It could all be a trick, but Warner Bros doesn't do that or has never done that before.
It just seems like a waste though. All those fans, all the good pr. Let's just dump DC Rebirth in there.
-TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites Showrunners
The showrunners announced are so mixed. Panelists include: Ali Adler (Supergirl), Craig DiGregorio (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Scott M. Gimple (The Walking Dead) and Paul Scheer (Party Over Here). Then there's Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers) and Melissa Rosenberg (Marvel's Jessica Jones). Damon and Melissa, ugh. Love Paul Scheer, but Party Over here is an awful show. Let's get back to Jessica Jones though, other than just being stupid, I think it's a de-powering show for women. Jessica is one of the worst role models for girls and I know the shows isn't suppose to be that, but ugghh. I just Linedlof, he sucks. And I'm not alone.
Even TV Guide's Meta Critic reviews for both shows I mentioned in dislike are at 50
Oh, snap, Matt!
Plays like an over-extended 13-hour arc pitting her against mind-controlling villain Kilgrave. Less would have been more. [9-22 Nov 2015, p.13]
An uneven yet at times emotionally engrossing series that hasn't quite figured out an appropriate or clear tone to dramatize this mystifying meditation on loss, sustained grief and tested, twisted faithI'll give TV Guide props for getting a diverse group up there, but man, you gotta hate Rosenberg and Lindelof.