The following is the proposed CBS line-up for the new fall 2016-2017 TV season:
8 PM – Supergirl (Shifting from CBS to The CW)
9 PM – Jane the Virgin
8 PM – The Flash
9 PM – No Tomorrow (NEW)
No Tomorrow focuses on Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson from Open Heart), a risk-averse quality-control assessor, appreciates order. Whenever she’s making a list, “make a list” is both the first thing on it and the first thing crossed off. Such a regimented life has its drawbacks. Her on-again/off-again romance with the sweet, but soft-spoken Timothy (Jesse Rath from Defiance) has sputtered out. Her career has stalled. Her boss, Deirdre (Amy Pietz from The Nine Lives of Chloe King and Caroline in the City), a petty tyrant with breath that could kill a plant, laughs off her ambitions. Then Evie meets charming, free-spirited Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse from Galavant and Rogue), and the attraction is immediate and electric. He brings a jolt of joyful, rollicking romance into her life. Xavier encourages Evie to carpe that diem, because it’s more fun that way and because, well, the apocalypse is, you know, nigh. He believes humankind has a mere eight months and twelve days until a runaway asteroid smacks us all into stardust. That’s why he made an Apocalyst – a tally of every last thing he wants to do before the world goes kaput. So with the help of her friends – Hank (Jonathan Langdon from Game On), a diehard conspiracy theorist, and Kareema (Sarayu Blue from Monday Mornings and The Real O’Neals), a droll nihilist – Evie must decide whether Xavier is certifiable and whether that even matters, if being with him means living her life more fully.
8 PM – Arrow
9 PM – Frequency (NEW)
Frequency focuses on Detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List from The Flash and The Tomorrow People) 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 from Nashville) left Raimy and her mother, Julie (Devin Kelley from Resurrection and Covert Affairs), 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 from Banshee and Revolution), who has now risen to Deputy Chief of Police. Frank’s former partner, Lieutenant Satch Reyna (Mekhi Phifer from ER and The Divergent franchise), 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 from The Walking Dead), or her childhood friend, Gordo (Lenny Jacobson from Nurse Jackie). 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?
8 PM – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
9 PM – Supernatural (New Night)
8 PM – The Vampire Diaries
9 PM – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (New Night)
NOTE: iZombie, The 100, Reign and The Originals will all return mid-season.
The one new drama that will debut later in the season is:
Riverdale focuses on what happens as a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom – and nothing feels the same. Archie Andrews (newcomer KJ Apa) is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music – not follow in his dad’s footsteps – despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy (Sarah Habel from Rush and Underemployed). Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him – certainly not singer Josie McCoy (newcomer Ashleigh Murray), who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind – as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse from The Suite Life on Deck). Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart from The Kings of Summer) is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice (Mädchen Amick from Twin Peaks) aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge (newcomer Camila Mendes), arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione (Marisol Nichols from Teen Wolf and NCIS), there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom (newcomer Madelaine Petsch), Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows.
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