As litigation intensifies over who holds ownership rights to "Superman" and "Superboy", the CW Network reports that Warner Bros.' "Smallville", the Vancouver-lensed TV series featuring 'Clark Kent', aka 'Kal-El' (referred to in the series as 'The Blur') will return fall 2010 for an unprecedented tenth season.
Showcasing DC Comics' superheroes, "Smallville" has also done a credible job of of showcasing Canadian actors including Serinda Swan as 'Zatanna' and Laura Vendervoort as 'Kara' (aka 'Supergirl').
Starring Tom Welling as 'Clark Kent', "Smallville" moved to Friday nights this season, currently ranking as the network's #1 series in its time period among men 18-34 and men 18-49.
"Smallville" has also improved CW's overall ratings in its Friday 8:00-9:00 pm time period by 67% among adults 18-34, 200% in men 18-34, 75% in adults 18-49, 183% in men 18-49 and 74% in total viewers (3.12 million).
"Smallville" was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics' characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson currently serve as executive producers with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola.
"Smallville" is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.
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