The CW is the last to reveal their schedules for the 2016-2017 TV season, as they have a lot of shows and only so many timeslots.
The lineup has lots of interesting changes: The newly moved Supergirl stays on Mondays at 8, and shows like The Originals and the highly-anticipated Riverdale have to wait for midseason. Supernatural is making yet another move, too, to Thursdays.
Below, find the press release with the show description that may include some spoilers:
Wednesdays at 9:00-10:00 P.M. “FREQUENCY”
Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) has always wanted to prove that she is nothing like her father. In 1996, when Raimy was eight years old, NYPD Officer Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley), behind when he went deep undercover, got corrupted, and got himself killed. Or so the story has always gone. Few people knew about the secret undercover sting operation Frank was really charged 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 has urged her to let go of the hurt and anger she still feels about Frank’s disappearance and death, but the old pain still lingers. Raimy can barely bring herself to discuss Frank, even with her devoted boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Bonjour), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson). Now, twenty years later, Raimy is stunned 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. They’re both shocked and confused, but 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. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love? FREQUENCY is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures, with executive producers Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural”), Toby Emmerich (“The Notebook” feature film), John Rickard (“Horrible Bosses”), Dan Lin (“The LEGO™ Movie,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”).
In addition to picking up Supergirl for Season 2 as well as the Archie Comics adaptation Riverdale, CBS has two more new projects on the horizon. The network will announce their 2016-2017 schedule next Thursday, May 19.
From the CBS side of things comes No Tomorrow, which shows what happens 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. (Yes, the network that gives us Legends of Tomorrow now will have a show called No Tomorrow. Great shades of Vampire and Carrie Diaries!)
Executive producers include Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane the Virgin) and Maggie Friedman (Witches of East End). No Tomorrow’s cast includes Tori Anderson (Open Heart), Josh Sasse (Galavant), Sarayu Blue (The Real O’Neals), Amy Pietz (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Jesse Rath (Defiance), and Jonathan Langdon (Special Correspondents).
Frequency is a 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. Jeremy Carver (Supernatural) is one of the Executive Producers.
Riley Smith (Nashville), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Peyton List (The Flash, Tomorrow People), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie), Anthony Ruivivar (Third Watch), Devin Kelley (Chernobyl Diaries), and Daniel Bonjour (The Walking Dead) star in the series.
Watch Peyton List talk about Frequency.
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.
The wheel of movie-TV reboots remains forever in turn, but The CW’s take on time-twisting cop drama Frequency will have at least one familiar face for CW fans. Flash and Tomorrow People alum Peyton List will lead the new take from Supernatural boss Jeremy Carver.
This time taking place across a 20-year divide between 1996 and 2016, The CW’s Frequency reboot will see List as 2016 detective Raimy (via Deadline), who discovers an ability to speak to her estranged father Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) over a ham radio before his death in 1996. The past Frank has been undercover for two years, the strain of his assignment tearing his family apart, as an unsolved case between the two timelines offers a new chance to mend their relationship.
Divergent series star Mekhi Phifer also stars as Lt. Satch DeLeon, ostensibly the past Andre Braugher role from the original Toby Emmerich film. That version saw Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel as the father and child pairing, albeit separated thirty years between 1999 and 1969, with Quaid’s character a firefighter to Caviezel’s detective..
Time will tell (get it?) if the new Frequency holds up as well as the film, but good on Peyton List for sticking with The CW. Watch the original Frequency trailer below.