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When Does 'Arrow' Season 6 Premiere? The Next Season Will Be A Little Different


The fifth season of Arrow saw a lot of monumental moments, including the show's 100th episode. Now as the season comes to a close, fans are already wondering when does Arrow Season 6 premiere? Thankfully, Arrow, along with the rest of The CW's DC Comics line-up, has been renewed for another season, and fans can't wait to see what their favorite superheroes do next. However, unlike the show's previous seasons, Arrow's sixth season will air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Even though the show has changed days, it'll still premiere in the fall, and like every season, it'll probably return in October. Therefore, fans won't have too long of a wait before the next season begins and it looks the sixth season will be even bigger and better than the last.

After the surprising death of Laurel Lance/Black Canary in Season 4, fans have been angry and upset by the loss of series regular Katie Cassidy. However, Cassidy has returned to the show as her Earth-Two doppelgänger Black Siren, a metahuman who first appeared on The Flash and will become a series regular again in Season 6.

Having Cassidy back on the show marks a small return to the original cast, something many fans have wanted after this season introduced a plethora of new characters to the show.

The sixth season will also mark the first season without Oliver's flashbacks. When the show first began, Oliver returned home to Starling City after being presumed dead for five years. Each episode the show has alternated between Oliver's present and his past, showing what happened to him during those five years, how he made his way back home, and how he became the Arrow. The series would also occasionally give flashbacks into other characters' lives, like Felicity and Diggle.

Now, however, Oliver's past has caught up to his present and it's unclear how the show will fill the space the flashbacks once occupied on the show. Will the show just focus in on the present and have episodes that take place solely in one period of time or will there be some kind of time jump that allows for the flashbacks to continue?

For now, there's been no word on how the show's structure will change, but it'll be interesting to see what Season 6 of Arrow looks like. Until then, fans expect to see an epic face-off between Oliver and Adrian Chase in the season finale, which airs on Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.