Will Smallville season eight be sans Chloe as well?
They've lost Lex Luthor and Lana Lang as regulars, and now it looks like Chloe Sullivan might also be swept from Season 8 of Smallville. TV Guide reports that Allison Mack, the actress who plays Chloe, is in negotiations for her contract.
This could go either way. The show is suffering from the loss of Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk as regulars, which is likely why Mack's people are now trying to negotiate her contract. As the article mentions, without Chloe it becomes Lois and Clark: The Early Years.
On the other hand, all the ratings for scripted shows have been in decline since the writer's strike ended. Mack might not quite have the bargaining position she was hoping for. It's not like Smallville is as big as Seinfeld (and given the special effects, it's probably more expensive to produce). It would be a shame to lose Chloe as a regular since Allison Mack has such a nice smile, but that's show biz.