In anticipation of this week’s episode of Arrow, we thought we were going to see a showdown between the title hero (Stephen Amell) and the season’s big bad, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). What we got wasn’t exactly that straightforward, but was all the more exciting for its mysterious cat-and-mouse plot twists. Slade has proven to be a match for the team both physically and intellectually, staying a step ahead of them at every turn and weathering every feeble attempt to defeat him either on the island or off of it. And as we learned in tonight’s episode, he’s got far more in store for Oliver’s family and friends. Hit the jump for my recap and review.
TV ratings for Wednesday, March 26th are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- The CW’s Arrow rose a tenth from last week to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.57 million viewers, while The 100 dropped two tenths to a 0.7 rating and scored 2.26 million viewers. Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
- ABC’s The Middle dipped one tenth to a 1.9 rating and 7.07 million viewers, Suburgatory dropped two tenths to a series low-tying 1.4 rating and 4.87 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up a tenth to a 3.5 rating and 9.69 million viewers, Mixology rose half a ratings point to a 1.7 rating and scored 4.90 million viewers, and Nashville dropped one tenth to a 1.3 rating and scored 5.06 million viewers.
Now that you’ve seen tonight’s episode of Arrow, titled “Birds of Prey”, you can check out series star Caity Lotz’s recent interview without too much fear of spoilers. She wasn’t lying when she talked up the crazy amount of action, stunts, and fight sequences in this hour. While this episode certainly satisfied adrenaline seekers, there was plenty of drama to be found as well. Hit the jump for my recap and review, and for a reminder of why you shouldn’t take rides from strangers.
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 17, “Birds of Prey,” Helena Bertinelli, aka The Huntress (Jessica De Gouw), comes back to Starling City to take out her father (Jeffrey Nordling) once and for all, but when things don’t go according to plan, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) gets caught up in the middle of it and the Black Canary (Caity Lotz) will stop at nothing to save her sister.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Caity Lotz talked about how “Birds of Prey” shakes up a lot of relationships and has a lot of really cool action, how much fun it was to do the fight scenes with The Huntress, that her Black Canary costume is difficult to move around in but looks cool, what Sara thinks of Helena, just how much longer Sara can keep her secret identity from Laurel, how much fun it would be to see Black Canary team up with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and The Huntress, whether Sara realizes the extent of Felicity’s crush on Oliver, and why she enjoys the Sara and Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus) dynamic. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
TV ratings for Wednesday, March 19th are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- The CW’s Arrow ticked up 13% to a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.36 million viewers, while the premiere of The 100 whit a 0.9 rating and scored 2.66 million viewers, which is even with the premiere of The Tomorrow People and up 125% over the most recent new episode of Tomorrow People. Read Dave’s Arrow recap here.
- Over on NBC, Revolution dropped 8% to a series low 1.2 rating and scored 4.3 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dipped 6% to a 1.5 rating and 5.65 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. was down 13% to a series low 1.4 rating and 5.67 million viewers. The network announced some drama series renewals last night, including Chicago P.D., but the fate of Revolution is still in the air.
- ABC’s new series Mixology dropped 20% to a series low 1.2 rating and 3.6 million viewers.
- CBS’ Criminal Minds was down 4% to a series low-tying 2.2 rating and 10.09 million viewers, while CSI was even with last week’s 2.0 rating and scored 10.09 million viewers.
Tonight’s anticipated arrival of the Suicide Squad made for one fast-paced and thrilling hour of Arrow. True to the episode’s title and the nickname of the task force itself, not all of its members made it out alive (or at least we’re led to believe that anyway). The fan-favorite team-up from the DC comics allowed for a plot-driven episode that also let John Diggle (David Ramsey) stretch his legs a bit, while Oliver/Arrow (Stephen Amell) took a relative backseat on the action. And in a change of pace, rather than “Island Time”, we got “Desert Time”! Hit the jump for tonight’s recap.
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. With everything changing in both the present-day and the past, there are sure to be big reveals, lots of action, romance and new secrets, in the remaining episodes of this season.
During this recent interview to promote the remaining episodes of Season 2, executive producer/writer Marc Guggenheim talked about how the number of people who know Oliver’s secret will increase before the end of the season, whether viewers might see any of the Suicide Squad characters again, what made now the right time to bring back The Huntress, that they already have an idea for her return in Season 3, where things are headed for Thea, just how insane Slade Wilson might be, the Harley Quinn rumors and speculation, the appearance of two of the characters from The Flash in Episode 19, the inevitable big showdown between Oliver and Slade, and how many more Olicity moments viewers might see. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
TV ratings for Wednesday, March 5th, are in. Here’s a brief rundown:
- The CW’s Arrow was down 22% to a series low 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and scored 2.19 million viewers. The Tomorrow People also hit a series low, dropping 20% to a 0.4 rating and 1.33 million viewers. Read Dave’s recap of Arrow here.
- Over on ABC, The Middle was up 12% to a 1.9 rating and 7.15 million viewers, Suburgatory rose 21% to a 1.7 rating and 5.57 million viewers, Modern Family ticked up 6% to a 3.3 rating and 9.01 million viewers, Mixology dipped 6% to a 1.6 rating and 4.48 million viewers, and Nashvile rose 8% to a 1.4 rating and 4.85 million viewers.
- NBC’s Revolution matched last week’s series low 1.3 rating and scored 4.77 million viewers, Law & Order: SVU dropped 20% to a 2.0 rating and 6.03 million viewers, and Chicago P.D. dropped 15% to a series low-tying 1.5 rating and 6.07 million viewers.
- CBS’ Criminal Minds garnered a 2.6 rating and 11.37 million viewers for a rise of 18%, while CSI was down 15% to a 1.7 rating and 9.19 million viewers.
Whoa. So was that a regularly scheduled episode of Arrow last night, or the first half of a made-for-TV movie? The production quality was through the roof! My one mild complaint about the show in recent weeks was that it has become ever-so-slightly predictable and by-the-numbers, even if those numbers are spectacular. My prayers were answered in this week’s episode, “The Promise”, which not only changed up the story structure in a big way, but did it with explosive panache. Hit the jump for my recap and review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)