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ARROW
Air Date: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#2J7451) "City of Heroes"
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

SEASON PREMIERE

ARROW

"City of Heroes" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, V) (HDTV)

FROM VIGILANTE TO HERO - Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) travel to Lian Yu in search of Oliver (Stephen Amell) who left Starling City after The Undertaking. Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in worse shape than he thought - Isabel Rochev (guest star Summer Glau) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea (Willa Holland) refuses to visit Moira (Susanna Thompson) in jail, Roy (Colton Haynes) is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow's absence, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is working with the District Attorney's office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Slade (Manu Bennett), Shado (guest star Celina Jade) and Oliver in a desperate situation. John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti and teleplay by Andrew Kreisberg & Marc Guggenheim (#201).

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ARROW (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/10/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2015)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (23 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's fourth) on 1/11/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, January 2015) The CW Network has picked up eight of its current series for the 2015-2016 season, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, during the network's session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena. In essence, The CW picked up all of the scripted series from its Fall 2014 schedule to next season. "Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience," said Pedowitz. "By picking up these shows now, our executive producers can start planning next season's storylines, and rolling these shows out throughout next season guarantees The CW will have more proven original series for our fall, midseason and summer 2016 line-ups." The series being ordered for the 2015-2016 season include ARROW (Season 4), JANE THE VIRGIN (Season 2), REIGN (Season 3), SUPERNATURAL (Season 11), THE 100 (Season 3), THE FLASH (Season 2), THE ORIGINALS (Season 3), and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Season 7). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Colton Haynes as Roy Harper
· David Ramsey as John Diggle
· Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
· John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
· Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
· Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
· Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
· Willa Holland as Thea Queen
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
· Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson
· Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Kreisberg as CRTR/EP
· David Nutter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Berlanti as CRTR/EP
· Marc Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· Melissa Kellner Berman as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Television
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television