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.