There's been lots of geek TV news recently, and we round it up here.
CB. The new series will feature previous Canary stars Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkay, and will be set in a future rendition of Star City where the Canaries do battle with villains in a section of the city called The Glades. One of the episodes in the last season of Arrow (see "CW's Fall Premiere Dates") will be a backdoor pilot for the Canaries' series, according to the report.
Deadline. The five-episode "Crisis on Infinite Earths" arc will involve all five Arrowverse shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman), with three episodes in December and two episodes in January. It's been close to a decade since Smallville ended, but Tom Welling is back on the CW, at least for a guest stint (see "'Smallville Season 11'").
The Hollywood Reporter. The original Boondocks series, which detailed the life and times of the Freeman family, ended in 2014 after four seasons; the "re-imagined" is planned for Fall 2020. HBO Max will also air the 55 previous episodes of the series when the streaming service launches next spring (see "WarnerMedia Streaming Service Takes Shape").
Sony is merging Sony Music Entertainment Japan's Aniplex with Sony Pictures Television's FUNimation unit according to Variety. The merger creates a joint venture led by FUNimation which allows it to acquire and distribute anime content through FUNimation in the U.S., Aniplex's Wakahim in France, and Madman Anime Group in Australia. The consolidated group will be led by FUNimation's Colin Decker, and be jointly owned by Aniplex and Sony Pictures Television.