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CW’s New Fall 2016 Shows: First Impressions
May 19, 2016  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment
 

Last fall, CW introduced only one new fall series, and it was among the season’s very best: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This fall on the CW, that show is back – and so is another entertaining show, picked up from a different network…

Supergirl, premiering last season on CBS, now joins the CW lineup, where the same producer’s other superhero shows, Arrow and The Flash, are holding strong.

In addition to inheriting Supergirl, the CW launches two new hour-long series in the fall – and one more- a live-action spinoff of the Archie Comics universe called Riverdale, at midseason.

Paying attention only to the new shows for fall, the last two shoes to drop for the start of the 2016-17 TV season, here they are:

No Tomorrow (top), starring Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse, is about a list-making, day-planning control freak who falls in love with a loose spirit. It sounds like a distaff remake of Dharma & Greg, but the free spirit, in this case, also believes the world’s end is imminent, thanks to a runaway asteroid.

Then there’s Frequency. The CW, like every other network, has gone to the memory bank at least once to withdraw and adapt a famous. high-profile movie from years ago. Frequency, once a Dennis Quaid movie in 2000, is now a new weekly series, in which a detective (Riley Smith) hears from her late father, almost a cop, via a radio frequency connecting his time in 1996 with hers in the present day.

Based on the first-taste previews, No Tomorrow looks light and fluffy and passably engaging, while Frequency appears dark and sloggy and convoluted. But that’s just a guess for now, based on previews. The real verdict will arrive after the new pilots do.

 
 
 
 
 
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kevin
even though i don't fit the CW's demographic, i enjoy supergirl and izombie. maybe both shows will be on the same night???
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