Smallville Likely To Be Renewed for Season 10

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With a sixth season all but locked down for Supernatural, CW president Dawn Ostroff is focusing on another network mainstay.

What are the chances that Smallville returns for a 10th season?

“I’m really pleased with the show,” she said at the TV Critics Winter Press Tour. “Creatively, I think they’ve done a great job. And the ratings are [strong] on Friday night... It’s not easy in season 9 to keep a show fresh. And you know what I think? The fans have really liked the show this season."

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So, can fans look forward to at least one more year?

“I don’t know which way we’ll go,” she said, but added a hint of optimism: "If you would’ve asked me [earlier whether it would end this season] I would’ve said, ‘Oh, probably.’ But I can’t say that now.”

Smallville returns on January 22 with a new installment.

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Smallville Quotes

Pete: Clark, I'm telling you, this is good news for you.
Clark: Kansas State gives Whitney a full scholarship and Lana gives him a tongue bath. How is that good news?

Lana: Clark, I didn't see you at the dance last night.
Clark: Oh, I was...(glares at Whitney)...I was a little tied up.