Entertainment Weekly announced Teri Hatcher will play Lois Lane’s mother, Ella Lane on the CW’s SMALLVILLE.
In the eighth episode of this 10th and final season, ‘Abandoned’, Lois Lane (Erica Durance) will find video-taped “letters” from her deceased mother. Teri Hatcher will be seen on these videos.
As fans will remember, Hatcher played Lois Lane in ABC’s LOIS AND CLARK, opposite Dean Cain’s Clark Kent/Superman.
The episode is tentatively set in November.
SMALLVILLE returns this Friday Sept. 24th at 8:00 pm/7 Central on the CW with ‘Lazarus’.
The CW’s Official Description:
The season premiere picks up where the finale left off. Lois finds Clark’s (Tom Welling) lifeless body and removes the blue kryptonite enabling him to heal himself. Lois sneaks away before Clark fully awakens in order to protect his secret.
Chloe (Alison Mack) is desperate to find Oliver (Justin Hartley), so she turns to an unlikely source for answers.
Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) returns to the Kent Farm with a message for Clark, and Tess (Cassidy Freeman) awakens in a LuthorCorp lab.
Just to bring you up to speed on the above, and why the title Lazarus is particularly apt — Clark was last seen falling off a building with a dagger of power-removing Blue Kryptonite in his side.
Oliver had disappeared, apparrently taken by force in an ultra-mundane fashion. Tess Mercer had been declared dead, burned a crisp by Zod’s heat vision, when a strange, grandmotherly-looking type scurried into her hospital room. And Jonathan Kent has been dead for years.
Here’s a new teaser promo for the final season of the CW’s SMALLVILLE.
It features clips from many previous seasons, concentrating both on Clark Kent’s romantic life and his path towards becoming a superhero, including a few scenes from the new season, and most notably, a shot of Superman’s costume in the Fortress of Solitude.
The teaser is set to a version of the well-know song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez, which was a major hit for Nat King Cole, and also served as theme for the fantasy film THE BOY WITH GREEN HAIR (1948).
SMALLVILLE Season 10 premieres Friday, Spetemeber 24th at 8:00 pm/7 Central on the CW Network with the episode “Lazarus”. Note: The Superman costume seen in the teaser is one originally made for SUPERMAN RETURNS.
Here’s the Offical Description and trailer for this week’s new episode of The CW’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: ‘Brave New World’.
“When a confused and desperate Caroline (Candice Accola) leaves the hospital and joins her friends at the Mystic Falls Carnival, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) wants to take immediate action, but Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) come to Caroline’s defense.
Matt (Zach Roerig) is completely mystified by Caroline’s behavior, but still tries to tell her about his feelings for her. Damon has suspicions about Tyler’s Uncle Mason (guest star Taylor Kinney) and uses Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) volatile personality in an attempt to get Mason to reveal his secret.
Upset with everything going on around her, Bonnie (Katerina Graham) takes her anger out on Damon.
Steven R. McQueen also stars.
John Dahl directed the episode written by Brian Young.”
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs Thursday nights at 8:00 pm/7:00 Central on The CW Network.
Here’s the Official Description of the September 9th Season Premiere of the CW Network’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, with the extended Second Season teaser trailer. The Return
Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena (Nina Dobrev) arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) is comforted by Matt (Zach Roering), Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) while she waits to hear if Caroline (Candice Accola) will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love.
Meanwhile, still reeling from his father’s death, Tyler (Michael Trevino) is surprised when his charming and mysterious uncle, Mason Lockwood (guest star Taylor Kinney, “Trauma”), arrives to console the family.
Sara Canning also stars.
J. Miller Tobin directed the episode written by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec.
THE VAMPIRE DIARIES airs Thursdays at 8:00 p.m./7:oo Central on the CW Network.
Here’s The CW’s Official Description of SMALLVILLE Season Ten.
“The end of the beginning starts here. Taking flight in its tenth and final season, this modern retelling of a hero’s legendary origins continues to blend realism, action, heart and humor as Clark Kent (Tom Welling) soars toward claiming his birthright.
Clark has emerged from his darkest hour, only to find the path to his destiny blocked by ghosts from the past — shadows in the present tempting Clark toward the darkness at every turn. Despite insurmountable odds, is Clark strong enough to step into the light and claim his rightful place as Earth’s mightiest protector?
As “Smallville’s” epic ninth season came to a close, General Zod (Callum Blue) and his Kryptonian Army declared war on the people of Earth. Clark prevented the deaths of thousands, if not millions of humans by using the Kryptonian Book of Rao to stop the attack. The spiritual tome opened a gateway to another world, one where Clark’s people could exist in peace. One-by-one, every Kryptonian on Earth was propelled across the universe, but as Clark prepared for his “ascension,” Zod refused to leave. Using a blue Kryptonite dagger to make himself human and avoid being sucked into space, Zod remained behind so that he could rule a world without its guardian, Clark Kent. Having no other option to rid the world of Zod’s tyranny, Clark plunged the dagger into his own abdomen, protecting himself from ascension — and exiling Zod in the process. Though victorious, Clark’s win was bittersweet as he plummeted off the building and into the darkness below.
After a fateful kiss, Lois Lane (Erica Durance) realized that the two men she had been torn between all season — Clark Kent and Metropolis’ heroic Blur — were one and the same.
Having finally found redemption and a second chance at love, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) and Oliver Queen, a.k.a. the Green Arrow (Justin Hartley), were ripped apart. Chloe was forced to painfully listen as the love of her life, Oliver, was abducted by mysterious assailants during his attempt to help Clark defeat Zod’s Army.
And Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman), heir to the late Lex Luthor empire and double agent for the now-defunct government organization Checkmate, was fatally burned at Zod’s hand in an attempt to right past wrongs. As Tess flatlined in Metropolis General Hospital, she was visited by a shrouded, elderly woman. The granny’s motives…still unknown.
Throughout season nine, Clark, bearing the iconic S-shield of his heritage, struggled to find his place between the human world in which he was raised and the Kryptonian world he was born into. Having made peace with his dual heritage, Clark, in season ten, must now find the courage to step out of the shadows and emerge into the light.
Never before has there been such a dangerous time for Clark to step into the public eye and take on the mantle of the inspirational icon he is destined to be. As the tide of sentiment in Metropolis turns against heroes, branding them as unchecked vigilantes, our defender of justice will be called upon to re-define what it really means to be a superhero.
Given how dangerously close Clark has skirted to crossing the line in the name of “justice” in the past, will he truly earn the right to be the symbol of good for humanity, or will he prove the naysayers right, that no one individual can be judge, jury and enforcer.
In the midst of this turmoil, a new danger will emerge as a dark force takes on many faces, threatening Clark at every turn. Hawkman (Michael Shanks), Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort), and Jonathan Kent (John Schneider), Clark’s late, adopted father — forever and always Clark’s moral compass, will stand by Clark’s side as he takes his final steps toward accepting his birthright. He will need all the help he can get to fight the impending evil onslaught…the greatest darkness ever unleashed on Earth.
The season ten premiere, “Lazarus,” opens mere seconds after last season’s finale. Clark Kent wakes from his near-death experience, haunted by the ghosts of his past, both friend and foe. Given a new lease on life, Clark must find a way to rid himself of every last temptation, to purge himself of every last shard of doubt in his heart before he can become the beacon of hope the world needs. But a very real threat from Clark’s past has returned to challenge his ascent, causing Clark to question the nature of his crusade.
Lois Lane will face her own crisis of meaning, trying to redefine her place in the world now that she knows Clark’s super secret — but Clark won’t discover that she knows, and that’s the way she wants to keep it. Lois will try her best to keep the mild-mannered reporter at arms’ length in the hopes that a life free of romantic complication will make him a better hero.
Struggling with her own affairs of the heart, Chloe Sullivan will be faced with an impossible question — how much is she truly willing to sacrifice to protect the people she loves? Chloe will take a tumultuous step into danger for the greater good, the hands of Fate, her only guide.
When Chloe vanishes, Oliver Queen will be forced to look long and hard at the circumstances behind it. Blaming himself for her disappearance, Oliver will begin exploring accountability for all his past actions, good and bad — what great lengths will Oliver go to in order to bring his lost love back home?
Having risked her own life in an attempt to become accountable for her own misguided actions, no one is more surprised than Tess Mercer when she wakes, alive and well, in a seemingly abandoned medical facility. But what secrets lie in wait in the recesses of “Cadmus Labs”? And how much is Tess willing to give up to seize her second chance at redemption?
“Smallville” was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar (“Shanghai Noon,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”), based on the DC Comics characters. Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson serve as executive producers, along with James Marshall, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and Tom Welling. The series is produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.”
SMALVILLE returns Friday September 24th at 8:00 PM on The CW Network.
MILD SPOILERS ahead! Proceed with caution! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
SMALLVILLE fans rejoiced when they heard that John Schneider would be making a return appearance as the beloved Jonathan Kent during the show’s final season. Now, new stills from the CW show with Clark (Tom Welling) at the Kent farm in the Season 10 premiere, entitled “Lazarus”.
Amid what many SMALLVILLE fans have considered a low-key and disappointing marketing campaign for the series’ farewell season, these photos show that the CW hasn’t completely forgotten about the longest-running Superman TV show in the character’s 72-year history. It is odd to note, however, that while the network has been compiling and airing season premiere trailers for most of its other flagship series (VAMPIRE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, GOSSIP GIRL), SMALLVILLE fans only have cell-phone-quality YouTube videos of the sizzle reel shown during the show’s panel at San Diego Comic Con in July. Perhaps these shots indicate the network’s desire to get behind the show which kept them afloat during financially turbulent times. In any case, enjoy!
Eonline’s Ask Ausiello column reveals that the person who will be playing Isis on SMALLVILLE’s fifth episode this year is none other than Erica Durance, the CW’s series’ Lois Lane.
Executive producerBrian Peterson says “It’s an inhabitation story… Lois is actually going to be possessed by the spirit of Isis.”
To somewhat clarify things, this episode, entitled Isis, is NOT going to be the current DC Comics character Isis— but rather the Egyptian goddess Isis.
However, there is supossededly some nod to the DC character, who was inspired by the character created by Filmation to be a female counterpart to Captain Marvel on the 70’s live action SHAZAM TV series. (Played by Joanna Cameron, pictured.)
Also discussed was Alison Mack’s Chloe Sullivan character, who will appear in the season premiere, and then not return until mid-season “in a very impactful way in Clark’s life”, accoring to Peterson.
“It’s a great wrap-up to her character, and it also dovetails into the Chloe/Oliver relationship.”
Alison Mack, no longer a regular and concentrating on her stage career, will appear in five episodes in this final season, the series’ tenth.
TV Guide reports that the returing series’ October 8th episode ‘Supergirl’ will foreshadow Clark Kent’s future persona of Superman.
In a move likely to outrage comic book continuity watchdogs, when Laura Vandervoort (V) appears in the third episode of the season as Clark’s cousin Kara, she will, according to executive producer Kelly Souders, wear a version of the Supergirl costume, and appear in a bespectaled alter ego, all well before the future Superman adopts his heroic costumed persona and the traditional look of his secret identity.
“You really see her as Supergirl. Not the whole outfit, but her wardrobe will have evolved even a little more than Clark’s. She’s less Kara and way more Supergirl.”
Kara’s flying ability will be revealed to the world, and she’ll don a dark wig and glasses, an echo of her Silver Age Linda Lee Danvers secret identity.
Souders adds: “Kara has a lot of input down the road in Clark’s transformation into Superman.”
This of course is a complete reversal of the manner things were depicted in the comics. Superman was always the established hero, and he is the inspiration to his younger cousin. However, SMALLVILLE exists as it’s own little Elseworld, an alternate universe that references the comics, but stands apart on its own.
SMALLVILLE airs on The CW Network Fridays at 8:00 PM/7:00 Central. Photo: TVGuide/Warner Brothers Television/The CW
Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello claims there will be a Luthor back on the CW’s SMALLVILLE this year.
No, it’s not the maybe not dead Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum), but instead the very much dead Lionel Luthor who will return. John Glover has agreed to play the role of Lex Luthor’s late father — late because Lex pushed him out a window back in the seventh season — in this, the tenth and final season. Glover’s said to have signed for multiple episodes. He’s not the only deceased father figure to return, Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) will also be back for 2 to 3 episodes.
Just what form these appearances will take is uncertain, though the brief clip shown in the Season 10 teaser would make one think that Pa Kent returns (at least initially) in a sort of near-death experience Clark Kent (Tom Welling) goes through. This kind of thing has happened before to the death’s doorway-prone pre-Superman Clark on the CW show.
The late Kent Sr. has also been impersonated by Brainiac (James Marsters), who is also making a return appearance in the episode “Supergirl”, which will spotlight the return of Clark’s Kryptonian cousin Kara (V’s Laura Vandervoort). This time around, Marsters will actually be Brainiac 5 (who’s sweet on Kara in the Legion of Superheroes comics).
Michael Shanks (STARGATE SG-1) will also return as Carter Hall/Hawkman —who, by the way, is himself reincarnated in current comics continuity.
Speaking of returning from the dead, Tess Mercer (Cassidy Freeman) signed again as a regular, was apparently resurrected from clinical death in season nine’s finale by a figure that’s said to be Darkseid’s Granny Goodness.
Death is only an inconvenience in the comics, why should TV be any different? Glad to see them all back. Now, they really need to get on the phone and make a deal with Michael Rosenbaum before the show concludes…