Actor and singer-songwriter Riley Smith is premiering his new song “I’m on Fire” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen.
Fans of CMT’s Nashville might recognize Smith: He played brooding rocker-turned-country singer Markus Keen during the show’s fourth season (when it was still on ABC). Smith has also made appearances on HBO’s True Blood and True Detective, and has a leading role on the CW’s Frequency.
During his time on Nashville, Smith recorded four songs that were released as part of the show’s soundtrack; now, he’s preparing to release his first project as an artist himself. “I’m on Fire,” Smith tells The Boot is about the time he’s spent on the road — specifically, it’s “the story of one of the many times I just needed to go home.”
“”I’m on Fire” exemplifies the synergy I found while living in Nashville: Tim Lauer was producing my music for the show Nashville, and then set us up on a co-write with Mathew Perryman Jones, who I had been a fan of for a long time,” Smith shares. “The three of us sat down, and the premise just flowed out of us. Working with them was effortless, yet deep and meaningful; within a few hours of our write, we had perfectly captured my tone and sound.”
“I’m on Fire” will appear on Smith’s forthcoming self-titled debut EP, which is set for release on July 21 and was produced by Kevin Leach; it’s the record’s lead single. Smith describes the project as “loner music.”
“There’s a common theme of distance and space running through the EP,” Smith says. “I want the EP to hopefully transcend to anyone who’s ever felt alone.”
Category: Cast News
So as many may know, and if you don’t, Peyton List (Raimy) was casted in a pilot for CBS called Mission Control. She is not the lead in the series.
What does this mean for Frequency? NOTHING. Nothing has changed. We still support the show and work on getting it renewed. Apparently Peyton was hired in a “second position” to Frequency. Meaning if and when Frequency gets renewed, they will have to release her to do Frequency. That’s also to assume that the new series gets picked up as it is just a pilot.
So have no fear Freqs. Just keep waving your Freq flags, spread the word about the show and try and get more people watching, keep telling the CW and Netflix you want a second season, and lets not lose hope.
Work It alumna Beth Lacke is set for a recurring role on the CW’s new drama series Frequency, a remagining of the 2000 New Line Cinema film. It centers on a female police detective, who in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Lacke will play Meghan, a troubled woman whose dark past may provide answers in Raimy’s hunt for the serial killer who took her mother’s life. Lacke most recently appeared in a guest spot on Black-ish and will be seen later this year in comedic drama Hope Springs Eternal. She’s repped by Innovative Artists and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management.
Start your Hump Day with an all-new episode of “The Real.” The ladies begin the show with a Girl Chat that’s sure to keep you and your girls talking!
First, Loni sits down one-on-one with superstar Dolly Parton. Then, Mekhi Phifer stops by to tell us all about his role in CW’s “Frequency.”
After, Tamera weighs in on whether disciplinary actions were too extreme or on the right path… in a segment we like to call “Mental or Parental?”
It’s all going down this Wednesday on your favorite show… “The Real”!
Visit “The Real’s” official site to find out what channel and time it airs where you live.
A Supernatural angel is taking on a tricky new role.
Curtis Armstrong, who recurred as the celestial being Metatron on the long-running CW series, will guest-star on Frequency, the new CW drama from former Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Armstrong will play Karl Pierce, a manipulative and charming former quantum physics professor who’s gone to the dark side. He is described as a wily trickster — but not The Trickster, Supe fans! — who likely went over the edge long ago, but instead wears the mask of an erratic genius. While in prison for murdering his neighbor, he arranges a meeting with Det. Raimy Sullivan (played by Peyton List) after insisting he has important information for her.
Akin to the 2000 Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid film of the same name, Frequency explores what happens when List’s character discovers that she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged detective father (Nashville‘s Riley Smith), who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Armstrong, known for his role as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds films, has also appeared on the small screen in New Girl, Major Crimes and The Closer.
Frequency premieres Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9/8c on The CW.
When Frequency premieres, viewers will be introduced to the father-daughter duo of Raimy and Frank Sullivan. One night, Raimy, a NYC detective, discovers that her father’s old ham radio still works. Specifically, it allows her to talk to him. The twist? She’s in 2016 and he’s in 1996. Also, in her timeline, he’s dead.
But when Raimy starts messing with the timeline, everything in her life is turned upside down, including her love life. Enter Rob Mayes. EW can exclusively reveal the Mistresses’ actor will recur as Detective Kyle Mosbey, who’s described as a “charmingly cocky detective and Raimy’s equal and surprise love interest. Kyle challenges Raimy’s idea of the perfect guy for her. He understands that life on the job can leave little room for a conventional relationship, but neither can deny their connection.”
I will be working on adding photos of him to the gallery this week.
Hitting the CW this fall will be Frequency, a fresh take on the New Line Cinema film, which will star Peyton List, Riley Smith and Mekhi Phifer. Today it was announced that Alexandra Metz will also been seen in a recurring role as Maya, a college student desperate to prevent herself from becoming a victim of a violent crime.
The actress has recurred on Chicago Fire since 2012 and has been spotted in NCIS: New Orleans and How to Get Away with Murder. Once Upon A Time fans may remember her as Rapunzel when she took on that role back in 2014. Metz is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Bob McGowan at McGowan Rodriguez Management.
Frequency will premiere on the CW October 5th.
I’ve also started to add photos of Alexandra to the gallery. Check them out below.
Come See TV’s Hottest Stars and Their New TV Series: Receptions • Screenings • Panel Convos and Q&A with Damon Wayans, Sr., Mandy Moore, Dermot Mulroney, Katy Mixon, Sterling K. Brown, Piper Perabo, Milo Ventimiglia, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and more Sept. 8 to 13!
Tickets on sale to Supporting/Patron Members and Citi cardmembers 7/25 & 26; Individual Members and Citi cardmembers 7/27; General Public 7/28. Includes reception, panel, and screenings.
9/10: The CW
7:15 pm Screening of Frequency
8:00 pm Panel with No Tomorrow & Frequency
In Person: Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse, Peyton List, Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer
Additional guests to be announced.
Resurrection alumna Devin Kelley is set for a lead role opposite Riley Smith and Peyton List in Frequency, the CW’s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s 2000 sci-fi thriller.
The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy (List), a police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Smith), a detective who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Kelley, repped by Door 24 and APA, will play Julie, Raimy’s mother, whose life may be tragically knocked for a loop when Raimy starts interfering with the past via her father’s old ham radio.
The CW’s Frequency, from WBTV and Lin Pictures, is executive produced by Carver, Emmerich, John Rickard, and Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.
Riley Smith (Nashville, True Detective) is set as the male lead in Frequency, the CW’s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. Smith will play Frank Sullivan, the character played by Dennis Quaid in the 2000 movie.
The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy, a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Smith), also a detective, who died in 1996.
Seen in 1996, Frank Sullivan has been undercover for two years. The strain of the assignment effectively destroyed his marriage and separated him from his little girl, Raimy, but he gets a new chance at building a relationship with her when she begins communicating with him from 20 years in the future. The two 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.
Emmerich’s feature took place in New York in 1999 and starred Jim Caviezel as homicide detective John Sullivan who strangely makes contact with his late father Frank Sullivan (Quaid) exactly 30 years in the past on the day before his death.
The CW’s Frequency, from WBTV and Lin Pictures, is executive produced by Carve, Emmerich, John Rickard, and Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.
This marks True Blood alum Smith’s return to the CW and WBTV where he recurred on the drama series The Messengers. Smith, who is coming off a major recurring role on ABC’s Nashville, is repped by Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management and Gersh.