TV News: Smallville, Slater, Davis

– Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor) are not returning regularly for the next and likely last season of “Smallville” in the Fall. The pair are expected to make guest appearances though throughout the year.

– “Bones” creator Hart Hanson is working on a pilot, for Fox, based on the characters of novelist Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar series.

– The Sci-Fi Channel is developing a TV series project around “The Stranded,” a Virgin Comics series about a group of regular folks who discovery that they are actually aliens who have extraordinary abilities.

-Robin Williams has signed on to guest star in the April 29th episode of “Law & Order: SVU” as an engineer whose life has gone off-track following a tragedy.

– Geena Davis will return to television in the CBS drama “Exit 19”. Davis will play a quirky murder detective balancing her job as a Manhattan crimesolver with her role as a single suburban mom raising two kids on Long Island.

– The CW is developing a contemporary spin-off of Aaron Spelling’s seminal 1990s teen soap “Beverly Hills, 90210” with “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas in talks to write the project.

– “Scrubs” is expected to make a return next year with the move from NBC to ABC said to be pretty much set.

– Christian Slater will topline an untitled drama from writer-producer Jason Smilovic which centers on a mild-mannered suburban dad (Slater) who learns that his alter ego is a spy.

– HBO has picked up “David’s Situation”, a new comedy from Mr. Show creators Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. Cross plays a former Hollywood comedic actor who leaves the glitz and shacks up with a uptight conservative and slacking hippie. Shooting begins in May in Los Angeles.

– The trio behind FX’s over-the-top comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” are producing “Boldly Going Nowhere”, a single-camera comedy about the day-to-day operations of a spaceship in deep space. One doubts it’ll get to the level of British comedy classic “Red Dwarf”.