Smallville Show Runners Make Surprise Departure

In a completely unexpected move, Al Gough and Miles Millar, Smallville's show runners since the beginning, have decided to exit the show at the end of this season.

They were quoted as saying the following:

"We have been rewarded with a fan base that is as loyal as it is vocal. We are incredibly proud of our work on this show. We achieved what we set out to do. We never compromised our vision. We leave knowing that Smallville is the longest-running comic-book-based series of all time and was featured on the covers of Rolling Stone, MAD Magazine, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. The pilot had the highest-rated premiere in the history of the WB (where it originated). Even in its seventh year, it is still the No. 1 scripted show on the network."

New show runners/executive producers have already been named: Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, and Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer รข€” who are two producing teams that have been longtime writers for the program.

What do you think? Will this hurt the program (the whole situation reminds me of another WB-CW transition show known as Gilmore Girls...)?

Source: TVGuide


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