Details on the Millar/Gough Exit


If you're a Smallville fan, you've probably already gotten word that longtime show runners Miles Millar and Al Gough will be departing at the end of the current season and four longtime writers on the program will be taking over next fall.


Finally, a few additional details have emerged surrounding the reason for their departure. If you were looking for some sort of scandal, you won't find one here.


According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, the decision to leave simply came down to "money and movies". The team wanted more money and more time off to produce movies, and Warner Brothers/The CW was not offering enough of either of those.


One other interesting tidbit of information: Ausiello's sources insisted that the transition will be "seamless" (unlike the disaster that was the final season of Gilmore Girls, which I can't help but wondering if Amy Sherman Palladino is having regrets over these days seeing as her new show, The Return of Jezebel James, was canceled) due to the fact that Millar/Gough already only had small involvement with the day to day runnings of the show. In fact, Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson - the four new show runners - were already pretty much in charge.


Source: TVGuide

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Apr 11, 2008 6:53AM EDT

Thats good enformation but we have already been old this

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Apr 14, 2008 2:21PM EDT

Thx for the hint i was scared it would've been the end of the show itself with Lana and Lex being guests now and those 2 gone.... happy to hear those 4 leaving are not related to each other. i'm hoping the next season which might be the last is just as good as a last season would be, in my terms that means MINDBLOWING.

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Apr 16, 2008 4:53PM EDT

I agree with Ced, in that whenever the final season comes along, it's got to lead to a magnificent finish. Here's what I'd like to see, very simply...
The last episode, the last scene, the last shot, in "Smallville" is Clark in the full Superman costume, flying away from the farm and into the sky.
In my mind, that would be the perfect way to end the show. Just a thought.

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Apr 17, 2008 6:06PM EDT

I don't think Lana will die, be honest.
there are only a certain amount of great episodes....
but I think the last episode should end like the world is in danger and Clark is obviously the only one that can save them..., and he has to learn and try hard to learn and fly...as all the responsibility is on him...

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Apr 19, 2008 8:16PM EDT

lana cant die because in the comic book she marries pete, cloey on the other hand probably will because she's a made up character, i personally think its a good thing that miller and gough are leaving i think they held back the show to its potential, i read an article when smallville first started that miller/gough will never have clark fly because they want to keep true to the comic book(clark doesn't fly till he starts becoming superman) , now with them out of the picture we can pretty much expect clark to start flying if not at the end of the season def. expect it next season plus i personally think the show is getting better, the saddest thing is lex leaving, he's def. the best lex luthor i've ever seen he makes the show so much better

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