NO TOMORROW Preview: First Look at The CW’s New Romantic Comedy

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NO TOMORROW introduces us to Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson), a risk-averse quality-control assessor who appreciates order and routine. Whenever she’s making a list, “make a list” is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. But, as you can imagine, her regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz), a petty tyrant, laughs off her ambitions.

But then Evie meets someone new — the charming and free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse) — and the attraction is immediate. Xavier encourages Evie to “carpe that diem”, because it’s more fun that way. Also, the Apocalypse is nigh, according to Xavier.  He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid destroys us all. That’s why he made an Apocalyst – a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world ends. So with the help of her friends – Hank (Jonathan Langdon), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue), a droll nihilist – Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully.

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Corinne Brinkerhoff (JANE THE VIRGIN and THE GOOD WIFE), Maggie Friedman and Ben Silverman will serve as executive producers.

NO TOMORROW will air on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (see The CW’’s full fall schedule).

FREQUENCY Preview: First Look at The CW’s New Police Drama With a Twist

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Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) wants people to know she’s nothing like her father when FREQUENCY begins. Back when Raimy was eight years old, her father, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), and went deep undercover. Frank was corrupted and killed as a result of the operation. At least, that’s what everyone believes, because no one really knows about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was tasked with, led by Stan Moreno (Anthony Ruivivar), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police.

Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer), is now Raimy’s mentor and friend, and he wants her to let go of the anger she feels about her father’s death. But Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson).

Twenty years later, Raimy can’t believe it when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. After getting over the shock, Raimy shakes Frank to the core when she warns him that the secret sting he is undertaking will lead to his death. Armed with that knowledge, Frank survives the attempt on his life. But changing history has dramatically affected Raimy’s life in the present – and there have been tragic consequences.

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Jeremy Carver (SUPERNATURAL), Toby Emmerich (THE NOTEBOOK), John Rickard, Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz will serve as executive producers.

FREQUENCY will air on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT this fall on The CW (see The CW’’s full fall schedule).

The CW’s Fall Schedule: Mark Pedowitz Talks SUPERGIRL, DC Crossovers, the Future of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and More

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The CW released its new fall schedule this morning and there are a few notable developments. SUPERNATURAL and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND have moved nights and SUPERGIRL is coming to the network from CBS for its second season. THE ORIGINALS and REIGN are also both being held until midseason, which is a new development for both shows.

During a conference call with journalists, The CW President Mark Pedowitz talked about the network’s new season and the future of some of its shows.

DC Crossovers. Expect to see The CW host a huge DC universe crossover extravaganza this season with the addition of SUPERGIRL. The network is planning on having the crossover episodes in December and they say this year’s crossover will be “the biggest one ever”.

SUPERGIRL. What are their expectations for SUPERGIRL, which rated quite highly on CBS? Pedowitz believes the show will perform a little less than it would if it was on CBS, but that it will be one of their top 3 performers in terms of ratings for next year. Will they adjust any tone for SUPERGIRL now that it’s on The CW? They will be sitting down with Greg Berlanti and his team soon, but the network is confident in their relationship with Berlanti and trust what his team will be doing. Pedowitz said that season 1 was successful overall and now that it’s moved to The CW, “where it should have been in the first place”, there likely won’t be a change in tone. Finally, what role will Calista Flockhart have in the new season given the show’s move from Los Angeles to Vancouver? Pedowitz says that she wants to continue with the show and they’re currently in discussions for how that will play out.

Vixen and the DC Universe. Pedowitz noted that any of the DC characters have the potential to be spun off into a live action show. They are very pleased with the animated version and happy it got a new season. In addition, they were happy about the appearance of live action Vixen in the DC universe live-action shows. There’s also a possibility of her appearing again in the new seasons of the DC shows, but he’s leaving that to the producers right now.

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RIVERDALE. Pedowitz says that RIVERDALE is basically a show about the “secrets of a small town”. They’re going to show a new twist for Archie, Veronica and Betty. But there’s also a big adult presence between Veronica’s mother, Archie’s father and the other adults. It’s a more layered piece than we’ve seen with previous attempts to make the Archie comics into a series.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. There’s been no decision yet about the future of the show and whether this is the final season. Pedowitz hopes it’s not, but they haven’t determined that yet.  In addition, they’re not ready to announce how many episodes the show will have next season, but apparently that will be determined in the coming weeks with the producers.

THE ORIGINALS. Despite the fact that the show has been held until midseason, The CW says that they’re still a big believer in THE ORIGINALS. But they wanted to have CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND stay in the fall and there’s only so much space on the schedule. So they made a choice to have THE ORIGINALS premiere at midseason and help boost the schedule across the whole season.

SUPERNATURAL. The possibility of another SUPERNATURAL spin-off came up again (as it has ever since the first attempt failed) and while it sounds like there are no plans at the present time, Pedowitz has said that if the executive producers have an idea for a new spin-off, they are open to hearing it.

THE 100. The fact that the show is being held until midseason isn’t related to any controversy the show courted in season 3.  The CW is a big believer in THE 100 as a midseason show and they’re supportive of the storytellers and how they tell their stories. They believe THE 100 is a very binge-worthy show and the fall is a good time to let people catch up on season 3 before season 4 begins.

The CW Announces its 2016-2017 Primetime Schedule

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The CW is the fifth and final network to unveil its 2016-2017 primetime schedule during Upfronts week (see NBC, Fox, ABC and CBS’ new fall schedules). The CW renewed nearly all of its existing series, which didn’t leave a lot of room on its schedule, so the network only ordered 3 new shows, which is line with recent years. One interesting new development for the network is the fact that SUPERGIRL is moving from CBS to The CW, which means that the network will have four DC universe shows for the new season (ARROW, THE FLASH, LEGENDS OF TOMORROW and SUPERGIRL).

In terms of returning series, SUPERNATURAL is moving nights after staying on Wednesdays for several years, THE ORIGINALS is being held until midseason and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is moving to Fridays. The network will also be premiering the new seasons in October as they have been now for several years.

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Monday
8:00 p.m. SUPERGIRL (relocated from CBS)
9:00 p.m. JANE THE VIRGIN

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. THE FLASH
9:00 p.m. NO TOMORROW (new series)

Wednesday
8:00 p.m. ARROW
9:00 p.m. FREQUENCY (new series)

Thursday
8:00 p.m. LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
9:00 p.m. SUPERNATURAL

Friday
8:00 p.m. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
9:00 p.m. CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND

Midseason: RIVERDALE (new series), THE 100, iZOMBIE, REIGN, THE ORIGINALS

MAN WITH A PLAN Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Matt LeBlanc Comedy

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Matt LeBlanc is starring in MAN WITH A PLAN, a new family comedy series coming to CBS this fall.

LeBlanc stars as Adam, a man who feels capable of taking on more parenting responsibilities when his wife, Andi, decides to head back to work after 13 years of being a stay-at-home-mom. But Adam is completely unprepared for the reality of taking care of his children.

Their pre-teen daughter, Kate (Grace Kaufman), is a master manipulator and initially thrilled that “daddy fun times” is taking over, middle child Teddy (Matthew McCann) can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants despite constant reminders, and their precious youngest, Emme (Hala Finley), is nervous about starting kindergarten.

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Jeff & Jackie Filgo, Matt LeBlanc, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Zien serve as executive producers.

MAN WITH A PLAN will on Mondays this fall beginning in October on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).

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THE GREAT INDOORS Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Joel McHale Comedy

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Joel McHale comes to CBS this fall in THE GREAT INDOORS. McHale plays Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who is in for some culture shock when he turns into a desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department. Jack far prefers the “outdoorsy” lifestyle he’s led for Outdoor Limits, but his globe-trotting days are now at an end.

The magazine’s founder, Roland (Stephen Fry) wants to move the publication online and he wants Jack to supervise their “journalists”. Jack’s eager 20-something colleagues include Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse; Emma (Christine Ko), their social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up; and Mason (Shaun Brown), a hipster-lumberjack who hasn’t spent any actual time outside. Jack reports to Roland’s daughter, Brooke (Susannah Fielding), an ex-flame who caters to the sensitive staffers by giving them all trophies just for working hard. Jack’s best friend, Eddie (Chris Williams), runs the local dive bar that’s popular with the younger set and helps Jack “decode” his co-workers.

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Mike Gibbons (TOSH.0), Chris Harris and Andy Ackerman serve as executive producers.

THE GREAT INDOORS will air on Thursdays beginning in October  on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).

BULL Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Michael Weatherly Drama

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Michael Weatherly may have departed NCIS, but he’s starring in a new CBS drama this fall: BULL.

Weatherly plays Dr. Jason Bull, a character inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of an extremely prolific trial consulting firm. Bull is brilliant and charming and he’s very good at combining psychology, data and intuition to figure out what makes jurors, attorneys and witnesses tick.

At Trial Analysis Corporation, Bull employs a team of experts: his quick-witted brother-in-law, Benny Colón (Freddy Rodriguez), who plays a defense attorney in mock trials; Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr), a cutting-edge neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security; former NYPD detective Danny James (Jaime Lee Kirchner), the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; haughty millennial hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), who is responsible for gathering cyber intelligence; and Chunk Palmer (Chris Jackson), a fashion-conscious stylist and former All-American lineman who fine tunes clients’ appearances for trial.

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Paul Attanasio (HOUSE), Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Jay McGraw, Mark Goffman and Rodrigo Garcia serve as executive producers.

BULL will Tuesdays this fall on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).

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MACGYVER Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Action Drama

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CBS is rebooting a classic with MACGYER, a re-imagining of the late ’80s/early ’90s series.

In the reboot, Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till) is a 20-something who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives.

Joining his team on high-risk missions around the globe is maverick former CIA agent Lincoln (George Eads). Under the aegis of the Department of External Affairs, MacGyver takes on the responsibility of saving the world, armed to the teeth with resourcefulness and little more than bubble gum and a paper clip.

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Peter Lenkov (HAWAII FIVE-0), Henry Winkler, Lee Zlotoff, James Wan and Michael Clear will serve as executive producers.

MACGYVER will air on Fridays this fall on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).

PURE GENIUS Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Medical Drama

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PURE GENIUS is all about cutting-edge medicine. Billionaire genius James Bell (Augustus Prew) built Bunker Hill Hospital so he could revolutionaize healthcare and treat medical mysteries for free. In order to do that, Bell persuades surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff. Dr. Wallace is the type of doctor who believed that medicine was about humans, not technology — until the new hospital convinced him otherwise.

Bell’s team of trailblazers includes Dr. Zoe Brockett (Odette Annable), an exceptional, fearlessly frank physician; Dr. Talaikha Channarayapatra (Reshma Shetty), an idealistic, maddeningly literal neurosurgeon who believes the hospital is a beacon for change; Dr. Malik Verlaine (Aaron Jennings), a former gangbanger now spearheading efforts to provide 24/7 health monitoring in poor neighborhoods via computer; Dr. Scott Strauss (Ward Horton), an intense neurologist with an Ivy league pedigree; and Angie Cheng (Brenda Song), an enthusiastic 3-D printer programming whiz.

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Jason Katims (PARENTHOOD and ABOUT A BOY), Michelle Lee and David Semel serve as executive producers.

PURE GENIUS will air Thursday beginning in October on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).

KEVIN CAN WAIT Preview: First Look at CBS’ New Kevin James Comedy

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Kevin James returns to series television this fall with KEVIN CAN WAIT. Kevin is a newly retired police officer who is looking forward to spending more time with his family. Naturally, he faces more problems at home than he did on the streets.

Kevin spends his days with fellow retirees: his former partner Goody (Leonard Earl Howze), his oldest friend Duffy (Lenny Venito) and his brother Kyle (Gary Valentine), a former fireman. But it turns out that his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes) spent years shielding him from the craziness of their family. Their eldest, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler), is dropping out of college so she can support her unemployed fiancé, Chale (Ryan Cartwright), while he designs the next “big app”; his teenage daughter, Sara (Mary-Charles Jones), is having issues at school; and their youngest, Jack (James DiGiacomo), is a bit of a hypochondriac.

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Bruce Helford (ANGER MANAGEMENT), Rock Reuben, Kevin James, Jeff Sussman and Andy Fickman serve as executive producers.

KEVIN CAN WAIT will air on Mondays this fall on CBS (see CBS’s full fall schedule).