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OG: Aw. AG: Yeah. OG: Will the show tie in at all to the Superman movie next summer, or is it completely off-limits? AG: We're friends with [director] Bryan [Singer] and [screenwriters] Mike [Dougherty] and Dan [Harris] and we certainly talked and let them know what we're doing this season. We don't want any egregious mythology conflicts. There's no storyline that's going to play into the movie or anything like that. OG: I was one of the viewers excited when Tom Wopat guest-starred on the show. Are there any plans to bring Cooter on? AG: [Laughs.] You never know. Now that he stopped protesting the Dukes Of Hazzard movie, he might have a hole in his schedule. Wopat was something we always wanted to do. We found the right way to do it with John. And then with the damn car. OG:The show has done very well ratings-wise this season after some worry about it moving to Thursdays. What do you think has been the key to its resurgence? AG: I think it's a couple of things. Not being against Lost and Top Model has been a help. We've let the character grow up this year. We can play some of the key triangles we haven't played before -- Clark, Lana, Lex, Lex is getting more evil. The things we've been building up for four years, we've been able to play with within the mythology. For us it could have gone horribly right and still been the death of the show. But it was the perfect storm of events with the move. People who watched Lost and Top Model can finally watch the show. Some of it is just dumb luck, quite frankly. Thank God it happened to us and none of our stars got pregnant. OG: Tom or Michael? AG: Exactly.