Articles for Arrow Season 1

As the 2011-2012 TV season draws to a close, networks are preparing for next fall. Dozens of new pilots are being cast and filmed with the hope of being picked up and placed on a network‘s fall schedule. As the saying goes, many will enter, but few will win.  Read more »
There‘s one pilot being developed for the CW that‘s getting a lot of attention, and it‘s not the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries. Instead it‘s Arrow, the reimagining of Green Arrow that has people buzzing, and now we have our first look at what this new incarnation of the classic superhero will look like.  Read more »
The CW has found the girl who will walk a mile in Carrie Bradshaw‘s Manolos. AnnaSophia Robb (Soul Surfer, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will take on the iconic role of young Carrie in the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries.  Read more »
The CW has found its Oliver Queen, and it‘s not the one from Smallville. According to Deadline, Hung star Stephen Amell has been cast as the archery loving superhero Green Arrow in the new CW pilot from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim.  Read more »
The CW is already gearing up for next fall. The network is looking to the future by moving forward on four potential shows, all of which have received an order for a pilot episode.The shows all fit nicely in the CW‘s two main genres: female-based teen dramas (Gossip Girl, 90210) and sci-fi dramas (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural). The four shows include a prequel to Sex and the City, a reimagining of Beauty and the Beast, a new take on comic book hero Green Arrow and a slightly meta series from the creator of Farscape.  Read more »
The CW is getting back in the superhero game. According to Deadline, the network is close to a deal for a new pilot called Arrow featuring Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow.The pilot is being written and produced by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (The Green Lantern, Eli Stone and Brothers and Sisters) as well as former Vampire Diaries producer Andrew Kreisberg.  Read more »
The CW‘s three new shows for the fall have one thing in common: Smallville. The iconic CW series may have ended a year ago, but it‘s still at the forefront of the network. Two of the stars of Smallville (Kristin Kreuk and Justin Hartley) appear in the new shows while the third new series is based on a superhero featured on Smallville, Green Arrow.  Read more »
The CW has ordered more new dramas than ever before for the 2012-2013 TV season, but that‘s not the only major change. The struggling network is radically moving all of its returning shows to new nights or times except for The Vampire Diaries.  Read more »
The CW is going to have more fresh blood than ever before next season. Today the cable network picked up five new dramas for its 2012-2013 season.  Read more »
Comic-Con is just a month away, and Warner Brothers has now released its full slate of TV shows that will be featured. The list spans multiple networks, from CW favorites like Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries to FOX‘s Fringe. The network will also be debuting a number of its biggest new sci-fi shows like Arrow, Kevin Bacon‘s The Following and J.J. Abrams‘ Revolution.  Read more »
Warner Bros. has just released the artwork they will feature on this year‘s San Diego Comic-Con keycards. Keep reading to get a detailed look at the images from 666 Park Avenue, Arrow and Revolution. Read more »
You know how usually The CW is the first network to begin airing new episodes each fall? That‘s not the case for the fall of 2012. Instead, fans of CW programming will have to wait until October to watch their favorites. Keep reading for details and exact premiere dates. Read more »
Here‘s one more thing to look forward to at this year‘s Comic-Con. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con will be giving away official Comic-Con bags that put the spotlight on shows like Supernatural, Fringe, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, DC Nation and The Vampire Diaries, as well as films like Man of Steel and Pacific Rim. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Preview Night (Wednesday, July 11) and Thursday (July 12) right here, so check it out. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
Lines. Crowds. Crazy people in costumes mixing with your run-of-the-mill geeks. That‘s the San Diego Comic-Con to most of its attendees. But there is another Comic-Con going on behind the scenes. This is the SDCC experienced by the panelists, the stars and (oddly) the press. It‘s the Comic-Con I got to see this year. And it is kind of mind-blowing. Read more »
Do you like Revenge? Apparently the makers of Arrow do as well, because as far as I can tell, it‘s Revenge with a male lead. Not that it‘s a bad thing. It‘s actually pretty good. Read more »
One of the most anticipated new fall shows just got a lot more anticipated-er. Originally reported by EW, Torchwood star John Barrowman has landed a recurring role on the new CW superhero drama Arrow. I wonder if it‘s because he literally has the show‘s title in his name.  Read more »
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the following three posters are worth an entire review. The CW has released promo posters for its three new dramas this fall, and each perfectly represents the shows they‘re promoting.  Read more »
Last year was one of the most successful fall TV seasons in history. Nearly half of the new shows (13 out of 27) got renewed for a second season. Compare that to the year before, when there were only five shows to survive to see another year.  Read more »
Even though it hasn‘t aired yet on The CW, Arrow is already the gift that keeps on giving. This new video, featuring footage from the series premiere, has all of the shirtless Oliver Queen, Green Arrow action and more we expect from the show. Read more »
Oliver Queen of Arrow, the new superhero show premiering on The CW this fall, wants you to know something: He is not a nice guy. Unfortunately, if Oliver wants to convince you of this, the video contained in this article is not quite as persuasive as it should be.Seriously, just watch this video and try to stay away from Arrow. I dare you. Read more »
You can‘t have a comic-book TV show without bringing a whole bunch of good guys and bad guys, can you? Arrow obviously wants lots of heroes and villains -- several actors are now confirmed to guest-star in season 1 of the show. Read more »
Arrow, the new superhero show that premieres on The CW on Wednesday, October 10, will have many fights between Oliver Queen (aka, the Green Arrow) and bad guys. But you don‘t have to wait for the first episode to see the bitter end for one evildoer -- watch a clip from the Arrow pilot episode now! Read more »
The CW is becoming a network known for its many supernatural/fantasy shows and now it‘s adding another one to the list. This time the network is taking on the story of Alice in Wonderland. Read more »
Arrow -- arguably the best new show of the fall -- is nearly here. The superhero drama will premiere on The CW on Wednesday, October 10. But why wait? You can watch a preview featurette of Arrow right now! Read more »
What‘s it like to be the best friend of a hero?It never looks like much fun, but sometimes you have to ask one of those rare people who actually know. When we visited the set of The CW‘s new show, Arrow, we did just that. Colin Donnell, who plays Oliver Queen‘s best friend Tommy Merlyn, spoke to reporters about his character and the show. Read more »
I enjoy the CW. I think The Vampire Diaries is a genuinely great series, I still have fun watching Supernatural and I think Hart of Dixie is endlessly charming. I also think Arrow is the best new series of the fall.But I also think the CW is dying.  Read more »
Before The CW‘s newest show, Arrow, premieres on Wednesday, October 10, it‘s good to get a little sneak peek from the actors involved with the show. BuddyTV had the chance to talk to several members of the Arrow cast (thanks to a set visit sponsored by Warner Bros.). Check out what they had to say about the show and its characters right here! Read more »
The CW‘s new superhero drama, Arrow, is the best new show airing on television this fall. Honestly, that‘s all the review you should need.But I can‘t get away with that, so here is a summary of the reasons why Arrow is an absolutely incredible bit of television. Read more »
There‘s a new hero in town.He is damaged. He is handsome. He is a ruthless killing machine in the name of justice. His name is Oliver Queen, and the Arrow premiere is the beginning of his story. Read more »
If you watched the Arrow premiere episode last night (as you should have -- it was awesome), you will have noticed that the titular hero has some rather impressive moves. He scales walls! He leaps across impossible gaps! He does that crazy salmon-ladder pull-up thing!As this video of Arrow star Stephen Amell shows, all of it is real. Read more »
The other day I wrote about how the CW is a dying network, pulling in pathetic ratings. Well, it turns out all the network needed was a superhero named Green Arrow to save it.  Read more »
Arrow visited the New York Comic-Con on the weekend of October 12-14, and the show definitely brought the excitement. Thanks to a spoiler-filled Arrow promo video, we now have the chance to see a whole bunch of characters set to appear in upcoming episodes. Check it out here. Read more »
It‘s hard to lead a double life. Oliver Queen seems to be finding that out. Fortunately, Oliver‘s difficulties create mind-blowing entertainment for us! Check out the blow-by-blow awesomeness of "Honor Thy Father" in this review of episode 2. Read more »
Thanks to Twitter, it‘s time to start celebrating a full season of Arrow on The CW. The show‘s star, Stephen Amell, has tweeted news  to his followers that the network has picked up nine more episodes of the show.Although this is hardly an official announcement, you can trust the star of a new and going-strong show to know when there are updates. In this case, Stephen Amell, who stars in Arrow as Oliver Queen/the Arrow, is right. Read more »
How can an archer -- even one as amazing as the Arrow -- compete with a guy who shoots guns with deadly accuracy? And should the two men even compete when their goals are so very similar? Those questions are at the center of the next Arrow episode, "The Lone Gunman." Get a sneak peek at the episode in this promo video Read more »
Arrow is awesome. Let‘s just get that out of the way first. And Arrow is going to be around for awhile -- The CW has committed to a full, 22-episode season. So what‘s your excuse if you are not watching? Hopefully, these episode descriptions for the upcoming fall episodes of Arrow will take care of any remaining reservations. Read more »
We knew Oliver Queen was a ruthless and efficient vigilante. But we didn‘t really know how the young man stacked up against other individualistic killing types before. Thanks to "The Lone Gunman" episode of Arrow, we have learned just how truly badass Oliver can be. Arrows beat guns on this show. Check out our Arrow recap for proof! Read more »
Things are changing quickly on Arrow. If nothing else, someone now knows Oliver Queen‘s secret identity. Will that affect how the Arrow acts? Will others find out soon?It‘s possible. It‘s even probably judging from the Arrow videos and spoilers contained in this article. Read more »
It‘s that old familiar story: Girl meets Vigilante. Girl falls for Vigilante and justice and stuff. Vigilante saves Girl. Girl realizes that Vigilante is probably an insane killer...That‘s the story we get to see in this week‘s Arrow, "An Innocent Man." We also get overturned death sentences, fights between law and justice, and John freakin‘ Barrowman! Check it all out in this Arrow recap. Read more »
Wait, Detective Lance caught the Arrow already? Does that mean the show is over? Probably not. But Oliver Queen will have to somehow make it through his murder, etc. trial before he can go back to a life of fighting crime with arrows and a green hood. How will he do it? This Arrow preview video for "Damages" might give us a clue. Check it out below! Read more »
When you think of the winter holiday season, you probably do not think of The CW. This December, the network wants to change that. They are airing special holiday-themed episodes of several of their series -- Gossip Girl, 90210, Hart of Dixie, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries -- early in the month.Looks like Christmas is going to be hot this year! Read more »
I‘m not the kind of person who watches something for the actions sequences. So I don‘t watch Arrow just to see Oliver Queen kick butt. That said, there is nothing at all wrong with the various stunts we get to see on the new CW superhero show. Those stunts are, in fact, quite awesome. Want to know how they are done? Check out these videos highlighting the stunts and stunt team of Arrow. Read more »
This Arrow episode, "Damaged," has it all -- torture, death, parties, arrest and even kissing! Yes, Oliver is guilty of all of this in a single episode. And yet he gets off on the charges of vigilantism. How? Check out this recap of "Damaged" to find out. Read more »
The People‘s Choice Award nominations for 2013 have been revealed, and oddly enough, the People‘s Choices have very little in common with actual ratings.  Read more »
TV and comic-book geeks alike, get ready to freak out: Arrow has booked several rather incredible actors to play opposite Stephen Amell‘s vigilante hero throughout the show‘s first season.Who exactly can we expect? A villain by the name of Firefly should be arriving soon. Then there‘s Fringe‘s Seth Gabel showing up for a Vertigo plot. Oh, and an actor you may have heard of -- David Anders -- has been cast as a criminal released from prisonKeep reading for all of the details. Read more »
There are a whole lot of revelations in this Arrow episode, "Muse of Fire." We find out the identity of Oliver‘s rival. Tommy and Laurel show some feelings. And the Well-Dressed Man (John Barrowman) finally gets a name to go with that snazzy suit.Find out everything in this recap! Read more »
In this episode of Arrow, "Vendetta," Oliver continues his quest to turn Helena from vengeance to justice. Also, they make out and have sex. And coffee. It‘s great. Read all about it here in this Arrow recap! Read more »
In the world of Arrow, Christmas isn‘t the most obvious holiday. Oliver mostly avoids his family, so gatherings would seem to be out. And even though the vigilante tends to wear green, there is nothing festive about his demeanor.And yet there will be an Arrow Christmas episode, "Year‘s End." Keep reading for some spoilers and for a promo video. Read more »
We have good news for fans of both Arrow and Teen Wolf. Colton Haynes, who formerly played Jackson on MTV‘s Teen Wolf, has been cast in a recurring role on the CW action series.And it‘s a big, important role. Keep reading to find out who Haynes will play. Read more »
It‘s Christmas time in Starling City! Not that we would ever expect Arrow to give us the happy times and warmth of the season. No, Christmas on Arrow means death, destruction and a fair amount of kidnapping. As it should be.Check out this recap of "Year‘s End" for all of the dark violence you could want in this mid-season finale. Read more »
Get your tissues ready, everyone. The hottest and most ab-perfect superhero on television, Stephen Amell of Arrow, is no longer single. The man who plays Oliver Queen got married to his girlfriend Cassandra Jean in a secret ceremony on Christmas Day. Read more »
There are bank robbers in this episode of Arrow. That‘s supposedly important. But it‘s awfully hard to care about those guys when there are so many other wonderful things to view in "Legacies." Things like a shirtless Oliver. Or the incredibly sweet smile of the lovelorn Tommy Merlyn... Ah, Arrow. You give us so much! Find out all of it in this recap! Read more »
Arrow is back! And things are heating up in Starling City -- literally. Can a murderous firebug light the spark that gets Oliver back to his vigilante ways? Check out this recap of "Burned" to find out. Read more »
It‘s hard to understand the attraction of the drug whose name titles the Arrow episode, "Vertigo." From what we learn in the episode, an overdose makes a person feel intense pain until they go mad and/or die of a heart attack. Even in lower doses, it makes you dizzy. So why are people taking it?Whatever the case, it‘s up to Oliver to stop the drug and its slightly loony purveyor, the Count. Read more »
It‘s hard to trust anyone when you‘re a secret vigilante, hunting down those who seek to destroy a city from within. Actually, it‘s kind of hard for anyone on a show like Arrow to have trust, what with all the constant betrayal.That problem was made abundantly clear in "Trust, But Verify." Read more »
The CW has made many fans very happy today with three early renewals for the 2013-2014 TV season. Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Arrow were all renewed for new seasons.  Read more »
Betrayal.It‘s a big thing in Arrow. The basis for Oliver‘s quest is the betrayal of Starling City by its most prominent citizens. Betrayals of trust happen on a daily basis. No one can really trust anyone.Betrayal is a fitting name for this episode. Read more »
Felicity!!!It‘s not like "The Odyssey" wouldn‘t have been a great Arrow episode without Felicity Smoak -- it would still have been excellent -- but the adorable IT girl just makes everything better. And now that Miss Smoak is in on the secret, hopefully she‘ll be around a lot more.They need her -- what if the computers break? Read more »
On Arrow, two thieves hit people close to Oliver in "Dodger." One is a high end jewel thief, who puts a bomb collar on his victims, while the other is a pickpocket. Both will create havoc of sorts for the Queen family.  Read more »
There was love in the air on Arrow. Awkward love for both Oliver and Diggle. Felicity made her presence known right away by interfering in her new partners‘ love lives and by sharing her disdain for Oliver‘s choice in targets. While Oliver was chasing the jewel thief, "Dodger," Thea searched for the guy who stole her purse. Read more »
Arrow has been heating up as its first season bustles along, and this week‘s new episode, "Dead to Rights," is sure to leave fans breathless. This will be disappointing for some as the show is taking a brief three-week break, not returning until March 20, but the wait will seem even longer after you watch the episode.  Read more »
Sadly May is just around the corner, and with it comes the end of another TV season. And as a sign that it‘s almost here, the Futon Critic has reported the CW‘s dates for its season finales.  Read more »
Arrow friends and foes unwittingly worked against their own interest on "Dead to Rights." Moira (Susanna Thompson) and Frank‘s (Chin Han) decision to hire China White (Kelly Hu) to kill Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) in order to stop the Undertaking had far reaching consequences. Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Tommy‘s (Colin Donnell) lives were both forever altered. Read more »
The Arrow cast and producers headed to The Paley Center in Los Angeles last night to spill on what‘s coming up on the CW‘s hit show. The panel was moderated by DC Entertainment‘s Geoff Johns and the panelists included cast members: Stephen Amell (Oliver/Arrow), Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance), David Ramsey (John Diggle), Susanna Thompson (Moira Queen). They were joined on stage by producers: Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Greg Berlanti. Read more »
The Arrow cast is getting even bigger for its second season. THR is reporting that former Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes has been promoted to a series regular for the show‘s second season.  Read more »
Arrow continues its first season Wednesday March 20. Just before the short hiatus was up, BuddyTV got to talk to stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey  Read more »
Arrow season 1 continues on Wednesday March 20 with a run of new episodes after taking a mini hiatus for a couple of weeks. At last week‘s Paleyfest event, BuddyTV got the chance to speak to the show‘s executive producers, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim, about what fans can expect now that the show is back.   Read more »
After the death of her first husband and the abduction of her second, Moira (Susanna Thompson) finally had enough of Malcolm (John Barrowman) and his controlling ways on Arrow. She reached out to fellow Undertaking member, Frank (Chin Han), to order a hit on Malcolm.  Read more »
Ugh, man. Run-ins with exes are so awkward, aren‘t they? Well Helena is in town, which means The Huntress is on the hunt. Is she ever off duty? Super heroes and vigilantes rarely take vacation days, so probably not. And just when Oliver thought he could relax and enjoy his new club opening/date night with McKenna, he‘s got the crazy, vengeful ex to deal with. Helena first appears on Oliver‘s radar after killing her father‘s lawyer in the champagne room of a local strip club. She‘s searching for her father, to kill him before he gets placed in the witness protection program and goes off the grid forever. Not only that, she shows up at Oliver‘s house asking for his help to get the job done. He‘s nervous in her presence and rushes her out the door as quickly as he can. He gets John to set up extra security for Moira and Thea, until he can figure out a way to get rid of her.  Read more »
John Nichol, you‘re up! Multiple deaths have been occuring on this man‘s scummy properties and now it‘s time to cross his name off the list. Arrow shows up at his place to take care of this errand for the day, but someone beat him to it. His home is a wreck and clearly this man has been taken moments before Arrow showed up.  Read more »
The CW‘s Arrow is headed into its final stretch of episodes for its first season. The drama airs Wednesday, April 3 before taking a brief hiatus and coming back for the final four episodes starting April 24.  Read more »
What happens when the enemy can‘t be taken out by an arrow? What happens when the enemy is a substance that turns good people into monsters? What‘s a vigilante to do? Arrow opens on a busy night at the club and lots of beautiful people rubbing up against each other on the dance floor. Then there‘s a girl, a young and pretty girl, who is clearly having a little too much fun. She‘s high. The kind of high that makes you stare at your hands with intense fascination. She spends so much time looking at her hands that she doesn‘t realize she was wandered into a busy street and BOOM, she gets hit by a taxi. Read more »
What‘s a vigilante supposed to do when he‘s needed in two places at once? He has to make a decision, but will he choose the right one? There‘s a lot happening on Arrow these days and having more people aware of the Hood‘s true identity only complicates Oliver‘s life. In "Home Invasion," an assassin sets out to kill and he won‘t stop until all his victims are dead. Read more »
Pilot season in full swing. For the uninitiated, this is the time when the networks agree to make pilots for a whole bunch of shows to see which ones will make it onto the schedule for the 2013-2014 season. Most pilots will never see the light of day, but a select few will become the shows you will be in love with one year from now.Here I‘m going to look at what the CW has on tap, because more than any other network, it needs some fresh blood. With Gossip Girl and 90210 ending this year and Cult knocking at death‘s door, the CW‘s fall schedule has a ton of holes.  Read more »
The past came back full force on Arrow through flashbacks of "The Undertaking." Robert may not have been a good father and husband, but he was not an evil man. He had the best intentions when he got involved with the Undertaking. With only a couple episodes left, the group‘s devastating plan was revealed, including the main players. Read more »
Malcolm‘s plan for the Glades and the existence of the Undertaking went from a highly guarded secret to one that quickly was threatened by Oliver on this week‘s Arrow. "Darkness on the Edge of Town" provided revelations across the board, many of which, are sure to come to head in next week‘s finale. Read more »
Science fiction and superheroes are what the CW is all about. Following the order for The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, the network has added four more new shows to its 2013-2014 line-up: The Tomorrow People, The 100, Star-Crossed (formerly titled Oxygen) and Reign.  Read more »
The Arrow season finale, "Sacrifice," has left me reeling with emotions. With the Undertaking set to wipe out the Glades, it was a heart-pounding hour watching to see whether their plan would be stopped or not. With a catastrophe looming, it wasn‘t the fight scenes or the adrenaline that powered the epic conclusion, rather it was the strength of the characters involved. Read more »
The CW is the final network to announce its schedule for the 2013-2014 TV season, and things are getting shaken up. While returning hits Arrow and The Vampire Diaries are staying put, all the other returning dramas are moving to new nights.  Read more »
It doesn‘t matter whether they‘re on television or in movies -- teenagers love vampires. Though it shouldn‘t come as a surprise, it‘s now made official. In the first set of surfboard nominations for the Teen Choice Awards, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 leads the field with seven, and The Vampire Diaries is not far behind with five. Read more »