Smallville producers are pushing to get a tenth season out of of the series. Will it happen though? I sure hope so. As you know, I'm a big fan of Smallville and I know many of you are not, but season 9 has been pretty damn good so far. Executive producer Kelly Souders said,
We are really, really pushing for season 10. We really hope it happens.
So do all the fans of Smallville. The problem is they moved the show to Friday night, which is one of the worst things that could have happened to the show. Whenever a show is moved to a Friday night slot, it pretty much means the death of the show. Apparently the drop off in views wasn't as bad as they thought. Souders thinks viewership will rise as the season progresses
I think the word still isn’t out there that we’re on Friday nights. So if people keep tuning in and telling their friends about it, I think [a 10th season] is quite likely.
I'm sorry to say that viewer ship may end up dropping off more. I think people know it's on friday night, I just think people are doing other things on Friday night, like going to the movies, traveling, going to bars to pick up the hotties. I doubt they go out and use the pick-up line, "Hey, babe wanna go to my place and watch some Smallville?" No! As big as a Smallville fan that I am I don't even watch the show on Friday night! I'm out doin stuff! I record it for later viewing.
As of right now, writers for the show are facing the challenge on how they are going to map out the second half of the season. Will it be a season finale or a series finale?
It’s something that we faced last year, too. To try and break two different endings for a season kind of puts you at cross-purposes a little bit. For one, you’ll rev things up, and for another, you’re trying to bring everything to the finish line. But we’re really planning on breaking a season finale and not a series finale.
Well, I'm gonna be pissed off if they close it with a season finale, and then we don't get a proper ending to the show. Will we see ever see Superman in his iconic red, blue and yellow outfit before the show ends?
We think Smallville from the get-go was about how a young man turns into Superman. And it’s really about the journey getting there. I can’t make any promises, but if it was ever going to happen, it would be at the very end.
It has to happen. Even if it's the very last shot of the show. If you've stopped watching Smallville for some reason, its time to get back on board. The show is at it's peak. Do you want to see a tenth season, or are you done? I don't care how much longer it goes as long as it gets a proper ending.