ARROW Comic-Con Panel Recap: Stephen Amell Reveals Ra’s Al Ghul to Be ARROW’S Season Three ‘Big Bad’ Plus Another New Addition

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Last Night Hall H held its first ever late-night panel: a three-hour preview of Warner Brothers/DC’s current slate of television programs – Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, and Arrow. The pilots of The Flash, Gotham and Constantine screened (reviews of all three will be posted later) – but the big news out of the panel concerned Arrow.

The Green Arrow himself (Stephen Amell) moderated the panel – and he revealed just who the secret ‘Big Bad’ of the upcoming third season will be (drumroll): Ra’s al Ghul. Hit the jump for more highlights (including one other additional character being added to the Arrow-verse).

ARROW Season 3 Trailer Introduces a Host of New Characters; Plenty of Action

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In addition to picking up Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh for its third season, The CW’s Arrow held a panel today at the San Diego Comic-Con where unveiled a trailer for the aforementioned (and apparently action packed) Season 3.  To be honest, I’ve never seen an episode but what I’m seeing here looks like it hits its intended target.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz.  It returns on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET/PT.  Hit the jump for the Arrow Season 3 trailer.  For more on the show and its spinoff, The Flash, check out our interview with writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg.  We’ll also have more on the panel shortly.

Producer Andrew Kreisberg Talks ARROW, THE FLASH, the Crossover Episodes, How the Two Shows Differ From One Another, and More

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Viewers were introduced to Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) during Season 2 of the hit CW drama series Arrow, in a way that made the character both likeable and intriguing, and it was easy to see why he immediately got his own TV show.  With that drama series debuting on October 7th, he’ll get his own backstory and mythology and villains to fight, while also playing into the bigger DC universe and, at times, characters will cross back and forth between the two shows.

While at The CW portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producer/writer Andrew Kreisberg, who is working on both Arrow and The Flash, spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about following a villain-of-the-week format while exploring the larger mythology and mythos, how the show will be lighter and funnier than Arrow, that they’re throwing every idea they have at this season while knowing there’s some stuff that they won’t be able to get to until a possible second season, the big two-part cross-over episode that will come in Episode 8 of both shows, just before the Episode 9 mid-season finale, what sort of discussions they have about which characters they can use in the DC universe on TV, as opposed to the films, and how cool it is to get Grant Gustin and John Wesley Shipp in the same scene.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

The CW Planning 2-Hour THE FLASH/ARROW Crossover Event; Wentworth Miller Cast in THE FLASH as Captain Cold

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Fans eager to see how The CW’s upcoming DC Comics adaptation The Flash fits into the existing Arrow series won’t have to wait long.  Following the success of Arrow, the network greenlit another DC Comics adaptation last year in the form of The Flash.  The Barry Allen character (played by Grant Gustin) was initially introduced on Arrow, confirming that both shows will exist within the same TV universe.  As such, well before The Flash has even aired in earnest, fans have been clamoring for a big Arrow/The Flash crossover episode.  Speaking today at the TCA’s, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg confirmed that there will indeed be a crossover event, and it’ll happen this season.

Hit the jump for more details on the Flash/Arrow crossover event, as well as news of a Prison Break star joining the series as a familiar comics villain.

Comic-Con 2014 Bags to Feature ARROW, THE FLASH, GOTHAM, CONSTANTINE and More

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San Diego Comic-Con bags aren’t really good for everyday use beyond Comic-Con, but every single year I still manage to squeeze it into my suitcase so I can take it home and never use it again.  Perhaps it’s a little silly, but the designs tend to be pretty cool and when I score one for a show I like, I’m hanging on to it.  And this year will probably be no different; I’ve already got my eye on a few.

For the fifth year in a row, Warner Bros. Entertainment teamed up with Comic-Con to create 13 different bags to be distributed upon check-in.  This year, the line-up includes designs for Arrow, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, iZOMBIE and The Originals.  Hit the jump to check out all 13 Comic-Con 2014 bags.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th Includes MAD MAX, THE HOBBIT and Marvel Studios Presentations

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The Saturday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  Warner Bros. is bringing an eclectic presentation with appearances made by the recently pushed Jupiter Ascending, the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Jackson’s (likely) last foray into Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Legendary Pictures also has a presentation scheduled, but have declined to disclose which projects they’ll be presenting.  LAIKA Animation’s The Boxtrolls will also be making an appearance in the big hall followed by Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.   That’s all capped off by Marvel’s presentation later in the day followed by the big Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Television panel which will feature a look at Constantine and the world premiere of Gotham among other shows.

Outside of Hall H there’s cool TV stuff like The Blacklist and what’s probably the final True Blood Panel.  Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Saturday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday or Friday schedules. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Friday, July 25th Includes GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD, and HORNS

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The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has been announced.  It’s actually pretty tame as far as Hall H goes, with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead being the highlight panels of the day.  RADiUS-TWC will make its SDCC debut with Horns, in which Daniel Radcliffe will also make his first appearance at Comic-Con.  Outside of Hall H, there’s also plenty of TV panels to go around, with The Legend of Korra, Arrow, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Bates Motel, and a special Marvel TV panel all taking place.  Fox has also blocked out two hours in Hall H, during which time it’s expected to preview The Maze Runner, Kingsmen: The Secret Service, Let’s Be Cops, the animated Book of Life, and Hitman: Agent 47.  There have also been rumblings that we might get a peek at The Fantastic Four, which would make sense.

Hit the jump to take a look at some highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here if you missed the Wednesday/Thursday schedule. Comic-Con 2014 runs from July 23rd to July 27th.

Brandon Routh Joins Season 3 of ARROW

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The CW’s Arrow just picked up Peter Stormare and Devon Aoki, but apparently there’s still room on the season three roster for more because now Brandon Routh is in the mix, too.  Clearly Routh knows a thing or two about donning tights and rocking superhuman powers having starred in Bryan Singer’s 2006 release, Superman Returns, but for those of you who’d rather avoid show spoilers, we’ll save the specifics of his Arrow role for after the jump.  If you’d rather not wait until Arrow returns on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET/PT for the big reveal, continue on to find out who Routh is bringing to Starling City.

ARROW Adds Peter Stormare and Devon Aoki for Season 3, Stephen Amell Prepares to Win Comic-Con

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The CW’s Arrow has had some great supporting characters in their two short years with excellent casting to fill the roles.  For the upcoming third season, the action/drama will be adding Peter Stormare and Devon Aoki, who will each appear in the season premiere on October 8th at 8pm.  Stormare, who chews the scenery with the best of them in numerous feature film roles, will act as the first villain Team Arrow takes on in the third season.  Aoki, who starred in Sin City and 2 Fast 2 Furious, will take on the role of one of Oliver Queen’s mentors.  We’ll keep their character reveals until after the jump if you want to avoid spoilers.

Speaking of Oliver Queen, Stephen Amell himself took to Facebook recently to proclaim his victory over Comic-Con and teased three big things on his upcoming schedule.  Hit the jump for more. 

San Diego Comic-Con 2014: GOTHAM Series World Premiere, THE FLASH Pilot Screening, and Exclusive Footage from ARROW and CONSTANTINE on July 26th

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Here’s some early news on San Diego Comic-Con scheduling featuring a special event from Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment on the night of Saturday, July 26th:

  • Gotham – The world premiere of Fox’s pre-Batman series starring Ben McKenzieDonal Logue, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
  • The Flash – A full-length screening of the new CW series pilot featuring the title speedster, played by Grant Gustin.
  • Constantine – Exclusive footage from the new NBC series starring Matt Ryan in the title role.
  • Arrow – Teaser footage from the upcoming third season of the CW action-drama starring Stephen Amell.

Hit the jump for all the details.

The CW Network Sets Premiere Dates for THE FLASH and JANE THE VIRGIN, Plus Returning Series ARROW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, REIGN, and More

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The CW Network has set the premiere dates for their fall slate of shows:

  • The Flash series premiere will air Tuesday, October 7th, at 8pm
  • Jane the Virgin series premiere airs Monday, October 13th, at 9pm
  • Arrow returns for its third season Wednesday, October 8th, at 8pm
  • The Vampire Diaries and Reign return Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm and 9pm respectively.
  • The Originals returns Monday, October 6th at 8pm, followed by a retrospective of the past nine seasons of Supernatural, which has its tenth season premiere on Tuesday, October 7th, at 9pm
  • The 100 returns Wednesday, October 22nd, at 9pm

Hit the jump for more.

John Barrowman Joins ARROW as Season 3 Regular

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Hopefully you’re all caught up on the second season of The CW’s Arrow, because they’re already setting their sites on the next season. (If you’re not, check out our episode recaps here.)  After Team Arrow managed to subdue the threats that plagued Starling City in their sophomore season, one of the casualties came in the form of Oliver’s younger sister, Thea (Willa Holland).  Physically, she’s fine; but mentally and emotionally, she’s turned her back on her friends and family, only to join up with her dastardly daddy, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).  Expect to see a lot of this daddy-daughter duo in season three, because Barrowman has just joined Arrow as a regular.  Hit the jump for more.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Finale Down from Season 1; MODERN FAMILY and NASHVILLE Rise

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TV ratings for Wednesday, May 14th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The season two finale of The CW’s Arrow was even with last week’s 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.33 million viewers, though it was down 11% from the season one finale’s 0.9 rating.  The 100  matched last week’s 0.6 rating and notched 1.77 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • ABC’s Modern Family was up 7% with a 3.1 rating and 8.79 million viewers, The Middle rose 19% to a 1.9 rating and 6.85 million viewers, Mixology matched last week’s 1.3 rating and garnered 3.92 million viewers, the season finale of Nashville was up one tenth to a 1.3 rating and 5.02 million viewers, and the series finale of Suburgatory rose 15% to a 1.5 rating and 5 million viewers.
  • NBC’s cancelled Revolution was even with last week’s 1.1 rating and notched 4 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU held stead with a 1.5 rating and 5.29 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. rose 14% to a 1.6 rating and 6.06 million viewers.
  • The season finale of Criminal Minds on CBS hit a 2.7 rating and pulled in 11.96 million viewers for a rise of 17%.

The CW Unveils 2014-15 Schedule; Sets THE FLASH for Tuesdays at 8pm; THE ORIGINALS Moves to Mondays

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Now that NBC, Fox, ABC, and CBS have unveiled their 2014-15 schedules, it’s time for the last of the network channels, The CW, to do the same.  Here are the highlights:

  • The new comic book series The Flash (click here for the trailer) will play on Tuesdays at 8:00pm followed by Supernatural at 9:00pm.
  • The Originals will move to Monday nights at 8:00pm.  It will be followed at 9:00pm by the new comedy series Jane the Virgin.

Hit the jump for The CW 2014 fall schedule.

ARROW Recap: “Unthinkable”

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Catch your breath, it’s all over.  The surprisingly consistent and always entertaining second season of The CW’s Arrow is now complete.  There were quite a few pieces still in play when last we left Team Arrow, with Starling City burning down around them, and likely ruined for good either by Slade’s marauding army or the missile-happy drones of A.R.G.U.S.  While the final hour, “Unthinkable,” did a grand job of wrapping up the major plot arcs of the season at large in a wholly satisfying way, it also managed to advance a number of smaller roles that served as teases for the anticipated third season.  Hit the jump for my Arrow recap to see how it all ended, and where we go from here. 

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