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Beth Schwartz is an American television writer.

Beth Schwartz
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationTelevision writer
Years active2006 - present

She is well known for her work on The CW superhero series Arrow.


She began her career as a production staffer on the JJ Abrams produced ABC dramedy What About Brian. She later would go on to write an episode ("What About Secret Lovers").

She wrote two episodes of the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters ("Going Once... Going Twice", "Taking Sides") and one episode of The CW's dramedy/romance Hart of Dixie ("Mistress & Misunderstandings").[1]


In summer 2012, Schwartz joined the writers room for the first year DC Comics CW series Arrow.[1] Schwartz was named executive story editor with the commencement of the series' third season. At the start of the fourth season, she was promoted to co-producer.

In April 2018, it was announced that Schwartz would take over as showrunner for the show's seventh season.[2]

For the eighth and final season, Schwartz served co-showrunner alongside Marc Guggenheim at the time she was on maternity leave.

Legends of TomorrowEdit

Schwartz has also written two episodes for the Arrow spin-off Legends of Tomorrow, as well as serving as a consulting producer on the show.

Personal lifeEdit

Schwartz is married to director, and former Arrowverse cameraman, Jeff Cassidy.[3]



Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
2007 What About Brian Yes No No Writer (1 episode)
2008-2009 Brothers & Sisters Yes No No Writer (2 episodes)
2012 Hart of Dixie Yes No No Writer (1 episode)
2012–present Arrow Yes Yes Yes Writer (24 episodes), executive story editor (23 episodes), co-producer (23 episodes),
co-executive producer (30 episodes)
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Yes Yes No Writer (2 episodes), consulting producer (16 episodes)


  1. ^ a b "Beth Schwartz". Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 17, 2018). "'Arrow': Beth Schwartz Named New Showrunner, Wendy Mericle Exits, Marc Guggenheim To Be Consultant On 2 Shows". "Deadline Hollywood". Retrieved April 17, 2018.
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