Smallville, Supernatural get early renewals from The CW

The CW announced today the early pickups of Smallville and Supernatural for new seasons. The pickups were announced as part of the network's renewal of six series in total for the fall.

Smallville will begin its ninth season in the fall. Supernatural, which posted ratings growth this season, will enter its fifth season next fall.

Both shows anchor the network's Thursday nights; it's expected they will remain there.

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