Congratulations to former Arrow star Tyler Ritter and his wife, filmmaker Lelia Parma, who just welcomed their first child into the world.
The actor announced the arrival of Benjamin Parma Ritter with a post to his Instagram account where he's depicted holding the newborn boy.
Ritter played Detective Billy Malone on the most recent season of Arrow. The character met a tragic demise as a pawn of the season's big bad Adrian Chase AKA Prometheus — the villain forced Malone to wear his costume while the Green Arrow was in pursuit, who inadvertently killed Malone.
The actor is also the son of the late John Ritter, who tragically passed away in 2003. Ritter was known for the Problem Child series of movies as well has his popular sitcoms Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter. The new baby Ritter is the late actor's first grandchild from his four surviving children.
While it's unlikely that his character will return to The CW's hit show based on DC Comics, he still has a recurring role in NCIS as the brother of popular character Abby Sciuto, played by Pauley Perrette.
Arrow will return this fall for Season 6.
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In Season Five, newly appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With his right hand, John Diggle, back in the military and his sister Thea adamant about hanging up her vigilante hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they're no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow's public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles rather than allies in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), David Ramsey (Blue Bloods, Dexter), Willa Holland (The O.C.), Emily Bett Rickards (Brooklyn), Echo Kellum (Sean Saves The World), with Josh Segarra (Sirens, Chicago P.D.) and Paul Blackthorne (The River). Based on the characters from DC, Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot), Marc Guggenheim (DC's Legends of Tomorrow), Andrew Kreisberg(The Flash, Supergirl), Wendy Mericle (Desperate Housewives) and Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Supergirl,Blindspot).