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Two new dramas and a Supergirl for The CW this fall


The apocalypse is nigh (maybe) in No Tomorrow. CW photo

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Still gaining respectability by leaps and bounds, The CW fittingly is making a home for Supergirl after parent network CBS grounded her. Two new dramas also are being added to the fall lineup as part of Thursday’s announcements.

As usual, the five-nights-a-week/two-hours-a-night network has little to report on the cancellation front. Only America’s Next Top Model, Containment and Beauty and the Beast won’t be back while freshman series Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will get sophomore seasons.

Four returnees -- Reign, iZombie, The 100 and The Originals -- are being held back for midseason re-starts. And Supernatural starts up again in the fall with its 12th season.

Here are The CW’s two new fall series:

No Tomorrow (drama) -- “Risk-averse” Evie Callahan (Tori Anderson) meets “free-spirited” Xavier Holliday (Joshua Sasse), who has breaking news for her. Earth has just eight months and 12 days left before an asteroid wipes everybody and everything out. So why not live it up? The CW is too young and cool to use the term “bucket list.” But that’s what this amounts to as Evie, Xavier and some pals strive to fill out his “Apocalyst.”

Frequency (drama) -- New York detective Raimy Sullivan (Peyton List) is determined to prove she’s nothing like her crummy, corrupt father, Frank (Riley Smith), who’s long been presumed dead after disappearing two decades ago. But wait. The old man’s voice suddenly crackles through his old ham radio. And maybe he wasn’t so bad after all. Or as CW publicity materials ask, “Can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?”

Here is The CW’s night-by-night fall lineup:

Jane the Virgin

The Flash
No Tomorrow


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

The Vampire Diaries
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

There’s also one new midseason series:

Riverdale (drama) -- Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Ms. Grundy and Josie and the Pussycats take on live-action forms in this seemingly somber Twin Peaks-ian take on the enduring comic book high schoolers. That’s because the town is still reeling from the summertime death of a golden boy named Jason Blossom. “Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows,” says The CW. It’s a cast of mostly young unknowns save for Twin Peaks alum Madchen Amick, who plays Betty’s “overbearing” mother, Alice.

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