The CW has picked up three new series for the 2016-2017 season: RIVERDALE, FREQUENCY and NO TOMORROW. In addition, the network has taken over SUPERGIRL from CBS.
Here’s what you need to know about the new shows:
RIVERDALE: Set in present day and based on the Archie Comics characters, RIVERDALE is a surprising take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends. The series explores the surrealism of small town life and focuses on the darkness and strangeness that is going on behind the scenes of Riverdale’s “wholesome façade”. (Cast: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick).
NO TOMORROW: 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. (Cast: Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, Jonathan Langdon).
FREQUENCY: In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, 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. (Cast: Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, Daniel Bonjour).
These shows will join nearly the entire current CW line-up, as the network recently renewed 11 of its existing shows. CONTAINMENT has been cancelled and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is set to end this summer.
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