Smallville

Kneel before Zod!

Smallville has been renewed for a 10th season, the CW network announced Thursday.

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The nascent Superman story starring Tom Welling was moved to Friday nights this season, leaving fans worried about the series' fate. The ratings have grown, though, bringing in an average of 3.12 million viewers.

Erica Durance told TVGuide.com that her contract ran through Season 10. Justin Hartley also said he would return if the show wants him back and Cassidy Freeman said that her contract runs three years, meaning she could be included in next season. A rep for the show would only confirm that Tom Welling is set to return.