Smallville will be one Kryptonian fewer when it returns for its' Eighth season. Laura Vandervoot, who plays Kara on the show, won't be returning as a regular according to a report from TV Guide's Mike Ausiello.
When the CW announced the cast for the show at the upfronts, fans noticed that Vandervoot's name was missing. "They announced the cast... and I'm not a part of it," Vandervoort said. "We were all surprised when they chose not to bring me back as a regular, but I'm sure I'll be back for one or two [episodes]!" Vandervoot isn't entirely glum about the news, however. "The show is about Clark Kent, and I was honored to be a part of it. I mean, my character became more than it was supposed to be. She ended up sticking around the entire season."
Meanwhile, Ausiello also does some arithmetic here to surmise that Justin Hartley may be set to return to Smallville in Season Eight, reprising his very popular Green Arrow/Oliver Queen character. Between the fact that Hartley is under a talent holding deal with the CW, the fact that his pilot Austin Golden Hour wasn't picked up, and his Green Arrow character was one of the more popular characters on a show that has lost two of its' main characters, it seems extremely likely that we'll be seeing a good deal more of Green Arrow and the Justice League next season.
Smallville airs Thursday nights on the CW. The drama about the early days of Clark Kent stars Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Kristen Kreuk, John Glover, Erica Durance, Allison Mack, Aaron Ashmore and Laura Vandervoot.