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An 11th Smallville Season?

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Well, this is a bit timely, given our earlier report about Superman’s age in the new reboot movie. E Online says that SMALLVILLE producers say… that the possibility of an 11 season isn’t totally out of the question. And I suppose that really shouldn’t be too surprising. The show’s getting good reviews and good ratings. Why end the party while the music's still loud, the dance floor's still packed and there's still plenty of punch? 

Here’s what the showrunner, Brian Peterson, said to this effect…

"I can't say it's the first time the words season 11 have creeped up this year… As we've been pushing that it's the final season of Smallville, I think it's the final season of Smallville. We don't know [of any] plans, but we never bet against ourselves and the show."

While I’ve mentioned my skepticism about how long you can tell stories about Superman when he isn’t Superman, I wonder if the solution might be to just re-name and re-purpose the show and keep it going. It happens sometimes with TV shows and it happens all the time with comics. They’ve introduced practically the entire DCU already, so why not just call it METROPOLIS and turn it  into something akin to a live-action BRAVE & THE BOLD? == TEASER ==

Have a rotating cast of heroes, villains and their various supporters show up in Metropolis for told-in-ones and short arcs. You know, have one episode just about Cyborg or a three episode arc starring Green Arrow. Supes could show up only when he needed to, so Tom Welling would be freer to do whatever roles he’s wanted to do over the years but couldn't because of show commitments.  

That's just my idea, anyway. Is it half-baked, oh brand-building Comic Vine community? Should SMALLVILLE end with this season? Should it keep going? Or should it mutate in something like I described above?

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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Can't we just put a bullet into this series and be done with it?

Posted by Bruce Vain

I say yeah let's keep it going. Rename the show & revamp it and I'm digging the Brave and the Bold idea too. The show keeps getting better and better, so why end it ? Besides what other good show does CW have ? I think Smallville is the only show that's still on when it was the WB.  
 
And I can't get enough of Erica Durance. She always makes the show entertaining and she just gets sexier and sexier in every episode and every season.
 
If they don't get renewed for another season. I'm hoping they might go back to that idea they were talking about. Which was a tv movie called Metropolis.
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I rather see a spin off with the Green Arrow than a season 11 but, that is just my opinion. I think the only way Allison Mack will be Chloe again if it was on a Spin off. And what would be better than her boyfriends spin off. 

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Edited by Metatron_Da_Don

Don't tease me... I love this show!
 METROPOLIS I like it already.
Posted by Sek0n

Thats pretty surprising to hear theres even a chance of an 11th season. I was thinking that they for sure settled on this being the last one. 
 
imo, I would still watch it if it went on, as well as a re-branding. I can't help but still liking the show even after all these years.
 
Even a spin-off of one of the characters would probably be good(could see green arrow more than the others, actor wise) with the occasional appearance of Superman.

Posted by roxamilli

I like the show, i really do. but Smallville has been on since i was like 5 or 6 and i think 10 seasons is the limit.
Posted by Sek0n
@roxamilli: Wow, that makes me feel old, and im only 26. heh
Posted by queenfrost_

Nah, I think this would be a bit of overkill. Just like Big Brother UK, all the hype on being the last season and 10 being a nice rounded up number (as well as already being longest running scifi show) I think this would be milking it. I love the show but I don't think 11 is really necessary. Roll on Wondy

Posted by PrinceIMC

I was kinda hoping for a Wonder Woman show with the actors from Smallville showing up occasionally and maybe just maybe the occasional appearance of Bruce Wayne.

Posted by Om1kron

Please make this show end... 

Edited by Duo_forbidden

Season 10 has been great so far, but honestly this show needs to end. The fanboy inside me want another season, but in reality, Smallville should just end with Clark finally flying with the spandex and cape.

Posted by DEGRAAF

I love this show, but i think if they want to continue this show for even one more season, they need to let him become Superman and fly still. Have next season showing him deal with the lime light and media in the blue red and yellow glory. It could basically be a Superman Year one story and that would be the reason why they wouldnt since the new reboot is supposed to basically show the first years of Superman as well. 
 
I say if its making money keep it going but dont hold off what you had planned for this year. Let him fly and let him get his real costume. After that Like stated above it can kind of turn in to a Brave and the Bold year one type show
Posted by Lvenger

I love Smallville but I know when enough is enough. Bring back Lex, put on the suit and fly. That's what I've been building up to for nearly a decade now.

Posted by countvontrey

I have never watched this show. I could never get past my "Superman with angst" perception of it. Though I have heard good things about it, and will probably watch it someday, I can't help but think of this image. 
 

 
I think I saw this in Toyfare back when Smallville was brand new.
Posted by KRYPTON

Hmm. Something I should've expected. Smallville continues strong, season 10 is giving Clark his final power. Flight! 10 years of Smallville and he gets the power to fly on the final season. Guess it's fitting. 

Posted by ComicMan24

I think that Smallville in its current form should end this season, although I love this show. But your idea is not bad at all.

Posted by X

i wish it would either continue or be renamed i love watching it every week 

Posted by GothamRed

I agree with the name change idea, since currently most of the show takes place in Metropolis, aside from Clark living at the farm.  Plus the brave and the bold thing sounds cool, I'm always up for giving heroes their time in the lime light, and maybe some heroes can make their first, and maybe only, appearance in live action, like the wonder twins did.

Posted by Cosmic Sentinel

If they move the story on and do something like you mentioned in the article, that would be cool. However, I'd rather they let the show go out with a bang this series then limp on as it is for another year.

Posted by buns134

love the show go for an eleventh
Posted by mickoreo_LZ

I've watched  Smallville right from the start and IMO its currently the best its ever been. I would be careful with doing an 11th season though. A show should always burn out rather than fade away.
Posted by DEGRAAF
@Lvenger said:
"Bring back Lex, put on the suit and fly. "


I say they need to do these things no matter what as well but if they did these things and kept them, these things would easily be enough to create 2 or 3 more seasons
Posted by Bergquist

ha that's what i was going to say just call it METROPOLIS they never in smallville any more

Posted by skaarason

sure i could see another season , last episode was the best !!!!

Posted by TheApparition

Keep the show going!!!

Posted by Crimson Eagle

It should go for 11, but the WB's logo says Smallville: The Final season. If smallville is gonna go on. Then i think that warner bros. are going to be pissed.
Posted by Mumbles

11 seasons,and haven't watch yet

Posted by Grouchy224

This season's the  best so far, and I'm predicting Clark learning to fly in the next couple of episodes if  the High School Reunion episode was any indication. I, honestly, have mixed feelings about an 11th Season. If they DO have another season, Clark should definitely be in the suit and flying at the season opener, no ifs ands or buts. They've been leading up to it for the whole season now, and its about damn time.

Posted by Justize
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" Can't we just put a bullet into this series and be done with it? "
drinking two gallons of that haterade.
Edited by CaptObtuse

I guess I just figured after they moved the series to Metropolis that the title "Smallville" referred to to Lois' pet name for Clark. 

I don't understand those that want to see it canceled.  If you don't want to watch it, don't.  Why does it have to be canceled for you not to watch it?  Why deprive those of us who would be interested in seeing it continue at least one more season with Clark in the familiar red and blue long-johns, as more of a Justice League series?  Go ahead, tell us you're not interested, but why say it needs to end?

Edited by Brickabrack

It needs to end. I'm tired of them tip-toeing around Clark getting in the suit and flying. I would rather they save their money on an 11th season and instead cast Welling as Superman in something like a JLA series with Batman and Wonder woman co-staring.
Posted by tonis

It's not a question of if they'll do something after season 10 is over, it's more of what will it be. 
 
It won't be another season of Smallville however, I don't believe Tom Welling has any desire to make the show burn out when he's getting the season 10 he wanted. We're only 4 shows into the season but given the directions they've taken the possibilities shy closer towards: 
1) Justice (The beginning of the league) 
2) Legion (This one I would REALLY love - the beginning of the LOSH) 
3) Suicide Squad (Always a possibility)  
4) Green Arrow or Supergirl (although they could, I don't think they will) 
5) Superman the new tv series (not likely at all but who knows)

Posted by velle37
@Bruce Vain said:
"I say yeah let's keep it going. Rename the show & revamp it and I'm digging the Brave and the Bold idea too. The show keeps getting better and better, so why end it ? Besides what other good show does CW have ? I think Smallville is the only show that's still on when it was the WB.   And I can't get enough of Erica Durance. She always makes the show entertaining and she just gets sexier and sexier in every episode and every season. If they don't get renewed for another season. I'm hoping they might go back to that idea they were talking about. Which was a tv movie called Metropolis. "

This is true........
Posted by Kapwan

They definitely need to end "Smallville" in this 10th season.  A spinoff called "Metropolis" or "The League" could work but they need a bigger budget because the same city street set used on every episode is getting overused and the special effects are serviceable at best now.

Posted by reaper2923

An 11th would be awesome, Black Canary and Green Arrow would be a cool show. But honestly are you serious an Aquaman show?

Posted by bobtv

Hands down to a live action The Brave and the Bold!

Posted by Planewalker

I'm enjoying this season so rather see a 11th season then CW start some crappy show... 

Edited by Metatron_Da_Don

 @Planewalker said:

" I'm enjoying this season so rather see a 11th season then CW start some crappy show...

  Supernatural is only other show on network i watch tbh
Posted by RubyShadesp3

I'd watch it. After seeing the 200th episode, I felt like it could continue for another season (especially if Clark is in full Superman mode).

Posted by Primmaster64
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" Can't we just put a bullet into this series and be done with it? "

Posted by DarkSyde79

Not a bad idea and if the show's reviewing well and the ratings are good, doing it for at least one season in the costume would be great. Plus, I don't know what Tom Welling is in a hurry to do, I'm sorry but it's not like there are a ton of roles out there for him. Take the steady check while you can and keep adding up episodes for those nice syndication checks. :oP

Posted by N7_Normandy

I've never gotten around to seeing this show.  I've always wanted to, but don't want to buy so many dvds to catch up

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

I like Smallville, that said, this should be the final season. 
 
However, if they wanted to a spin off, I'd like a Titans series. They've already introduced Cyborg and Impulse, filling out the roster couldn't be that hard. Just bring in Tim Drake or Dick Grayson, Starfire and Raven, and you're good to go.

Posted by superzero93

smallville is one of my favourite TV shows so I really don't wanna see it end, however it is getting to a point where supes needs to fly and he can only do that when he is superman. So I think when he does fly that is when smallville should end and a superman TV show should start. On the other hand I do agree that a brave and the bold TV show would be a great idea, because I love green arrows character (and I wish his sidekick would come back and finish her training) and I like to see more of him. Also by doing the brave and the bold they could introduce batman back to our screens.

Posted by difficlus
@Primmaster64 said:
" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" Can't we just put a bullet into this series and be done with it? "
"
lmao...apprently the new season is pretty good though
Posted by KNIGHT SAVIOR

i like that idea of rotating of episodes of heroes and villains
Posted by TheMess1428

This is where my idea for the spinoff called LEAGUE would come in handy right now.

Posted by Primmaster64
@difficlus: huh?
Posted by difficlus
@Primmaster64 said:
" @difficlus: huh? "
whats huh about that, im saying season 10 is apparently  pretty good so maybe it won't be so bad if they continue it...
Posted by Primmaster64
@difficlus: it should have ended a long time ago..it doesnt even show SV  anymore
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