But now EW.com’s Michael Ausiello says the TV version of the Man of Steel could be sticking around for at least another year. Most of us who are long time fans feel the series has improved greatly this season, and asked by one such excited fan if the show could return for Season 9, Ausiello replies, "I hear The CW will likely take the don’t-fix-if-not-broke approach and keep its Thursday line-up intact next season," implying both Smallville and Supernatural will be back for the 2009-2010 season.
Also the CW may be more keen on keeping "Smallville" now because "The Graysons" project they had in development has been scrapped and laid to rest. That potential series about a young Dick Grayson before he becomes Robin the Boy Wonder was perceived as a potential replacement for "Smallville". However, with "Smallville" still pulling in the ratings for the network and "The Graysons" no longer happening, The CW may be thinking it’s just best to stick with their proven series and Thursday night line up.
Ausiello also says that a recent rumor that The CW had already renewed "Supernatural" for a fifth season is not true. However, considering the very respectable numbers that show is pulling in this season, it would be a surprise if it didn’t come back next fall.
So are you looking forward to another new season of Smallville?