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Colton Haynes Leaves Arrow As Series Regular

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NOOOOOOOOOO!!! The worst part of this isn’t the fact he won’t be gracing my television screen on a weekly basis, but rather I’m no longer going to bump into Colton Haynes randomly on the streets of Vancouver or at the gym. Who am I going to stalk now ;)

On last night’s episode of Arrow, you saw Roy Harper aka Arsenal leaving Starling City. If you were hoping it was simply a ruse, you’re out of luck. He’s leaving The CW show as a series regular. But since his character wasn’t killed off, the door is open for him to return. He’s scheduled to make one more appearance this season.

“Colton will not be returning to the show as a series regular in Season 4, but will appear in one additional episode this season,” a rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. “Like all characters that exist in this universe, there will always be the potential for him return moving forward.”

read executive producer Greg Berlanti’s statement after the jump

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The sixth season for any series featuring young actors is always crucial. Typically, the network signs the relative newcomers for six seasons at the beginning to lock them down. Naturally, some usually jump ship when their contract is over to pursue other endeavours or leave because not enough money was offered to stay.

In Nina Dobrev’s case, it seems it’s the former. The 26-year-old actress wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to go along with a picture of herself with The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec. Here’s a snippet below.

“I’ve just spent the most beautiful weekend on Lake Lanier in Georgia with my own TVD Family, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries. I want to be the first to tell you that it wasn’t just a holiday celebration, it was a goodbye party. I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime.”

Plec confirmed Dobrev’s exit with her own statement.

“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” she said. “After six-plus years together, the entire cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries has reached a level of closeness that I don’t think any of us ever expected. Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the four hundred characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.”

The Vampire Diaries showrunner also revealed that another series regular is stepping down. Find out who below.

read full statement after the jump and see who else is jumping ship

Steven R. McQueen Says Goodbye To His Fans

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After six seasons, Stephen R. McQueen bid farewell to The Vampire Diaries on last night’s episode. The CW supernatural series definitely lost one of its hottest pieces of man candy. The 26-year-old stud has played Jeremy Gilbert since the show’s premiere.

In a short but sweet video, McQueen says goodbye to his fans and thanks them for all their support. If you’re fan of the series and of Stephen, check out the brief clip below.

watch his good-bye after the jump

Get Your First Look At Brandon Routh As The Atom

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With Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) missing in action, Starling City is in need of a hero. Arsenal (Colton Haynes) and Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) could definitely use the help.

Brandon Routh trades in his Superman blue tights in for a wicked new costume. On the February 25 episode of Arrow, his character Ray Palmer begins his journey as The Atom.

When Arrow returns to Starling, things will definitely get stickier for Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) since she has feelings for both crime fighters. Check out Routh suiting up as the superhero below and weigh in afterward.

check out the full photo after the jump

The CW Reveals The Fates For Its Freshman Series

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CW executives were in a giving mood today. The network gave full season pickups for all three of their freshman series. Personally, I sampled all of them but gave each up after only a couple of episodes. None really captured me. I was hoping for so much more from The Tomorrow People. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the network’s midseason offerings, The 100 or Star-Crossed, are much better.

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While The Originals pickup isn’t surprising given it’s doing the best out of the lot, Reign’s order is somewhat shocking. I thought for sure it was going to get beheaded. It’s so awful creatively and the lowest-performing out of the bunch.

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The CW Begins Promoting Nikita’s Final Season

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Not sure how many Nikita fans there are here, but hopefully some of you find this post of interest.

I’ve been a fan of the CW series since the beginning. Even though it was always ratings-challenged, I’m glad the network stuck with it for several seasons. Even more appreciative that instead of making the writers quickly craft a series finale last year, they gave them a shortened fourth season (six episodes) to wrap things up properly. They’re also bringing in Judd Nelson for the spy series’ swan song. The final countdown begins November 22 with the finale airing December 27. At least they’ll be something new to watch during the repeat-heavy holiday season.

When the show returns, things don’t look great for our favorite heroine. Not only is Nikita trying to clear her name after being framed for the President’s assassination, but life on the homefront sucks as well. Looks like Mikita is on the rocks. In the first look at the final season, Michael declares he’s done fighting for them. Ouch. Check out the promo below.

watch the promo after the jump

It’s the moment Sex and the City fans have been jonesing for ever since The Carrie Diaries premiered midseason last year. At long last, the moment is here. The CW prequel finally introduces one of Carrie’s lifelong pals.

Who better for young Carrie to meet first than the one and only Samantha Jones. The younger version is portrayed by Lindsey Gort. It’s impossible to match the brilliance of Kim Cattrall, but based on first impression, Gort does a decent job of capturing the iconic character. She definitely has big Manolo pumps to fill. Cattrall was such a pro with her comedic skills that Samantha never became a ridiculous caricature.

The young Sam Jones makes her debut on the second season premiere titled, “Win Some, Lose Some,” on October 25th. After a series of surprising events, Carrie meets one of the greatest loves of her life while spending the summer in Manhattan living with Walt (Brendan Dooling). Check out the Samantha preview below.

watch the preview after the jump

With Great Power, Comes Great Abs #Preach

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We’re less than a week away from the second season premiere of Arrow? Can you feel the excitement? I can, but I’d rather feel Stephen Amell’s abs. Can I get an amen? The CW released another promo with Amell’s chiseled six pack front and center. They really know how to cater to their demo, don’t they?

“With great power, comes great abs,” Emily Bett Rickards explains. I’m so glad the powers-that-be promoted her character Felicity to series regular this season. Besides all the shirtless scenes of Stephen, she was the best thing about the superhero show. Watch Felicity travel to Lian Yu below and encounter a very sweaty Oliver Queen. Lucky girl.

watch ab promo after the jump

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