CW’s Midseason Could Kill ‘Frequency,’ ‘No Tomorrow’

By November 17, 2016


We might be looking at the beginning of the end for two shows on The CW after the network failed to extend their first season orders beyond what’s already been produced.

riverdale-inset111716The CW announced its full midseason schedule this week, led by the Archie comic-inspired Riverdale kicking off the new year with a Jan. 26 premiere. Also returning is the fourth season of the post-apocalyptic series The 100 on Feb. 1 and the fourth season of The Originals coming a little later, March 17.

Making room, however, are Frequency and No Tomorrow – two shows that have struggled to find their audience this season, and are most likely on their way toward cancellation.

Frequency was a remake of the 2000 movie that originally starred Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid. It mostly followed the same premise – except with a daughter played by Peyton List – chatting to her late father (Riley Smith) in the past using a ham radio.

The show’s season finale will air Jan. 25 with The 100 taking over the time slot beginning Feb. 1.

No Tomorrow, based on the Brazilian series How to Enjoy the End of the World, starred Joshua Sasse and Tori Anderson. The Seattle-based series focused on someone making an “apocalyst,” or basically a bucket list of things to do before the world ends.

That show will wrap Jan. 17, replaced with Legends of Tomorrow, which moves to Tuesdays beginning the following week. Legends has been a Thursday staple from its beginning, paired with The 100 and later Beauty and the Beast its first season, and then with Supernatural this past fall.

supernatural-inset111716Supernatural remains on Thursdays, but will move back an hour to 8 p.m. to make room for Riverdale as its lead-out. Legends of Tomorrow will now be the lead-out for fellow DC Comics series The Flash, which will hold its Tuesday schedule slot.

Legends will end its second season March 28, making room for the Season 3 premiere of iZombie on April 4.

The CW will pair up The 100 with Arrow, which spent all last season as the lead-in to Supernatural on Wednesdays.

The Originals will take over the time slot of its origin show, The Vampire Diaries, which signs off for good March 10.

8 p.m.
– Supergirl
9 p.m.  Jane the Virgin

TUESDAY (beginning Jan. 24)
flash-inset1117168 p.m.
The Flash
9 p.m.Legends of Tomorrow

TUESDAY (April 4)
8 p.m. iZombie

TUESDAY (beginning April 11)
8 p.m.The Flash
9 p.m.iZombie

WEDNESDAY (beginning Feb. 1)
8 p.m.
9 p.m.The 100

THURSDAY (beginning Jan. 26)
vampirediaries-inset1117168 p.m.Supernatural
9 p.m.Riverdale

FRIDAY (beginning Feb. 10)
8 p.m.The Vampire Diaries
9 p.m.Reign

FRIDAY (beginning March 17)
8 p.m.The Originals
9 p.m.Reign

(all times ET/PT)

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

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Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.
  • 94beyond

    I really feel bad for actress #PeytonList if her series gets cancelled. It seems she can’t catch a hit between one season of the shows she’s been The Tomorrow People with Robbie Amell and Frequency on the brink of cancellation. I don’t watch the series but Miss List really needs an audience. She’s too good of an actress to be wasted from show to show and not be successful especially on a network like the CW