TVLine Items: Arrow Targets ER Vet, Lifetime Sets Army Wives Premiere Date and More!

Arrow Season 1 SpoilersArrow has given Alex Kingston one mother of a role.

The ER alumna has booked a recurring guest-star role on The CW’s freshman hit, reports, playing Dinah Lance, the mom of Katie Cassidy’s Laurel.

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Dinah — who comic book aficionados know well as Black Canary — will head back to Starling City to make amends with the family she abandoned after the death of her other daughter.

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Army Wives‘ seventh season is slated to bow Sunday, March 10 at 9/8c on Lifetime.

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Aisha Tyler will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five-0, the New York Post reports. Details surrounding The Talk co-host’s role are being kept under wraps.

Hip-hop star 2 Chainz is headed for 2 Broke Girls. Per, the titular gals will encounter the rapper while taking a rare flight on a private plane.

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  1. Alex kingston should be full-time on Doctor Who ! I miss my River Song !

    • Amy says:

      I was just getting ready to make the same comment. I’m not sure she should be on Who full time but she definately needs to make some appearances!

    • Alan says:

      nah the river stuff is basically all played out at this stage, all they really have left for her is to send her off to the library, something im expecting to be either near the end of this season or early next season

      • madhatter360 says:

        In one of the DVD extras (the “Night” series) they end with her going to the Singing Towers of Derillium with the Doctor (aka the last time she saw him before the library).

  2. martina says:

    I’d watch Alex Kingston even if she was on Honey Boo Boo! What an amazing actress and beautiful woman!

  3. Amanda says:

    Let’s get a River Song and Captain Jack scene, Arrow!!!

  4. Ritch says:

    So Captain Jack Harkness will finally meet River Song!!! Sort of.

    I love the cast of Arrow! Captain Jack Harkness + River Song + Julian Sark + Crixus + Kaitlin Cooper + Juliet Sharp/Ruby +Almost-Spartacus = Arrow!!!

  5. Michelle says:

    River Song is invading Arrow?! WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE HATE ME?

  6. Both mother and daughter are Black Canary. The mother is the BC of the Golden Age (the era of the Justice Society) and the daughter is the Black Canary of the modern age (the era of the Justice League).

    This is not the first time both have appeared on screen. Remember Birds of Prey?

  7. A. says:

    I cant wait for her to be on Arrow! Plus she will be in some of the second half of DW :-) Dont fret fellow whovians. And michelle the universe doesnt hate you. Its just being awesome. :-)

  8. Sri says:

    Great choice, loved her on Doc Who but my only doubt is with the amount of casting that these people are doing in addition to the actual cast, will she be given any arc that will suit her caliber. I mean a great actress like her cant be cast as a single episode character and then make her say “Ok guys I am outta here for now. Will be back soon.” Also on a side note, since I am new to this tv show bussiness, just a doubt. Is there any rule that the normal tv networks like CW or ABC or CBS cant air shows that exceed 45min length. Cos I have seen even the pilots are aired as two parters if they are long but never does an episode exceed 45min length when compared to shows on HBO or AMC. If it is possible then I thnk Arrow would greatly benefit even its a 50min episode cos inspite of the writers keeping it a tight writing that makes sense, all the episodes seems kinda rushed which reduces the greatness and the entertainment of that ep.

    • Alan says:

      yeah its to do with advertising (isnt it always), the network needs about 15-18 minutes of advertising time in each hour so they can milk it for as much money as possible

      • Sri says:

        So is it not possible say for the show to start early especially in the case of Arrow (even a 10 min early start would do but just make the runtime as 50min. That would leave for atleast a 20min advertising gap.) Win-Win. cos I think for the ratings system they only start taking shows into account which are starting from 8.

  9. Alan says:

    figured we would be seeing dinah sr. sooner rather than later since its clear that jr. has some issues with her mother leaving. i wonder if sr. happened to have a career as a vigilante which her husband didnt agree with leading to her walking out and him gunning for any that show up since

    • Sri says:

      My guess she will come in the second or third last episode as Black Canary but will die in the finale due to the detective making Laurel jr becoming the new Black Canary just to spite her dad.

      • Alan says:

        my theory about her development has always been that we wont see her in costume until sometime in late season 2, trying to avenge the murder of her father. its too soon for canary in my opinion because this is oliver’s show first and foremost and time must be spent on developing him first before anyone else starts running around trying to out badass him

  10. Dizzle says:

    Personally I’ve never cared for Dr Who, but mega-excited that Dr Corday’s coming to Starling City! Even better that she’s playing the ex-wife of her love interest from ER. Would be even better if they could be revealed to be deep-cover British spies, but I doubt that’s where this is going!

    • DoctorWhoFanatic! says:

      Ummm, your sentence makes absolutely no sense at all. I think the processing began to break down after “Personally I’ve never cared for Dr Who”…. X)

  11. scifisiren says:

    Alright, Arrow. Now you have my attention. If Ms. Kingston’s on board, I’m on board.

  12. shamangrrl says:

    I quite like Alex Kingston, so this makes me happy. However, I’m also annoyed, because it’s another actor who’s going to blow the miscast Katie Cassidy off the screen.

    • Temperence says:

      Actually, I think Cassidy is fantastic on Arrow (she’s been fantastic in everything I’ve seen her in). I think you’ll like her better as her role expands.

  13. J says:

    didn’t even have to click to know who she would play, she looks a lot like Katie Cassidy in that pic

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