Scoop: Super-sized Smallville Finale Airs May 13

It’s official: Smallville will conclude its 10-year run with a two-hour finale on Friday, May 13. Showrunners Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders confirmed the news in a just-released press release.

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“Paying homage to 10 seasons is no small task, and wrapping up each character and story arc has been extremely important to everyone involved in the show,” the pair said. “We’re excited to be able to make the final moments of Smallville a television event, as the character we’ve grown up with makes his legendary transformation.”

Souders and Peterson first spoke of a possible two-hour series-ender in an early January interview with TVLine, at which time they were waiting to hear on The CW’s decision. “The beauty is that the last two episodes go hand-in-hand,” Souders said, “so no matter what happens, it will be an event.”

As for the title of the show’s swan song, it may not be as obvious as one thinks. “It might be a no-brainer [such as “Superman”],” Souders told us, “but I’m not sure.”

In other CW scheduling news, Supernatural will wrap up its season with back-to-back episodes on Friday, May 20.

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