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Riverdale, Frequency & No Tomorrow Ordered to Series by The CW; Containment Cancelled



The CW is firming up the remaining holes on its 2016-17 schedule.

The younger-skewing network, which just picked up CBS' Supergirl for a second season, has handed out series orders to Greg Berlanti's Riverdale, a reboot of feature film Frequency and hourlong comedic drama No Tomorrow, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Meanwhile, the network is also passing on a second season of Julie Plec's Containment.

The four series join an already crowded slate at The CW, which is set to return every single scripted slate from this season — save for Containment (which is canceled) as well as Beauty and the Beast, which is ending its run this summer.

Riverdale marks the latest drama at The CW for prolific producer Greg Berlanti.

Set in the present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart, Surviving Jack), Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Josie (Ashleigh Murray) and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome fa├žade. Luke Perry co-stars.

Considered a front-runner from the start, the drama was originally developed at Fox before moving to The CW. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee) penned the script and exec produces the Warner Bros. Television drama. Berlanti, a lifelong Archie fan, exec produces via his studio-based Berlanti Productions.

Riverdale gives Berlanti at least six shows on the 20216-17 schedule next season, with a potential seventh if NBC renews bubble drama Mysteries of Laura for a third season, and comes after The CW picked up Supergirlfor a second season after corporate sibling CBS passed on a sophomore run.

No Tomorrow, from the team behind The CW's Jane the Virgin, is based on a Brazilian format and follows a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager (Tori Anderson) at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love with a freewheeling man (Galavant's Joshua Sasse) who lives life to the fullest. Together, they embargo on a quest to fulfill their individual bucket lists to comedic and poignant results.

It marks the third hourlong comedic drama at The CW, joining previously renewed Jane and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Jane's Corinne Brinkerhoff penned the script. The drama, also like Jane, hails from CBS Television Studios and Electus, with Ben Silverman on board as an exec producer.

Frequency is a reimagining of the New Line Cinema film. In a twist from the feature, it centers on a female police detective (The Flash's Peyton List) who in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who 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.

From Supernatural's Jeremy Carver, the film's screenwriter Toby Emmerich is also on board to exec produce alongside Carver, John Rickard and Lin Pictures' Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. The Warner Bros. Television series was originally developed for NBC during the 2014-15 season and co-stars Riley Smith (Nashville), Mekhi Phifer, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley and Daniel Bonjour.

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