Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim Talks ARROW, Tonight’s Game-Changing Episode, the Suicide Squad, the Return of The Huntress, THE FLASH, and More

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On Season 2 of the hit CW series Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has rededicated himself to his mission of being more than just another vigilante, and is attempting to become a beacon of hope for the city’s most vulnerable, as The Arrow.  In Episode 15, “The Promise,” Oliver is shocked when he learns that Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) is not only alive, but that he has come to Starling City, while back on the island, Oliver, Slade and Sara (Caity Lotz) attempt to take over the freighter from Ivo (Dylan Neal), which turns into a huge battle.  As everything changes in both present-day and the past, viewers will not only see Oliver put on the hood for the first time, but also Slade with the Deathstroke mask.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Marc Guggenheim talked about how “The Promise” is epic in scope and feels like a movie, why they wanted to shoot Oliver putting on the hood and Slade putting on the Deathstroke mask, each for the first time, in the same scene, why this episode is a game-changer for both the present-day and the past, how the Suicide Squad evolved, setting up potential further stories for them, who The Huntress will be now, when she reappears in Episode 17, and how they let the characters tell them where they’re going, especially when it comes to the romance aspect.  He also talked about everything being on the table, when it comes to possible future cross-over between Arrow and The Flash, how terrific and outstanding the pilot script is, and that he’d love to write an episode of that show, as well.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.                      

Three-Minute Preview Trailer for ARROW, Plus a New Clip from the Upcoming Episode, “The Promise”

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Can’t wait for this week’s episode of Arrow on The CW?  Well you’re in luck, since the network has released a three-minute preview for upcoming events in the second half of this season, plus a new clip from this week’s episode, “The Promise”.  Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) gets some much needed help from his teammates as a threat from the past rears its ugly head to put everyone he cares about in jeopardy.  Wednesday nights are about to get even more intense!

If you haven’t watched last week’s episode yet, you probably want to skip this and stay spoiler-free until you do.  Hit the jump to watch the clip and preview trailer.

23 New Images from ARROW’s Upcoming Episode “Suicide Squad” Featuring Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Michael Jai White, Michael Rowe & More

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We’ve got a sneak peek at 23 images from an upcoming episode of The CW’s Arrow to share with you today.  While you’ll have to wait about two weeks to see these guys and gals in action, the appropriately titled episode “Suicide Squad” looks to shake up the established order of things.  If you keep up with the show (and our recaps), then you know that Oliver Queen and John Diggle have been busy rounding up villains like Deadshot and Bronze Tiger.  Now, it looks as if Queen could be on the wrong side of the law, while Diggle is aiding the very criminals he helped put away in a clandestine operation!  What is going on here??

Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Caity Lotz, Michael Jai White, Michael Rowe, Sean Maher, Audrey Marie Anderson, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson star.  Hit the jump to check out the images.  Arrow’s “Suicide Squad” airs Wednesday, March 19 (8:00-9:00pm ET) on The CW.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Dips, REVOLUTION Matches Series Low, and MIXOLOGY Debuts Soft

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TV ratings for Wednesday, February 26th, are in.  Briefly:

  • The CW’s Arrow hit a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.46 million viewers, dipping one tenth from its last episode.  The Tomorrow People, on the other hand, matched its last episode’s 0.5 rating and garnered 1.51 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • Over on NBC, Revolution matched its last episode’s series low 1.3 rating and notched just 4.59 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU was up two tenths to a 2.0 rating and 7.7 million viewers, and Chicago PD rose half a ratings point to a 2.2 rating and 8.03 million viewers.
  • ABC’s series premiere of Mixology was the lowest-rated premiere in the post-Modern Family slot ever, hitting only a 1.8 rating and 5.22 million viewers.  Elsewhere on the network, Modern Family dropped to a season low 3.1 rating and 8.57 million viewers, Suburgatory dropped to a season low-tying 1.5 rating and 5.3 million viewers, and The Middle also tied its season low with a 1.8 rating and 7.1 million viewers.
  • CBS’ Criminal Minds dropped two tenths to a 2.3 rating and 9.5 million viewers.

ARROW Recap: “Time of Death”

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It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had our Arrow fix, but I’m happy to say that the gang is back and everything’s running like clockwork (see what I did there?).  Tonight’s episode featured one of my favorite villains from DC’s rogues gallery (one version of him anyway), who was used in such a way as to quite possibly make him my favorite baddie to appear on the show so far.  Bold words, I know.  Hit the jump for my recap and review.

The CW Renews ARROW, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, SUPERNATURAL, REIGN, and THE ORIGINALS

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Some early renewals are already on the books for The CW’s most reliable shows, including Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural.  Freshman series Reign and The Originals have also been granted a second season.  The network’s most-watched series, Arrow, will return for a third season, while the top-rated The Vampire Diaries comes back for its sixth season; Supernatural will celebrate its tenth year on the air.

Fans of Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie and The Tomorrow People will have to wait a bit longer to see if those shows get renewal orders.  Much of their fate depends on the reception to upcoming mid-season series The 100 and Star-Crossed.  (Via Deadline)

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW Down, NASHVILLE Ties Series Low, and SUPER FUN NIGHT Rises

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TV ratings for Wednesday, February 5th are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • Last night’s episode of Arrow dropped 9% from last week to a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo, scoring 2.75 million viewers.  Elsewhere on The CW, The Tomorrow People fell 29% to a series low 0.5 rating and drew 1.37 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
  • The 200th episode of CBS’ Criminal Minds notched a 2.8 rating and garnered 12.81 million viewers, rising 27% from its last original episode, and CSI rose 25% to a 2.0 rating and 11.02 million viewers.
  • Over on ABC, The Middle dipped 4% to a 2.2 rating and 8.67 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 13% to a 1.7 rating and 6.22 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 3% to a 3.5 rating and 10 million viewers, Super Fun Night rose 23% to a 1.6 rating and 4.98 million viewers, and Nashville dropped 13% to a series low-tying 1.3 rating and 5.11 million viewers.
  • NBC’s Law & Order: SVU dropped 10% to a 1.8 rating and 6.36 million viewers, while Chicago P.D. was even with last week’s 1.7 rating and scored 6.13 million viewers.

ARROW Recap: “Heir to the Demon”

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Although we won’t see another episode of Arrow for three weeks, tonight’s episode gave fans quite a bit to chew on.  There are still ten episodes left in the season, so it was no surprise that this particular hour served as more of a setup for what’s to come, introducing new wrinkles by way of character additions, relationship tweaks and threats looming on a few different levels.  How will all this setup pay off in the weeks to come?  Hit the jump to find out.

Caity Lotz Talks ARROW, Hoping to Win Over the Fans, the Fight Scenes, the Possibility of Sara Rejoining the League of Assassins, and More

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On Season 2 of the hit CW series Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has rededicated himself to his mission of being more than just another vigilante, and is attempting to become a beacon of hope for the city’s most vulnerable, as The Arrow.  In Episode 13, “Heir to the Demon,” Oliver and Lance (Paul Blackthorne) try to convince Sara (Caity Lotz) to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel (Katie Cassidy), who continues to unravel, and Dinah (Alex Kingston).  When Sara’s fellow League of Assassins member Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) shows up in Starling City to bring Sara back to the fold, Sara refuses, putting her family in danger.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Caity Lotz talked about not knowing the extent of the role she’d be playing until she was cast on the show, hoping that she’s able to win over the fans, how exciting and unexpected her character’s journey has been, that Sara is going to be emotionally tested, how interesting the history between Sara and Nyssa is, how much she loves doing the fight scenes and stunts, how much fun it was to shoot the flashbacks with the Lance family, and what she thinks it might do to Sara to rejoin the League of Assassins.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Wednesday TV Ratings: ARROW and CHICAGO P.D. Rise; SUPER FUN NIGHT Hits Series Low

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • NBC’s Revolution tied its season low 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 5.13 million viewers, dropping two tenths from last week.  Law & Order: SVU rose a tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.54 million viewers, and new drama Chicago P.D. ticked up a tenth to a 1.7 rating and 6.88 million viewers.
  • ABC’s Suburgatory dropped three tenths to a series low-tying 1.5 rating and 5.05 million viewers, Super Fun Night dropped four tenths to a series low 1.3 rating and 3.88 million viewers, and Nashville rose one tenth to a 1.5 rating and 5.20 million viewers.
  • Over at The CW, Arrow was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and scored 2.73 million viewers, while The Tomorrow People ticked up a tenth to a 0.6 rating and 1.64 million viewers.  Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.

ARROW Recap: “Tremors”

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Oh man, are DC fans going to be excited at the end of this week’s Arrow.  There’s a curious little exchange that happens in the final few moments that might pique the interest of a casual viewer, but should cause die-hard fans to jump out of their seats.  Before we get to that, however, we have to address quite a few things that happened in the bulk of the episode, including secret identity reveals, DC character cameos and MacGuffins.  Hit the jump for my recap and review of “Tremors”.

ARROW Recap: “Blind Spot”

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Tonight’s episode of Arrow was a relative slow burn for the normally fast-paced series.  The good news is that “Blind Spot” gave a few characters who often get less screentime more room to breathe and develop; the bad news is that the show runs through its plot lines so fast that one wonders if they’ll have to resort to stretching some storylines over the season’s 12 remaining episodes.  I’m not too worried though, because a slow night for Arrow is a homerun for almost any other show out there today.  And while the bulk of tonight’s episode was a little clunky, the final sequence was worth the wait.  Hit the jump for my recap and review.

DC Movie News: Gal Gadot Signs Three-Picture Deal as Wonder Woman; Jennifer Garner Comments on Ben Affleck’s Batsuit; Stephen Amell Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Here’s a round-up of the latest news bits in the world of DC movies:

  • Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) confirms a three-picture deal to star as Wonder Woman.  The report also reveals Gadot’s payday for the film (if you’re interested in that sort of thing), and more importantly, a May start date for the Man of Steel sequel.
  • While it will be a little while before we see Ben Affleck in the Batsuit for that sequel, his wife Jennifer Garner has already gotten a peak, calling it “unbelievably cool” and “a total reinvention.”
  • Stephen Amell, star of The CW series, Arrow, recently commented on the state of the Justice League movie and his discussions for possibly joining the DC superhero team-up.

Hit the jump for more on each story.

ARROW Recap – “Blast Radius”

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After the shocking events of Arrow’s mid-season finale, Ollie and the gang get back to business as usual in the show’s first episode of 2014.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the Arrow cast and crew have managed to work out a formula that advances the plot on every level each week, while also satisfying viewers’ needs for comic book action and soap opera romance.  The show is damn good, but this particular episode might just be a victim of the series’ success.  Hit the jump for my recap and to see who gets caught inside the “Blast Radius”. 

Wednesday TV Ratings: MODERN FAMILY Rises; ARROW and CSI Drop

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Wednesday evening’s TV ratings are in.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  • The CW’s Arrow garnered a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, dropping 8% from last week’s 1.2 rating.  The Tomorrow People dropped 17% to a 0.5 rating and 1.43 million viewers.  Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
  • ABC’s The Middle matched last week’s 1.9 rating and scored 8.14 million viewers, Back in the Game rose 7% to a 1.5 rating and 6.1 million viewers, Modern Family was up 9% to a 3.5 rating and 10.53 million viewers, the new comedy Super Fun Night saw a 13% rise to a 1.8 rating and 5.47 million viewers, and Nashville tied its series low with a 1.4 rating and 5.15 million viewers for a drop of 13%.
  • Over on CBS, Criminal Minds was even with its last new episode’s 2.4 rating and scored 11.02 million viewers, while CSI hit a 1.8 rating and 9.95 million viewers for a drop of 14% from its last episode’s 2.0 rating.

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