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Arrow Bosses Tease New Villains, Black Canary and More Season 2 Scoop

David Ramsey, Stephen Amell

When Arrow returns on Wednesday (8/7c on The CW), it will do so without its hero. In the wake of the Undertaking — in which an earthquake machine leveled half of The Glades — Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has retreated to his own sanctuary ... and we're not talking about the Foundry. The emerald archer has ditched his hood for the safety of Lian Yu, the island where Oliver was marooned for five years of his life.

Exclusive: Arrow boss sets the record straight on Black Canary casting

It won't be long, however, before Oliver is pulled back into the world of Starling City, where his family name is now synonymous with mass murder. Will Oliver be able to be the hero that the ravaged city needs? Who might stand in his way? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrews Kreisberg to get the scoop on Season 2: read more

Arrow: Kevin Alejandro, Michael Jai White Join Cast for Season 2

John Barrowman, Stephen Amell

Arrow surprised fans at Saturday's Comic-Con panel with a slew of scoop on the second season and a sneak peek that included a look at what's to come when Oliver (Stephen Amell) once again suits up.

The second season premiere, which will pick up five months after the earthquake, is titled "City of Heroes." "That's really what this season is about," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. "It's about Oliver becoming a hero. There's going to be a couple more heroes helping him out this season."

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Exclusive: Arrow Boss Sets the Record Straight on Black Canary Casting

Katie Cassidy, Caity Lotz

Arrow fans were thrown for a loop Thursday night after reports surfaced that The CW series had cast the Black Canary.

The Pact's Caity Lotz has, in fact, been tapped for a recurring role on Arrow's second season, but she won't be playing Dinah Drake, TVGuide.com can exclusively reveal. read more

Which DC Comics Characters Do You Want to See on Arrow?

Stephen Amell

After only one season, Arrow has solidified its place in geekdom by bringing in familiar genre faces in a variety of roles tied to the DC Comics mythos.

From Torchwood's John Barrowman and X-Men's Kelly Hu to Spartacus' Manu Bennett, Fringe's Seth Gabel and Doctor Who's Alex Kingston, Arrow has seemingly proven its ability to snag the best stars from the genre universe for roles like... read more

Arrow Scoop: Summer Glau Joins the Cast in Season 2

Summer Glau

Summer Glau is on Oliver Queen's list!

Continuing with Arrow's penchant for welcoming geektastic familiar faces, the show has tapped Glau in a recurring role for Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned.

Arrow's second season to feature two villains

The 31-year-old actress will play... read more

Arrow's Second Season to Feature Two Villains

Stephen Amell, Manu Bennett

Arrow's second season will be stepping up the action by featuring not just one overarching villain, but two!

Although the first season featured several smaller villains — The Count (Seth Gabel) and Edward Fyers (Sebastian Dunn), among them — Arrow's season-long big bad was Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), who apparently died at the hands of Oliver (Stephen Amell) in the season finale.

Arrow Postmortem: Is Oliver done being the vigilante in Season 2?

"We made no secret of the fact that... read more

Arrow Postmortem: Is Oliver Done Being the Vigilante in Season 2?

Stephen Amell

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Arrow's season finale. Read at your own risk!]

The Arrow season finale literally and figuratively rocked viewers' expectations after killing off a major character and destroying half of The Glades.

In Wednesday's episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) was able to... read more

Did Arrow Heed Our Advice on How to Make a Superhero Series Work?

Stephen Amell

With Arrow's first season finale airing Wednesday at 8/7c, TVGuide.com thought it would be a good time to look back at The CW's super series as a whole, and see if they heeded our original advice on how to make a show about DC Comics' emerald archer work.

12 things Arrow can learn from Smallville, Buffy and more!

Last summer, we gathered a list of 12 things that Arrow should and shouldn't do in order to be a successful series based on tried-and-true heroic formats, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Green Lantern, Batman Begins and superhero predecessor Smallville. Let's take a look and see if they listened: read more

Arrow Finale Scoop: Will Oliver Be Able to Take Down the Dark Archer?

John Barrowman and Stephen Amell

With the Undertaking drawing near, Oliver is in the worst place he could be to save The Glades: Malcolm Merlyn's captivity.

In Arrow's penultimate episode, Oliver (Stephen Amell) set his sights on Malcolm (John Barrowman), unaware that his former best friend's father is actually the Dark Archer who once defeated him. Now, make that twice. Will Oliver be able to free himself from Merlyn and stop the Dark Archer's evil plans of leveling The Glades? TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg for an in-depth interview on the finale, including Oliver and Laurel's (Katie Cassidy) future, a new side of Detective Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and a Thea (Willa Holland) moment that may make fanboys happy: read more

10 Tantalizing Arrow Teases, Including the Ultimate Archer Showdown

Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey

Arrow fans are in for the ride of their lives as the ultimate showdown between Oliver (Stephen Amell) and the Dark Archer (John Barrowman), as well as the unveiling of the Undertaking, grows closer. Will Oliver be able to save Starling City? Will his identity be revealed? There are many questions before the series returns Wednesday (8/7 on The CW), which is why TVGuide.com sat down with both Amell and Emily Bett Rickards, who portrays go-to IT gal Felicity Smoak, to get the scoop on what's in store for the rest of the CW super series' season: read more

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