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: