Won't Somebody Save Us From Smallville Season 9?S

It looks as if the CW is taking Superman's famous Never-Ending Battle tagline a little too seriously, as it's just been announced that Smallville has been renewed for a ninth season starting this fall.

The new season pick-up (along with similar renewals for Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210, Supernatural and America's Next Top Model) came after the CW had managed to sign up star Tom Welling for one more year in the ever-more-unconvincing red-jacket-and-blue-jeans combo. Whether or not this means that the end of this season - originally thought to be the final year - will need to be rewritten, or whether there was never any resolution on the way to begin with, remains to be seen.

CW renews six series [Hollywood Reporter]