I really didn't think Smallville would last as long as it has, but I'll keep watching just because I want to see Clark fly and maybe put on the suit. Writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have left the show, and many things will change starting this fall. Until then...

* Kara is not returning as a regular this season, only appearing in a few episodes permitting scheduling. I'm hoping they'll use Kara more and get her out of the Phantom Zone soon!

* Justin Hartley will be back as Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) as a more prominent supporting character

* Kristin Kreuk (Lana) will be in a limited number of episodes next season as will Michael Rosenbaum (Lex)

* Geoff Johns will be writing an episode of Smallville featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes.

* Davis Bloome (Doomsday) and Cassidy Freeman (Tess) are set to fill the void from Rosenbaum exiting the show

* some Justice League members will show up in the season premiere