or


[10/19/04 - 12:00 AM]
Dc Comics Characters the Flash and Mxyzptlk Arrive in 'Smallville' and Clash with Clark Kent for the First Time

[via press release from The WB]

DC COMICS CHARACTERS THE FLASH AND MXYZPTLK ARRIVE IN "SMALLVILLE" AND CLASH WITH CLARK KENT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Burbank, CA - October 19, 2004

DC COMICS CHARACTERS THE FLASH AND MXYZPTLK ARRIVE IN "SMALLVILLE" AND CLASH WITH CLARK KENT FOR THE FIRST TIME

Beloved DC Comic characters The Flash and Mxyzptlk arrive in Smallville on a mission and have their first meeting with a young Clark Kent (Tom Welling). On Wednesday, October 20, 9:00 p.m. PT a young Flash (guest star Kyle Gallner) speeds into Smallville, while villain Mxyzptlk (guest star Trent Ford) stirs up trouble on Wednesday, November 3, 9:00 p.m. PT.

The Flash, aka Bart Allen, shows up in Smallville, and surprises Clark by stealing Jonathan's (John Schneider) wallet, then super-speeding from the scene. Clark attempts to catch him but is stunned when he realizes he has met someone faster than he is. Bart arrives at the Kent farm and tries to convince Clark to join him on the road. Later, Bart also has an unpleasant run-in with Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum) that puts both their lives in danger.

Famous for challenging Superman with magical mischief, Mxyztplk swoops into Smallville in the form of Mikail Mxyztplk, a young foreign exchange student who starts an underground gambling ring at the high school. Chloe (Allison Mack) is drawn into the ring and loses her savings on a football game after Mxyzptlk uses his powers to control all the players - including Clark. When Chloe discovers Mxyzptlk's secret, he kidnaps her and threatens to kill her unless Clark throws the championship game. Meanwhile, Lex threatens Mxyzptlk with deportation unless he uses his powers for Lex's benefit.

The Flash and Mxyzptlk are the latest DC Comics characters to appear in the series. Perry White (Michael McKean) made an appearance last season and Lois Lane (Erica Durance) joined the cast this year.

The Flash first appeared in January 1940. His special powers enable him to run at near lightspeed and to pass through objects. Mister Mxyzptlk hails from the fifth dimension and possesses shape-changing abilities and other "magical" powers that can transform animate and inanimate objects into other forms. The villain first appeared in October 1944.

Reinterpreting the Superman mythology from its roots, SMALLVILLE was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar based on the DC Comics characters. Gough and Millar serve as executive producers, along with Greg Beeman, Ken Horton, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola.

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, Tollin/Robbins Productions and Millar/Gough Ink. SUPERMAN was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster.





  [october 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SMALLVILLE (CW)











[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates for Two New Comedies and Robust List of Reality Series as Network Looks for Fifth Straight Summer Win in 18-49
"Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will launch on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/9:30c, respectively.

[03/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
HBO and Vice Enter Major News Content Deal
Highlights include a four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show.

[03/26/15 - 09:35 AM]
TLC Sings Into Spring with New Series Following "The Willis Family"
The series will follow Brenda and Toby Willis as they share the challenge of maintaining their large, fourteen-member family while keeping up with the workload required to manage their touring band.

[03/26/15 - 09:22 AM]
LMN Premieres New Original Series "I Love You... But I Lied" Wednesday, April 8 at 10PM ET
Inspired by true events, each episode of "I Love You... But I Lied" reveals two stories of personal deception.

[03/26/15 - 09:14 AM]
"Top Chef at Sea" Heats Up as Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media Extend Partnership Through 2016
Setting sail November 14 onboard Celebrity Reflection, the one-of-a-kind Eastern Caribbean cruise vacation will give guests an up-close-and-personal culinary experience with six former "Top Chef" competitors.

[03/26/15 - 09:13 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Partners with Whipclip to Enable Viewers to Create and Share Video Clips of Their Favorite Moments from the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber"
When the #BieberRoast premieres on Monday, March 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, viewers can use Whipclip to make their own clips of the Roast and share them immediately to their social networks.

[03/26/15 - 09:06 AM]
History(R) Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Drama Series "Vikings"
Five new episodes remain in the current season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. with the season finale slated for Thursday, April 23.

[03/26/15 - 09:00 AM]
ESPN's Draft Academy Series Returns April 14
The series will have a four-week run of original one-hour episodes (7-8 p.m. ET) and be part of ESPN's weekly Tuesday night Journey to the Draft programming block.

[03/26/15 - 09:00 AM]
Teen Icon Zendaya to Host the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
"We're going to have a great show... a lot of fun and get to watch amazing performances, so I'm very, very excited," Zendaya said about being named this year's host.

[03/26/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins the 10 P.M. ET Hour Among the ABC-CBS-NBC Dramas
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, March 25.

[03/26/15 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Night in Viewers, Demos
FOX, absent "Empire," falls to a second place tie with ABC among adults 18-49.

[03/26/15 - 07:32 AM]
The CBS Television Network Earns 2015 Brand of the Year in the TV Network Category of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend(R) Study
This marks the 27th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend(R) study.

[03/26/15 - 07:06 AM]
Video: Check Out a Sneak Peek of Hilary Duff's New Single "Sparks" in a Trailer for Her Upcoming Series "Younger"
"Sparks" will be available at all digital service providers on April 7.

[03/26/15 - 07:00 AM]
"SNL" Springs Into April with Two New Shows
Michael Keaton and Carly Rae Jepsen are on tap for April 4 while Taraji P. Henson and Mumford & Sons are due on April 11.

[03/26/15 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America's "Ripper Street" Returns for Season Three on April 29, 10:00PM ET
Picking up in 1894, four years after the culmination of season two, the new season reveals a vivid and sensual descent into the lives of the men and women who must live on the violent streets of Whitechapel in late Victorian London.