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‘Frequency’ Remake, Archie Comics Reboot ‘Riverdale’ Picked Up to Series at The CW

'Frequency' Remake, Archie Comics Reboot 'Riverdale' Picked Up to Series at The CW

The CW’s lineup is getting crowded. Not only is freshman drama “Supergirl” moving to the netlet for Season 2, after a freshman run on big sister CBS, but The CW has just ordered three more series for next season: “Frequency,” based on the film and starring Riley Smith and Mekhi Phifer; the hour-long romantic comedy “No Tomorrow”; and “Riverdale,” a darker comedic take on the Archie comics.

The CW had already picked up all of its current schedule: “The 100,” “Arrow,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “iZombie,” “Jane the Virgin,” “The Originals,” “Reign,” “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries.” It also has a new take on “Mad TV” in the works.

Here are The CW’s loglines, with credits, for its new series:

FREQUENCY (Warner Bros. TV/Lin Pictures)

In this reimagining of the
New Line Cinema film (above), a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able
to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died
in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved
murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc
in the present day.

Executive Producers: Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”), Toby
Emmerich (“The Notebook”), John Rickard (“Horrible
Bosses”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO™ Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”),
Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”). Director: Brad Anderson.

Cast: Riley Smith (“Nashville,”
“True Blood”), Mekhi Phifer (“ER,” “8 Mile”),
Peyton List (“The Flash, “Mad Men”), Lenny Jacobson (“Nurse
Jackie”), Anthony Ruivivar (“Third Watch”), Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl
Diaries”), Daniel Bonjour (“The Walking Dead”)

READ MORE: Why The CW Deserves Your Attention

NO TOMORROW (CBS Television Studios/Electus)

When a risk-averse,
straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution
center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest
because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results
they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.

Executive Producers: Corinne Brinkerhoff (“American Gothic,” “Jane The Virgin,” “The
Good Wife”), Maggie Friedman (“Witches of East End”), Ben
Silverman (“Jane The Virgin,” “The Office”). Director: Brad Silberling

Cast: Tori Anderson (“Open
Heart”), Josh Sasse (“Galavant”), Sarayu Blue, (“The Real O’Neals”),
Amy Pietz (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”), Jesse Rath (“Defiance”),
Jonathan Langdon (“Special Correspondents”)

READ MORE: Kevin Smith Directed an Amazing ‘The Flash’ Episode This Week

RIVERDALE (Warner Bros. TV/ Berlanti Prods.)

Set in present day and
based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a
surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends,
exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness
bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.

Executive Producers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Supergirl,” “Glee”), Greg
Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s
Legends of Tomorrow”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The
Flash,” “Supergirl,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”),
Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). Director: Lee Toland
Krieger.

Cast: Lili Reinhart (“Surviving
Jack”), Cole Sprouse (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”),
Ashleigh Murray (newcomer), Luke Perry (“Beverly Hills, 90210”, “Jesse
Stone”), KJ Apa (“Shortland Street”), Madelaine Petsch
(newcomer), Camila Mendes (newcomer), Marisol Nichols (“GCB”),
Mädchen Amick (“Twin Peaks”)

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