comics," with a new series "Batman: Earth One" debuting later this year. Between these projects he squeezes in the writing of major events including "Blackest Night," its follow-up "Brightest Day," "The Flash: Rebirth," and "Superman: Secret Origin." Plus! (As if all that were not enough.) Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have him working on big screen adaptations of "The Flash" and "Shazam."  Read more »
Comic Con may be months away, but we‘re lucky Metropolis is having its own big event in a few days.  On Smallville soon, we‘ll get to witness these CW characters take the form of comic book characters, as if they weren‘t already.But while we wait for that exciting episode called "Warrior," the network has released a photo that would really draw the fans in.  It looks like Clark (Tom Welling) and Oliver (Justin Hartley) won‘t be the only ones donning costumes on the show.Slight spoilers ahead. Read more »
How do I love twitter? Let me count the ways! Though perhaps I should say I love those tweeps who so generously share the abundance of information available them via twitter...Case and point: One Damian Holbrook.The writer for TVGuide today used his twitter account to graciously share with us tidbits from interviews he enjoyed with Smallville executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, "Absolute Justice" writer Geoff Johns, and the wonderful Justin Hartley (a.k.a. Oliver Queen). Apparently he found himself buried under an avalanche of information and instead of hoarding the details, decided to tweet them to the world.  Read more »
A telethon George Clooney is helping to organize for MTV to benefitvictims of the recent devastation in Haiti is getting a lot bigger. Today MTV announced that not only will it air on their network, butalso VH1, HBO, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and the CW.The telethon will air Friday, January 22 at 8pm on all networks. Celebrities are still being lined up, but it‘s sure to be astar-studded event to raise plenty of money for the victims.  Read more »
We may have to wait a little longer for the return of Smallville, but the CW is continuing their mission of increasing hype for the show.  They‘ve already told us of the possibility for season 10 and even gave us a photo of Wonder Woman to ogle.  Now, we‘ve got scoop on one of the major TV events this year - "Absolute Justice."The network has finally revealed the official description for the February 5 epic-sode, and it‘s particularly filled with spoilers.  Well, if you want a Smallville surprise next month, don‘t read what‘s written after the jump."Absolute Justice" spoilery description below! Read more »
"Don‘t call me Chief!"Will Smallville fans hear these fabled words uttered before season‘s end? Maybe, maybe not. But whatever his words of wisdom--Perry White shall return!Michael McKean re-introduced the character of Perry White during the third season of Smallville and executive producer Brian Peterson confirmed today that the future editor and chief of the Daily Planet will reappear during the penultimate episode of this, the ninth season.  Read more »
The CW is pulling out all the stops for the February premiere of the 2-hour Smallville television event.  If they reveal any more, we probably won‘t be as surprised when "Absolute Justice" dominates our TV screens.  Okay, we‘ll actually still be.Anyway, the network has unleashed yet another teaser for the upcoming special episode, along with an incredibly cool poster.  They really are marketing this as one would a movie.  With that said, you can watch the trailer below. Read more »
Yesterday, we showed you another trailer and a poster for the Smallville "Absolute Justice" epic-sode.  We know that airs on February 5, but that isn‘t the only surprise that this season has in store.  The schedule‘s been reset, and a week after the TV event we‘ve been anticipating, the episode "Warrior" will be released.Since it seems like "Absolute Justice" will focus highly on Clark and the Justice Society of America, we‘re pleased to report that "Warrior" will mostly be about Chloe, and possibly her new romantic interest.  If you still don‘t know who that is, for shame.  You probably haven‘t been reading the past articles. Read more »
Our last report was about a warrior, but today things are turning around as we get news about a villain on Smallville.  It‘s not about Zod and has nothing to do with the upcoming "Absolute Justice" episode.  Nonetheless, we‘re excited to read about what TV Guide has learned.According to the publication, the long-running CW series will be adding yet another actress to their cast.  Canadian star Odessa Rae will be portraying the Silver Banshee on a new episode of Smallville, called "Escape." Read more »
With Smallville returning with a Green Arrow-centric episode tomorrow, it really will be a proper tribute to him if we hear from actor Justin Hartley now.  We‘ll be seeing him portray the Metropolis archer once again, as he is haunted by a figure of his past.  His old mentor, the Dark Archer, returns in the hopes of closure and revenge."It‘s a lot about [how] Oliver has gone down this dark path and has sort of rebounded and found himself again, and everything is going well," Justin Hartley told IGN.  "And then this guy from his past comes back and reminds him of what he was like, and it starts to feel really familiar to Oliver." Read more »
Seeing the highly anticipated return of Smallville last week, we know things will get even better.  The big TV event "Absolute Justice" is already on its way, so a few days of waiting will be all it takes.  But there‘s going to be more to come for this season of the long-running CW series, and Erica Durance has some details to spill.Talking to AOL TV, the actress we best know as Lois Lane on the show divulged what‘s coming for the remaining episodes of Smallville.  There‘s plenty to tell, from her scenes on "Absolute Justice" to possibly knowing about Clark‘s (Tom Welling) secret.Possible spoilers below! Read more »
If you don‘t know it yet, tomorrow marks one of the CW‘s biggest events - the two-hour special for Smallville titled "Absolute Justice."  Though we‘re trying our best not to be too thrilled about it, we just can‘t help ourselves.  That‘s two hours of the show and it‘s already premiering tomorrow, so kick off those collective screams of excitement.But even though we‘ll get to see the whole thing in a few hours, we‘ve still managed to gather some teasers for the TV movie.  The network released a couple of clips, in addition to an interview with the Smallville producers from TV Guide Magazine.  Since they have a lot to say about "Absolute Justice," you better proceed with caution.Possible "Absolute Justice" spoilers below! Read more »
No suspense. Just my personal opinion--but honestly, even if you only read the CW‘s ‘Official Description‘ you already know all the significant plot points involving Oliver. The truly intriguing developments revolve around Zod, Clark and a certain charm...But I am leaping ahead several light years.Our evening opens with Lois and Clark. The iconic duo survived their first official appearance as a ‘couple.‘ (Please note, the actual date count totals five, while the PDA count lags slightly behind with four.) All counts aside, Lois makes the darlingest declaration: "This is the one. You‘re the one that I want to get it right with..." At which point Clark overhears a mugging and speeds away, leaving Lois alone with a broken alternator, a mysterious archer and consequently, an arrow in the heart!  Read more »
Last Friday was a record-breaking night for the CW, when the two-hour special "Absolute Justice" hit the screens.  According to the reports, the Smallville feature revolving around the Justice Society of America really hit it big.  It managed to attract around 2.8 million viewers, noted as the show‘s largest audience for season 9.The arrival of the JSA wasn‘t just good for the series itself.  Apparently, "Absolute Justice" was the best Friday showing that the network has had since 2008.  That certainly is saying something for this superhero epic-sode. Read more »
Even though the recent episode of Smallville is "Warrior," we can‘t help but roll around in the aftermath of the epic "Absolute Justice."  Looking at certain elements that these two have, we‘ve come up with one major similarity between them: the prevailing presence of Chloe‘s character. Actress Allison Mack revealed some of her thoughts about the show‘s latest to TV Guide, pointing out what lies ahead for the series.  She also backtracked to that "Absolute Justice" moment with Dr. Fate, revealing the possibility of an exciting new storyline for Chloe.  That is, as a successor to the JSA hero. Read more »
Even though we‘re all pretty sure of Clark Kent‘s return for another season, there always seems to be some room for controversy.  E! Online reports that the CW network has recently released a list of shows it has picked up for another run.  The odd one out is, unfortunately, Smallville.It obviously isn‘t a problem regarding the ratings.  For the ninth season, Smallville managed to haul in its highest audiences for the network when "Absolute Justice" aired.  Despite those stellar numbers, why hasn‘t there been any confirmation of the series‘ return? Read more »
An upcoming episode of Smallville is supposedly going to bring another major comic book character to life, and his identity is already hinted in the article‘s title.  But if you‘re not that much of a comics fan, you may not get it.  So if you don‘t want to read any further since the rest of this piece contains a spoiler, so let‘s cut it off here. Warning: Smallville spoiler ahead! Read more »
Even if we‘re not seeing either Papa Kent or Lana on Smallville these days, we can‘t deny that they were a huge part of the franchise.  The actors who portrayed them have moved on to other roles since they were on the show though.  Still, that doesn‘t really stop their fans from following their careers and the interesting pilots they‘ve acquired parts in.The Hollywood Reporter has been churning out news about upcoming series these days, and one of them stars John Schneider.  He‘s landed a role in an upcoming Spike TV series titled Back Nine, a comedy revolving around the untapped world of golf.  Read more »
As most of us already know, the CW writers are bringing yet another comic book character to life on Smallville for the episode "Charade."  Reports say that he‘s already been cast, and it looks like we‘ve got a practically perfect fit.  IGN announced that actor Gil Bellows has been chosen to play the shrewd businessman Maxwell Lord on the long-running series.We reported earlier that the character will first be appearing on the episode 19 of this season, "Charade."  It will air sometime in April, but that won‘t be the only Maxwell Lord appearance we‘ll get.  Gil Bellows‘ role is at first a guest-starring one, but there‘s the possibility for it to be recurring.  Read more »
It‘s been quite some time since we laid eyes on Michael Cassidy on Smallville, but it‘s a role he‘s become really famous for.  From portraying Lois‘ former love interest Grant Gabriel to revealing his identity as Julian Luthor on the show, he‘s gotten the attention of several casting directors in the business.  Most notably, he‘s been one of those listed for the role of Captain America in the upcoming big screen adaptation.Deadline Hollywood received news that there are five other actors who were chosen as candidates for the lead in The First Avenger: Captain America.  Marvel Studios and director Joe Johnston have given out the contenders, and we‘re hoping this Smallville star gets it.  Seeing the list, we think Michael Cassidy is one of the most likely options. Read more »
Though there‘s still no confirmation from the CW, just hearing about the possibility of season 10 is already enough to send any Smallville fan into a frenzy.  We reported earlier that the network has released which shows have been renewed for another installment.  The Clark-centric drama wasn‘t on the list, even though we were already certain of its return. Still, many followers of the hit show continue to wonder if and when we can hear news regarding the status of Smallville.  Someone asked Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly to explain this delay, and we hear there‘s good news up ahead. Read more »
First, the good news.  Smallville managed to haul in more than its usual share of audiences for the episode "Conspiracy" last week, which means it‘s getting more likely for the CW to hold on to the show.  We‘re certainly glad to hear about the 2.53 million viewers that tuned in, raising the numbers from the previous 2.42 million. Since it‘s one of those high-rated scripted series that the network has invested in, you‘d think they‘d give it more airtime.  Unfortunately, we‘ve got some bad news too.  Read more »
Being moved to Friday nights is apparently nothing like Kryptonite,because today the CW officially announced that the network‘slongest-running scripted series, Smallville, has been renewed for a 10th season.  The news comes a few short weeks after the CW renewed Supernatural, Gossip Girl, 90210, The Vampire Diaries and America‘s Next Top Model.Read More on the CW‘s Early Renewals>>The renewal isn‘t that surprising given the show‘s continued success.  Despite being moved to Friday nights, Smallvilleremained one of the network‘s highest-rated shows.   While Supernaturalprepares to celebrate its 100th episode, the renewal means that earlynext season Smallville will reach its 200th episode.  Read more »
The CW has announced that this season of Smallville will wrap up on May 14.  That means, there‘s still plenty of time to watch Clark battle the evil that will take over Metropolis.  But there are a couple of more exciting things lined up ahead for the series, especially now that it‘s been renewed for another run.Read: Smallville Returns for Season 10!Word has it that there will be a couple of major showdowns on the upcoming episodes of the long-running show.  We‘re pretty sure you already know about two characters who will be facing off once again, but there‘s another pair getting ready for an epic fight.Spoilers below! Read more »
The success of "Absolute Justice" is bound to spawn more stories about the Justice Society of America on Smallville, and here it is.  Acclaimed comic writer Geoff Johns has revealed to fans that the team really will return to the series and it‘s sooner than we think.  With the show nearing its tenth season, will there be time to squeeze in these guys?Read: Smallville Renewed for Season 10Apparently, there is.  During the Emerald City Comic-Con, Geoff Johns divulged the exciting news.  Comics Alliance reports on the several controversial issues recently tackled in the comics business, and one of them is Smallville. Read more »
Earlier this year, news broke out that Smallville star Tom Welling was trying his hand out as executive producer of a TV pilot.  The CW picked up his and Kevin Murphy‘s Hellcats as one of the dramas it will be developing, and now the network has hauled in the show‘s cast.Read: Smallville Renewed for Season 10Since Hellcats is about the competitive and often nasty world of cheerleading, we‘d expect stars like the Disney-bred Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka to headline it.  The Hollywood Reporter confirms their participation in the upcoming series, as well as giving details on their roles.  Read more »
Earlier this week, former Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum made a proclamation that thrilled the series‘ super-fans. On his Twitter account, he announced that there was "[l]ots of good news coming soon" and many immediately believed it had something to do with the CW show.Get Ready for Upcoming Showdowns on SmallvilleUnfortunately, this just isn‘t the case. Despite the Lex Luthor hints on the "Absolute Justice" TV special, the actor remains stubborn in turning back. Upon realizing what his Twitter update had caused, he quickly cleared things up. Read more »
Smallville will be returning in a couple of days, but there‘s already too much going on behind the scenes to keep up with the show. Here‘s what‘s up beyond Metropolis:Someone New is Heading to Smallville! Read more »
At long last, Smallville is back on tonight, and while it‘s here we shouldn‘t let it escape our grasps. But with an episode looking for a way out, that could prove to be difficult. Is Someone Getting Pregnant on Smallville?On "Escape," our hero Clark (Tom Welling) takes Lois (Erica Durance) on a quiet, romantic getaway. Once they arrive though, their plans are thwarted by a couple of pals and a raving, vengeful ghost. We wouldn‘t be surprised if they want to get away from all of that, but fleeing isn‘t likely when the Man of Steel is tasked to save the day. Read more »
On Smallville, there are battles and maybe-babies coming up, but there‘s one thing that could just sweep such news off the floor - literally. Sources say that dear Death himself (or herself, who knows?) will be making an appearance on the finale of the show‘s ninth season, with a major character getting scythed.Do You Think Anyone‘s Getting Pregnant on Smallville?Spoilers below! Read more »
The Kandorians are in danger on Smallville tonight, which obviously means it‘s up to Clark (Tom Welling) to save the day.  Oh, and Zod too. On the episode "Conspiracy", JR Bourne takes his turn as a guest star and portrays the doctor Bernard Chisholm.  He has died once in the past, but was brought back to life by the Kandorians for their experiments.  Now that he‘s escaped, it‘s time for a simple case of revenge. Read more »
After "Absolute Justice," more heroes seem to be on the loose in Smallville.  But maybe we shouldn‘t write this guy off as a veteran of goodness just yet.  This "Warrior" is, after all, still new to the game.On tonight‘s episode of Smallville, we‘re all invited to witness Metropolis‘ own comic book convention.  Geeks and aficionados unite for this big event, where Halloween might just come early as everyone‘s decked in a costume.  Even Lois (Erica Durance) is joining the fun.  Read more »
Valentine‘s Day sounds way more exciting when there‘s mind control involved.  Such is what‘s up on tonight‘s episode of Smallville, when Clark (Tom Welling) gets the ability to convince people to do what he wants just by saying so.It‘s going to be quite a laugh as "Persuasion" shows us a different aspect of the Clois romance.  Our hero gets affected by a peculiar form of gemstone Kryptonite, which has magical properties of wish fulfillment.  Things are going to get interesting here, seeing as how it gets Lois in a wedding dress. Read more »
We have more of Pam Grier tonight on Smallville, which means "Checkmate" is going to be one intense episode. After last week‘s little B&B trip, we need something major. It‘s a good thing we have this episode to look forward to.Check Out Clips of Last Week‘s "Escape"On "Checkmate," Tess (Cassidy Freeman) comes up with an elaborate scheme to kidnap the Green Arrow. Since we need the story to complete the episode, we can only expect the ploy to work. Read more »
With all the buzz that "Absolute Justice" has created since the announcement of its existence, there really is no need of another article for the upcoming Smallville TV event.  Still, we‘re here to do our job and bring you the official preview of what‘s in store for Clark tonight.You‘ve probably seen all the sneak peeks and trailers and photos released by the CW for "Absolute Justice," but here‘s the story anyway.  The gang encounters a man named Sylvester Pemberton, and he asks them for help.  As usual, they won‘t be able to refuse him that easily. Read more »
After weeks spent waiting, we‘ve finally come to the return of Smallville‘s ninth season.  Tonight‘s new episode will make us giddy with the Green Arrow, as we witness him face former foes on "Disciple."If you haven‘t quite read what Justin Hartley had to say on his interview, let‘s get on with today‘s episode preview.  Oliver will once again encounter his old mentor, the Dark Archer (Steve Bacic).  The two of them come face-to-face, not to reminisce good times, but to settle their differences at last. Read more »
Smallville celebrated the brilliance of meta-madness with the return of Zatanna, Lois as storm trooper and amazon princess, Chloe taking flight and one Big hero--or should I say villain?"Warrior" orbits around one cursed comic book--courtesy one deceased daddy‘s cocky cursing spree. When a publishing company stole the idea for the ‘Warrior Angel‘ comic book from a friend of Zatanna‘s father, the late great magician exacted some old world retribution by placing a curse on the original issue. Except no one ever opened the comic... Until the Metropolis Wonder-Con.  Read more »
Considering the greatness of "Absolute Justice," I offer a tribute! A selection of quips and quabbles as penned by Geoff Johns that remain permanently lodged within this cerebral cortex of mine. Obviously, I lack the word count required to include all the one-liners worthy of repeating. But I attempted to honor the ensemble effort that carried this episode nonetheless--ultimately settling on 11 barbs symbolizing the 11th episode of the season. Enjoy...  Read more »
The Sacred Book of Rau: source of neverending platitudes--and apparently a necessary component for the completion of Zod‘s turbo tower. So the questions remains... Where art thou hidden Rau?If one believes Zod, Jor-El left the book on earth. Following the breadcrumbs, one might then identify the object Jor-El retrieved from the Kent farm during the episode "Kandor" as this book--or an essential map or key for uncovering the book. But with Jor-El dead, the cetainty of those answers lies buried with him.  Read more »
In case you missed Smallville‘s "Absolute Justice" Part One click here! Let the games begin! While the opening hour of "Absolute Justice" revolves around Clark, Chloe, Oliver and the introduction of the Justice Society of America--the second hour delves within the layers of history surrounding the JSA and provides a truer vision of our villains...Are you ready?Lois returns! Entering the Daily Planet, she regales Clark with her tales of morning woe--only ‘tis not Clark, ‘tis merely his doppelganger. Forgetting those chunky glasses for one moment though, a black-and-white checkered box arrives on Lois‘ desk, complete with photos and files on all our JSA members. Along with the package? The big boss. Tess Mercer angles for the box herself--though her efforts are vain. But on Tess‘ desk awaits a delivery all her own: a white queen. Confused? Think chess. Read more »
If you love Smallville, chances are you loved "Absolute Justice"--after all, Geoff Johns‘ Justice Society of America brought to life along with our usual band of merry men (and women)? What‘s not to love? Absolutely nothing...Unless you are Chloe, leaving Clark message number one too many--until her cell scrambles, the street goes dark and she comes face to face with a strange man wearing a star-spangled shirt and carrying one monster glowstick. Sylvester Pemberton barely introduces himself and identifies Chloe as Watchtower before the temperature plummets 40° and Chloe discovers the merits of dumpster diving. As she struggles to escape, lights flash, snow flies and a gigantic icicle penetrates the metal surrounding her. The world silences once more and Chloe emerges, but Sylvester lies on the ground frostbitten and pierced through. Before he dies, he warns her: "They came after us, they‘ll come after all of you. Check..."  Read more »
"One thing I can‘t believe. I can‘t believe [Clark] and Chloe aren‘t friends anymore."Thus spake Lois and I wholeheartedly agree--for although this particular comment referenced an alternate universe, the Clark and Chloe I once knew no longer exist within any universe. While glints of the camaraderie, unity and trust once shared by the best buds occasionally shine through the clouds, the forecast remains gloomy. And I am not the only one lamenting the lack of sun. You too are commenting on the divide...  Read more »
Zod reigns on Smallville tonight, and chaos lurks in every corner no longer waiting to pounce.  Then again, it‘s all just occurring in a vision so we won‘t have anything to worry about yet."Pandora" depicts a fiery future as Lois (Erica Durance) remembers it.  Having disappeared for weeks, she returns to reveal the mystery.  Tess (Cassidy Freeman) kidnaps her to find out just what happened to her, but hearing that type of news isn‘t quite what she expected. Read more »
It‘s Smallville Fan Columnist, Trish Neale with another recap. If you‘re interested in becoming afan columnist, click here. Smallville fans, prepare yourselves. After all the heavy drama, the banter is back. Lois‘ tightly wound bolt reflex retracted and the intrepid reporter reclaims her desk this week. Am I happy? Definitely. Am I frustrated beyond all reckoning? That too. Be patient. An explanation cometh."Powers, Activate!" An appropriate mantra for this episode, honoring Metropolis‘ youngest and trendiest superheroes. These are true megafans folks. Wonder twins Zan (David Gallagher) and Jayna (Allison Scagliotti) tweet, facebook and blog--all on behalf of their superhero idol, the Blur. Just one slight catch: crediting one‘s idol with botched crime fighting efforts generally destroys his reputation, rather than fueling his legend. Let me paint you a picture. Would you prefer undercover cops trussed up like turkeys? A blown power grid? A darkened Metropolis? Perhaps imitation is not always the best form of flattery after all. Read more »
The Wonder Twins appear tonight on Smallville, adding to the array of guest stars that have overwhelmed the audience this season so far.  On "Idol," our dear Clark (Tom Welling) runs into two teens hoping to help fight crime in Metropolis.  Trouble is, well, they‘re causing a bit of trouble along the way.Zan (David Gallagher of 7th Heaven) and Jayna (Allison Scagliotti of Warehouse 13) have long admired the daring endeavors of The Blur.  Lois (Erica Durance) introduces them to the city and they are surely welcomed.  Until they reveal how little they know about mastering their powers. Read more »
The stories are getting more intense as Smallville nears its end. A tenth season is already on the way, but the current installment still has a lot to offer. You may think that the promise of imminent death is already exciting news for the show‘s plot. However, there‘s so much more to come. Such as those who could cause the tragedy we just stated.Smallville Spoilers: Find Out Who Might Just Die This SeasonWe reported earlier that Geoff Johns promised the return of the Justice Society of America before season nine wraps up. Apparently, they‘re not the only ones who‘ll be flying back into Smallville soon.Possible spoilers below! Read more »
Here‘s what not to miss this week on TV.MONDAYLife Unexpected (The CW, 8pm): The first season finale brings Ryan and Cate‘s wedding, but will Baze ruin their perfect day?Plus: Which Life Unexpected character are you? Read more »
Remember when we said that showdowns will be happening soon on Smallville? We‘ve got one tonight, and it involves three major characters of the series. And no, Chloe and Lois won‘t be fighting over Clark.Check Out Photos for Tonight‘s Episode "Upgrade"On tonight‘s latest "Upgrade," Zod (Callum Blue) continues to pose as The Blur. As we expect, this carries numerous consequences. One of which is manipulating Lois (Erica Durance). Read more »
Just like Lois went undercover on the recent episode of Smallville, I‘m going under to cover today‘s recap of "Upgrade." Like her, there‘s plenty to uncover on this latest installment, especially because I don‘t regularly follow the show. Anyway, if you feel betrayed by the end of this article you needn‘t worry. Even Zod deals with stuff like that.Check Out Clips of "Upgrade"So this episode marks the return of actor Brian Austin Green and his green heart, as he portrays soon-to-be villain Metallo. But here, he‘s still finding his ground. Read more »
Today we‘re dealing with the highs and lows of Smallville, as though this is Clark‘s flight path. But we also have news on the possibility of Lex‘s return, which of course could slightly alter our hero‘s plans. Read on for our roundup.What‘s Smallville Star Michael Rosenbaum Busy With? Read more »
Every TV series has a couple you‘re secretly rooting for to hook up, though more often than not it takes several months or even years before they actually get together. But when they do share that first kiss, it gives you all the more reason to look forward to their budding romance, whether it happens in the heat of an argument or simply because someone was standing under the mistletoe. Read more »
Something big comes to an end on tonight‘s episode of Smallville, and with that comes a war. On "Charade" tonight, we‘re going to witness yet another battle between Clark (Tom Welling) and Zod, and maybe even between Clark and Lois.Check Out Last Week‘s "Upgrade" Recap: Metallo ReturnsIt all begins with Lois (Erica Durance) going undercover once again to investigate the case of ex-District Attorney Raymond Sacks. He‘s been given an early prison release, which she finds too suspicious for words. But when she confronts him, he threatens her with bullets. Read more »
Not minding my cheap attempt at a pun, let‘s continue with today‘s Smallville recap. We‘re all about uncovering secrets here, as "Charade" and the whole franchise is based on that simple, yet essentially convoluted, pseudo-equation: Clark Kent = The Blur = Superman. Previously on Smallville: "Upgrade"But somehow, Zod, who didn‘t even appear on the episode, gets thrown in there, making it: The Blur (Clark Kent/Zod) = Superman? Or something like that. Math and I don‘t get along that well anyway. Let‘s get back to the Smallville party, shall we? Read more »
With only a few episodes left until the end of Smallville‘s ninth season, spoilers and speculations are rampant all over the World Wide Web. But of course we‘d prefer to see those that are more reliable, such as words straight from the mouth of executive producer Brian Peterson.Check Out Photos of the Upcoming "Sacrifice" and Hostage" Read more »
Justin Hartley returns on tonight‘s episode of Smallville, and it‘s not just to portray the Green Arrow. He‘s also co-directing "Sacrifice," which explains why his character has decided to just get out there and go after Zod (Callum Blue). Even though neither of them was present on the last episode, they‘re back full-force tonight. And battling each other too.Check Out Our Recap of "Charade"On "Sacrifice" tonight, Oliver decides to go against Zod. Unfortunately, he‘s already given the Kryptonian soldiers powers and they‘ll be able to protect him from Green Arrow.  Read more »
If you like daydreaming about dating your favorite TV characters, then you‘re not alone. After all, TV Land might just be the best place to find that perfect hunk, whether you‘re looking for someone who will knock you off your feet with grand romantic gestures, a knight in shining armor who will rescue you from serial killers or that special friend with benefits. We asked and you answered the call for your favorite TV boyfriends. Here‘s who made the short list:  Read more »
As the big finale nears for Smallville, we‘re getting a torrential downpour of spoilers for the show. Well, not really; I just had to sneak in that rain reference somehow. Discover Bits and Pieces on the Smallville FinaleWe‘re actually still trying to stay as quiet as possible regarding spoilers. It‘s not stopping us (and the producers) from giving out hints though. But it‘s always better to warn you: Possible spoilers below! Read more »
Smallville has a couple of special guests tonight, and here‘s to hoping they won‘t be taken hostage. The episode title just really throws you off, especially since these two visitors are so important to Clark (Tom Welling) and Lois (Erica Durance).Check Out Photos for Tonight‘s Episode, "Hostage"If you haven‘t heard yet (shocking, really), Clark‘s mother Martha Kent (Annette O‘Toole) will be coming home to her son on "Hostage" tonight. She‘s also bringing a surprise along with her, because she has a new boyfriend in tow. Read more »
Since we‘re pretty late with the recap of the latest Smallville chapter, we might as well wish the moms a belated happy mother‘s day too. It just had to be said, because "Hostage" features the ever-protective Mama Kent and her attempts to keep Clark in the dark.Check Out BuddyTV‘s Best Moms List Read more »
By now, you‘ve probably seen the sneak peeks that The CW has released for Friday night‘s Smallville finale. But the Internet has been abuzz with more, from clips of the episode to zoomed shots of Zod‘s murderous face.PHOTOS: Don‘t Miss Zod vs. Clark in "Salvation"We wouldn‘t mind making you all wait for the preview article of Smallville‘s finale for a couple more days, but let‘s not be that harsh. You can find one promo of "Salvation" after the jump, in addition to more news regarding the show. We might as well warn you though, minor spoilers ahead.PHOTOS: Check Out Lois and Clark/The Blur Read more »
Tonight‘s finale of Smallville features the moment you‘ve all been waiting for: Clark vs. Zod in the rain! Or maybe you‘d much rather see Clark revealing his true identity to Lois. Or the return of the JSA members. Or something else entirely. Check Out What‘s to Come on "Salvation"Nothing to worry about though. "Salvation" has all that, plus more scenes that we cannot even begin to describe because they haven‘t aired yet. That doesn‘t keep us from getting excited though. Read more »
Cue Allison Mack‘s voice: And now, our recap of the season finale of Smallville. On "Salvation," everything converged into this one-hour episode and wrapped up Zod‘s storyline. See More Clips of the Smallville Season 9 FinaleWe begin with an image of flight: a helicopter is our welcome wagon tothe sight of reds and blues blurring over the Daily Planet globe. But our screams of glee have been cut short though, since this is only a dream (or a vision?) of Clark‘s after all.  Read more »
The CW‘s Upfront presentation is this Thursday when the network will announce its fall lineup including new shows, returning shows, and new timeslots.  While we know some things (six shows have already been renewed), the rest of the schedule is still a mystery.One thing that could definitely change is when fans can watch the sixth season of Supernatural.  The show was already renewed, but its Thursday timeslot at 9pm might be in jeopardy. Read more »
The CW announces its fall schedule tomorrow, but as with the other networks, most of the details have already been revealed.  We know that Life Unexpected and One Tree Hill will join six other returning shows while Nikita and Hellcats are two new shows being ordered.Read More on the CW Renewals>>Now, HollywoodLife.com is reporting that, according to Smallville star Tom Welling, the show‘s upcoming 10th season will be the last one.  Welling told the site at a part that season 10 will mark the end of Smallville.  Read more »
Smallville Will End After Season 10>>Smallville has just wrapped up its ninth season and is getting ready to fly into its tenth. And hopefully, Clark (Tom Welling) will up and zoom around by that time. From what we‘ve seen on the recent finale "Salvation," a blue, red and yellow blur will be dominating our screens soon.Catch Our Recap of the Season 9 FinaleBut before we get ahead of ourselves, and we will, let‘s check out some highlights of Smallville season 9. Afterwards, we can all move on to season 10, because it‘s time to expect something way better. We‘ve waited long enough.Slideshow‘Smallville‘ Season 9 Finale Photos Read more »
The CW announced that Smallville‘s upcoming 10th season will be its last one, but it will end without one of its original stars.  According to Entertainment Weekly, Mack will not be a series regular for season 10, though she will return for several episodes to wrap up Chloe‘s storyline.The CW‘s Fall Schedule>>SPOILER WARNING: This article may contain some details about Smallville season 10 you don‘t want to know.  Read more »
We can‘t quite wash our hands clean of the season finale of Smallville, where so many queries were raised and so few were answered. But there‘s a whole new surprise to look forward to, and of course we mean a tenth installment of the series.Check Out Our Recap of the Season 9 FinaleBut it doesn‘t look too good for the show, and for Clark. Maybe it‘s because every hero‘s journey is bound to be fraught with trouble. So before we get on with today‘s roundup: Major spoilers below! Read more »
The CW has already made its decision to end Smallville after season ten. However, according to Tom Welling, who ironically leaked the news in the first place, there might be hope for more. That is, if the fans want it.Smallville Wraps Up After Season 10Some of these die-hards might even agree with what Tom Welling wants. That is, to have old buddies Lex Luthor and Lana Lang back on the show. Read more »
Last week, Tom Welling announced that he wanted to have quite a reunion once the final season of Smallville wraps up. He mentioned friends Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk, pleading them to make an appearance for the tenth installment of the series. Despite the gravity of that, the actor still had a few more requests.Tom Wants Lana and Lex Back on SmallvilleThe New York Post‘s PopWrap talked to the star during The CW Upfronts and dug up details on the upcoming season of the show. Or at least, those final hours of Clark‘s before he embraces his destiny. Read more »
Today the CW announced its plans for the fall, and the lineup includes plenty of returning shows, but many of them will air in new time slots. Eight of the network‘s 10 shows are returning to the schedule, with only two new dramas making the cut.  However, 90210, One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected and Supernatural are all getting new times on new nights.  The network also announced, as previously reported, that the upcoming tenth season of Smallville will be its last.See More:CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>FOX‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>  Read more »
In September Smallville returns for season 10, its last.  The adventures of Clark Kent will definitely be coming to an end, which means anything can happen.Well, not anything.  This is the Superman story, so I‘m guessing that Lois Lane isn‘t about to get killed off in episode 3. Read more »

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