Today, The CW announced the official schedule for the fall, and there were two series coming on for the first time in “Frequency” as well as “No Tomorrow.” One is a remake hoping to bring some of the zeal of a feature film, while the other is hoping to add more comedy to the network’s schedule. We’ll ultimately have to wait and see precisely how the two fare … but we’ve got trailers for the two below to go along with our first take on both of them.
For the record, we’re still surprised that the Archie adaptation “Riverdale” is being held for midseason.
“Frequency” – “In this reimagining of the 2000 New Line film, Peyton List stars as a female police detective who in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (Riley Smith), whose also was a detective but 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. Devin Kelley, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar and Daniel Bonjour also star.”
It’s cool to see List become a full-fledged lead on the show after clearly proving herself on many other shows, and there is some promise here. More than anything, it has a nice counterpart in “Arrow” on Wednesday night, given that it is the most grounded of the DC Comics shows on the network.
“No Tomorrow” – “The series centers on a risk-averse quality-control assessor (Tori Anderson), who falls in love with a freewheeling man (Joshua Sasse) who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent. They embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists, with comedic and poignant results. Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath and Jonathan Langdon also star.”
We love Sasse from “Galavant,” so we’re excited to see what this series could look like beyond the trailer. Other than the whole “Xavier with an X” bit (what other letter would it start with?), there are a few laughs and some sweet moments.
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