We already knew Arrow was coming to an end, but now we know when: The CW announced the series finale date for the superhero drama on Friday. Arrow will conclude its eight-season run on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 9/8c. Prior to the airing of the finale, titled "Fadeout," The CW will air an hour-long special recapping the series and previewing the episode.
This means fans can literally count down the days until Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) returns. (The answer is 81 days as of this announcement on Nov. 8.) In addition to Rickards' return in the finale, Arrow's final season has welcomed back several other former cast members, including Colin Donnell (Tommy Merlyn), Willa Holland (Thea Queen), Susanna Thompson (Moira Queen), and Paul Blackthorne (Quentin Lance).
Prior to the series finale, Arrow will return from its midseason hiatus on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in its new timeslot, airing at 8/7c.
While the end is in sight for Arrow, the Arrowverse continues to expand at The CW. There is a Superman and Lois Lane series in development, along with a Katherine McNamara-led Arrow spin-off focusing on Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity's daughter, Mia.
In addition to the series finale date announcement for Arrow, The CW also announced that Supernatural will conclude its 15-season run on Monday, May 18 at 8/7c.
Arrow currently airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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