Bad news for Smallville fans

I never really got into watching Smallville, despite being told its a great show. I'm a Batman fan, so of course when Superman is involved I tend to clench my fist in slight anger at him for his constant "rivalry" with Batman. I've watched a few episodes of Smallville, and I was pleasantly surprised I'll admit. For those of you that are more avid fans than I am, then the following news probably won't sit well with you. TV Guide reports that Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have left the show, citing the oft-cited "creative differences." Due to return for an eighth season, the duo said in an open letter that is was simply time to move on. Sources are conflicting as to whether this is really the case however, as insiders have said that tensions between Gough and the studios have been at an alarming high for the past year or so. Gough is rumored to have left because of said tensions, with Millar following his mentor out the door. CW and Warner Brothers have issued the following statement in response: "Al Gough and Miles Millar have been great partners and instrumental in the development and success of Smallville. While we are sad to see them go, we are very excited to announce that executive producers Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will helm the show next season. [They] have been writing for the show for the past six seasons, and as producers for the last four years, they have played an integral role in the ongoing creative evolution of the series. As showrunners, they will continue to deliver the compelling storytelling that Smallville fans have come to expect and love." Gough and Millar quit Smallville