Stephen Amell Reveals What Won’t Be Revealed Now That ‘Arrow’ Is Changing Time Slots

It appears that Stephen Amell was just getting used to ‘Arrow’‘s late time slot, but with the show shifting to the earlier time of 8pm on a new night, Monday, he must now deal with the fact that there are some things that just can’t be done on TV in prime time.  And you have my deepest condolences.

Here is his tweet.

Let’s face it, part of what made ‘Arrow’ so popular to begin with was Amell’s willingness to let The CW market the series based on his good looks, with shirtless posters enticing viewers to tune in before its premiere in 2012.  This beefcake marketing carried on for a few seasons, actually, before it appears the studio or producers decided to pay more attention to the storylines.

Reading some of the comments to Amell’s clearly tongue in… er… ahem, not-so-serious tweet, it seems this time shift has “failed this city”…’s worth of fans.  But honestly, ‘Arrow’ has been camped out at the later 9pm time slot for a few seasons and while he has shown plenty of skin, it’s always been from the waist up.  If they were going to get cheeky, they would have done so by now.

One serious change which may actually take place is that the violence level may be toned down.  ‘Arrow’ has always been the darkest and most violent of The CW’s superhero shows.  Some of that may change.

Colton Haynes, who plays Roy Harper/Red Arrow on the series, is returning to series regular in the upcoming seventh season and indicated that production on ‘Arrow’ will begin in the second week of July.  That could possibly mean that there will be some new footage available to screen at San Diego Comic-Con.

The first new episode of ‘Arrow’, entitled “Inmate 4587,” will premiere on Monday, October 15 at 8pm EST.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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