(July 24, 2009 – San Diego and Burbank, CA) – Calling all “Smallville” fans! Series star and co-executive producer Tom Welling will make his first-ever appearance at the world’s greatest pop culture convention, Comic-Con International: San Diego, this Sunday, July 26. Welling will join showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as fellow cast members Allison Mack, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Justin Hartley and new series star Callum Blue at the show’s panel session on Sunday at 10:30–11:30 a.m. in Room 6BCF of the San Diego Convention Center. This will mark the first time in the show’s history that the entire current cast will be assembled for Comic-Con. The session will feature an exclusive sneak peek at clips from the upcoming ninth season of the show and a Q&A with fans about what lies ahead on “Smallville.” Award-winning film, television, comic book writer and “Smallville” alum Jeph Loeb (“Heroes”) will once again moderate the panel. “Smallville” moves to Friday nights this fall, airing at 8/7c on The CW, and premiering September 25. In advance of the season premiere, Warner Home Video will release “Smallville: The Complete Eighth Season” on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 25. Follow us on Twitter @TheWBdotcom or log on to www.TheWB.com/ComicCon for more information about the Studio’s activities at Comic-Con. The series, based upon DC Comics characters, is from Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. “Smallville” is executive produced by Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola and James Marshall, and was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
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