|Source: Movie Pilot|
Sky1 have today announced UK première dates for the third season and pilot episode of The CW's superhero dramas Arrow and The Flash respectively. Unlike the former programme of the pair, which is returning off the back of its most popular run to date, the latter - a direct spin-off which will crossover with Arrow in a variety of ways throughout the Autumn and Spring months - is entering its freshman year and will therefore have the chance to tell the origins story of its titular speedster - albeit in the form of a re-telling of sorts, since the accident which transforms Barry Allen into his alter-ego was previously depicted in Episode 9 of Arrow Season Two, "Three Ghosts" - in a manner quite unlike that of Smallville or the various other attempts by DC Entertainment to bring the character to the small-screen.
Now that we know for certain just when these two programmes will bounce back in the UK and where they'll slot into the weekly TV schedules, we're finally able to bring you a fairly comprehensive guide to the shows you'll want to keep your eye out for this Fall as well as their airdates and UK broadcasting networks - where appropriate, anyway, since some are still TBC even at this late stage - the fruits of which can be seen below:
- MONDAY: Gotham (Starts October 13th - Channel 5); The Big Bang Theory (UK Première Date TBC - E4); My Shakespeare (Sky Arts)
- TUESDAY: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Starts October 28th - Channel 4); The Flash (Starts October 28th - Sky1); Bad Education (BBC Three)
- WEDNESDAY: Trollied (UK Première Date TBC - Sky1)
- THURSDAY: Star Wars Rebels (Starts October 16th at 5.30pm - Disney XD); Arrow (Starts October 30th - Sky1); Gracepoint (UK Première Date TBC - iTV1)
- FRIDAY: Gogglebox (Channel 4); Big School (Concludes this Friday, October 10th - BBC One); Constantine (UK Première Date TBC - UK Broadcaster TBC)
- SATURDAY: Doctor Who (BBC One)
- SUNDAY: Our Girl (Concludes on October 19th - BBC One); The Newsroom (Starts November 9th (US - UK Première Date TBC) - Sky Atlantic)
The Flash dashes onto Sky1 this October 28th whilst Arrow hits the mark with its triumphant third season soon after on October 30th.