Looks like cast members of Smallville are starting to jump ship after the exit of Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum). Allison Mack, who plays sassy Chloe Sullivan, is hinting she may be leaving the show as well. Combined with the fact that Lana Lang (Kristin Kreuk's) has only signed on to do a few episodes next season, this spells trouble for Smallville.
TV Guide reports that Mack still hasn't signed on for season eight. She was using Rosenbaum's departure as leverage, because the studio knows if they lose her, there aren't very many characters left. Michael Ausiello quotes one insider:
If Allison leaves, they've essentially got Lois and Clark left... And that show's been done before.
In fact, the writers will be really screwed if Chloe leaves the show. Who's going to further the plot with her witty reporting and computer hackery? Who will Clark save every now and again when they introduce a pointless, one-episode villain? But most important, who's going to give Jimmy Olsen some lovin'? Sorry it doesn't matter how many Doomsdays you bring in, if Chloe leaves it's only a matter of time before the real money makers walk out the door... oh wait, he already did. [TV Guide]