The CW is apparently spinning off a character from Smallville…according to Deadline, they are near deal for a pilot from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (writers of The Green Lantern) and Andrew Kreisberg (Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Warehouse 13), for a series based on the Green Arrow, the DC comic book hero that dresses like Robin Hood and uses a variety of high tech arrows (glue, explosive, tar gas, etc.) to fight as a crusader.
It does not appear, however, that the new series would be directly connected to Smallville. The character was portrayed in that series by Justin Hartley, who is not attached to the new production.
Apple has compiled it’s annual “Rewind” list, which lists the top downloads on it’s iTunes service, and in the U.S. it was a British SF show that beat all comers. Doctor Who topped the list of TV Season downloads, joined by True Blood and The Walking Dead among the genre in the top 10. The Walking Dead had the top-selling single episode, “What Lies Ahead”, with Terra Nova‘s “Instinct” at 6th and Smallville‘s “Finale, Parts 1 and 2” at 10th.
In movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 was named “Best Blockbuster”, while Source Code was 7th among movie downloads.
Aaron Ashmore, who played photographer Jimmy Olsen in Smallville, has been recruited as Pete’s new partner on Warehouse 13. He plays Steve Jinks, a young ATF agent with an innate ability to detect when someone’s lying, who is recruited by Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) to become Pete Lattimer’s (Eddie McClintock) new partner.
If you forget, at the end of last season Myka (Joanne Kelly) quit the Warehouse – so what happens to her? We’ll have to see.
FYI, the recent holiday episode officially took place outside the timeline where Myka quit…it can be inserted anywhere prior to the season ender…