The birth of The CW network this month brings some obvious synergies for the former WB and UPN networks. Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars on the same night? Yeah, that makes sense. Maybe a less obvious synergy, though, would be Smallville and Smackdown!:
In what is obviously a cross-promotional venture for the new CW Network, Batista will be guest starring on an episode of this season’s Smallville, slated to air in November. For those of you who have never seen the series, Smallville is a dramatic re-telling of comic book character Clark Kent’s early years as he learns to deal with his powers and their responsibilities en route to becoming Superman. The series’ sixth season begins this fall.
Maybe the WWE could provide a steady stream of musclemen for Clark to lay the smackdown on.