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The CW is returning to the superhero genre with a bang. Arrow is easily one of my most anticipated new shows and I cannot wait for its premiere. Merging the grit of Nolan’s Batman series with the long arc story telling of Smallville, Arrow could be the best new show the CW has produced in a long time.

From what I can tell of the promos, I’m expecting that we’re in for something special and Stephen Amell seems absolutely perfect as the Green Arrow, more so then Justin Hartley (though, I do believe he did a good job during his run on Smallville). For all the geeks out there, I know this is going to be must see TV. I can just feel it.

Official Episode Description, “Pilot”: Oliver is rescued and creates the persona of Arrow, an expert archer determined to fight evil in his beloved city in the opener of a series about billionaire playboy Oliver Queen, who becomes a vigilante after being shipwrecked for five years.

Arrow premieres on the CW at 8pm tonight.

8PM

ABC: The Middle/The Neighbors (comedies)
CBS: Survivor: Philippines (reality)
FOX: The X Factor (reality competition)
NBC: Animal Practice/Guys with Kids (comedies)
PBS: Nature (docu)
CARTOON: DreamWorks: Dragons (animation)
ION: WWE Main Event (wrestling)

9PM

CW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
ABC: Modern Family (comedy)
CBS: Criminal Minds (crime drama)
NBC: Law & Order: SVU (crime drama)
PBS: Nova (docu)
DSC: Sons of Guns (docu)
FOOD: Restaurant: Impossible (reality)

10PM

E!: The Soup (clip comedy)
ABC: Nashville (drama)
CBS: CSI (crime drama)
NBC: Chicago Fire (drama)
A&E: Duck Dynasty (reality)
BRAVO: Life After Top Chef (reality)
TRAVEL: Hamburger Paradise 2 (docu)

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Quantum | Leave a Comment (5)
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Less than a year after the end of Smallville and Justin Hartley’s take on the iconic DC Comics character, the CW has announced that they have cast their new Green Arrow for their pilot Arrow, which is intended to reboot the character for the small screen. His name is Stephen Amell and while I’m not familiar with him, his recent roles include guest spots on the network’s 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, so it is not too surprising to see him snag this high profile role. In addition to those teen favorite shows, Amell appeared on Hung and Private Practice.

The 30 year old Canadian native sure has the look for a young Oliver Queen, the wealthy playboy behind the mask and bow and arrow set. Smallville hit the nail on the head with the character, from his origin to reckless nature, so it should be interesting to see how they will shape his character differently to keep him fresh. David Nutter, the man behind the camera for Smallville‘s pilot will be helming Arrow, from a script by the team of Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim. Names that are familiar to most comic/TV fans.

There is no guarantee that Arrow will actually make it to air. Remember the CW’s attempt at Aquaman? That fish was dead out of the water before it even got a chance to air. Not to mention last year’s train wreck that was the Wonder Woman pilot. I’m really surprised that the CW didn’t spin Green Arrow out of Smallville. They had the character established, which a large built in fanbase. A sweeps appearance by Tom Welling as Clark Kent/Superman would have killed in the ratings, not to mention the DC Universe was already well developed with a lot of characters they could bring back (Impulse, Cyborg, and Black Canary to name a few). Add to this the fact that Justin Hartley was perfectly cast as the emerald archer.

Are you looking forward to the idea of seeing Green Arrow back on TV? Who else do you hope they feature in the show? Also annoyed they aren’t just spinning the show off from Smallville? Leave a comment with your thoughts!

Cover for The Brave and the Bold issue 21

Okay, I’ll be perfectly honest here. I have not read any of the previous issues of The Brave and the Bold, nor do I really have any interest in the series. But this week’s cover (as seen above) by Doug Braithwaite is simply breath taking and is a perfect rendition of two classic DC Comics heroes. That alone might get me to check out the new issue.

Written by David Hine with interior art by Braithwaite and Bill Reinhold, here is the issue’s official preview: “It’s Lantern vs. Lantern as Hal Jordan comes to blows with his bizarre alien counterpart! Back on Earth, Green Arrow struggles to save the children of Arcadia Orphanage from further horrific experimentation!”

It hits stands this Wednesday, January 21st.

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Clark Kent in Smallville season 8, Tom Welling

New photos have been released for the season premiere of “Smallville”, which airs on September 18th on the CW. The photos feature Tom Welling as Clark Kent, who appears to be powerless and beat down (as seen above), Justin Hartley, a series regular who protrays Oliver Queen (aka the Green Arrow), Alan Ritchson returns as Aquaman, and Alaina Huffman, the Black Canary. More after the jump…

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Collider did a great interview with Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer, the two new executive producers on “Smallville”. They talk about the fresh new direction of the show, the departures of Kristen Kreuk (Lana Lang) and Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor), returning guests (Martian Manhunter, Impulse, Green Arrow, Aquaman, among others) and what new faces we’ll be seeing (Zatanna? Maybe). You can read the interview here.