Is Arrow's Oliver getting a new sidekick?
Ever since the CW show introduced the character of Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), fans have been wondering when (and if) he'll assume the Speedy identity of DC Comics lore. This week's episode (Wednesday at 8/7c, the CW) may bring the thieving lad one step closer to that eventuality when he's abducted by The Savior (Christopher Redman), a dangerous vigilante who is attempting to make the criminals of The Glades pay for their sins against the slums. Will Oliver (Stephen Amell) be able to save Roy? And how will Roy's brush with death change him? TVGuide.com turned to Haynes to get the scoop:
Now that Arrow is a bonafide hit for The CW, they're bringing out the big guns for this week's jaw-dropping episode, "Dead to Rights." Not only is it packed with DC Comics characters — including the return of Michael Rowe's one-eyed assassin Deadshot — it sends at least two series regulars into wildly new directions and was penned by DC's grand poobah, chief creative office Geoff Johns. So who better to hit up for info on the epic hour?
Lost's Henry Ian Cusick and Mark Pellegrino may both be found on The CW next season.
Another member of the Amell family is heading to The CW.
Robbie Amell, who's the cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, has been cast in a lead in the drama pilot The Tomorrow People, TVGuide.com has learned.
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are The CW's pilots: (Click here for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC.)