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John Wesley Shipp of CBS' 'Flash' joins Grant Gustin's 'Flash' on the CW

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One "Flash" will literally meet the next, as reports that John Wesley Shipp has been cast in the potential Arrow spin-off with Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a crime scene investigator from Central City who becomes a superhero when a lab accident makes him the "Fastest Man Alive".

For those of you who may or may not know, Shipp played The Flash in a short-lived television series that lasted one season on CBS from 1990 to 1991; all 22 episodes of the series are available on DVD. His role in the CW's Flash remains unknown, but may recur if it gets picked up for series.

Besides his role as CBS' The Flash, Shipp is also known to television viewers as Mitch Leery on Dawson's Creek, and as the menacing Eddie Ford on the ABC soap One Life to Live (OLTL). The actor also won Daytime Emmys for his roles on CBS' As The World Turns (ATWT) and NBC's Santa Barbara.

The CW's Flash pilot will pick up following Gustin's two-episode stint on Arrow, where Barry Allen came to Starling City to assist Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his team on a case that is similar to the one Barry is investigating back in Central City, and sparks began to fly between Barry and Felicity.

If you miss either one of the two episodes, you can see them again Thursday night at 9pm and next Wednesday at 8pm on the CW.


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