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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 (spring 2014)
TIME SLOT:
wednesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (23 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's third) on 2/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, February 2014) The CW Network has ordered early pickups for the 2014-15 season for its hit series ARROW, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL, which will be returning for its tenth season next fall. The series pickups were announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "This season we've had great success with our new hit series THE ORIGINALS paired with SUPERNATURAL, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is #2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with ARROW continuing to gain among young men, and REIGN growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday," said Pedowitz. "I'm very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they'll have more great drama to look forward to next season."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn
· David Ramsey as John Diggle
· Katie Cassidy as Dinah "Laurel" Lance
· Paul Blackthorne as Quentin Lance
· Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen
· Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen
· Willa Holland as Thea Queen
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Kreisberg as EP
· Andrew Kreisberg as WRTR (Pilot)
· Carl Ogawa as CO-PROD
· David Nutter as EP
· David Nutter as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Greg Berlanti as WRTR (Pilot)
· J.P. Finn as PROD/UPM
· Jennifer Lence as CO-PROD
· Marc Guggenheim as EP
· Marc Guggenheim as WRTR (Pilot)
· Melissa Kellner Berman as CO-EP
· Moira Kirkland as CO-EP (Series)
· Wendy Mericle as CO-PROD (Series)
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Television
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television