If “Smallville” fans were worried that a January preemption meant that The CW wasn’t making the iconic final season a network priority, they can now rest assured. “Smallville’s” series finale will air on May 13 with an epic two-hour conclusion to Clark Kent’s (Tom Welling) journey as he takes on Darkseid and finally fulfills his destiny.
In a statement, executive producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson say, “Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show. We’re excited to be able to make the final moments of ‘Smallville’ a television event, as the character we’ve grown up with makes his legendary transformation.”
For those of you who were hoping that Tom Welling might be cast in the upcoming “Superman” movie — a role which ultimately went to Henry Cavill — this movie-length event may be the next best thing.
“Supernatural” fans, don’t fret. Though “Supernatural” will be pre-empted on May 13, its Season 6 finale will air on May 20 and will also be two hours long.