I really wish Smallville would air after Dollhouse on Friday nights this season. Then I could easily wipe away all of Joss Whedon's troubling philosophical questions about identity and death with a light dose of Superman silliness. (But I guess that's what DVRs are for.) New seasons of both shows premiere tonight, and we've got a few clips to tide you over until then. Don't forget to tune in, or program that DVR, and head back to SciFi Squad this weekend to discuss the premieres.
Season nine of Smallville kicks off at 8 p.m. on The CW with Clark donning the "S" shield on his chest (finally!), but growing distant from his old pals. The new season promises to edge Clark further into Superman territory than ever before. Along for the ride will be newcomers Callum Blue as Zod – the guy you're supposed to kneel before – and Brian Austin Green as Metallo.
Dollhouse returns at 9 p.m. on Fox with guest star Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica). This season sees Echo becoming aware of her multiple personalities (as was hinted in the "lost" episode, "Epitaph One") and will feature some great new cast members and recurring players, including Summer Glau, Ray Wise and Angel star Alexis Denisof.
Head after the jump for clips from both of tonight's premieres.