The CW president Dawn Ostroff says she is very optimistic about the chances that Smallville gets renewed for a 10th season:
“I’m really pleased with the show,” she says. “Creatively, I think they’ve done a great job. And the ratings are [strong] on Friday night. I have to commend [the producers]… It’s not easy in season 9 to keep a show fresh. And you know what I think? The fans have really liked the show this season.
“I don’t know which way we’ll go,” she continues, “but if you would’ve asked me [over the summer whether it would end this season] I would’ve said, ‘Oh, probably.’ But I can’t say that now.”
Smallville has lost a good chunk of its audience with its move to Friday nights (as expected), but it none-the-less has etched out for itself a decent core audience. In other news, Ostroff says Supernatural showrunner Eric Kripke is warming to the idea of a sixth season of the show:
“I think he’s in that state of mind,” she says. “I had lunch with Eric the other day and he’s really excited about the show right now. I think he feels this season has been really satisfying for him. He’s certainly not running out of ideas by any stretch of the imagination.”