Season 8 Update


A little while back, Get Reel reported that Smallville would be losing Kristin Kreuk and Michael Rosenbaum as regulars next season.


This created an outpouring of responses from our readers, including "Guess my Smallville watching days are over" and "Wow...No Lana? That's great...No Lex? That's bad."


Well, I have some good news and some bad news depending on your love/hate for Lex and Lana.


Lex: Though Michael Rosenbaum will no longer be a cast regular, he will reportedly still be appearing in somewhere between 11 and 18 episodes as a guest star. So, while his presence will be reduced, he will by no means be gone.


Lana: Kristin Kreuk will be guest starring in a few episodes as well, though the number is not yet determined and will probably only be during the first third of the season. Says Kreuk, "Obviously I have loved my time on the show, but I am equally as thrilled to move on to new endeavors." Basically, it sounds like she wants out.


Now, for some further Smallville news, it seems like Chloe (Allison Mack) might also not be back for the full season. She has not yet signed a contract and details are still said to be being ironed out. However, she is rumored to be returning for a minimum of 18 episodes.


Source: Buddy TV

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Apr 7, 2008 10:16PM EDT

wow. well that kinda sucks.They played a big part in the show.iono if itll still be good once theyre gone but who knows. It seems like thecast just wants to move on

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Apr 8, 2008 2:25AM EDT

Lana: I pretty much think she's outlived her usefulness . . . as of a long time ago. She was great as a high school crush, but she doesn't really have many endearing qualities. I believe a recent episode had Clark's mom saying something about how maybe Lana actually isn't the one for Clark. I'm hoping Clark will realize this and Lana will be able to be phased out.
Lex: Superman pretty much needs Lex Luthor as a super-villain. But it wouldn't hurt the current story to have him gone for a while. I can think of a few reasons, one of them being that I see it hard to believe that if Superman all of a sudden appeared on the scene, I think Lex would have his suspicions that his alter-ego could be Clark. Such wonders might be good for a future plot point, but not so early in the actual Superman plotline.
Chloe: Eh, I really think she needs to stay. Clark needs a friend he can trust, and she's the only one in the show to ever really merit that trust. Sure, there's his mom, but I think her part is best played the way it is--not every episode. Lois isn't really ready to take the reins as the ace reporter. I can't put my finger on exactly why Chloe is so important to the storyline presented in this show, but she is.
All of this is, of course, in my own humble opinion.

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Apr 8, 2008 3:38PM EDT

Woooooow Lana can`t go clark love her if she gos the show will fall

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Apr 8, 2008 6:48PM EDT

YESS!! Lana needs to go...she needed to go a long time ago, like when she "blew herself up" in the car, it should have been for real! I hate LANA!! ok...I'm done.Lex, yeah he should stay, thats really sad that he's leaving...hopefully the amount of time that he says he's staying is enough.Chloe neeeeds to be there the most...i dont think she should leave till the last second...and i think she should die and thats why Clark becomes a reporter, to fill in Chloe's place, so to speak. Chloe is by far my favorite character, besides Clark of course! She is the only loyal character in the whole show, and Clark's true friend!

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Apr 9, 2008 4:27AM EDT

yea lana relly needs to go! n they shud strt showin more of lois coz shes da one clark eventually falls for...but they keep draggin da show

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May 3, 2008 6:54AM EDT

lana should go she really has no purpose in the show any more ,lex also is best taking a back seat ,and chloe should stay to teach clark the ropes as a reporter and get the boy a job !!! also it would be kool if clark joined the justice league for a while and tried on the blue and red suit and learnt how to fly!.

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May 7, 2008 6:41AM EDT

Its really disappointing that casts wants to move on. It'll hit the record if the series can go on and the casts can stay on just like in the series friends. Apparently many of us are hooked on the the drama series as a past time which proves a waste if it gets discontinued. Although Clarke has to move on from Lana someday, they look so absolutely compatible; Mr Handsome and Mrs Hot kinda thing.

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May 16, 2008 1:27AM EDT

Damn!!!!

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