TVLine Items: Arrow Casts Deathbolt, Columbus Short Returns to TV & More

Arrow Deathbolt

Starling City is finally getting a villainous metahuman of its very own.

Doug Jones, whose TV credits include roles in Falling Skies and Teen Wolfhas been cast as Jake Simmons (aka Deathbolt), marking the first instance of a super-powered character — aside from Barry Allen, of course — in Oliver Queen’s hometown.

Deathbolt, a villain with the power to manipulate lightning, will first appear in Episode 19 of Season 3.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Columbus Short has landed his first small-screen role since his tumultuous departure from Scandal after Season 3. The actor has joined the cast of TV One’s horror movie franchise Fear Files, E! Online reports, playing city councilman Harvey Jordan. The movie premieres Friday, March 13.

* Telenovela star Cristian de la Fuente has boarded Lifetime’s Devious Maids as a series regular in Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (Could he be playing Rosie’s not-dead husband Ernesto?)

* Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s Tonight Show unveiled a new flavor of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Watch Fallon present “The Tonight Dough” below:

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  1. Merina says:

    I have been waiting for a new ice cream from him since Late Night Snack went off the shelf! Love the chocolate covered potato chip balls.

  2. I just saw him in Face Off last night. I had no idea who he was before this but I love the characters he’s played.

  3. Ashley says:

    DOUG JONES ON ARROW!!! (Although idk how I feel about metahumans crossing onto Arrow.)
    That ice cream sounds amazing, even though I’m not a fan of caramel.

  4. Bekcy says:

    Late Night Snack went off the shelf, but Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream remains as one of their best sellers. So, I guess Stephen won that battle.

    I wonder if Colbert will get another flavor when he starts the Late Show?

  5. Alichat says:

    Sweet! Doug Jones! My Buffy and Arrow worlds are colliding even more!

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good news he’s gonna be on Arrow & be first Meta-Human in Starling City.

  7. Jill says:

    I thought the Flash was the place for metahumans and they were going to keep Arrow grounded in ‘reality’. If there are metahumans and the Atom in Starling City, it makes the Arrow useless in his own show.

    • murley says:

      Well by that logic then Green Arrow or even Batman are useless in the DC universe where characters like Superman or the Flash exist. I don’t think metahumans should start showing up on Arrow all the time either but a one-off appearance here or there shouldn’t undermine the show or the character.