March 4, 2010 (Burbank, California) The CW Network has announced that its hit series Smallville will return in the fall of 2010 for a momentous tenth season.
Smallville, a modern retelling of the Superman legend, stars Tom Welling as Clark Kent. The series moved to Friday nights this season, where it currently ranks as network televisions #1 show in its time period among men 18-34 and men 18-49. Additionally, Smallville has dramatically improved The CWs ratings performance in its Friday 8:00-9:00p.m.time period by 67% among adults 18-34 (1.5/6), 200% in men 18-34 (1.8/7), 75% in adults 18-49 (1.4/5), 183% in men 18-49 (1.7/6) and 74% in total viewers (3.12million).
Smallville joins the five previously announced series The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, 90210, Supernatural and Americas Next Top Model which will all return for another season on The CW.
Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (Shanghai Noon, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.