'Parkland' Premiere - The 70th Venice International Film FestivalIt's not a bird or a plane, it's Tom Welling finally returning to TV.

Welling played Clark Kent for 10 years on "Smallville," then segued into a few feature films. But TVLine revealed he's returning to TV with a series regular role on "Lucifer" Season 3. Welling will play Marcus Pierce, the site described, "an accomplished police lieutenant who is strategic, reserved and well-respected — that is, everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not. But perhaps even more annoying are all the things the gents have in common, both being charming, charismatic and 'handsome as hell.'" Pierce will develop a "connection" with fellow detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German), adding to the tension with Lucifer.

Welling directed several episodes of "Smallville" and was an executive producer on the series, which ran for 10 seasons from 2001-2011. After "Smallville" he starred in the films "The Choice," "Draft Day," and "Parkland."

In other "Lucifer" news, an exciting Season 3 sizzle reel debuted at Comic-Con, and you can enjoy that now:
The hype is real! "Lucifer" Season 3 premieres Monday, October 2 on FOX.

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Smallville TV Show Poster
Smallville
TVPGOctober 16, 2001
Based on 27 critics

Clark Kent explores his dual identities as superhero and reporter. Read More

Lucifer TV Show Poster
Lucifer
FOXTV14January 25, 2016
Based on 24 critics

The original fallen angel retires to Los Angeles, where he meets an intriguing homicide detective. Read More