Looks like season 8 being the final season was nothing more then a Singerman fans wet dream!
But after a season 9 could a 10th be also on the table? Could this be the WB's way of making up to the fans who are still upset that Welling was over looked for Teh Routh from the South?
Maybe I'm reading to much into this I mean Smallville IS the top rated show on the network, and losing a cash cow like Smallville hurts deeply!
Anyway here is what they reported over on SupermanHomePage.com
On the back of yesterday's announcement that The CW has renewed "Smallville" for a 9th season, the Superman Homepage did some digging to find out just who will be returning in Season 9.
A source well positioned to know about these things told the Superman Homepage that at this point in a TV series Warner Bros. requires main cast members to sign a 2 year contract. Therefore Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan), Aaron Ashmore (Jimmy Olsen) and Erica Durance (Lois Lane) were all signed on for a possible 9th season when they negotiated their contracts at the beginning of Season 8.
So, with Tom Welling's original contract having been for 8 seasons, his new contract (signed for season 9) would most likely also be a 2 year deal, meaning there could potentially be a season 10!