Question: Any news as to whether Tom Welling has signed on for another season of Smallville? -- Scarlett
Ausiello: Yes, there's news, and it's good. Some would even call it, ahem, super. According to a well-placed Smallville insider, Welling is nearing a deal to return for a ninth season. I'm told they're just ironing out some minor deal points, such as should the Brinks Truck pull into the actor's driveway, or just unload on the street.
I can honestly say I'm shocked. I never thought that Tom would sign again ... but I guess I was wrong. I kinda wanted to see him in movies or something. *sighs* I guess that'll have to wait for another year. They must've offered him a really sweet deal.
It's no secret that I wanted SV to end this season. I'll see how season 8 ends and we'll see how I feel about the s9. But they better give Erica 22 episodes! Anything else would be just idiotic and I would go and yell at PS3 myself. :\
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