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Arrow’s new season will kick off it’s new season on October 9th.
Monday, Oct. 7:
Hart of Dixie
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, Oct. 9:
The Tomorrow People
Thursday, Oct. 10:
The Vampire Diaries
Tuesday, Oct. 15:
Friday, Oct. 25:
The Carrie Diaries
America’s Next Top Model (starts Aug. 2)
Get ready for WonderCon.
Warner Bros. TV announced Thursday the properties that will have a big presence in Anaheim when the annual event kicks off March 29.
The CW’s breakout Arrow will have its panel Sunday, March 31, with castmembers Stephen Amell, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland and Paul Blackthorne present, and executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg. (During its PaleyFest event March 9, Amell revealed that the drama would be making a trip to Anaheim.)
NBC’s high-concept drama Revolution will hold its session Saturday, March 30, with castmembers Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Daniella Alonso and Tim Guinee, and co-executive producer David Rambo.
On Friday, March 29, a screening of upcoming episodes of The Following, Revolution, Arrow and the first episode of Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! will take place.
Panel times will be announced shortly.
Stephen Amell, star of the CW’s DC Comics-inspired Arrow, was deliberately coy about pending developments for his character Oliver Queen at this evening’s PaleyFest panel. The actor said things are “happening fast and furious now” for Oliver. “We’ve been shooting for just over 7 months. In coming episode 17, things are actually pretty good for Oliver, which means they are about to go really bad.” Producers also confirmed that one minor character will become a regular in Season 2: Emily Bett Rickards as IT expert Felicity Smoak. The character’s bright future was ensured by two things: One, the positive Twitter feedback during her first appearance as well the reaction of Warner Bros. TV President Peter Roth who, Andrew Kreisberg reported, called to say: “I love the blond computer girl.”
Amell also said Arrow is going to WonderCon this year and that he “can’t wait” to return to Comic-Con as well. He admitted he will miss the anonymity that the cast enjoyed on Arrow’s first visit to New York Comic-Con in mid-October, days after the series premiered. The series, which debuted on October 10, 2012, was picked up for a full season on October 22 and was renewed for a second season in February. Given the show’s success, Amell joked that like his dual-identity character, this year he might have to attend the fan conventions in disguise.
That next visit might not be too different from this evening’s PaleyFest, which series creator and executive producer Greg Berlanti joked was “an upscale Comic-Con.” Berlanti joined Amell on the panel with executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Kreisberg and cast members Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey and Susanna Thompson. The panel was moderated by DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns, who has been part of the creative process and has written for the series.
With its complicated story line, large cast of characters and insider DC Comics references, it would take a diehard fan to figure it all out. Producers revealed that the action may expand into other arenas that are part of DC Comics lore, including Blood Haven. Ramsey, who portrays Oliver’s bodyguard John Diggle, is also a character who is not part of the DC Comics family but was written into the story. Joked Ramsey: “Every time I get a script, I just look to the back to see if I die. I’m in good hands. I trust Andrew and Marc not to kill me.”
As befitted the evening’s bantering tone, the producers confirmed that Amell, who spends much of his onscreen time shirtless and doing muscle-pumping pull-ups, was cast before he ever removed his shirt. Berlanti said that later, when he first saw video of Amell’s chest he thought it was a stuntman: “This guy is really ripped”.
Kreisberg said the show would continue to feature plenty of insider references for DC Comics aficianados, but said the show is intended for everybody. “My wife, who is in the audience, she couldn’t give a crap about comic books,” he said. “But she said the pilot was the best thing you have ever been part of. For that subset of comic book fans, that stuff makes us smile to put in the script, and we hope it makes you smile too.”
The CW has picked up Arrow for a full, 22-episode season, TVLine has learned.
The series was an out-of-the-gate smash, scoring 4.02 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating — the network’s most watched episode of anything in three years and its highest rated drama bow since Nikita in 2010.
Even more impressive, the show maintained its premiere demo rating in Week 2 and only dipped by 15 percent in total viewers (to 3.5 million).
Warner Television released their schedule for New York Comic Con earlier today, including a number of Arrow-themed events centering around the DC Entertainment TV property.
At 11 a.m. on Sunday October 14th, Arrow will have a special video presentation and Q&A in the IGN Theatre, followed by a cast signing at the DC Entertainment booth at 12:30.
Stars Stephen Amell, Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy will be in attendance for the events.
Your gym gear is about to get a fashionable upgrade thanks to Katie Cassidy. The Gossip Girl actress was just named brand ambassador and celebrity stylist for Lady Foot Locker — and she couldn’t be more thrilled about the job.
“[Lady Foot Locker] is all about empowering women,” Cassidy tells PEOPLE. “I think it’s important for women to feel confident and sexy — all women.”
The actress picked outfits for the athletic brand’s VIP program; proceeds from sales of the goods will benefit her charity of choice, H.E.L.P Malawi (a non-profit that aids foster children in the African nation).
Though the star describes her selects as “fun and comfortable and sexy yet conservative,” she was sure to not choose anything too risqué. “Always go for comfort,” she recommends for choosing gym garb. “I never understood why girls work out in revealing clothing. I like to keep the goods a mystery.”
And as for sneaker style? This girl takes a cue from the guys. “I like boy shoes,” she admits. “High tops remind me of the ’80s … They make me feel like a badass.”
Find Cassidy’s Lady Foot Locker picks in-store and online now.
Katie Cassidy has a new role on television and with Lady Foot Locker.
The actress and CW staple will play the good-hearted lawyer Laurel Lance in the network’s upcoming drama “Arrow,” an adaptation of DC Comics’ Green Arrow premiering Oct. 10, and has signed on as a brand ambassador for Lady Foot Locker. The roles couldn’t be more different wardrobe-wise: As Lance, Cassidy is all business in careerwear, while the Lady Foot Locker gig has her in sneakers and track pants.
Cassidy started working out consistently five years ago and chose to partner with Lady Foot Locker because the retailer shares her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise. “It’s something that gives women more confidence and self-esteem, and it makes us feel empowered. I feel like Lady Foot Locker is also trying to support that and get the message out,” she said.
Cassidy’s varied fitness routine includes running, yoga and hiking, and she tends to opt for comfort over looks in her workout gear no matter what activity she’s doing. “Sometimes I even wear sweatpants, something that makes me feel like I can move and be mobile,” said Cassidy. “I’m not necessarily the girl at the gym in shorts and a sports bra. I try to keep it serious and classy.”
Bringing on Cassidy, who will make monthly product selections on ladyfootlocker.com, as a brand ambassador is one of several moves New York-based Foot Locker Inc. is making to pump up Lady Foot Locker, which has seen sales slip as its store count has been cut to 326 units as of April 28 from 405 two years ago. Lady Foot Locker is expanding its apparel assortment and is expected to test a new store design concept later this year.
“We are excited to partner with Katie,” said Stacy Cunningham, executive vice president of marketing at Lady Foot Locker. “Lady Foot Locker is the destination for stylish, strong, active women, and we are thrilled to have her represent our brand.”
Lady Foot Locker photographed Cassidy last month in Los Angeles sporting its fitness apparel brand Actra. Cassidy, whose father is actor and singer David Cassidy and mother is model Sherry Williams, has had positive experiences modeling dating back to a 2004 campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch she did with Kellan Lutz and Hilary Rhoda. “In that little group of people, we all expanded our careers,” said Cassidy. “It was fun. I became more aware of the fashion world.”
If she could have the closet of any character she’s played, she’d pick Juliet Sharp, Serena van der Woodsen’s nemesis on “Gossip Girl.” “‘Gossip Girl’ had the resources being in New York to access all of the designers. [With] ‘Melrose Place,’ it’s harder when you are in L.A.,” said Cassidy. She singled out a gray, capped-sleeve dress by Alexander McQueen as her favorite piece of clothing she got to wear as Sharp on “Gossip Girl.”
Cassidy will get to show a nicer side on “Arrow.” Her character is “helping underprivileged people who are being taken advantage of, and she’s a go-getter. She will do whatever she can to get whatever she wants. She’s very loving, very real. I think everything in the show, which is great about it, is very grounded,” she said.
Cassidy is also racking up movie parts. She recently finished filming “The Scribbler” with Eliza Dushku and Michelle Trachtenberg in which she is Suki, a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder. “Having to transition on-screen from one person to another was really intimidating,” said Cassidy. “There were seven different personalities that Suki had, the scribbler being one of them, who was developed at a very young age when she was in her crib. The scribbler doesn’t speak.”
Outside of acting and promoting Lady Foot Locker, Cassidy, who described her current style as ‘homeless chic’ and named Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Celine, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone and Tucker by Gaby Basora as among the designer brands she covets, would like to design her own line someday. “Timing is everything and right now I sort of feel like a sponge. I just kind of want to soak up as much information as I can and when I’m ready or when I have the time, I’d love to focus on that,” said Cassidy, adding that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are inspirations to her. “They’re great business girls and, if they ever wanted to give me some advice, I’d be open to it,” she said.
The CW has announced the date we can expect to see the series premiere of “Arrow”! The show begins on Wednesday, October 10th at 8:00-9:00 PM!
The creators and some cast members from the new CW show “Arrow” will be headed to San Diego to take part in a panel at the 2012 Comic-Con. The panel will happen on Friday, July 13th in Ballroom 20.
Arrow (The CW) | Cast members, including Stephen Amell, join producers for a special pilot screening and discussion. (Ballroom 20)