Two of the more promising new shows premieres tonight.
The CW’s Arrow stars a very ripped Stephen Amell (Hung) as a recently rescued-from-a-deserted-island son of a billionaire who becomes a vigilante. Oliver Queen, battered in body and spirit returns five years later to a town he doesn’t recognize. He dons a green hood and uses his newly acquired bow and arrow skills to rid the streets of the criminal elements that have tarnished the once vibrant city. The series also stars Katie Cassidy (Melrose Place), Paul Blackthorne (The Dresden Files), Willa Holland (The O.C.) and Susanna Thompson (Once & Again).
ABC’s Nashville stars Connie Britton (American Horror Story) as Rayna James, an aging country music veteran who is asked by her label to open for a popular newcomer Juliette Barnes played by Hayden Panettiere (Heroes). Rayna’s dad is played by Powers Boothe (Deadwood) who is grooming her husband played by Eric Close (Without a Trace) to run for mayor. Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital), Sam Palladio (Episodes) and Clare Bowen (Home and Away) are up-and-coming singers in the Nashville music scene.
Watch Arrow at 8/7 central on the CW and Nashville 10/9 central on ABC.